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expose intents

for all clients expose an API

for Android expose:

• intents
• broadcast intents
• application shortcuts

for the slightly savvier user this allows accelerated navigation by macro (Tasker, Llama, OmniDroid, et al)

API allows for similar macro- or automation apps on iOS (ipad, iPhone), windows mobile, other platforms surely

instead of

° load waze
° click or swipe to open navigate to UI
° search for address
° select match
° go
° pick route

the macro app could accomplish this in

ONE click

this is employing merely one of a panoply of time saving waze measures

add to wiki and label unsupported should that be waze druthers

exposing more granularity would

° empower users' judgment
° conditional logic
° offload server use
° displace more Google maps/nav "sheeple"

less savvy wazers (and waze) could benefit from the efforts of the more savvy

* apply restrictions not for commercial use to kill market predatory-developers, those who spew poor code to fashion self serving malware or apps which exist primarily to render ads

the more non-commercial participants the

° better crowd value
° preferred word of mouth
° google hemorrhaging
° seize market from social gps (displace glympse et al)

add dead reckoning stir pot gently

http://waze.uservoice.com/forums/59223-client-how-can-we-improve-waze-on-your-phone-/suggestions/2360157-dead-reckoning-when-neither-data-nor-gps-available

accept GPS coordinates as destination

mix in more expansive XMPP integration for those who value communication and privacy. Use XMPP Jingle as PTT (Push To Talk)

http://waze.uservoice.com/forums/59223-client-how-can-we-improve-waze-on-your-phone-/suggestions/2997613-use-jingle-to-send-short-audio-blurbs-to-others

then waze is socially adept, privacy conscious **, open protocol embracing PLATFORM with potential for plug-in waze domain expansion

**
http://wiki.xmpp.org/web/OTR , http://otr.cypherpunks.CA

waze ought jump in both feet by implementing mpOTR

XMPP is financially wise, utterly displacing sms as many find mobile bills for smart appliances becoming unjustifiably costly (as texting over sms is often half the bill).

° retain wazers despite economic uncertainty
° niche domination
° pair with SIP SIMPLE (additional texting option), SIP presence, and SIP for conferencing while traveling [in tandem]

Jingle has video potential that would not tax waze cloud.

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    Juvescent JoysJuvescent Joys shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Withhold SethWithhold Seth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Oh, another fan of XmppTexting, and SIP. VoLTE might be an eye opener for many.

        " accept routes by email, XMPP, SIP SIMPLE "

      • Bill DeWittBill DeWitt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Oh man! For a second I thought this was a description of capabilities instead of a suggestion. I" on looking for ways to short cut things with tasker, and maybe to get Waze voice output and parse/enhance with JS in Tasker.

      • Juvescent JoysJuvescent Joys commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ° DIY heat maps

        ° weekly reports generation
        °° easier expending

        ° extend pick me up feature

        ° external keypad for one touch reporting
        °° steering wheel mounted
        °° trigger speech recognition for details or Jingle blurb attachment

      • Juvescent JoysJuvescent Joys commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ° predict fuel consumption

        ° tally fuel consumed

        ° prefetch map tiles before entering known poor data speed area

        ° generate Aztec Code for destination, location, drive, or P.O.I.

        ° modify "signal deviation" on the fly

        ° build personal speed limit database

        ° export route to file

        ° sequentially feed waypoints to waze

        ° enhanced detours

        ° accept routes by email, XMPP, SIP SIMPLE, l
        or inferior protocols

        ° broadcast driving stats by same

        ° maintain PEP or PubSub location

        ° trigger call
        °° route phone audio to BlueTooth but waze audio to speakerphone

        ° selectively mute certain reports

        ° show only certain overlays (reduce clutter)

      • Juvescent JoysJuvescent Joys commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ° geocaching

        ° elaborate conditions under which waze may not yammer about course deviation

        ° gracefully EXIT waze

      • Juvescent JoysJuvescent Joys commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ° vehicle performance via OBD2
        °° optimizing route accordingly
        °° assumes OBD2 app flexibility or Arduino and/or Raspberry Pi

        ° culling weather conditions or enhanced hazard reporting

        ° road quality for given speed

        ° external voice control

        ° video appliances

      • Juvescent JoysJuvescent Joys commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ° aggregate GPS data from tandem waze travellers
        °° or "GPS master" of tandem group with higher precision GPS receiver

        ° easy Bluetooth PAN (piconet) or WPAN
        °° media streaming to tandem wazers
        °° bonjour (ZeroConf) XMPP [OTR]

      • Juvescent JoysJuvescent Joys commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ° navigate to proximate POI or select contacts en route
        °° I've previously expressed disinterest in having waze mirror my contacts to provide this in app but as API or intent waze would be context agnostic. my external app would not provide appellation but mere location

        ° event geo-tagging

        ° less resource consumption and higher accuracy than Llama

        ° externally control GPS battery consumption

        ° parental digital fences for offspring

        ° back-channel communication- and events for tandem waze travelling

      • Juvescent JoysJuvescent Joys commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this would allow collation of average time to location, typical traffic, ultimately

        • predictions of ideal departure times

        • prediction of suboptimal routes on given days- or times

        • predicting speed traps

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