Waze for Windows Phone 8

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Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby top_gun_de » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:20 am

Well, I consider your absolute point-of-no-return-attitude a little too strict.

Windows Phone 8 is so new that nearly no one has yet written software for it. It is compatible with WP7, but the API-restrictions on WP7 were so harsh that the GPS-software was close to zero. Apps couldn't perform as well on WP7 as on iOS or Android.

WP8 has been released about 2 weeks ago, and it's upcoming market share is yet to be determined. You should allow any company, especially a small company as waze the time to determine if WP8 and it's numbers justify a newly-developed client.

Waze for WP8 would be an entirely new beast - iOS-Apps are written in Objective-C, Android-Apps in Java, and WP8-apps in the .net-supported languages like C#. Add to that the plattform-differences, and you might get an impression how much effort it would be for a small company to support an entirely different smartphone system with yet another version of Waze.

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Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby thnninen » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:27 am

Oh, they will see, they deinitely will.

Arrogance only hurts companies and services. And communities. They might think they're so important that they force people to choose Android or iOS, but I'm pretty sure they'll find out they're not.

They don't have to care about my choice, but then again can they afford losing users? They think they do, I disagree.

I can live without waze, can they survive without users?
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Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby floppyrod84 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:07 am

But you're the one changing platform and phone...
I don't see how that is Wazes fault or problem.

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Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby thnninen » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:28 am

I can only speak for myself, but I'm switching to WP8 as soon as my Lumia 920 arrives. I'll miss my waze a bit, but I'll grow out of it. And, I'll have to add, once they've lost me as a user, I'm not coming back.

If they don't care for their customers, I don't want to use them. Simple as that. You can only lose me as a user once.
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Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby springstone » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:07 am

Too bad Waze for WP8 isn't on the cards. iPhone (5 even) are at least a year behind everyone else in terms of product development, and WP8 is just fantastic (especially the Nokia Lumia 920).

As others on the list, I'm ditching my hugely disappointing iPhone 5 for the Lumia 920. Fortunately, it comes with Nokia Maps, so all is not lost. I will miss Waze though, it's my favorite iOS app... and is vastly better than anything else on the platform.
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Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby fiftiesdean » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:18 pm

If it's anything like Windows 8,it won't work properly anyway. Stick with what you have lol


I've been using Windows 8 for a while and I've been using a Lumia 920 for a few days. Please qualify what you mean by "it won't work properly anyway". I've used Waze for my iPhone for a while and i'd love to see it on WP8.
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Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby floppyrod84 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:06 pm

If it's anything like Windows 8,it won't work properly anyway. Stick with what you have lol

Seriously though I've not heard anything about Wazes plans for WP platform, currently its just android and iOS because of the market share.

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Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby rottielover » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:33 pm

+1

I'm an iPhone user who's seriously considering a switch to Windows 8 Phone (Nokia's Lumina 920). Waze is a favorite app, but not something I would "lock into" iOS for.
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Re: Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby floppyrod84 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:18 pm

lizaoreo wrote:It's part of making software/hardware and releasing it.

Actually, it should be part of testing, not releasing. That kinda gives the "oh s**t" scenario ;-)

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Re: Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby Scorp42 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:32 pm

thnninen wrote:Oh, they will see, they deinitely will.

Arrogance only hurts companies and services. ...


LOL at the irony of you calling someone else ... arrogant, with such an arrogant flare!


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