BlackBerry User Manual

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BlackBerry

Download Waze

Go to m.waze.com using the phone's internal browser

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Run Waze
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Or, you can use the Blackberry AppWorld (if you have it), search for Waze, and download it that way.


Getting Started



Accept Waze's Terms of Use

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Waze's terms of use will appear on the screen. In order to proceed you need to confirm that you understand and accept those terms of use.Click the Accept button to continue to use waze, or the Decline button to exit the program.If you have accepted the terms of use, you will next get a form to create your account.

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Select the preferred language.

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Registration screen

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New user

Select the Sign up option.

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Type in your details below in order to create your account:

You are asked to provide a username and password, an email address, and optionally to choose a waze nickname, which is used to identify you on the map and in reports you send, should you choose to be identified.

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  • Enter the username you'd like. The username is case sensitive so Jenny is not the same as jenny.
  • After you have proceeded to fill in all of the form, waze will display the filled-in form (your password will be displayed as five stars no matter how long it actually is).
  • If the information is the way you want it, select Create in order to create your account. If not, select the line you want to change.

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After filling all the fields click on the next button.

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Twitter connect

You can also enter your twitter account details. Your routes and / or road reports will be tweeted automatically from your account according to your settings. (Add internal wiki link to the Settings -> Profile -> Twitter)

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Congratulation you have a new WAZE account.

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Once you have an account that you've previously logged in to, starting waze will bring you directly to the main screen. To save battery consumption, it's a good idea to close waze when you leave your car and to minimize it or shut off the display whenever you don't need it.


Existing User

If you already have a waze account select the Sign in option.

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Enter your User name and password and click on Log In.

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Back to Registration screen


BlackBerry Menu button


First Box

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Me on map:

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Displays your current location on the map, with an icon representing your car. (you can change the icon for your car via the BlackBerry Menu Button > Profile > Car) (Add internal link). This is the default state of waze's main screen provided if you have GPS connectivity in your current location (green or orange GPS icon on the status bar)(Add status bar chapter)(Add internal link).
Whenever the car icon isn't displayed, just press "Me on Map" to update the map to your current location. If you don't have a good enough GPS connection (grey GPS icon with an X on it), the "me on map" option won't be available, because if you don't have a GPS connection, waze can't determine your approximate location.

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Report:

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This is where you report an event. One click on the Report button displays a menu of several different types of events: reporting can be as simple as choosing the type of event and pressing Send. The event will be marked at the location you were in when you clicked on “report”.


Other users will see it pinned on the map with its icon The types are:

  • Police - Appears on the map and also announced in the navigation guidance if reported on your driving direction of the road.
  • Traffic – Appears on the map. Not announced in the navigation guidance
  • Accident - Appears on the map. Not announced in the navigation guidance
  • Hazard - Appears on the map. Not announced in the navigation guidance
  • Chit Chat - Appears on the map. Not announced in the navigation guidance
  • Speed cam – Can't be reported through BlackBerry for the moment. Appears on the map and also announced in the navigation guidance if reported on your driving direction of the road.
  • Check in with Foursquare – Allows to check in to a foursquare location nearby. See the profile section (Add link to profile section) for more details.


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After choosing a type of event you get a screen where you need to indicate whether it's on your side of the road (default) or the other side. Click once to select :


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A text description of the event - optional (disabled while car is moving).

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View Real time alerts

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Simply by driving around with waze running on their smartphones, drivers share real-time information that waze translates into road and traffic conditions. These are called "events". This information about events is collected and analyzed in real time to provide all wazers with the optimal route to their destination at any given moment.
This menu organized by type of event, of the real-time live reports by wazers about problems in your area:

  • All - gives you a list of all events reported in your area, listed by distance
  • Police - displays only reports of police cars/traps , listed by distance
  • Traffic - displays only reports of traffic loads in your area (light / moderate / heavy / standstill) listed by distance
  • Accidents - displays only reports of accidents in your area.
  • Chit Chats – display the conversations of wazers around you.
  • Other - any reports of events that aren't in one of the above 3 categories.


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Second Box

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New address

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You may enter the name of a road, an address, a place name or keywords. Waze will show you a list of matches ordered by proximity and importance of the place. If there are few matches, a Google Local Search will be used. So you can search for "toy shop" or "gas station" and Waze will let you select from the closest matches. You don’t have to enter a city but if your destination is not in your current city, you might want to enter a city as well. If Waze does not know the house numbers on your destination road, or you don't enter a house number, Waze will choose the middle of the road.

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While viewing the list of matching addresses, tap the BlackBerry Menu Button. A small menu will open:

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Select one of the folowing:

Drive
Select in order to choose your destination. The same as selecting the name of the saved location
Show on map
Centers the map display on the location
Add to favorites
You have the choice of entering a name for the favorite. If you select Done this location will be added to the end of your My favorites list.

After selecting the Drive option, Waze will suggest you an optimal route to your destination, considering different factors like Traffic jams and hazards.

If you want, you can choose an alternative route by tapping the Alternatives option. You will get all the alternative routes to your destination and you can select your desirable one.

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Local Search

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If you choose the destination from the result of a Google Local Search, Waze will use the exact location of the destination, as provided by Google.

