Apple and the iO6

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Re: Apple and the iO6

Postby xbassman » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:21 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


Works for me as well.....
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Re: Apple and the iO6

Postby txemt » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:30 am

It DID work!!! Last time I tried it, it didn't work. I guess Siri still has a few bugs. Oh well.
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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 RoundTrip » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:33 pm

ways and W.A.Z.E both fail for me.

"was" seems to work, it is also how siri pronounces the app. If you say "launch was GPS" or "launch GPS was" you should get WAZE or a list of your installed GPS apps..

It may also depend a little on which region you have your language set to.
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Re: Apple and the iO6

Postby xbassman » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:14 pm

RoundTrip wrote:ways and W.A.Z.E both fail for me.

"was" seems to work, it is also how siri pronounces the app. If you say "launch was GPS" or "launch GPS was" you should get WAZE or a list of your installed GPS apps..

It may also depend a little on which region you have your language set to.


Interesting....
Siri understands when I spell Waze.
It is also working when I pronounce it Wozz. (short o).
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Re: Apple and the iO6

Postby txemt » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:22 pm

I noticed Apple has said "use the other mapping apps" instead of theirs. Thank goodness for Waze!!!
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Re: Apple and the iO6

Postby michail71 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:46 pm

bgodette wrote:
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.


Ah yes, I've noticed the lack of compass too in waze. That makes it appear slow to recognize what's going on sometimes.

I'm not sure if the accelerometer is used by other apps but it does sound like a good idea to help an app get its bearings.
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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 TexasGuy317 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:45 pm

Well I got Siri to open Waze by spelling it out on my iPhone 5, so thanks for the tip (couldn't get her to open it otherwise)

While I do own Navigon, I am fond of Waze.

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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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