Fix the gas price functionality by adding additional shortcuts to update gas station prices and automatically remove old data
The current method of adding gas prices is apparently too hard for many Wazers to find. Editors are constantly receiving PURs regarding incorrect and out of date gas prices. I have three recommendations for where to add a shortcut:
- Add a button to the page that shows all of the gas stations near your location.
- Add a button on the gas station's info page right below the listed prices.
- If a user is located within the gas station area, give a popup (like when Waze detects a traffic jam).
The gas station price functionality has the potential to be much greater but right now it feels very incomplete. Other navigation apps like Google Maps are working on this feature as well.
Lastly, Waze should automatically remove gas station price data that is older than 2 weeks. I see a station in my area that was last updated in August of 2017 (it's April 12th 2019 as of this writing). There is no reason old gas station needs to be kept as it is messing with up-to-date and accurate data.
Bob C commented
Agree strongly with need for improvement of gas pricing and in particular incorrect and out of date gas prices. Looking at a station now (4/20/2020) in WME whose gas prices were last updated 3/13/2019. Could not change the prices. Clicked on the "Report an issue" and got a popup stating "gas prices can't be updated in WME....PLEASE DON'T REPORT INCORRECT GAS PRICES".
In my view every PUR for incorrect gas prices is a user stating that Waze is doing a bad job at this and for everyone that presses the button there are likely 10 users who didn't push the button but still thought it's a bad app for gas prices. There must be a mechanism to delete stale prices and I would lean to 1 week or less as frequently as gas prices change.
Better to have no price then a bad price
Joe Noggin commented
Needs updated at least daily. Stale prices are often inaccurate. Try incorporating the gasbuddy price posting system and search features.
Brian Chiarvalloti commented
Brilliant suggestion! I too am having difficulty figuring out how to update gas station prices