Client - how can we improve waze on your phone?

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  1. Please, up grade Waze for WP7, I and other people must use WP7 on Business net system

    Please, up grade Waze for WP7, I and other people must use WP7 on Business net system

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    • Support map preloading for offline use

      Add a way to preload maps for a state, region, or country, so we'll still have maps if we lose internet connection out in the middle of nowhere, or for those of us who have limited (or no) data plans.

      5,352 votes
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      • Display/report speedlimit

        The speed limit is not only depending on the road type, which seems to be the case today. Would be practical to see the current speed limit, as well as report a speed-limit change. It's quite annoying when I send out a slow traffic report because of lower speed limit.

        2,632 votes
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        • Add pause option for stops

          Add pause option to client, that could be activated when stopping by at a gas station or other places, so that heavy traffic is not indicated. It could unpause automatically when the car start moving

          1,681 votes
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            under review  ·  UnholyUnholy responded

            was not uploaded on 2.2, but still under consideration for the next version.

          • Add friends without using social network

            It would be good to have a way of adding frineds without having to be a member of Facebook or another social network.

            1,640 votes
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            • re-route based on upcoming traffic conditions / congestions

              While waze does show upcoming traffic condition on one's route it does not provide facility to automatically re-route the traveler around traffic congestion using surface streets or alternate highway/freeway.

              This is essential to optimizing waypoint ordering/priority:

              http://waze.uservoice.com/forums/59223-client-how-can-we-improve-waze-on-your-phone-/suggestions/2360018-navigation-waypoints

              This ought be available in other-than a binary toggle (yes or no). While yes and no are suitable broad options, waze ought provider finer grained control of re-routing as it does now (faster or shorter). These should include

              (1) time windows

              (2) zones / areas

              (3) specific roads / highways / freeways

              (4) density of other Wazers

              (5) using either / both wazer…

              1,531 votes
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                27 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Admin →
              • Save and later upload client data for areas with limited cell and/or Wi-Fi only users.

                The amount of data saved currently is insufficient to allow mapping of vast rural areas. Saving this data when storage is available and later uploading will speed the completion of your goals.

                1,246 votes
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                  started  ·  krankydkrankyd responded

                  This is already working, though not properly and all devices. We are working on improving waze behavior in areas where the connectivity is not good, however, you will still have to start a new waze session with a connection .

                • police: trailing/leading (in motion vs stationary)

                  Reports of stationary police are nice, but reporting highway patrol on the prowl with that feature is untenable.

                  Please consider a feature to report actively pacing highway patrol with modifier for leading (ahead of officer), or trailing (behind officer).

                  There should be an option to anonymize the report should one be traveling WITH- or accelerating AWAY from- the highway patrol at speeds exceeding posted limits.

                  1,022 votes
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                  • Mute navigation during phone call.

                    When making or taking phone calls using bluetooth, waze navigation prompts often interrupt me. The person on the other end of the line can't hear the prompt, but it means either I miss what they're saying, or my train of thought is interrupted mid-sentence.

                    It would be useful for the client to auto-mute during a phone call.

                    974 votes
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                      39 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Admin →
                    • display only live-info and events relevant to the current route

                      Add option, that would:
                      - enforce event pop-ups (such as accidents, etc.) to show only if they happen on the current route to destination (no need to se events in radius when not on the route)
                      - display only number of events (under the icon with the red excl. mark) relevant to the current route to destination (this would help user open the live info only when there is a number indicating something going on on the route

                      925 votes
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                      • New Report options

                        Please add following option for reporting:

                        Hazard -> Weather -> Ice On Road - REALLY important in my country

                        Hazard -> Weather -> Flooded Road - also REALLY important

                        Hazard -> On road -> Road Closed ahead - this could be abused, so should be discussed in function

                        Hazard -> On road -> Dangerous Curve - most are marked by road signs but driver could choose to get extra warning from Waze! for example it would really help when visibility is poor!!

                        Hazard -> On road -> Dangerous Intersection - maybe Black Point (a point where a lot of accidents…

                        814 votes
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                        • 798 votes
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                            under review  ·  27 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Admin →
                          • walking mode button

                            Have you thought about a walking mode button.So if you have waze on you don't get false data that traffic is at a stand still when you are walking.
                            Many thanks Andrew warren 

                            788 votes
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                              31 comments  ·  Android  ·  Admin →
                            • dead reckoning (when neither data nor GPS available)

                              There are zero map apps that offer dead reckoning:

                              continue navigation when neither GPS nor data (mobile or wifi) are available. Useful also when insufficient GPS birds viewable.

                              + compass
                              + accelerometer
                              + time

                              optionally

                              * orientation (for fixed mounts)

                              Given availability of map data those are enough to continue navigation:

                              . in tunnels
                              . in parking structures
                              . in box canyons

                              This is especially beneficial for those who do not have (no longer have) aGPS [assisted GPS] features.

                              But dead reckoning will benefit even those with aGPS.

                              724 votes
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                              • "Both lanes" reporting option

                                Add a "both lanes" option when reporting traffic jams, hazards, and accidents affecting both directions of travel at the same time.

                                646 votes
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                                • Increase police warning distance

                                  Waze users are warned of speed traps or police presence only about 600 feet ahead of time. This is far too late of a warning. With a clear line of sight, law enforcement can detect speeders at 1-2 miles out.

                                  By the time the Waze warning pops up, you could have already been detected.

                                  This feature – while very well intentioned and thought out – is useless with so little warning.

                                  640 votes
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                                  • Privacy zone: stop reporting *near* home/work‏

                                    Having read the Waze ideology of location reporting at journey endpoints with respect to privacy I have deemed it wanting greatly.

                                    Please consider a feature to allow one to create flexible (arbitrarily variable) zones around one's home, workplace, church, etc, where upon entering one's position is no longer publicly visible.

                                    I am confident a variation of this will mitigate privacy journey endpoint concerns

                                    623 votes
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                                    • Allow declaring Toll Roads and the option to not navigate through them

                                      Waze wants to route me through a toll road every day and can't seem to find an alternate route until I actually drive it. I want to be able to avoid Toll roads, which means tolls roads need to be able to be declared in the editor.

                                      573 votes
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                                        35 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Admin →
                                        started  ·  UnholyUnholy responded

                                        Countries in which we have already enabled the feature on the client are:
                                        Australia
                                        Belgium
                                        Canada
                                        Czech Republic
                                        Hungary
                                        Israel
                                        Latvia
                                        Portugal
                                        Slovakia
                                        Sweden
                                        The Netherlands
                                        The United Kingdom

                                      • Get railroads back!

                                        I'd like to have railroads shown on the client with white-black dashed line.

                                        548 votes
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                                        • send XMPP message when nearing destination (Jabber)

                                          some people are offended by outdated technology that requires one to pay for unwanted messages (sms).

                                          It is beyond inane to use sms on a smartphone when XMPP is far more featured, FREE, secure.

                                          Waze could further advertise the service with its own XMPP server. This would facilitate such messages, enhance social features, and expand the wondedful world of federation. Prosody and Tigase are great server options.

                                          http://wiki.xmpp.org

                                          527 votes
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