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Re: Official Feedback Thread: Windows Phone v3.7.6

Postby Robotman321 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:05 pm

Any staffers at Waze - I have access to a windows phone developer, we would love to work with you guys to get this app back in good standing, I don't want money, just the ability to help keep the windows phone community thriving with Waze.

Thanks.
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Re: Official Feedback Thread: Windows Phone v3.7.6

Postby Proffa71 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:44 pm

Well I know that Waze has not been planning to update WP app anymore but situation may change now because of recent HERE announcement. At least I hope so, now Waze would have perfect chance to get more users. Death of WP is not certain yet even though many try to say it is, W10M has just come available so it's future is still unwritten and it has quite many advantages over rivals.

Even though I think Waze is great it's not even near of being important enough to be the reason for changing to Android (or iOS), I know too well what problems and limitations Android has and I don't like iPaid devices at all. I change to Windows Maps or some other navigation software that isn't Google dependent then and also stop using any Google service as much as possible, there are alternatives to it's services. WP is my choice and it will remain so.
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Re: Official Feedback Thread: Windows Phone v3.7.6

Postby rucaryl » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:10 pm

I'm from Peru and i can assure you that here in Peru there are a lot of windows phone users that would love to have an update for waze. Come on google, think about windows 10 and the opportunity that it is for expanding the service.
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Re: Official Feedback Thread: Windows Phone v3.7.6

Postby Sheppounet » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:23 am

I ask for an update on WP.
I know the "fight" Google/MS, i know they say no more support ... But i ask for it.

I like Windows Phone devices, i don't want to change and i prefer if Waze is usable on it. So i add another voice for an update of Waze on Windows Phone...
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Re: Official Feedback Thread: Windows Phone v3.7.6

Postby mkriukov » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:58 pm

oh well.. I saw that support stopped... so my question is - anyone knows a good "waze type" app with windows phone support?
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Re: Official Feedback Thread: Windows Phone v3.7.6

Postby vince1612 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:29 pm

mkriukov wrote:Since google are so not user friendly - anyone recommend an app similar to Waze? It's about community and not about google/vs/Microsoft fight. such a shame that from a great product waze we have something that barely works on mobile device.

I would have said HERE maps before, but:
March 15th 2016 - theverge.com - "Here Maps drops support for Windows Phone and Windows 10"

Even Whatsapp stopped supporting part of WP recently... I guess it's not just Waze.
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Re: Official Feedback Thread: Windows Phone v3.7.6

Postby mkriukov » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:06 pm

Since google are so not user friendly - anyone recommend an app similar to Waze? It's about community and not about google/vs/Microsoft fight. such a shame that from a great product waze we have something that barely works on mobile device.
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Re: Official Feedback Thread: Windows Phone v3.7.6

Postby RojieC » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:12 am

But recently Google has patched up its different with Microsoft that is why the latter is releasing more apps and frequent updates. Hoping that the former would cordially respond to this by at least upgrading their existing apps in the Windows store, even delay their Google+, GMail, YouTube and their other apps. Yes, I've heard that last year but still hoping a change of heart would lead symbiotic co-existence of their platforms, sharing information regardless of phone OS. The least would be fix soon those problems reported, if other features would take time to integrate.
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Re: Official Feedback Thread: Windows Phone v3.7.6

Postby vince1612 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:34 am

@RojieC

Windows Central wrote:We might never see another update to Waze on Windows Phone. At least that's what we've heard directly from Waze on Twitter. Waze is a popular navigation app that offers turn-by-turn navigation, user-submitted speed traps and more. It's a highly popular app with millions of users who prefer it over other navigation services. The thing is Google bought the company last summer, and we know friendly Google is towards Windows Phone.

A Windows Phone Waze user asked the company via Twitter whether or not development of the Windows Phone app had stopped. Here's the response from the company:

"There are no plans for an update as of now but things can always change."

There you have it. The last update for Waze on Windows Phone came out in February of this year. It might just be the last update made for the app on Windows Phone since there are no plans. The tweet from Waze is over a month old, but there's no reason to suggest their plans have changed.


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Re: Official Feedback Thread: Windows Phone v3.7.6

Postby arvesynd » Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:54 pm

I've been using Waze since 2010, starting out on iOS then moving on to Android.
After switching to Windows Phone a couple of months back, the experience has deteriorated severely, and it's a real shame.

Waze could need all the active users they can get, and the WP app is pretty much too broken for day to day use - recalculating route does not disappear, etc.

Now that Waze 4.0 is being released on Android, I do hope that some of the devs will take another look at the WP app - either that, or they should just remove the app from Windows Store completely.
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