Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby jasonh300 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:30 pm

The gas prices system is mostly useless here. As much as we report the correct prices, we frequently come across stations that have prices that are weeks out of date, but Wazers drive by and confirm the outdated prices that were already there over and over again without actually updating the prices.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby jasonh300 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:11 pm

BWSEZ wrote:Gas price function is not finding any stations for me today or yesterday.
Even while I am at station putting gas in my car.


Same here. Some kind of outage I guess.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby jasonh300 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:04 pm

olestas wrote:How will the map look if more paid ads appear simultaneously? Will we be able to disable this or somehow limit? I am afraid that map will be unusable and laggy.


We've been told that no more than 3 paid ads will appear on the screen at once to avoid clutter.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:34 pm

I'll keep an eye on that station and see if it auto updates to a lower price. The price I entered today for unleaded was 15¢ higher than the 3rd party price 5 days ago (which was probably correct at the time).
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:02 pm

Welcome back, Dror!

krankyd wrote:In the US:
* We get new prices update automatically once a day, but we still rely on the community to keep them updated, as gas prices change frequently.
(bolding mine)

This doesn't seem to be happening, at least not around here.

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After I updated this one, I thought that maybe it was because this is an independent station, so I drove around and found a Chevron and a Shell that had not been updated in 5 days either. (Sorry, no screen captures on those two)
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby itsmykl » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:38 pm

Mostly NJ now only sign posts Regular Cash and Credit prices and Diesel C/C if available so it is hard to update the other prices without driving up to all the pumps. Is it possible to update only Regular?
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby IPatch » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:24 pm

Same problem in Quebec. No gas station available for both location finding and price updating.
Please fix that.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby Instigater » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:36 pm

Why do we have only one Gas station operator Icon on map and it is not even a gas station but office of that Operator?

Please add a possibility to display ALL Gas stations as icons like Police, Car crash, traffic jam, other wazers, etc.

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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby Instigater » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:17 am

Mike-1323 wrote:
Bruno3589 wrote:Hi, I have problems too when trying to insert gas pricing in Italy with the Android app version.

When I am near or into the gas station landmark and I try to update gas prices, I get an error telling me that GPS is unreachable, even though it's not true (GPS is active, has signal, and Waze is using it to navigate).

I got the same error with both Waze 3.2.2.2 stable and 3.4.99.110 Beta, so I can't figure out what the problem is (I also tried clearing the cache, which did not help).

I've been reporting this ever since the gas price feature was introduced. Several others have as well. Waze hasn't seemed too concerned about it.

True, I'm having this issue on Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 too! Devs said that it is device's fault or I should go outside. :twisted:

Interesting thou is that I installed GPS logger and now problems occurs only sometimes. Looks like our devices are faster than Waze client can cope with and they must be slowed down.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby Instigater » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:56 pm

I would like criticize a bit this new feature. Latvia is one of the most active wazer countries and we god this feature enabled last thursday. Feature is magnificent but management of information is not only hard but also dangerous on road. Let me explain.

1. Let's start with just a cosmetic issue - we would like to be able to enable gas tank icons just like "other wazers", "police", "dangers", etc. where current price for preferred fuel would be shown.
2. Advancing to unreliable. Reporting prices not always "finds" a gas tank, mostly we heave to pass it and then push report button.
3. And the dangerous one - there are 4 input fields with tiny 4 updateable symbols. Even on decent 3.7 inch touch screen that is really hard to push exactly needed field and updating all of them takes about 40 seconds of not paying needed attention to traffic.

My suggestion is to make popup just like for speedcams and showing current price with two options - "correct" and "update". And update should bring already preselected price text with activated numeric pad and big OK button. And, please, make gas station sesitivity range to about 500m. We would like to update prices as passing by gas tank not after that.
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