deeggo wrote:Just hitting ok to confirm the prices is much easier than typing new wrong prices. And, blindly typing numbers will probably lead to very odd prices, clearly wrong.
At least where I live, that happens now. I can't speak for the iOS and other versions, but on Android the entry windows for gas prices are too small to be easily used and I think it leads to people putting prices in incorrectly. The interface really needs a "finger friendly" overhaul, and I say this as someone with a phone with one of the larger screens out there.
They need to look at the GasBuddy app in the US and see how it accepts prices; big letters, big price entry slots, easy to read at a glance, easy to confirm existing prices. No tiny buttons anywhere. If I'm stopped a red light, for example, and wish to update a price at a nearby station, I often can't get the price posted before the light turns green, even if it's just one price. It takes multiple taps on the screen to select the entry box, and sometimes one more press to bring up the keypad. Then if I don't hit the 'send' button exactly perfectly, I often wind up bringing up the notification window by mistake.
If it weren't such a cumbersome method, it might gain more traction with users. Right now it's only safe to use while sitting still or in a station. But how often do any of you stop at a gas station JUST to report prices? It ensures that prices will either be entered incorrectly by people driving (and unsafely, at that) or the prices will be incredibly sparse.
A lot of the territory I drive is only 1x/RTT (like GPRS for you GSM users) and I can't report prices at all because Waze times out too much. But that's another complaint for another thread.