Waze 1.4 iPhone quick review

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Re: Waze 1.4 iPhone quick review

Postby davenelson » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:43 pm

I sync every morning, I have noticed that it takes longer but I am not experiencing anything like an hour. I had not thought about Waze being the cause.
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Re: Waze 1.4 iPhone quick review

Postby Feathers44 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:51 am

OK, that might explain the long sync yesterday (I don't sync often). Presumably the phone buffers a fair amount of map data and all of that will get backed up.

Has anyone heard of an iPhone mechanism for an app developer to mark data as 'not to be backed up'? That would seem appropriate in this case.
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Re: Waze 1.4 iPhone quick review

Postby Lemon » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:02 pm

robin1979 wrote:Also, another weird thing:
I was reading the comments on the new 1.4 version in the app store. One comment noted that syncing (iTunes) his iPhone after installing Waze took about an hour longer. Okay, lately my iPhone was taking about 3 hours to sync



Mine took about this long over the weekend as well...
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Waze 1.4 iPhone quick review

Postby robin1979 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:18 pm

Hi guys,

Just a few comments on the latest iPhone version.
  • Labels are now in the direction of the road - I LOVE it! Great, great work. Some suggestions: make them more stable, they jump on/off like a stroboscope sometimes, even when standing still in traffic. Also, please do something about the city labels, they are annoying for some reason (and look out of place), maybe make them transparent, bigger or a different color.
  • I LOVE the map colors. However, highways have the same color as streets, please change that. Also, they don't work in night mode (I set my client to night mode everytime, it's easier to see, roads don't look washed out in that view, easier on the eyes.
  • Reporting a second speedcam crashes the app. First one goes through OK. Logs sent.
  • Still losing a lot of routes even with decent network connection
  • Makes the iPhone reboot occasionally. Might want to work with Apple on that one, no user mode app (even if it's an app bug) should crash the phone. Logs sent.

Thank you, Waze really is slowly becoming better and better.
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Re: Waze 1.4 iPhone quick review

Postby robin1979 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:33 am

Sketch, I agree with you 100%. High contrast color schemes ftmfw!

Also, another weird thing:
I was reading the comments on the new 1.4 version in the app store. One comment noted that syncing (iTunes) his iPhone after installing Waze took about an hour longer. Okay, lately my iPhone was taking about 3 hours to sync, I really couldn't believe this was due to Waze. So I synced my phone yesterday, and timed it. Took just over 3 hours. Removed Waze, and synced my phone again. Just under 3 minutes. Installed Waze again, synced, and it took slightly longer (but close to the 3 minutes). After that, I started Waze, navigated (from my couch) to some random destinations, and after that, tried to sync it again. It took over one hour. :cry: :cry:
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Re: Waze 1.4 iPhone quick review

Postby robin1979 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:19 pm

Did anyone get that Foursquare stuff going?

I only get:
"Could not connect with Foursquare"
"PARSER: Unexpected data"
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Re: Waze 1.4 iPhone quick review

Postby sketch » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:19 pm

Oh yeah, the words in the directions of the roads are a huge improvement! I knew everything looked much better, but I couldn't put my finger on it... :D

And, I agree, we need more high-contrast colour schemes. Only one scheme separates both streets from primary streets/minor highways andfreeways and major highways from other highways and primary streets--Tutti-frutti--and at high zoom levels the pink freeways are hard to see. I think this is a generally great colour scheme, but the freeways need to be changed to something more visible.

The perfect colour scheme, in my mind, would use everything from Tutti-frutti except for the colour for freeways and major highways, which would come from The Blues. That would be perfect ;)
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Re: Waze 1.4 iPhone quick review

Postby sketch » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:48 pm

Yeah, I'd been suspecting that. My backups have lately been taking fifteen minutes or more, when usually they would take about fifteen seconds. Every time I sync, though, I sync twice (something weird about the way iScrobbler works), and the second sync is pretty much instant.
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Re: Waze 1.4 iPhone quick review

Postby sketch » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:48 pm

davenelson wrote:I sync every morning, I have noticed that it takes longer but I am not experiencing anything like an hour. I had not thought about Waze being the cause.

I sync at least daily, and backups are taking ten minutes or so. They used to take about ten seconds, though.

Moving the map tiles into un-backed-up space would be excellent. I'd prefer to pull them down again after a full restore, anyway.
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Re: Waze 1.4 iPhone quick review

Postby sketch » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:30 pm

Yeah, it's worked for me over half the times I've tried it.
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