[REQUEST] Offline backup routing after server timeouts?

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Re: [REQUEST] Offline backup routing after server timeouts?

Postby mlangen » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:30 pm

Seconded!

This happened to me yesterday as well. Luckily at that point I already knew where I was heading and was only using Waze to check for traffic. Later in the day, however, I needed to travel someplace new but luckily by then the routing servers were back up again.

We definitely need this fallback option.
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[REQUEST] Offline backup routing after server timeouts?

Postby sketch » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:04 pm

Hey guys,

Today on the way to school all but one of my twenty or so attempts at routing have met with failure: "Routing service timed out". It's happened before, too.

Well, when I've asked for routes with no network connection, I have seen my phone calculate the route with a progress display. Looks like the client is calculating the route on its own.

This should happen when the routing service times out, as a backup. Obviously the server is going to have problems at times, but this shouldn't inhibit our ability to route, even if the routes don't have live traffic data.

Also, I'm not sure what the server problem was, because I was getting live traffic and other report data just fine.

Aside: the "Routing service timed out" dialog box should not stay on the screen like that. Make it disappear in three seconds, at the most. I don't even think the popup should be there at all; maybe just show the message in the top corner where "128 KB" and "No GPS. Try going outdoors..." are displayed. It's an unnecessary action for drivers.
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Re: [REQUEST] Offline backup routing after server timeouts?

Postby sketch » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:34 am

The Fej wrote:We are evaluating what we can do during disconnects/timeouts


Good to hear. Seems like an easy fix, since the functionality is already there. Also, it'd be nice for the client to automatically retry after a timeout, and maybe after the second or third try it would calculate the route itself.
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Re: [REQUEST] Offline backup routing after server timeouts?

Postby The Fej » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:04 am

We are evaluating what we can do during disconnects/timeouts
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