When will be an offline version?
When will come out an offline version?for people who dont have too much money for paying big bills for data transfer???
No, it is not that bad. Waze appears to be using the actual street-data like you see it in cartouche, and not images (what you see is generated by the phone based on the data). Try disconnecting your phone and find a route somewhere near you (in an area that was already loaded). It should work, unlike tile-based navigation systems which can't do that. So in theory it should be able to work offline without any big problems. I hope the devs implement a way to download maps.iKonixx wrote:The problem with being offline is that the phone has to download each tile as you move so that you can see the roads. It can't do that with no connectivity.
It's not that Waze is left behind but that Waze is not currently marketed as a general GPS application. It's currently marketed as a niche GPS application whose primary function is to harness the community to avoid traffic.Borgholio wrote:You are correct that other GPS apps already have an effective "offline" mode. So why is Waze being left behind?
How so? I regularly lose connection at certain points on my travels and the app continues just fine! I don't get reports or see other wazers but I wouldn't class it as being "screwed"Borgholio wrote:Right, that's what I mean. If Waze loses connection, you're screwed. Being able to pre-cache your route would be a very handy function.
I guess it depends on the location and severity of the outage. If it's just a brief hiccup then yeah it won't be a problem, but my latest trip to Big Bear, CA (mountain community) spent most of the time in a dead zone until I got up the mountain. Motion X had my GPS location and pre-cached maps so it was fine even though I was without connection for close to an hour.dmcconachie wrote:How so? I regularly lose connection at certain points on my travels and the app continues just fine! I don't get reports or see other wazers but I wouldn't class it as being "screwed"Borgholio wrote:Right, that's what I mean. If Waze loses connection, you're screwed. Being able to pre-cache your route would be a very handy function.
Not that I want to stop you using waze but you know Google Maps can pre-cache an area? Enable it in labs under settings!macjonte wrote:I use the option under advanced to download the map of my area on a wifi network, then going offline when out driving. Very important when abroad. Roaming can without problems be 10€ /MB, and you don't want to spend that on traffic information, I just want to find the hotel.
I wish google maps would be able to do the same as waze with predownloading an area, but it can't, so I use waze when I walk, subway, trams etc abroad.
So I would say the functionality is already there, but it can be worked on so it works smoother..