Do you leave your client running?

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Re: Do you leave your client running?

Postby Ikkabar » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:47 pm

You should always stop the Waze client if you are not driving your car. This avoids any false data that may lead to phantom traffic jams if you're stopped on a lightly trafficked road.

The client will upload your drive data, but there will be a delay until the drive session is processed and is shown in your drive list. Your points for the drive are only updated once a day, so you won't see them increase immediately.
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Re: Do you leave your client running?

Postby JohnDoe75 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:51 pm

Why don't you manually upload your logs by going to Settings, Help and then Send Logs.

And yes you should turn off the app with the Switch Off button.
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Re: Do you leave your client running?

Postby ltmltm » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:28 am

I'm still waiting for waze to support an android exit intent so that it can be automatically turned off when exiting the car using things like tasker or some car dock app.
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Do you leave your client running?

Postby mattlach » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:33 am

Hey all,

When I first started using the app, I would turn it off every time I turned off the car, but I had problems with my points updating.

Through trial and error I have found that the only way to get my points to update reliably, is to leave my client on, whether I'm driving or not.

Typically, just before midnight the data upload will occur, and then I can quit the app without consequences.

Problem is, leaving the Waze app running seems to wear on the battery life of my Samsung Galaxy S3.

What do you do? Have you also found that leaving the app running all the time is required?
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Re: Do you leave your client running?

Postby mattlach » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:21 pm

Hmm.

I wish there were a way to tell if it had stored data it was waiting to upload, or if all data has uploaded.

My major driving is between work and home, at each place I have wifi, I'm wondering if the Waze app gets confused when connecting to Wifi at the end of the drive, and that's why I've had data upload issues...

Does the app locally cache uploads if they can't be performed before the app shuts down, so that it can try again next time it loads, or are they gone once the app shuts down?
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Re: Do you leave your client running?

Postby mattlach » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:48 pm

Ok,

But if the data can't be uploaded, and you turn off the client, is it lost forever, or is it stored locally on the device, and another upload attempt made the next time the client runs?
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Re: Do you leave your client running?

Postby mattlach » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:12 pm

mdqueenz wrote:The Waze app should only be running while actively driving. Leaving it on while at home/work etc... Is polluting traffic data by reporting non existent traffic.


Ahh,

I presumed they used some sort of algorithm to decide when to collect data and when not to, otherwise how do they know if someone hasn't stropped on their own accord, rather than sitting, stuck in traffic?
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Do you leave your client running?

Postby mdqueenz » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:08 pm

The Waze app should only be running while actively driving. Leaving it on while at home/work etc... Is polluting traffic data by reporting non existent traffic.
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Re: Do you leave your client running?

Postby novarider79 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:13 pm

Is there a way to automate shut down of Waze when removed from the car dock?
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Re: Do you leave your client running?

Postby OldGnome » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:21 pm

Interesting thread.

All this time, I thought I was turning Waze off to keep from draining the battery. Between Waze and my music app, I can run my iPhone down pretty quickly.
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