Waze for Windows Phone 8

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Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby f15rangerr » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:06 am

xteejx wrote: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 f15rangerr » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:12 am

hailstorm wrote:At present I have exactly 0 navigation programs on my HTC 8x. Really hope Waze reconsiders support for Windows Phone now WP8 is out.


Hopefully this is a sign its coming.

http://wmpoweruser.com/microsoft-accidentally-reveals-official-waze-app/
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Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby top_gun_de » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:39 am

There is a WM7-Port from an old source. So it might either be a Beta from Waze or the hack...

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Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby Sherlock- » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:13 pm

I too hope for a WP8 app - I use android on my S3 now as it is my company provided device, but we are moving to WP as a platform so I will not have Waze anymore it appears. I was hoping to see that it was coming but it does not appear to be so.

WP8 now supports native code and all other major needs of waze, and as was mentioned others have even hacked it to work. If it can be hacked to work then it could be made to work lol. Ah well, trapster is there so I'll use it and Nokia drive/maps for now.

Waze, if you come over there are users there for sure. Platform was small to start but it is doing pretty well now really.
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Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby abu5217 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:12 pm

Another former Android user who would love to have a Waze WP8 app. I realize the concerns with the user base (Market Share), but after experiencing the dearth of options for Nav on my HTC 8x, I would LOVE to have Waze back, even if it were a paid app. The apps that I have tried pale in comparison to Waze, and I feel naked driving home without the assists from the other Wazers on the road.

The good news, at least in my opinion, is that, with Verizon jumping on the WP8 bandwagon (with 2 phones out and another coming this month) I can hope that the WP8 market share climbs enough to make this a worthwhile option for Waze (Keep in mind that apps that run on WP8 should also run on RT tablets like the Surface (right?) which could further increase the install base.

Seriously, I would be more than willing to pay (a reasonable amount, obvs) for Waze on WP8. Just wanted to add my support.
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Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby jeffro02 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:02 am

+1 for waze on WP8. I was a daily wazer until I switched from iPhone to WP8 (love it). I am missing reporting traffic jams!
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Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby DallasGrant » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:23 am

I would love to see a WP8 version. I luckily have two phones, one android and one windows, so I really am not without my Waze. I think even if all I had was one line, I would just use the mobile hotspot on my Nokia phone to give data to my Android to still use Waze.

I will not make any claims at all that I have no navigation options at all on my Windows phone. Both Nokia Drive and VZ Navigator prove to be decent navigational programs; however, neither have the features that I love about Waze. VZ Navigator does kinda navigate around traffic, but only if I happen to be in a major city on a major highway (and it normally takes button clicks to create a new route around the traffic instead of automatically finding the faster route like Waze does). Neither of the programs can I simply report police or road kill. Neither make it easy for me to correct road imbalances.

I will admit that in some ways these other programs are better because in towns I have never been to (and neither have any other Wazers), these other applications are not thinking that all roads are either unknown or one way streets. But when it comes to areas I update on a regular basis, Waze is the only mapping system that actually realizes all the roads (even the ones just opened in the last month) so Waze often proves to be the best navigation system out there.

I don't blame Waze at all for not having a version as of yet for WP8. The operating system is still in its infant stage. The base of users (even if we add in WP7 users) is a very small base of users. To be honest, Waze is not the only app I am missing on my windows phone. Should I blame Google for not making at least all the same apps they have for the IOS? Absolutely not. I knew all the limitations of the OS when I bought it. I just will hope that in the future as the phone gains attention as well as the new Windows Tablets grow in its user base, that we see Waze come to that platform as like it already is for Blackberry, Apple, and Android platforms.
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Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby felickz » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:45 am

I'd imagine MS would be willing to offer some support seeing how nokia has a stranglehold on the maps department of WP8. Rumors of the surface phone as well, what maps will we run on there? http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/48264/n ... -8-devices
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Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby DallasGrant » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:01 am

That's an interesting article. I will tell you that I am very surprised in Nokia drive for the little bit that I have used it; however, that being said, a lot of less traveled roads are missing completely from the map. Sure when I started wazing, I found lots of the same issues with that map, but at least I could fix it very easily (and now it has become and obsession with me fixing most of the roads in South Central to South Eastern Minnesota).

I haven't tried any of the HTC Windows Phones (or at least any of them built for Windows 8) and didn't realize the limitations on that side. I know for those phones using Verizon Wireless in the US can download VZ Navigator, but that has a fee (currently 2$ a month), but that currently looks like the only option for use on that phone and anyone on another carrier may be SOL
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Re: Waze for Windows Phone 8

Postby spyweb » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:31 pm

Microsoft should buy Waze LOL. Done. Integrate it with sharepoint just like every other company they are buying hahaha! :o
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