Feature Request: Auto Share Arrival Time

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Re: Re: Feature Request: Auto Share Arrival Time

Postby bgodette » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:25 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
bgodette wrote:No you were clear, that's just not my experience.

I will give it a try again tomorrow. Perhaps it's been fixed and I didn't notice. I forgot what platform you're on?

Android, but it shouldn't matter as eta comes from the route server.

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Re: Feature Request: Auto Share Arrival Time

Postby bgodette » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:41 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Here's what iOS has experienced with the "Share Dest" feature since day 1. The first ETA in the text/email is correct and spot on with the actual ETA as long as you send it prior to driving. The first ETA is 12:04.

The following images show the progression of driving and how far off the ETA gets after less than 2 hours of driving. I cannot say for sure, but it looks like the ETA is the message is always the time from now and adding in the original estimated duration of driving. Either way, this feature is near useless on iOS.

Yeah that's pretty broken. Since all Android has is the tweeting I just share the tweet, which is always sent at the start, via SMS if they need it.
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Re: Feature Request: Auto Share Arrival Time

Postby kingspadeshan » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:40 pm

pnear wrote: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.


I agree with you, i used that app for the same reason and miss that feature.
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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 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 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 Spil » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:26 am

My experience is similar to bgodette's also ... the ETA is generally correct to within a minute or so on my way to and from work (about 30 minutes) or church (about 15 minutes). That could be due to me being one of very few Wazers in my area (so that a lot of the data on those routes is mine, thus keeping the ETA commensurate with my regular driving there); however, I've seen the same ETA consistency on longer trips as well, such as infrequent visits to my parents (2 hours west) or my wife's parents (2 hours east).
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Re: Feature Request: Auto Share Arrival Time

Postby xteejx » 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 xteejx » 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 xteejx » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:53 am

Umm.... that works well....

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