Android 3.5.3 official feedback thread

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Re: Android 3.5.3 official feedback thread

Postby tgp1994 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:57 pm

I would like to also add that Waze was crashing like crazy on a drive from Georgia to South Carolina - it seemed like I could trigger the crash by attempting to add a stop, and the crash would occur after indicating that I was a passenger, and then bringing up the keyboard. Waze doesn't seem to know it's crashing either, normally I would be prompted to submit logs, although I never have been.
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Re: Android 3.5.3 official feedback thread

Postby tgp1994 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:47 pm

Any word on the crashes though, perlin?
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Phone Runs Supper Hot with Latest Version

Postby tlacicer » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:16 pm

Hello all,

This version of waze, 3.5.3.0, is causing my AT&T Samsung SGH-I727 ( skyrocket ) to run so hot that I can't hold it in my hand.
A 30 minute drive with the phone plugged into the car charger used up 30% of the batter life.

Some of the first versions of Wazed I used had similar issues, but recent versions ( the last two at least ) really seemed to cut this effect down.

Has any one else noticed similar issues?

Thanks!

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Re: Android 3.5.3 official feedback thread

Postby twist3r » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:27 am

Can someone with a fresh mind explain me why on earth in 3D mode, oneway streets do not display those arrows ? In 2D mode at a certain zoom level they are displayed, but on 3D they are not displayed no matter what zoom level you have. What's the reason behind this ? I think those arrows are very important to be displayed in 3D mode.

They are not displayed in the stable version neither in latest beta version.
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Re: Android 3.5.3 official feedback thread

Postby twist3r » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:28 am

I hope not, I'm pretty sure that some arrows wouldn't affect so hard the performance of an Android phone. And if they do, well, it's time to bring some serious Android developers to the team. But I still hope it's not the case.

Anyway, they can be seen in 2D mode so if they affect the performance so hard, it shouldn't be displayed in 2D either. One more reason to think that's not the reason.

Regarding the screen size, they are not available on 3.5 but not on 4.8 either. So .... 4.8 inch screen is big screen after my opinion :) And even on 3.5 the arrows in 2D mode are displayed just fine.
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Re: Android 3.5.3 official feedback thread

Postby Twister-UK » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:26 pm

Is there any way of getting the navigate option to default to opening up in the favourites list?

Is there supposed to be any onscreen feedback showing when a route has finished being cached over wifi?
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Re: Android 3.5.3 official feedback thread

Postby Twister-UK » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:51 am

Cosmetic issue with text alignment on the petrol station selection screen...

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Re: Android 3.5.3 official feedback thread

Postby Twister-UK » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:19 pm

Found an annoying UI issue today, which possibly explains the ongoing issue I've had with reports seemingly going missing. When the client is displaying a pop-over window above the map, such that parts of the map remain visible around the edges of the pop-over, tapping on any of those pieces of map causes the pop-over to close.

When trying to submit a hazard report or similar, the Send and Later buttons are sufficiently close to the edge of the pop-over that it's easy to accidentally tap on the map rather than the button (especially on phones like the One X which seems to have a particularly sensitive screen), which then silently closes the report pop-over instead of queueing or sending it as expected.

A UI design which requires the user to tap one part of the screen to submit data, whilst tapping the almost-immediately adjacent part of the screen causes immediate and irreversible loss of that data, isn't a good design IMO...
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Re: Android 3.5.3 official feedback thread

Postby Twister-UK » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:26 pm

perlin wrote:
fotrik wrote:
Autourdupc wrote:In case of network failure while transmitting report, Waze should be able to buffer the report and sent it back again when network is back.
Actually, the report is lost !

Reported several times in forum, questionnaire and even at meetup, that the client has to remember all reports until they are sent successfuly and we mentioned situations where the network is not available on bad signal reception or during phone call when the old GPRS connection type is interrupted. I am pretty sure that the HQ is aware of it and the only information we miss from them now is when it will be implemented. ;)

We are working on that option and will enable it pretty soon.


Whilst there are some other things I'd prefer the client to do differently, this is THE one piece of client behaviour that has really annoyed me since I started using Waze. So this change cannot come too soon, and knowing that it is finally on the way is excellent news.
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Re: Android 3.5.3 official feedback thread

Postby Twister-UK » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:57 am

davipt wrote:
bikr wrote:Feature Request: Better audio quality of the Waze navigation voice.

I did a comparison of Google Maps versus Waze, and Google's navigation lady's voice is much clearer and easier to understand, especially when there's a lot of road noise. The Waze lady's voice has less audio fidelity and sounds digitally compressed.


I had a look at the recordings and the TTS and saw the recordings have 44KHz and 320kbps whilst the TTS is only 8Khz and 32kbps.


That quality level seems like overkill for recorded vocals, especially vocals which are being played back through a phone loudspeaker in a moving vehicle - most of us don't even store our music at such a high bitrate for playback via headphones/decent quality speakers in quiet environments...
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