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Re: Android Version 2.0.0.1 is up in the Android Market

Postby waynemcdougall » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:45 pm

As this forum is for Announcements and Updates I have created a new forum topic to discuss this release. @Dalesd and others, please continue any discussions in:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6054
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Re: Android Version 2.0.0.1 is up in the Android Market

Postby waynemcdougall » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:42 pm

i-grigorieff wrote:No multitouch?


By this, do you mean you can't rotate the map? (Known issue)

Or something else? Does pinch and spread to zoom in and out work? Has it ever worked in previous versions?
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Re: Android Version 2.0.0.1 is up in the Android Market

Postby waynemcdougall » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:32 am

robin1979 wrote:It's because of the crappy GPS receiver in mobile phones probably. Since I have the TomTom carkit (with an external GPS receiver), I haven't had that problem. Actually, the improved GPS signal is the only reason I bought the TomTom carkit. I don't use the other functions - call me a Waze addict for getting it just for that reason...


Far be it from me to disagree with the great @robin1979, but I think you have misunderstood the issue.

It is not just Waze recalculating when you go off route. It does that, it fails, it tries again, it succeeds, it fails, it recalculates...it is not doing anything but recalculating routes, giving you a good route, you're on it, and 300m (at best) or instantly (most likely) it recalculates again. The route calculation is correct - usually you only get to see the distance and eta, and then it recalculates again before the map display is updated. It isn't the roads or the GPS signal. I happens on good roads, and the GPS signal is solid. I'm sure it's the Waze servers, or my talking to them.

But I've only seen it a handful of times, and it has always coincided with a Live Map update.
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Re: Android Version 2.0.0.1 is up in the Android Market

Postby waynemcdougall » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:30 pm

dalesd wrote:Navigation still has serious issues for me. A slight improvement from the beta, but stop useless for actually getting anywhere.
I left home this morning, and selected Work from my favorites. Waze calculated a route and a 45 minute drive. So far so good. But a quarter mile into the drive, waze recalculated and kept recalculating over and over until I was within 5 miles of work.
Nexus be with Android 2.2.1


Does it comfort you that I get the same thing, rarely, on my iPhone. I've put it down to either server problems at Waze end, or bad networking connection (my mobile carrier) in between us. So I start off fine but if Waze recalculates the route it goes all do-lally as you describe - after abour 30 minutes it can come right without me doing anything.

So my questions for you are: how often does this happen for you? And how good is your internet networking in other ways? Can you tests it at the same time this problem happens?
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Re: Android Version 2.0.0.1 is up in the Android Market

Postby waynemcdougall » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:11 am

sexyft wrote:Does anybody know how to "show points ticker" visible in this version? (Of course it is 'on' in the general settings)


If it's like the iPhone version (which is the goal), you only see the points ticker as a pop up when you earn some points. You could force point earning by sending a chit chat message.

Otherwise you can see your points on the Scoreboard.
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Re: Android Version 2.0.0.1 is up in the Android Market

Postby waynemcdougall » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:01 am

Quick hijack for all you Android 2.0.0.1 early adopters.

I'm trying for a comprehensive list of all the features in (or if you prefer not in) the Android 2.0.0.1 release. Please see viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5870 for more details.
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Re: Android Version 2.0.0.1 is up in the Android Market

Postby waynemcdougall » Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:20 am

cleary wrote:Is there an alternate way to download the previous version?


Have you tried http://tiny.cc/11099134

You have my sympathy @cleary
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Re: Android Version 2.0.0.1 is up in the Android Market

Postby unwallflower » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:42 pm

jwaldrep wrote:I love the social aspects of this app but, I'm sorry, the routing absolutely sucks. It takes me off of 65 mph roads and puts me on 45 mph roads. It tries to take me the wrong way on freeway ramps. It does u-turns on freeways. I would not trust the routing to get me from one end of my driveway to the other. I truly am pulling for them and want this to work.


This isn't really the topic for this, but anyway:

Yes. The routing CAN suck in your area if there aren't many people using the application there yet. Waze's maps are user generated. Even if you are in an area that was lucky enough to start with a base map, base maps typically start out with most/all roads marked "no entrance".

Why it takes you off 65mph roads onto slower ones: most likely, it thinks that you can't physically drive down the 65 mph road. This is probably because it is marked "no entrance" or maybe it isn't properly connected. Waze takes you the best way it knows. If it's taking you in a way that doesn't make sense, that's because it doesn't "know" you CAN go the way that does make sense.

Why it tells you to u-turn on a freeway: likely because it thinks you can't continue down that way, for the same reasons mentioned above.

The good thing is that you obviously haven't been discouraged yet, and you want the application to work. I invite you to read the rest of the forum (like I said, this topic you posted on is totally unrelated to the issue you posted, and there is TONS of helpful information on why waze behaves the way it does in other places on this forum). Read the wiki as well. You can improve the maps in your area by editing them, and this WILL improve the routing.

I'm lucky to live in an area that has an adequate community of wazers, and the routes I take every day work perfectly. It just takes work.
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Re: Android Version 2.0.0.1 is up in the Android Market

Postby unwallflower » Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:30 am

minhgi wrote:I am not talking about flipping the phone but using ping to rotate

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Sorry, I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. :(
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Re: Android Version 2.0.0.1 is up in the Android Market

Postby unwallflower » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:13 pm

minhgi wrote:This version does not let you rotate the screen just zoom in and out


Rotates just fine for me. :?
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