Apple and the iO6

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Re: Apple and the iO6

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:25 pm

txemt wrote:I guess Siri still has a few bugs.

:lol:
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Re: Apple and the iO6

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:03 am

sk2380 wrote:It worked me both was like spelling W.A.Z.E and I found out new way as well I said Siri to "launch W.A.Zee.E " this worked best for me. I am using iPhone 5

Not sure if you noticed above, but over here, saying "launch sounds like waze" works fine.
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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 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 dfw76248 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:24 pm

apcastig wrote: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:


My how times change. Once that kind a response was reserved for IBM or Microsoft. As one who's been along for the ride since the Apple II in 1979, it actually brings a smile to my face. You made my day.
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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 invented » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:24 am

txemt wrote:
Spazinbc wrote:
ha, i would NEVER use Waze for mapping, especially since in my area it didn't even show rivers. I only use it to view/report traffic conditions and police. Other than that, it's Google maps, Nokia maps, or Mapquest for iOS 6 for me.



Where do you live, Spazinbc?

Could be "spaz in BC" Canada, where the basemap has no water and it's all gotta be drawn in.
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Apple and the iO6

Postby jasonh300 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:48 am

Spazinbc wrote:ha, i would NEVER use Waze for mapping, especially since in my area it didn't even show rivers. I only use it to view/report traffic conditions and police. Other than that, it's Google maps, Nokia maps, or Mapquest for iOS 6 for me.


So in other words, you contribute no useful data. You don't run the app and contribute traffic data. You report traffic conditions, which doesnt actually contribute to rerouting around traffic if you're not driving with Waze running. And you post in the forums complaining that the data is bad in a crowd sourced application that you don't contribute to.

Obviously Waze is not the app for you.
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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 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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