Waze joins Google

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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby lunarplexus » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:00 am

This really is great news! I think Waze and Google will be much better as partners instead of competitors.

A couple of thoughts on that: 1) Waze rocks inside cities while Google rocks a lot more on long drives and inter-city travel. Merging the capabilities there would make a formidable nav app 2) I think Waze can learn a few things from Google Navigation's main screen layout and 3) Many of Google's landmarks (at least in India) are inaccurate, but they're there. They could be made more accurate thanks to Waze's editors.

All in all, very excited about the future.
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Re: Waze joins Google

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

jeffcarp wrote:Thank you for the update Shirli. If you have two customers, one that heavily edits in Google's editor and one that heavily edits in the Waze editor, will each of their efforts help the entire community going forward? In other words, if I add a road in Google that also isn't in Waze, does my effort help the Waze community and vice versa? If it does not, I think it would be a squandered opportunity that could come from this acquisition. The collective community together can create a much more accurate map than the divided community can when kept separate.


Totally agree with you Jeff. these two communities coming together has mind blowing potential.

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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby maantje76 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:44 pm

Good news. This can be a huge step for us all!
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby maantje76 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:17 pm

You're pretty well informed about the financial position of Waze! Thanks for sharing.

But I would kindly ask you to keep it to a discussion in a normal way.

Thanks!
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby Machete808 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:14 am

NorfolkMustard wrote:My expectation: waze editors invited to join existing google map maker community. Any improvements in routing algorithms subsumed into gMaps


What would be the incentive for Waze editors to join the Google "community"? I got a free nav app from Waze, at least, and I don't need to compound my map-making addiction with more work. I don't expect to see any merging -- except for the ads, of course.

Don't get me wrong -- I'm delighted at the prospect of getting aerials (far better than Bing's in my area) and Street View!
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby Machete808 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:56 pm

You know, I kind of doubt they're going to do that. Why would they just get a bunch of people mad for no profitable purpose?
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby Machete808 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:46 pm

Here's my hope: If Waze is ultimately to be joined at the hip to other Google apps, I'd like Google to give Wazers a fast track to making updates to Google Maps. A lot of the point-of-interest searches go awry via third-party queries (Google and Bing), and when revisions are submitted they take eons before they're approved, if at all.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby meb001 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:21 pm

Google aerial views, that is a very good new, congratulations Waze team!
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby meb001 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:26 am

WeeeZer14 wrote:Thank you for the updates Shirli. And I think the biggest request we all have is to simply continue posts like this and keep the lines of communication open. When we don't hear anything we let our imagination fill in the blanks :lol:


Absolutely! we want to hear more from you, so we can know exactly what is going on, thank yoy Shirli
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby meb001 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:23 am

fvwazing wrote:OMG. I have seen the future. "Indoor maps with walking directions for malls."


I think that is wonderful
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