Feature Request; Information Bar

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Feature Request; Information Bar

Postby Jason_b » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:56 pm

Dear Waze Developers,
I have an Idea to make Waze even more useful.



How About we take this Bar thats already in the app.
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And put it over here on the right hand side.
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Then we add a car to the bar that moves along with your journeys completion.
So when you are 85 percent home, the car has moved 85 percent up the bar.

Also when the Bar-Car (Maybe we should think of a better name) gets near an event an audible alert gets triggered, like when you near a Cop it could say “Oh cock, its the Rozzers!” Or just “Police reported ahead”) Or when you are near a obstacle on road you could be warned – e.g. “Johnny reported a car has stopped on the shoulder 20 minutes ago.” This way you can keep your eyes on the road instead of having to look at the screen to see what’s ahead.

The bar information would be dynamic – if traffic started building up ahead another section of the bar would change colour depending on the conditions.

Having the bar would make the app safer to it users, because you would have all warning along the route in one predictable place. Unlike the current situation where you have to zoom in and out to see what conditions are like for a entire route.

Having the bar would make the app smarter, because you would get all road information sooner. Having this information right on the bar makes for better decision making by the driver, again because all the information is visible right from the start.

Just my suggestion and I would love to get some feedback on this.

Thank

Jason
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Re: Feature Request; Information Bar

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:04 pm

This suggestion has been posted a few times already and I believe there is an official request for it on the Client Uservoice, link in my sig.
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Re: Feature Request; Information Bar

Postby Jason_b » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:16 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:This suggestion has been posted a few times already and I believe there is an official request for it on the Client Uservoice, link in my sig.


I was unaware of uservoice.
I had a look and was unable to find anything like "Information Bar" can you perhaps link to it?
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Re: Feature Request; Information Bar

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:34 pm

I didn't see anything on uservoice either, which I find odd... Unless I just can't figure out the wording used. I found thread on the forums, which have no mention of a uservoice post:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17704&hilit=events+bar
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=13454&p=113416&hilit=events+bar
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Re: Feature Request; Information Bar

Postby Jason_b » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:53 pm

Thanks for the links. most helpful.

I posted to user voice. Hopefully we can get some votes.

Click here http://waze.uservoice.com/forums/59223-client-how-can-we-improve-waze-on-your-phone-/suggestions/2734093-add-a-traffic-bar-to-map to vote for this feature.
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Re: Feature Request; Information Bar

Postby gettingthere » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:22 pm

Also, it would be helpful if the total traffic delay is listed with the event bar. Same as TomTom and CoPilot.
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Feature Request; Information Bar

Postby iahim » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:11 am

I had a similar post a few months ago: viewtopic.php?t=15037. I did not receive many comments so I though there must not be an interest for the traffic bar. So I didn't do a user voice for it. I'm glad to see that others find it useful and I will vote for it.
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Re: Feature Request; Information Bar

Postby Jason_b » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:57 pm

Wow I got 50 Votes :)

Thanks guys and keep voting.


http://waze.uservoice.com/forums/59223- ... bar-to-map
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Re: Feature Request; Information Bar

Postby Jason_b » Sun May 06, 2012 7:44 am

Just a bump, please keep those votes coming. We've got a lot of votes but need a lot more.
Thanks.

Vote here; http://waze.uservoice.com/forums/59223- ... bar-to-map
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Re: Feature Request; Information Bar

Postby xd-data-ii » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:55 am

This is absolutely essential to an app like Waze. It is so so frustrating that it is missing this most important feature and has been for years. Waze gives you no quick or useful information on what is ahead of you once you are going.
I have to constantly switch between Waze and inrix app to see what's really going on ahead on the route.
This traffic bar is vital. Look at how tomtom does it. It is very well implemented there. It must say distance to next event, delay of event, length of event, show other traffic flow events, overall delay on route.
Clicking on it should search and report back if faster route are available and also give option to avoid upcoming traffc flow events.
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