mjt543 wrote:Life might be a journey, but easily documenting arrival at your destination has always been nice. Since Waze seems to want to brand its app as much as a social tool as a navigation one (i.e., social integration, Map Chat, navigation share), seems keeping the destination-specific social features more prominently featured over those like Map Chat (that I should probably avoid using while I'm navigating anyway) would be part of that branding strategy.
I think Waze themselves couldn't explain their decision better than you just said here.
Waze has both a navigation and a social part, and it's important for safety reasons that they are relatively separated in the sense of having stuff to be used while driving separated from stuff to be used before and after the driving. The left and the right menu. Hence why *personally* (*1) I don't mind loosing the foursquare icon from the report menu because that menu is meant to be used while driving. When stopped in traffic I may want to (publicly) chat and ask the guy in front of me about the accident, but I surely don't want to checkin somewhere in the middle of the road (*2).
And then all features related to sharing stuff, routes, origins and destinations, are all together on the same place, being it foursquare, Facebook or any other user via email and sms.
So then you mention that it should be easy to easily document the arrival at the destination, which in this version is still two clicks away, with the advantage that sharing with other networks now became also two clicks away and all consistent.
*1 this is my personal opinion as a heavy user of both waze and foursquare, and "collaborator" on both. My opinions are my own and have nothing to do with waze or being a champ, which by the way I am only for some days. I'm a wazer driver just like you all.
*2 if you do want to safely checkin in the middle of the road, I can point you to my own foursquare app, but unfortunately it's iOS only as I never got the time to finish the Android version