Android v3.8.1.0 Feedback

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Re: Android v3.8.1.0 Feedback

Postby DrMacinyasha » Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:39 am

PesachZ wrote:
DrMacinyasha wrote:Hi Wazers! Just a quick request regarding the Android app:

Instead of using /sdcard/waze to store Waze's various data, would it be possible to have Waze follow the [url=https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/data-storage.html]Android API Guides[url] and store the data in /sdcard/Android/data/com.waze instead?

As an added benefit, when the app is uninstalled or its data is cleared, the folder is purged as well.

Thanks!

Your posting in an outdated thread. v3.8.1.0 has already been published and has its own thread. Also this may better in the app feature request thread.


Is this not the v3.8.1.0 thread? And I would post in the feature request sub-forum, but based on looking around at other threads in there, and the Wiki, it seems more dedicated for site or all-client issues, whereas this is an improvement/bug with the Android client, specifically.
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Re: Android v3.8.1.0 Feedback

Postby PesachZ » Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:20 am

DrMacinyasha wrote:Hi Wazers! Just a quick request regarding the Android app:

Instead of using /sdcard/waze to store Waze's various data, would it be possible to have Waze follow the [url=https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/data-storage.html]Android API Guides[url] and store the data in /sdcard/Android/data/com.waze instead?

As an added benefit, when the app is uninstalled or its data is cleared, the folder is purged as well.

Thanks!

Your posting in an outdated thread. v3.8.1.0 has already been published and has its own thread. Also this may better in the app feature request thread.
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Re: Android v3.8.1.0 Feedback

Postby DrMacinyasha » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:24 am

Hi Wazers! Just a quick request regarding the Android app:

Instead of using /sdcard/waze to store Waze's various data, would it be possible to have Waze follow the [url=https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/data-storage.html]Android API Guides[url] and store the data in /sdcard/Android/data/com.waze instead?

As an added benefit, when the app is uninstalled or its data is cleared, the folder is purged as well.

Thanks!
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Re: Android v3.8.1.0 Feedback

Postby JLOWPhoenix » Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:19 pm

PesachZ wrote:
JLOWPhoenix wrote:I would really like the ability to hide user icons from the map. Especially when navigating; or at least user icons on the highlighted route.

This option, along with many others are available in the settings. To turn off the icons of other Wazers (user icons), Tap the Waze icon (bottom left) > settings (gear/cog) > Display Settings > Show on Map > unchecked whatever you do t want to see (Wazers are top on the list).


Awesome! Can't believe hadn't found that.
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Re: Android v3.8.1.0 Feedback

Postby Septican » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:08 pm

Same issue as gibby13.
On Nexus7 with Android 4.4.4.
Speedo is obscured by the Friend icon
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Re: Android v3.8.1.0 Feedback

Postby DouglasRULY » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:36 am

I have been using the app for just over a week now, on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.

The only issue that has cropped up since Sunday is sharing my drives. When I choose a route and start navigating, selecting to share the drive directly from the list that pops up, caused the app to crash. I removed and reinstalled the app, as well as clearing my cache & data, and it still did this. What appears to work now is if I first touch the icon to share my drive with my contacts, THEN choose who I want to share a drive from there, and it seems to work fine. It do did so this morning. However, if I choose a contact directly from that first screen, then it crashes, but not if I go the long route (pun not intended), to share a drive with the same contact.

I tried to see if it was a setting, and from a clean install made changes step-by-step, and the only possible suspect I could get was when I changed from the default map colour scheme, and also when I added a Parking Icon accidentally, as doing this seemed to make the app unstable. However, as mentioned in the previous paragraph, as long as I first go into my contacts and share the drive from there, and not directly, all is well, regardless of parking icons or map colour scheme settings.

I searched for this issue on this forum, as well as via Google, and didn't seem to come up with anything, but at least it seems there is a workaround for the crashes.

Otherwise a great app, got a 4* rating from me on the Play store, just wish more people around me would use it, AND report traffic and other hazards. As with any GPS, it sometimes has some bizarre routing ideas, but can forgive Serena this oddity, as I think I am in love, lol! :lol:

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Re: Android v3.8.1.0 Feedback

Postby doubleObrett » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:51 am

I've been having a problem with adding stops.

I navigate to a primary destination and then add a stop. The stop is always 0 minutes away and the route does not change. If I zoom out on the map, I see the stop marker at the right location but he route does not connect to it.

This happened on my S3 which got the update on top of the previous version. It also is happening on my brand new S5 where it was installed after the 3.8.1.0 release.
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Re: Android v3.8.1.0 Feedback

Postby PesachZ » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:40 am

JLOWPhoenix wrote:I would really like the ability to hide user icons from the map. Especially when navigating; or at least user icons on the highlighted route.

I've been using the app just over a month now, and love it for my daily commute. My commute route has other participants, but not tons. Last week I traveled to Orlando Florida for work (my first trip since I started using Waze). I found the app nearly unusable for navigating an area I am unfamiliar with that as has tons of other participants.

The massive amount of user icons overlaid on the map made it very difficult to see the highlighted route while navigating, and nearly impossible to see street and freeway names and numbers. It also seemed to make the interface refresh and respond slowly, especially to reroute/recalculate after missing a turn. Even when I knew where I was going, and just trying to use the app while driving, the overwhelm of user icons made the map feel unusable.

This option, along with many others are available in the settings. To turn off the icons of other Wazers (user icons), Tap the Waze icon (bottom left) > settings (gear/cog) > Display Settings > Show on Map > unchecked whatever you do t want to see (Wazers are top on the list).
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Re: Android v3.8.1.0 Feedback

Postby JLOWPhoenix » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:39 pm

I would really like the ability to hide user icons from the map. Especially when navigating; or at least user icons on the highlighted route.

I've been using the app just over a month now, and love it for my daily commute. My commute route has other participants, but not tons. Last week I traveled to Orlando Florida for work (my first trip since I started using Waze). I found the app nearly unusable for navigating an area I am unfamiliar with that as has tons of other participants.

The massive amount of user icons overlaid on the map made it very difficult to see the highlighted route while navigating, and nearly impossible to see street and freeway names and numbers. It also seemed to make the interface refresh and respond slowly, especially to reroute/recalculate after missing a turn. Even when I knew where I was going, and just trying to use the app while driving, the overwhelm of user icons made the map feel unusable.
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Re: Android v3.8.1.0 Feedback

Postby PesachZ » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:42 pm

randomsauce wrote:Cannot control Waze's volume using the physical volume buttons on Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-I337M, Android 4.4.2).

I'm pretty sure this used to work a few versions ago (maybe 3 months ago). This is extremely frustrating and dangerous: When I start driving, I'm not going that fast, so the road noise is low - I set Waze to a low volume. But when I go on the highway, road noise increases and I can't hear Waze. So instead of easily and safely pressing the physical volume buttons to increase Waze's volume, I have to become an irresponsible driver and take my attention away from the road to navigate through FOUR on-screen actions to adjust the volume. BAD IDEA!!! Make the roads safer by letting us control the volume with the physical volume buttons!

You might want to try a complete uninstall, removing all the data files from your SD card or internal memory in the Waze folder. And a fresh reinstall. The volume buttons work fine on my galaxy s4.
(But I don't have the M version)
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