iOS v3.7 Official Feedback Thread

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Re: iOS v3.7 Official Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:23 pm

jasonh300 wrote:What happened when you pressed the inboxBtn?

It showed my inbox, but your message was not there until I restarted the client, IIRC.


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iOS v3.7 Official Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:59 pm

The back button on the Foursquare check-in success screen is formatted inconsistently with the previous screen and the rest of the client, and there is no "done" or "close" button (there absolutely should be, and I'm pretty sure there was in 3.6).

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Re: iOS v3.7 Official Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:46 pm

The "in 500 feet" prompt still comes way too early.


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Re: iOS v3.7 Official Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:32 am

The implementation of the "lock north up" feature is completely wrong.

Some people prefer to use a 2D map with north at the top. It's more useful for seeing where you are rather than simply where you should be going. Every GPS system I have used supports it natively.

So why am I treated like a second-class user when I want my map displayed like this?

The "lock north-up" setting should not be a toggle, and it should not be buried in the Advanced menu.

The "me on map" button should not be displayed when I am already centered on the screen. It doesn't even do anything when north-up is locked. And when it isn't, it returns to track-up, which I don't want to do.

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Also, I should be able to spin the map around when I'm in north-up mode. There is absolutely no reason I shouldn't be able to do this.

Here's how it should work:

Get rid of the "lock north-up" setting.

Make the north-up toggle button on the main map screen a real toggle. It should not default to track-up, it should stay where it was.

When north-up mode is on, let me spin the map around. Pressing the me-on-map button should return me to north-up display.

When north-up mode is on, do not display the me-on-map button when I am already centered on the map. This is a no-brainer.

Alternatively, do it the way every other GPS I've ever used does it: offer a 3-position toggle between 3D, 2D north up, and 2D track up. I don't think we have to do it this way, though.


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Re: iOS v3.7 Official Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:05 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I disagree. This is the first version it had ever actually locked north up ever. We disabled the ability to spin the map on purpose: you're in lock north-up mode, and that is exactly what it does, at all times and in all situations.
Well, okay, fair enough. Its existence shouldn't take the place of a true persistent but unlocked north-up setting.

sketch wrote:The "me on map" button ... doesn't even do anything when north-up is locked. And when it isn't, it returns to track-up, which I don't want to do.

Not for me. If you pan the map, "me on map" returns to centering on me remaining in north up lock mode. I can't get it to unlock ever.

By "when it isn't" I meant when north up is not locked, but when north up is selected and I am centered on the screen. I could have been much more clear.

My first point there is that the button is shown even when it is completely functionless. My second is that it shouldn't be there when I am in unlocked north-up mode either, and it shouldn't put me back in track-up mode.


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Re: iOS v3.7 Official Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:26 pm

perlin wrote:This button is for the current session only (it won't stick upon reopening the client). The settings button, however, locks it for good (until you choose otherwise).

Then my point stands.

It should not be for the current session only. In fact, it's barely that. The "me on map" button should not put me back in track-up mode when north-up is selected. The "me on map" button shouldn't even be there when I'm centered on the map and being tracked properly in north-up mode.


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Re: iOS v3.7 Official Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:20 pm

omba_de wrote:And if you close the app via the close button, it will remain online until all data is transferred. (You can see it next to the batterie sign. The little compass needle sign)

You mean the Home button, right?

Waze will indeed stay on in the background if closed via the home button. If you are stationary for 10 minutes or so, it will then close.


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iOS v3.7 Official Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:28 pm

Oh, sorry, I misunderstood. US English clients say "Switch Off" there, so maybe "turn off" isn't such a bad translation!

I could see how someone might come to calling the home button a "close" button, since that's most of what it does—closes the current app. I think what threw me off was your mentioning the location services icon. I didn't really consider that Waze does indeed stay on momentarily to send data.


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Re: iOS v3.7 Official Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:27 pm

Do you remember where this happened on the map? Sometimes, when a segment on the map is not named, Waze will display the name of the next named segment on the route, or the last named segment if there are no named segments remaining, but won't speak a name at all.
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Re: iOS v3.7 Official Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:32 pm

unlimitedsounds wrote:this is trout road in 08012

Ah, here?

https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-75.01 ... TTTFTTTTFT

I would bet the problem is that Hidden Dr and Trout Rd have the same endpoints. This can cause problems with navigation.

I will leave it like this long enough for you to see it, but I'll fix it afterwards.

When you have a loop like that, where both ends connect to the same segment, navigation can become problematic. The solution is to introduce an "extra" node into Hidden Dr (or Trout Rd) so that no two segments have the same two endpoints.
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