Sometimes share one trip more cars (users). For example Business trip or holiday etc. it means two or more cars with the same destination. One of them knows WHERE to go (where is destination) and the others follow him. One car is the leader. In this case could be very useful to add feature called "Follow friend". In MENU where are Friends, add this feature (click on name of leading user and choose "Follow friend") and when the leading user accepts the request, he becomes as a "Moving destination" for user (users) who asked him. The other use of this feature is "Follow ME" when leading user invites friend (friends) to follow him. When friend(s) accept it, they can follow him.
Please note we're changing the status of this suggestion to Not right now, since we finalized our plans for 2023 and this idea won't be implemented this year. We hope to have it included in our plans for later years and will keep you posted.
Vladislav Rybak commented
Wanted to propose the same feature. It maybe highly useful for helping someone to arrive to certain location by phone while tracking his location on the live map on waze web size.
Any way you can program the messages in my groups so that I can have a link?
Mario Melendez commented
There should be a toggle button to activate follow my drive. In other words, you shouldn't have to send your URL via text message or whatever in order to activate drive sharing. Yes, it's logical: there's no point in sharing a drive if you don't tell someone about it. But then again, there's a lot of times when something's gone screwy on my phone, while I'm sending someone the URL, and waze simply shuts off broadcasting. So the other person clicks the URL, and gets a "request cancelled" message. I should simply check a box or something, and have waze start sharing, and then be able to tell someone about it. But waze should not wait for me to complete a message send in order to start and keep sharing, hence, the toggle button or checkbox. And when I shut down waze, it should uncheck the box so I don't accidentally start sharing my drive to Motel 6 next time I start the app :)
Any combination of the back button should not shut off drive sharing. I've accidentally hit back on my phone at times while in the share drive menu, and it cancels my drive sharing... after I've sent everyone the URL. And you have to start the sharing process all over again. This is where a "start sharing my drive" checkbox would be nice. I simply check it, and waze shares regardless of what I do or don't do.
(Waze 3.7.2 on Android 2.3.6)
No social site integration. Must be two way confirmation. Should be able to turn off and on, etc. - but yes - do it.
Yes! If the location data is already public, why isn't it possible to search for (and/or track) a Wazer if you know their waze username - no need to reveal any personal data, the waze userid is independent.
William Stanley commented
Allow for a group to share their realtime locations with the entire group and a give them a single drive share link for others to follow. We are looking for something that will allow us to locate and send people to where they are needed, in real time.
Aaron Puhala commented
Create a "Follow Me" feature that sets your location as the destination for another waze user. If you want a fellow waze user to follow you, send them a "Follow Me" request. If they accept, their destination is set as your location and their route updates dynamically as your location changes. Way cool! - AP
I have friends with non waze or other gps application. They can easily share any specific location by email or sms. Google maps can pick up the reading easily too. I wish the same for waze that can send sms to non waze user and pick up location that sent by non waze by referring to lat and log coodination
This is available in Waze version 3 as share my drive. Unfortunately this version is not expected for all clients so I would like to propose to allow it initiated via the web.
Can you create an URL where I can login to waze, type an e-mail address where to send the URL the other party can follow?
Dignity Matters commented
yeah PubSub model for buddy tracking: mutual confirmation and authentication
xmpp xep Privacy List
will provide the best individualized privacy and security
not device's person commented
waze 3.5 almost replaces glympse, Truck R! :)
track buddy, like friends without "social" network also benefits from. waze XMPP server
pubsub track buddy
do, however, allow waze Jabber ID to differ from waze username. to mix it up like nicknames implement alias XEP
Truck R commented
please do NOT request Account Tokens permission on android. Trolling my contacts to compare with waze online database is very not acceptable.
(glympse works perfectly well •without• account registration)
Truck R commented
combine: waze & API or plug-ins & http://glympse.com
or integrate glympse as waze has done with yelp.
Please ensure permission is required before becoming 'buddies'
Bell of truth commented
WITHOUT "social" site requirements please!
A more mature version of this is now planned
Remain silent, feckless
It OUGHT NEITHER require social datamining or gmail on android
Social location is the new hot widget.
Glympse does this well.. once excessive permissions are cracked ;)
"Where's everyone" for android has a brilliant no registration approach: tagging
Dallace Marable commented
Yes, like Glympse... Right now I'm torn between Glympse and Waze, when traveling home in the evening. Its nice for my wife to know my ETA. Since both are fairly large battery hogs, I can't imagine trying to keep both going at the same time.
Suga Ride commented
MUST NOT require the folly of social networking.
This feature is available with Google Latitude, and is the only reason I still use that application for travelling, so my family can see my current location. It would be awesome to incorporate this into Waze, it would remove the only reason I don't use Waze more.