Waze's own chat
I was picking up my little brother yesterday and in the meanwhile i noticed that if i didnt have to switch between whatsapp and waze in order to chat with people not interested in waze, it would be even cooler!
I mean. I may log in so i could contact "a friend" that i know is connected to waze for example, just to chat. The facebook friends list is awful, because .. what? 30% of your list uses waze? and when they wanna chat with you, they dont think of the waze-3.5-facebook chat a a good system, so i have to go to whatsapp.
This is potential and it could get to be more useful than whatspp and you would get to catch a part of the community that could be willing to do a lot for waze.
Sean Beckerer commented
I would l8ke to nessage on the ways app people who use waze and maY or may not also use Facebook. People who use waze but don't use Facebook sould be able to be add to my waze so I can chat with them at any time and see them indicated on my map if they are near by.
Update the chat and inbox so private messages can be responded took
el rolo 63 commented
ALLOW TO PUT A MAP CHAT ANYWHERE WITHOUT THE NEED TO BE IN THAT PLACE! THIS WOULD HELP GET OUT OF THE DOUBT OF ANY QUESTION WE HAVE ABOUT ANY PLACE.
EXAMPLE: I NEED TO KNOW IF THEY ARE CHARGING PARKING ON THE BEACH. EASY I ASK SOME WAZERS IN THAT SECTOR, OR IS IT TOO LATE AND I DON'T KNOW IF THE EASY GAS STATION BUSINESS IS OPEN! I ASK SOME WAZER PUTTING THE MAP CHAT WITH THAT QUESTION AT THE GAS STATION. ETC ... THIS OPTION COULD BE ALLOWED ONLY 3 TIMES A DAY
el rolo 63 commented
To be able to send and receive messages online to any wazers on the application map. It would be too useful so you just connect to the application and once to a wazer that is inside some place and be able to ask directly if the local shopping center, restaurant, etc. is open or closed. ask how the traffic is for a certain route that one is going to travel later.
see on the map a wazer that is in a place that you do not know exactly if it is open or closed and ask directly to that wazer that is in that place so we help each other.
For instance when updating gas prices. There are sometimes the same people. I t would be interesting if they could chat. Of course only if they want to respond.
Xmpp Texting integration for the win
Dignity Matters commented
if you like whatsapp ad spewing malware you'll be delighted by actually-free :
$0 for software, account,messages
whatsapp COSTS privacy via 3rd party ads
xmpp is federated meaning Bob's server will exchange messages with Sally's and any other
waze can only talk to waze domain, whatsapp can only talk to whatsapp client: no free market of client design
interweb search: public xmpp server
iPhone android Hb and win all have actual freeware xmpp. clients
what's more with an OTR capable client not even the server admins can know the content of your messages
xmpp completely replaces sms
all texting by xmpp OTR
now your mobile bill is less and your privacy is not whored
WHEN Waze adds CMPP features- or a federated server you'll be a step ahead ... to help liberate others
great idea! i hate facebook!!