Abilities you'd like to see

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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby WeeeZer14 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:44 pm

dioptrija wrote:I suppose that traffic jam is reported automatically by waze because I'm the only one using it at the time.

Yes, Waze automatically generates ALL traffic jam reports. When a user reports a jam, it really just tells Waze to look closely at the situation and be ready to declare a traffic jam. A report alone will NOT create a traffic jam.

So as long as people in cars have at sometime driven on the road you are cycling on, you will create a traffic jam and pollute the historical average speeds simply by riding through.

As much as I like Waze and as much as I like my bike, I never mix the two for these reasons ;)
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby dioptrija » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:52 pm

I suppose that traffic jam is reported automatically by waze because I'm the only one using it at the time.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby WeeeZer14 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:38 pm

dioptrija wrote:Ability to chose what kind of transportation is used when using waze. For example, if I use bicycle waze will not alert everybody around me about traffic jam on my route. :oops: :mrgreen:

This has been asked for before and is probably very low on the priority list. RIght now, as built, Waze is for use in private passenger vehicles. Not bicycles. Not busses. Not trains. Not airplanes. Not boats (unless a ferry). No one can stop someone from doing that, but all it does is mess up Waze for everyone else. (Is that traffic just from someone on a bicycle? Is the LACK of traffic because of the commuter rail line next to the highway?)
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby dioptrija » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:27 pm

Ability to chose what kind of transportation is used when using waze. For example, if I use bicycle waze will not alert everybody around me about traffic jam on my route. :oops: :mrgreen:
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby G-No » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:30 pm

I dunno if it's been suggested but i'd like to see something like yelp integrated to be able to add points of interest and rate them 1-5 stars with a brief description like places to eat, service stations, bars, and anything else would be awesome. Especially giving points to wazers who stop and eat or use the services and rate them as well. Would be especially useful for wazers who travel a lot and don't know there way around the new places could find the best place to eat fast.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby Daknife » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:43 am

A very simple thing I'd like to have on the main page is a bar displaying the battery-status of the smartphone. I only have one port in my car and can't charge my phone and something else at the same time.

While this should be something your phone does, mine does. The charge issue isn't difficult to address without too much expense. You should look into a DC Socket Splitter Can allow you to use more than one charger at once. A simple double socket adapter is all you should need. Another option depending on the connectors your GPS uses would be a car charger for your phone with an additional USB port or a charger plug with multiple USB ports. Hope you can find something that fits your needs. (Note: both links are just to Google search results for the two device types)

Next comment:
- It's easy for someone to know who you are and where you live, when you're home or not, etc. over time.
- Events, such as construction or accidents disappear/timeout too quickly

On the first point it's already been discussed how poor a source of timing information that really is. And how knowing when you get home if it actually even plotted you at your destination, which it's not supposed to do, isn't dangerous information. Waze displays a random 20 of the nearest Wazers, but not when they are within a certain distance from their end points. I've watched for siblings (who use Waze) when I knew they were coming to visit. So far I've only seen one, about two miles out and seconds after I saw her Icon on Waze she walked in the door. The Icons you see on the screen have at minimum a four minute time delay.

Events time out early sometimes even in populated areas. But I agree that certain events shouldn't time out very quickly regardless of where they are UNLESS another Wazer clicks the "Not There" button when they get the warning. Construction events should last no less than two hours without a confirmation update from another Wazer and Accidents, depending on the severity shouldn't time out in less than 30 min for minor and and hour min for a major, and of course if a passing Wazer marks it "Not There" when they drive through the warning it should disappear.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby Arvester » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:18 pm

A very simple thing I'd like to have on the main page is a bar displaying the battery-status of the smartphone. I only have one port in my car and can't charge my phone and something else at the same time.

In fact, I use to have my GPS navigator AND my phone with Waze, because the french map isn't completely clear (yeah, I'm french, that's why I have a terrible english). I use Waze only for the community and its indications on the road.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby umopapisdn » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:43 am

fvbommel wrote:
Sophysdad wrote:- a simple compass on the map screen showing north. This would greatly enhance situational awareness.

This exists but is not shown by default. See this post.


i've wanted a compass too, but something more like this: [ img ]

user configurable as to whether it shows up as degrees or cardinal, or shows up at all.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby elkanito » Tue May 29, 2012 5:49 pm

It happens that when I'm driving and I report a mistake on the map... Then, later, I arrive my home and I want to update this mistake (If I reported that mistake, I would have the knowledge to fix it). Ussually, I found it and fix it, but sometimes I forget where the report was.

I think that would be usefull if we can find all the reports addressed by ourselves, looking to fix them

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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby floppyrod84 » Wed May 23, 2012 1:57 am

Maybe you should be blaming the data provider for incorrect placement of the point. Check it on Google Maps or Bing Maps, depending on which one you used.

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