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Re: North at top

Postby advance512 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:18 am

I agree. Waze map spinning is just obnoxious and makes me actually get annoyed at the cellphone.

It can also cause me to get off-path or even endanger myself - since I never know what direction it'll point next, especially in case of GPS reception skipping which will cause me to try and rely on the map to not "lose" the Waze path.

Such a simple, simple feature, so useful, requested so many times over so many years...

Wow.
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Re: North at top

Postby mirarkitty » Fri May 03, 2013 10:11 am

Any progress on this? I know it's only been a little over one and a half year, but some sort of official response would be nice.

(I personally suspect Waze fired all their actual developers in 2011 and can't add any features.)
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Re: North at top

Postby CBenson » Fri May 03, 2013 10:40 am

There are rumors that waze has addressed this in the current beta. But I haven't seen it yet.
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Re: North at top

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri May 03, 2013 4:05 pm

CBenson wrote:There are rumors that waze has addressed this in the current beta. But I haven't seen it yet.

They claim to have, and I've seen it, but haven't gotten to testing it specifically. I've found too many other bugs.

Implementation is poor, IMO, as they added a new Setting, instead of using the existing on-screen button. I don't understand that and have made my disappointment known to the developers. The way they did it is illogical.
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Re: North at top

Postby dmcconachie » Fri May 03, 2013 8:45 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
CBenson wrote:There are rumors that waze has addressed this in the current beta. But I haven't seen it yet.

They claim to have, and I've seen it, but haven't gotten to testing it specifically. I've found too many other bugs.

Implementation is poor, IMO, as they added a new Setting, instead of using the existing on-screen button. I don't understand that and have made my disappointment known to the developers. The way they did it is illogical.

But it's a start. Moving it to be toggled by the compass icon can presumably be done easily enough once it's confirmed to be working. Preferably a tri-state toggle [Off, Temporary, On].
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Re: North at top

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat May 04, 2013 8:19 pm

dmcconachie wrote:Preferably a tri-state toggle [Off, Temporary, On].

Unsure of the definition of "temporary." Not sure trinary is a great idea.... Ambiguous.
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Re: North at top

Postby dmcconachie » Sun May 05, 2013 11:25 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
dmcconachie wrote:Preferably a tri-state toggle [Off, Temporary, On].

Unsure of the definition of "temporary." Not sure trinary is a great idea.... Ambiguous.

Ambiguous? Not if it's displayed properly.
Single tap to orientate north up for say 5 seconds, display a clock over the compass. Double tap to fix north up, display a padlock over the compass.
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Re: North at top

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun May 05, 2013 3:04 pm

dmcconachie wrote:Ambiguous? Not if it's displayed properly.
Single tap to orientate north up for say 5 seconds, display a clock over the compass. Double tap to fix north up, display a padlock over the compass.

That UI would make it unambiguous. 8-)
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Re: North at top

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon May 13, 2013 5:07 pm

North-up lock appears to be working as expected in the latest beta version. I've done a few trips with it and I think you'll like the new ability. (I dislike the UI of having the control in Settings though.)
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Re: North at top

Postby mirarkitty » Fri May 17, 2013 8:51 am

Yay! Now I have to try remember where to grab the beta...
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