New Android Beta Version - 1.8.99.106

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Re: New Android Beta Version - 1.8.99.106

Postby StefanSarzio » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:34 am

From the glorious iOS announcement: "While some simpler implementations require the user to manually disconnect the app, waze has a different approach to background processing and shut down. When waze goes into the background, algorithms are applied to detect whether or not the device is in motion."

There's an simple and easy solution for exactly this problem on Android (without any fuzzing with 'smart' alogrithms doing educated guesses), allowing you to shut down Waze in a clean way at precise the correct time - yet you still didn't get that right, although that solution was available from the beginning...and was requested several times.

In case you see Waze on Android as some kind of second class citizen: why don't you just say that loud and send everybody over to Google Navigation?
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Re: New Android Beta Version - 1.8.99.106

Postby StefanSarzio » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:40 am

damaniac wrote:Android users are able to press the "exit" button, they are smart ;)


...but lazy. I got a smartphone because I want it to make my live easier, not more complicated.

Android can do great things (other OSs can't) - it would be nice if at least the most basic ones like automatic starting (does work) and stopping (does not work) Waze would be supported. We're not talking rocket science here.
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Re: New Android Beta Version - 1.8.99.106

Postby StefanSarzio » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:06 pm

damaniac wrote:So it doesn't make sense when Waze stops working when you don't use it.


Your understanding of "when you don't use it" seems to be quite different from that of others. I consider running it in the background and providing data to others as "using it".

Waze shall shut down when you leave the car - not when you stop clicking around.

I think making it as maintenance-free as possible is essential to getting Waze on as many phones as possible.

Having to remember to shut it down manually will result in unnecessary reports of traffic jams and drained batteries.
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Re: New Android Beta Version - 1.8.99.106

Postby StefanSarzio » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:56 pm

damaniac wrote:I get your point, however I don't consider it a top priority. If you integrate a car-dock mode you must also think of the people who use other solutions, where the phone doesn't switch into this mode. If everything else is running smoothly, then it's time to integrate such features imho...


Well, if it stops people from using Waze, then it stops me from getting their traffic jam reports.

I'm here for the traffic jam reports - so (for me) that's THE top most priority.

Police traps I can get from Trapster, routing information I can get from Google Navigation.

What's distinguishing Waze from those is the potential (!) to provide the best traffic information.

And what about the report feature?


I didn't say that there is only one problem. What I said is that this one is A very important (in my point of view) and B easy to solve.
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Re: New Android Beta Version - 1.8.99.106

Postby StefanSarzio » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:13 am

That's good news.

Will it also support shutting down Waze upon leaving the car (via Car Dock, bluetooth disconnect, or intent)?
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Re: New Android Beta Version - 1.8.99.106

Postby StefanSarzio » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:33 am

I don't have that problem with any other company.

I'm down to one star on the market for waze. The next step will be hitting the deinstall button 'any day now'.
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Re: New Android Beta Version - 1.8.99.106

Postby StefanSarzio » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:08 pm

I have no control over Waze, too.

So I decided to opt for the $0 Google Navigation which does not only the navigation part much better, but also the traffic information better than Waze does - plus Trapster, which does the speed trap part much better than Waze does...that's additional $0.

Plus I'm getting rid of the app with the worst support on Android that I've had.

Bye Waze, it has been a nice idea.
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Re: New Android Beta Version - 1.8.99.106

Postby svache » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:44 am

Just read this topic and seems I have the same thing going on :(

After my GPS on my Touch Pro 2 broke down a few days ago, I bought the Galaxy S today, installed Waze on it, but I noticed it has several problems.

For one, whenever you have to input text, whereever (like usernames, passwords and such also), you can not use backspace when you make a typo. It also remembers the data you put in, so you have no way of redoing it if you have saved it accidentally.

Now, whenever I start Waze, my phone freezes and after a while it either resets itself or I have to remove the battery if it doesn't reset. It is impossible to use Waze with this phone apparently... kind of sad because it is a killer phone imho.

Soooo no Waze for me for the time being.. the Galaxy S can't use Waze and my TP2 has no working GPS anymore (which actually happened after installing the WM2.0 Beta version, but I doubt that had anything to do with it.. I had GPS problems before, and that phone was dropped quite a few times by my baby girl (no worries, this new phone will be kept away from her by miles lol)).
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Re: New Android Beta Version - 1.8.99.106

Postby svache » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:32 am

rcocchiararo wrote:The backspace is a swype bug on NON standard text boxes (waze 2.0 will abandon the custom textbox, so that will "fix" it in the future). You can always use a diferent keyboard, or in waze options deactivate the phones keyboard (that will leave you with an UGLY waze kb, but backspace will work, just for waze, of course).

If your galaxy S already has android 2.2, you should wait before using waze, until 2.0 is released, if not, dunno, i was able to use waze more or less ok on 2.1

Yeah just read a nice fix in another topic on the swype thing, it's a bit easier (and nicer) :)

As for my android version, the build says 'eclair', so I'm guessing it's the 2.1.. but yah, can't use waze at all, it hangs as soon as it is started (usually when my own location was just found) so I'll just wait for Waze 2.0 :)
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New Android Beta Version - 1.8.99.106

Postby The Fej » Wed May 19, 2010 8:09 pm

topic now locked, please see post with the latest beta 1.10.99.122

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Update -
version 1.8.99.105 includes:
* Fonts fix (Critical for Nexus running OS 2.2)
* Edit map button (Landscape mode)
http://tiny.cc/1899106 (updated 242/06/2010)

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Bringing the Android release up to par with the iPhone 1.8 version and with some items from the upcoming 1.9 release:
Mainly bug corrections, but also map color ehnahcements and scoreboard.
Almost forgot - ability to clear the map tiles cache to enable new ones to load.
http://tiny.cc/1899106 (updated 24/06/2010 00:45)
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