Apple and the iO6

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Apple and the iO6

Postby txemt » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:26 pm

I don't like the maps program on Apple's new software update. I will be sticking with Waze. I did try it out a little bit today and will try it out this weekend, but I've already decided not to use the Apple mapping program. On that note, I did notice something the Apple maps did that Waze doesn't do and I was wondering if there would be an update to programming of Waze. Here's what I noticed:

https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=5&lat ... 7,62374276

I was driving down Wruzbach Blvd and ditched onto Sid Katz as soon as I hit a major traffic jam due to construction. As soon as I turned, I heard "turn right onto Tom Slick Dr" and as soon as I turned onto Tom Slick, I heard "turn right onto Hamilton Wolfe Rd." I noticed that as soon as I turned, Apple maps knew I turned and already had told me I needed to turn again, which is a very short distance. I know Waze would take just a little bit longer to update the route and I may have missed Tom Slick Dr because of that delay Waze has. Is there something in the programming that could be done to make Waze quicker at getting new directions when we veer off course? Or is there nothing that can be done because it's all based on how quickly GPS updates?

On another note, Apple upgraded Siri, so you can open apps just by voice, but the iPhone interprets "Waze" and "ways" and will not open the Waze app. I have no problem with opening it by hands, but this is the other thing I noticed.
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Re: Apple and the iO6

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:21 am

For your GPS recalculate question, Waze is taking a lot of factors into account to compute the best round including traffic information. I don't believe any other application does anywhere near the number of calculations done by Waze. Normally it is pretty quick. Worst case you have to make an additional u-turn or maybe just the next left or right turn. Personally I find it a small price to pay for the incredible information it puts in my driving hands.

On your other question, I don't have Siri, so I do not know.
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Re: Apple and the iO6

Postby PakcikSyah » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:41 am

Since the launching of ios6, I m having problem log in to Waze Dashboard. After I enter the user id and password and touch the log in, it will go back to the blank log in page again and again. This only happen to dashboard. The rest work fine. For Your Information the ipad in question is the new ipad. Therefore, what i can assume is, some of Waze features still not compitable with the ios6 in ipad new. Or someone in the forum who is on ipad new have the solution.
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Re: Apple and the iO6

Postby apcastig » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:02 am

The best way to resolve your issues with iO6 is brake away from the zombie's and join mother earth and all will be whole again... ;^) :idea:
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Re: Apple and the iO6

Postby Kandralla » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:04 am

kentsmith9 wrote:Waze is taking a lot of factors into account to compute the best round including traffic information. I don't believe any other application does anywhere near the number of calculations done by Waze.


I think a bigger time issue is that, relative to other navigation systems, Waze lets you drive a really long way off route before it will recalculate. Waze's snap to behavior is way to optimistic regarding how likely it is that you're still on route.
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Re: Apple and the iO6

Postby letukka » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:45 pm

txemt wrote:I noticed that as soon as I turned, Apple maps knew I turned and already had told me I needed to turn again, which is a very short distance. I know Waze would take just a little bit longer to update the route and I may have missed Tom Slick Dr because of that delay Waze has. Is there something in the programming that could be done to make Waze quicker at getting new directions when we veer off course? Or is there nothing that can be done because it's all based on how quickly GPS updates?

I don't know how this works, but I have a theory. Based on the GPS data, the maps app more or less knows where the vehicle is and how fast it's moving. But the iPhone also has a built-in compass and accelerometer. When you turn off route onto a side street, the accelerometer can detect the vehicle slowing down for the turn, and the compass detects the change in the vehicle orientation. Then the maps app thinks "hey, the guy is making a turn here, and based on the speed/location data I have we're most likely at intersection X now". It should be technically possible for the Waze app to do something like this.
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Re: Apple and the iO6

Postby bgodette » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:23 am

letukka wrote:
txemt wrote:I noticed that as soon as I turned, Apple maps knew I turned and already had told me I needed to turn again, which is a very short distance. I know Waze would take just a little bit longer to update the route and I may have missed Tom Slick Dr because of that delay Waze has. Is there something in the programming that could be done to make Waze quicker at getting new directions when we veer off course? Or is there nothing that can be done because it's all based on how quickly GPS updates?

I don't know how this works, but I have a theory. Based on the GPS data, the maps app more or less knows where the vehicle is and how fast it's moving. But the iPhone also has a built-in compass and accelerometer. When you turn off route onto a side street, the accelerometer can detect the vehicle slowing down for the turn, and the compass detects the change in the vehicle orientation. Then the maps app thinks "hey, the guy is making a turn here, and based on the speed/location data I have we're most likely at intersection X now". It should be technically possible for the Waze app to do something like this.
+1 and likely what's going on.
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Re: Apple and the iO6

Postby geoffb » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:17 pm

txemt wrote:On another note, Apple upgraded Siri, so you can open apps just by voice, but the iPhone interprets "Waze" and "ways" and will not open the Waze app. I have no problem with opening it by hands, but this is the other thing I noticed.

Siri interprets as "Wahz," not "Wayz." I tried training Siri to eventually know I wanted Waze, but no luck. Also, trying to pronounce it how Siri says it only yielded, "it doesn't look like you have an app named was."
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Re: Apple and the iO6

Postby mi2001 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:43 pm

On another note, Apple upgraded Siri, so you can open apps just by voice, but the iPhone interprets "Waze" and "ways" and will not open the Waze app. I have no problem with opening it by hands, but this is the other thing I noticed.


Try spelling W A Z E. It works for me
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Re: Apple and the iO6

Postby txemt » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:13 am

mi2001 wrote:
On another note, Apple upgraded Siri, so you can open apps just by voice, but the iPhone interprets "Waze" and "ways" and will not open the Waze app. I have no problem with opening it by hands, but this is the other thing I noticed.


Try spelling W A Z E. It works for me


I tried that, too and it didn't work.
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