Feature Request: Auto Share Arrival Time

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Feature Request: Auto Share Arrival Time

Postby pnear » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:43 pm

I recently switched from a Blackberry to the iPhone, and with that switched back to using Waze.

I had been using Blackberry Traffic, an app from RIM that quite simply graphs your route to and from work every day. One killer feature for me was that it sends my wife a notification of when I'll be home. Love that, use it every day.

I'd like to see this added to Waze. For each destination in my favourites, define an email address to notify when I'm on my way. With no more than one tap I should be able to let them know when I'll be there and it should notify them again if the arrival time changes significantly.
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Re: Feature Request: Auto Share Arrival Time

Postby floppyrod84 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:59 pm

Text or call her before you leave? Waze doesn't have this functionality. Not likely to be implemented but you never know.
Could say to her to look at the live map although it doesn't update that often. Maybe every 5-10 min or so.

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Re: Feature Request: Auto Share Arrival Time

Postby RallyChris » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:19 pm

But livemap isn't guaranteed to show everyone.

I'm pretty sure this is in the general release version for iPhone (I'm on the beta program, and get lost sometimes if I'm on a beta version or release version).

But when in navigation, open the menu, swipe the menu right to left to bring up the second menu (Don't worry, the app only tells you about this once, and everyone I've talked to has forgotten about it, or doesn't remember seeing the pop up.) Choose "Share dest". Then choose text or email. Note that I do recall issues with the ETA in these to be incorrect, so you might pay attention when you do this to see if it is correct.

This is not automatic, but it's a start.
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Re: Feature Request: Auto Share Arrival Time

Postby floppyrod84 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:41 am

That one's news to me :)

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Re: Feature Request: Auto Share Arrival Time

Postby pnear » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:14 am

Yes, I saw that in there as well which makes me think it's not too far from being usable. As it currently stands, too many taps to get it done so it isn't practical for daily use. But close!
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Re: Feature Request: Auto Share Arrival Time

Postby bgodette » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:01 am

xteejx wrote:Text or call her before you leave? Waze doesn't have this functionality. Not likely to be implemented but you never know.
It sorta exists in two forms. If you connect Waze with a Twitter account Waze can be set to auto-tweet your destination (city only or full address) along with ETA.

The current iPhone (beta?) client also has a destination sharing feature via SMS (and email?) that may also report ETA. Since I don't have an iPhone I've not paid too much attention to the iPhone client threads.
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Re: Feature Request: Auto Share Arrival Time

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:23 pm

After about 5 minutes of driving, the sharing of ETA is useless unless you re-start your navigation. The ETA continues to grow as you drive. Been reported like dozens of times... :x
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Re: Feature Request: Auto Share Arrival Time

Postby bgodette » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:41 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:After about 5 minutes of driving, the sharing of ETA is useless unless you re-start your navigation. The ETA continues to grow as you drive. Been reported like dozens of times... :x

Guess I'm lucky, unless something happens along my routes (~30 minute drives) the ETA at the start is +/- 1 minute of when I arrive. If some sort of accident or other event happens while enroute it of course will be wrong.
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Re: Feature Request: Auto Share Arrival Time

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:42 am

bgodette wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:After about 5 minutes of driving, the sharing of ETA is useless unless you re-start your navigation. The ETA continues to grow as you drive. Been reported like dozens of times... :x

Guess I'm lucky, unless something happens along my routes (~30 minute drives) the ETA at the start is +/- 1 minute of when I arrive. If some sort of accident or other event happens while enroute it of course will be wrong.

I think I wasn't clear. If you go to share your ETA via text/email after driving for a few minutes, the ETA put into the message gets more and more inaccurate as you drive.
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Re: Feature Request: Auto Share Arrival Time

Postby bgodette » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:58 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
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AlanOfTheBerg wrote:After about 5 minutes of driving, the sharing of ETA is useless unless you re-start your navigation. The ETA continues to grow as you drive. Been reported like dozens of times... :x

Guess I'm lucky, unless something happens along my routes (~30 minute drives) the ETA at the start is +/- 1 minute of when I arrive. If some sort of accident or other event happens while enroute it of course will be wrong.

I think I wasn't clear. If you go to share your ETA via text/email after driving for a few minutes, the ETA put into the message gets more and more inaccurate as you drive.

No you were clear, that's just not my experience.
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