Removal of Navigation List in client

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Would you like the Navigation List to remain available in the Waze app?

Poll ended at Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:52 pm

Yes
134
94%
No
4
3%
Maybe, comment below
5
3%
 
Total votes : 143

Removal of Navigation List in client

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:52 pm

Update 1/2/2012: Due to the navigation list being added back into the client beta, this poll has done it's job and is now closed. Thank you everyone who voted!

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With the Waze 3.0 beta for iPhone, Waze is making a lot of changes to the interface. One such change is the removal of the ability to set departure point on the map (destination is still available), but a bigger change which I am not in favor of, is removal of the navigation list. Together with departure point setting, this is a useful tool for drivers, but also a very useful tool for map editors to get first-hand turn information for changes made on the map, without having to actually drive there or wait for an update request to come in.
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Re: Removal of Navigation List in client

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:29 pm

petervdveen wrote:If we get such a function in papyrus I wouldn't miss it!

That would be new functionality which doesn't exist anywhere else yet. I haven't heard anything that this is planned.
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Re: Removal of Navigation List in client

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:21 am

gettingthere wrote:I don't know that we have an official response on why it was taken out. My guess is that they were trying streamline the interface and did not realize how often people were using this feature.

There are people within Waze who want it back too. :)

I don't recall where I mentioned it, but perhaps they were thinking most used it seldom and then only to see the major routes they were routed on. That is visible now when you see the route overview. Whether your single choice or in the alternate routes list, there are usually 2-3 street names which are the main streets that route uses.
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Re: Removal of Navigation List in client

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:13 am

While I really want the nav list back, I'm kinda curious how it can be that so many people can't go anywhere without it. Turn-by-turn voice navigation does the work for you. If you don't want to turn at a particular intersection, then don't and continue on and the rerouting will catch up and try again.
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Re: Removal of Navigation List in client

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:04 pm

amondray wrote:Here's another example of where the Navigation List was useful: The Navigation List included exit numbers for highways. This allowed you to keep the exit number in the back of your mind and you'd know when it was coming up, when you'd have to turn, etc.

The client is supposed to announce these, but due to a routing server bug, it currently does not unless the phone is routing in offline mode. Odd bug, but true. We've been on Waze for months about this. I totally agree in the current state with unannounced exit numbers, this is very helpful.
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Re: Removal of Navigation List in client

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:03 pm

gettingthere wrote:FYI - this is one of the most current complaints about Waze 3 per the recent Apple App store reviews.

And many of us can sit here and say, "We told ya' so, early in the beta..." Not that'd we'd ever say that out loud. Or in a forum. :o :x
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Re: Removal of Navigation List in client

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:40 pm

gettingthere wrote:You mean as you first noted on 9/8/2011 with iPhone Beta 2.9.9.10?

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11706&start=20#p97201

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Re: Removal of Navigation List in client

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:49 pm

We currently have a new userland option to get a nav list on the livemap on the website. Not always the same route as the client, but potentially useful as a pre-departure turn-by-turn option.
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Re: Removal of Navigation List in client

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:26 pm

Due to the navigation list being added back into the client beta, this poll has done it's job and is now closed. Thank you everyone who voted!
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Re: Removal of Navigation List in client

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:52 am

maantje76 wrote:
lexluthor wrote:Another reason the navigation list is good is if you go into a large city sometimes it's hard to get GPS reception and it's good to be able to note the next few turns in case you lose the GPS.

Hopefully gets added back in soon.

it's on their list...

Anyone care to read above or check Waze on facebook? It is back.
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