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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby deeggo » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:01 pm

In feeling a new name pop-up:

Wazle

:-p Kidding..
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby deeggo » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:59 am

sketch wrote:Agreed. Waze giving you a different route when you can clearly see on the map that there is "no traffic" on your usual route is no way to build trust. At a minimum, Waze should at least passively show you why you're taking the other way home.

+1 well put. In recent times I have frequently ignored Waze's route, cause a visual check showed there was no traffic on the other route, ending up stuck in traffic. It's that stupid thing about humans, they like to think for themselves.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby deeggo » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:33 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:It's time to un-announce this thread, IMO.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby deeggo » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:43 am

Un-announce, that's not the same.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby Dogshrink » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:02 am

Excited about the probability of linking with Google maps! (Also, for Waze, ~1 billion dollars doesn't hurt! :)
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby DOT_0968 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:50 pm

Congrats to everyone at Waze.... This program/map app is the best idea i have ever seen!! I just joined about a week ago and im just mad b/c i didn't know about it any sooner!! Keep up the good work guys/gals at waze!!!
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby douglasr007 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:56 pm

I somehow have a feeling that a rebranded app will come out of this acquisition in the sometime future. I don't think everything from Waze will merge into the Google Maps app except for traffic data perhaps for right now.

The ideas have been posted above but we have to wait and see what really happens within a year from now.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby Duked0g » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:55 pm

If you need evidence of the commercialisation of the Waze map, you can not have driven in the UK and not noticed the Nissan logo apearing all over the map.

I pulled over to answer my other phone (work) today and instead of getting the usual "are you stuck in traffic" I got Nissan branded pop-ups. I have no idea what they are about, and nissan cerainly dont have a site in the PC world carpark off Tolbar roundabout in Coventry...

On the plus side, does this mean we'll gain postcode searches? (Or, seeing as Waze will be a separate brand it will probably still require a separate Licence.)
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby Duked0g » Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:46 pm

Dogshrink wrote:Excited about the probability of linking with Google maps! (...)


Is ther any point from here on in bothering to update the map, or even use waze?

On my first day of using waze I was ranked 1,002, 000ish in the uk. Drove 50 miles and jumped to164k, 86k in a week, a warrior within a month and a knight within 2: What's troubling is that having done the math on 300 miles per week you can become a waze knight in 6 months - which means that I haven't actually achieved knight status, I was givenit by a lot of people who have installed waze and do not use it..

300miles per week gets a uk weekly ranking of 1.5k, but if you go "waze free" for a week you're still in the top 100k (actually did this in june). That gives almost 900, 000 uk registered users that did not use waze in the last week of june - so I got into the top 10% in a month cos 90% don't use it...

...Whats really bothering me is that we will loose the satisfation of hearing waze say "keep right onto A46" & knowing that I did that (with a lttle help)...
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby Duked0g » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:42 pm

j2002 wrote:What sense has that in this thread?


Only 10% of people in the UK who downloaded Waze appear to be using it so either 90% are casual user or they've switched. The point I was making was that if Waze Will use goggle maps then:
A) why update the map because if, as people are suggesting, it is integrated their will be no need? Which leads to...
B) Waze is a driving app not a map app that allows navigation, so to use Google maps will add all the " clutter" that Waze avoids. So now that you're going to get all the clutter...
C) why use Waze at all? Especially in light of the fact that...
D) goggle maps are now integrated with other key apps on the Sony car dock app - which appears to be the plan for android 4.3 in general

So, in summary: unless Waze only gets what it needs from Google maps to be a better driving app then it is effectively redundant...

And this may seem a really dumb question, why see your friends on Facebook and not Google+? Seeing as waze is now a google product?
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