On The Road – Waze bi-weekly newsletter (21.10.2012)

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On The Road – Waze bi-weekly newsletter (21.10.2012)

Postby jonypony » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:29 pm


As you may have noticed from all the media-buzz around us - we're growing like crazy:
in terms of new users, usage, map-coverage (new countries), media exposure and distribution channels,
as well as the size of the community of devoted map-editors.

We know that sometimes our responsiveness is falling short of how prompt we would like it to be,
and we're doing our best to accommodate the needs of all Wazers world-wide.
We're working around the clock to meet and exceed demand both from the technical aspect,
support for the community of map-editors and customer-care for our broad community of loyal users.

Toll Roads
Toll-road avoidance is now available in New-Zealand.
(previously available also in Spain, USA, Panama, Brazil, Portugal, Australia, Sweden, Czeck Republic, Slovakia, Israel, Canada, Belgium, Latvia, The Netherlands, Hungary & The UK)

Gas Stations
Our users in Italy can now view & update gas prices.
They join England, Spain, Israel, USA, Brazil & Latvia.
This feature is almost ready to be deployed in Slovakia, Finland, Lithuania, Hungary, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany, Cyprus, France, Belgium, The Netherlands & Russia.

Self Management
Our community in Brazil is now managing it's own AM distribution.
They're joining Italy, Hungary, Malaysia, The UK, The Netherlands, Israel & Spain.

New community forum opened for our newest budding community in Korea. 에 오신 것을 환영합니다 Waze!
Their forum.
CONGRATULATIONS to our new double millionaire(!!!) – bgodette.
Another congratulations to andrex77, the newest member in our 200K club.

We're also seeing many new fanpages on Facebook:
Give them a “like”.

Status of the Service
We made some fundamental upgrades to our production environment, which resulted in some delays of the daily processes of points,
deployment of map-updates and other areas in which you may have experienced some difficulties and problems.

In case you didn't know – we have a status page where you can read updates regarding such delays and news about map updates.

Map Editor
The editor beta is nearly ready for release, you'll soon see that ranks and cones carry the same value:
Rank 0 = 1 Cone
Rank 1 = 2 Cones (currently not in use but we will implement it soon)
Rank 2 = 3 Cones
Rank 3 = 4 Cones
Rank 4 = 5 Cones
Rank 5 = 6 Cones (currently not in use but we will implement it soon)
Rank 6 = No cones. (Waze staff)

Also you'll have the ability to add house-numbers and other much-needed new features.
This follows the final retirement of the Cartouche in the INTL server.

See you in 2 weeks!
Waze so serious?

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