Windows Phone v3.7.6 Official Feedback Thread

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Re: Windows Phone v3.7.6 Official Feedback Thread

Postby PyroEskimo » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:20 pm

I'm another person wanting Waze on Windows Phone to continue to be developed. I was introduce to Waze on Windows phone last year and it has been my daily driver since. It works well on the Lumia 1520 and HTC One M8 I just purchased. Luckily the app functions well in its current state however additional features that match the Android and iOS versions would be greatly appreciated. Since joining I've recruited 10+ Windows Phone users to Waze.

Bring back the support!!!
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Re: Windows Phone v3.7.6 Official Feedback Thread

Postby Querlenker » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:04 am

omba_de wrote:As mentioned many times before...:
Actually waze isn't updating the WP version...

...unfortunately!

Now everyone is discussing about 3.9 release but WP users seems to be not a true part of the family.

The most annoying thing for me is that there is no way to use Waze in landscape at my mobile.
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Re: Windows Phone v3.7.6 Official Feedback Thread

Postby Qyv42 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:08 am

BoxSoft wrote:There is, to an extent:

  1. Click on someone's address, it will take you to the map (not Waze's).
  2. Click on the "up arrow" icon to get directions. It shows a basic route on that map.
  3. Press the "right turn arrow" icon to launch a navigation app.
  4. Choose your desired app. My list shows Waze and HERE Drive+.

So it seems to be hooked in, just like Nokia HERE.

Mike


Your steps above work, but unlike with the HERE apps, the actual directions don't seem to be getting passed in to Waze so that it generates a route. I always use the Search button on the phone to quickly find whatever location I'm looking for, then get directions via the WP maps app and then go to HERE Drive via the "right turn arrow" as you note above. With HERE Drive, the route is automatically generated if I do that, but with Waze, the app just launches and nothing else happens, so I have to do all searching from within Waze. This isn't a huge deal, but one of the cool things about Windows Phone is the ability to pin things like a contact to the Start screen - that way I have their contact info handy, and can also get directions to any address in that contact if needed. So it would be great if Waze could integrate with the WP maps app and get the directions handed off when Waze is launched from that entry point.
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Re: Windows Phone v3.7.6 Official Feedback Thread

Postby Qyv42 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:55 am

There has been some question in this thread about whether Waze is equivalent to other apps which make heavy/continuous use of the GPS, or if it is actually drawing more power than those apps. I was on a road trip this week so decided to run a test. With the same conditions (e.g. phone position in car, type of charger, destination, etc.), on my Lumia 1020 running the "Black" update, I used Waze for 30 mins, and then Here Drive for 30 mins, noting the battery life at the start and end of each cycle. I did this cycle two times to try and reduce variability.

I found that in 30 mins, Waze was able to drain the battery of my 1020 by 4-5% even while on a charger. When I switched over to Here Drive, the battery was able to charge back up by approximately the same amount within 30 minutes. Switching back to Waze showed the same drain consistently, while with Here Drive I was consistently able to charge (albeit very slowly). The other thing I noticed was that the phone definitely got much warmer using Waze than with Here Drive - with Waze, after 30 mins, the phone was almost too hot to touch, while with Here Drive, it got warm but not hot.

Note that this was driving on a highway, so the conditions were not identical from cycle to cycle, but I kept an eye on things like phone signal strength, and things averaged out pretty well, so I don't think there were any external conditions that were affecting the testing in any significant way. One other experiment I tried after the testing above was putting my phone in airplane mode, to see if some of the extra drain was coming from usage of the cellular radio. Leaving the phone in airplane mode did not noticeably reduce the battery drain nor the temperature of the phone, so it seems like the usage of the GPS itself is the primary cause.

Bottom line: I don't know what Waze is doing differently than Here Drive - perhaps offline map data helps? - but it seems like there could be some opportunities to improve the power usage of the Windows Phone version.
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Re: Windows Phone v3.7.6 Official Feedback Thread

Postby radicchibelotto » Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:36 am

Hi! Thanks for bringing waze for windows phone! Great app!

I am getting the battery drain issues. I got in a WP8 community that the battery drain bugs is happening at Lumia 920. Lots is similar complains

my phone got extremely hot and my car charger can't keep it!!! I use here drive too and the battery consuming is really lower!!!
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Re: Windows Phone v3.7.6 Official Feedback Thread

Postby raiqz » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:27 pm

Ritsikas70 wrote:btw - where do You get 3.7.6 versioon ? My is 3.7.4.5 (freshly installed again from store).
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i have a same question - where to get 3.7.6?
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Re: Windows Phone v3.7.6 Official Feedback Thread

Postby raiqz » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:44 am

i'm having Waze 3.7.4.5 @ WP8.1 (Nokia 630) from beginning of June, no problemos so far.
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Re: Windows Phone v3.7.6 Official Feedback Thread

Postby rallyrabbit » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:52 am

Thanks for bringing the App to WP8, so far it is stable.

One issue, Nokia 820 hardware running OS 8.0.10328.78. Waze App (latest on the Marketplace) 3.7.3.208.

1) When a route is started, it calculates the route well. When the go button is pressed there is no "Let's get started, Drive Safe" message like on Android or IOS. Though this may be normal.

2) When a route/navigation is active, the navigation button still says navigation. There is no way to cancel an currently navigated routed unless you choose a new route or you close the app entirely and re-open it.
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Re: Windows Phone v3.7.6 Official Feedback Thread

Postby rallyrabbit » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:18 pm

Another small issue. At least on the Nokia 820 and 920. When using zoom based on speed, when it zooms out at 45mph/70kmh, you can no longer see most roads other than major roads. I have been doing a side by side comparison with Android on a Galaxy S-III to compare the map zoom. The WP8 app definitely zooms out and loses road focus while the android app does not.
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Re: Windows Phone v3.7.6 Official Feedback Thread

Postby Rampage2518 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:36 am

I have a Lumia Icon and the bluetooth function works for me. Go into the advanced section of your bluetooth settings and check the box for the alternate voice setting.
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