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  1. chit-chat posts to Twitter

    It would be nice to be able to turn off the ability to post Chit-Chats to Twitter. I want to be able to report all the road conditions, but I don't feel my chats should go to Twitter and clutter it up more so.

    5 votes

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  2. [iPhone] Show compass on screen at all times

    Very handy to see the compass direction on the screen to get a sense of direction when the map is oriented to the direction you're heading in. Currently you can only see this by touching the screen to bring up the compass button. If it was a small permanent icon over the top right corner of the map it would be a huge help.

    72 votes

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  3. Enable street numbering through iPhone client

    Although the tutorial and online docs mention the ability to mark street numbers through the waze client using GPS, this is not available on iPhone.

    5 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Now available  ·  krankyd responded

    It is available – go to ‘report’ >> ‘map update’ >> ‘update house numbers’

    Note: you can only update a house number for your current location. You can’t add house numbers to a different location.

  4. Make the top choice on the main 'Drive To' screen be your last chosen location.

    Whether it's because I cancelled navigation or, much more likely, the server erred out when routing, I constantly need to choose the same location as the last one I chose. If it was three or four pages down on my 'Saved Locations' page this can be quite a hassle—and a bit dangerous—to do while driving.

    I'd propose that when you press the 'Drive To' button the top choice on the list is whatever the last location chosen was until that destination is reached.

    2 votes

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  5. Add an option to have the 'Music Player' button always on the screen.

    It's quite annoying to start up waze and then try to start your music player up. Please allow us to optionally just always keep the 'Music Player' button on the main screen whether music was playing before waze launched or not.

    27 votes

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  6. Cancel traffic report due to bad GPS signal

    Occasionally the client automatically creates a traffic load report (due to bad GPS signal?), even though the traffic is flowing freely. It would be nice to be able to cancel such a report.

    5 votes

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    Now available  ·  krankyd responded

    You can cancel a report that you have sent. You need to view this event from the list view (after pressing the ! with the events number next to it).
    Then choose to show the options for this report, and ask to delete it.

  7. upload route (gpx) - bicycle mode

    In the Netherlands and Belgium people really like to cycle. Therefore it would be great if people could upload there gpx routes they have created from other applications or websites. Then we would have the nicest routes instead of the fastest or shortest. The bicycle mode could help to distinguish special bikeroutes and carroutes, and will make sure waze is not showing a traffic slowdown.
    PLEASE VOTE!

    175 votes

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  8. Waze Joyride - Plan cookie munching trip

    Instead of navigating from A to B, can I plan a circular route with as much cookie munching as possible? My regular commute no longer suggests new routes, but I'd like to explore the area and have say a 30 min trip validating as many roads as possible.

    33 votes

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    Now available  ·  krankyd responded

    This is available – in the route settings, you can choose ‘prefer cookie munching’. This will make the route a bit longer, but will include more road munching, where available.

  9. alerts without scrolling

    The alert system is great, but when you're driving it would be easier to see all buttons on the same screen, with no need for scrolling. When you need to scroll the list to see all icons it makes you lose attention to the road.
    Would it be too difficult to add all kind of alerts on the same window?

    6 votes

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  10. Zoom level resets after waze shows alerts while stopped

    If I'm driving and set my zoom at a certain level and stop, waze shows nearby alerts... great! But when I drive again my zoom level is not what I've set it at. Also, please make the app show the alert on the side of the screen and put the pinpointed alert on the other side while in landscape mode. Sometimes an alert is useless without seeing it and currently the warning covers the map!

    12 votes

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  11. Show current scale on screen (cm long line with how many meters it is).

    Sometimes it is hard to know if a juction is a km away or just 50 meters, specially if you're only showing map without any guidance. Autoscale makes this even more difficult.

    24 votes

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  12. 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.

    693 votes

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  13. Show username if nickname is empty.

    If you choose to display your name and the 'Nickname' field is empty, you are still Anonymous. The username should be shown by default in this case.

    27 votes

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    Now available  ·  krankyd responded

    From version 2.1 and on, nickname cannot be empty, and it is defaulted to the user name.

  14. Limit search to smaller area

    When I search I don't really want streets from other countries.

    32 votes

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    Now available  ·  krankyd responded

    Search is now limited by radius from current location. When the current location is unknown, it is based on last known location.

  15. Force Reroute Button

    Many times i can see that the freeway/higway I´m about to enter is slow moving, and waze wants to route me into that sometimes even if there is reported trafficjams/heavy traffic etc on that road. A button on screen or easy accesssible (poosibly instead of the bulldozer) to force an alternative route would really help

    69 votes

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    5 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Now available  ·  krankyd responded

    Available on version 2.2 and on. To reroute, click on the green bar (after starting the route).
    One of the options is to recalculate the route, i.e. force a reroute.

  16. Automatically switch off 'Record new road' feature

    As an area manager, it is a headache to keep deleting small segments of road alongside existing roads, caused by GPS inaccuracies where a user has left the 'record new road' feature switched on. I think it would be a good idea to have the client automatically switch off the feature if the user has been travelling on an existing road for a set period of time, for example, 2 minutes.

    204 votes

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  17. Use the device built-in address book for navigating

    Your phones address book probably contains many addresses of all your friends. Waze should be able to navigate to addresses from your contacts directly.

    40 votes

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    Now available  ·  krankyd responded

    Already exists in iphone and Android. Hopefully will be added to BB and Symbian soon. Closing this topic for now.

  18. 17 votes

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  19. record my present location like favorite

    now it's difficult to add favorites.
    I think, it's would be great to be able to add our location like a new favorite location.
    People are use to be in their favorite locations

    2 votes

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    Now available  ·  krankyd responded

    This can already be done today…
    On touch screen you have to do a long press on your location (or any location on the map) and you will see the option to save it.
    On non-touch you just need to hit the main button (usually “OK” or “enter”) and this will allow you to save the location.

    If you feel like this description is not good enough, please write to alpha@waze.com

  20. 70 votes

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    7 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Now available  ·  krankyd responded

    while we still need to improve this a bit (work on special scenarios that involve ramps and other special road types), the issue should be fixed. If you still notice problems with it, please writ to alpha@waze.com

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