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My Favorites

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This is a list of saved locations that you chose to add to favorites. You can select any location here as your destination. This list is sorted based on how recently and frequently you selected the favorite as a destination.

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Recent Searches

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A list of recent locations you selected after using search address or place or selecting a destination using the location menu. The most recent search is at the top. Note: Destinations chosen from my favorites or saved locations are not included in the Recent Searches list.

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Saved Locations

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A list of locations saved using the location Menu. You can select any location here as your destination. The most recently saved location is at the top of the list of Saved locations.

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Third Box

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General

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The settings allow you to view and personalize your waze experience. Tap it to enter the General Settings menu.

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  • Language - allow you to change the language of the system.
  • Prompts - allows you to change the language of the navigation instructions.
  • Measurement system – you can choose to display distances in miles or in kilometers.
  • Auto zoom - by default it's "on", so the map will zoom in and out while you're navigating, based on the distance to your next decision point (e.g. place where you have to turn). You can disable this feature by selecting "off".
  • Navigation Guidance - whether you want voice instructions in addition to the map display when following a route .
  • Show points ticker - Whether to display the points ticker
  • 24 hour clock – allows you to choose between 24/12 hour clock.

Auto learn routs to your frequent destination -

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Map Settings

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This menu allows you to set the display of the map.

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Map color scheme – allows you to change the colors of the map.

Speedometer – shows your driving speed.

Wazers – shows other wazers on the map.

Traffic layer (color coded) – show traffic condition on the roads near your location (Yellow – light traffic, Orange – intermediate traffic, Red – heavy traffic, Black – bumper to bumper traffic).

Speed cams – show the speed cams on the map.


Road goodies – show road goodies on the map.

Chit chats – show all the chit chats.

Police traps – show police traps on the map.

Accidents – show accidents on the map.

Traffic jams – show traffic jams on the map.

Hazards – show road hazards on the map.

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Profile

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Displays your account details: username, five stars representing your password (no matter how long your password is) and nickname; and lets you change your nickname. To change your username and password, first go to the waze.com site, log in, and make the changes, and only then update it on your phone.


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Car - Displays a car icon which will represent your car on the map you see. You can choose from a large number of cars of different types and colors (more cars coming soon!!)


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Privacy - This menu displays a screen headed "Display my location on mobile and web" with the options "when driving" and "when reporting". Waze always respects your privacy, and your location will never be shared against your will. This is where you define the degree of privacy you'd like:


When driving :

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Nickname and avatar:

other wazers will see your location on the map, and your avatar will display your current mood (as described regarding the Status bar avatar, above). If you've chosen this option, your status bar displays a green avatar.

Anonymous:

your location is shown but not your identity (neither username nor nickname): you appear as an "anonymous user". This is the default. The top Status bar shows this by displaying your avatar :in blue with a question mark on it.

Don't show me:

your location won't be shown at all – you're there but invisible, like a ghost! The top Status :bar shows this displaying a ghost avatar.



When reporting:

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Using my nickname:

your reports are identified by your nickname

Anonymous:

your reports are sent anonymously, no information identifying their sender is displayed


Mood - Displays the icon for your current mood – you can change it to one of the others. Twitter - lets you choose whether to tweet your waze reports to your twitter followers; if you choose to do so, enter your Twitter username and password. Your current mood will be included in the tweet. You can disable and re-enable tweeting at any time without affecting your Twitter credentials.

Foursquare - lets you set up your foursquare account to use with waze, and set tweets about your foursquare activity.

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Routing

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Here you tell waze how to calculate the optimal route for you.

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Route preference – you prefer the calculation to choose either the shortest route, or the fastest taking into account current event reports along that route. The default is "fastest".

Dirt roads – you can choose to allow their inclusion in your route, to forbid it, or to allow short ones but avoid long ones where possible.

Minimize turns - if this is "on", waze calculates a route that will require you to turn from one street into another as few times as possible.

Avoid highways – the default is "off". If you prefer to spend as little time on highways as possible, choose "on". Today the Waze routing engine will only avoid the freeway road type with this setting. That may change in the future. It isn't always possible to avoid highways altogether, but Waze will do its best, taking into account your other routing preferences.

Avoid toll roads - the default is “off”. If you prefer not to enter toll roads choose “on”.

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Data usage

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This menu allow you to control the amount of data that you receive.

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Download traffic info - the default is “on”. Allows you to reduce the amount of data that you receive. Stop the downloading of the traffic info.

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Fourth box

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Scoreboard

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Groups

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View my points

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Allows you to see your points, rank and new points that you accumulated.

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Send error logs

ADD SCREENSHOT

Allows you to send log files – you can send log files to Waze every time you encounter a problem with the app. The files are sent to the development team, analyzed and all the changes are applied in the next version of Waze. You basically help us improve the application.

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Shortcuts

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Allows you to see all the shortcuts of the app.

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About

Shows you the Waze version and the license.

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Exit

Turn off the application completely.

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Center menu button


Me on map

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Displays the map of your current location, with an icon representing your car.

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Report

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This is where you report an event. Tapping the Report button displays a menu of several different types of events: reporting can be as simple as choosing the type of event and pressing Send. The event will be marked at the location you were in when you chose the type of event.

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Drive to

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You may enter the name of a road, an address, a place name or keywords. Waze will show you a list of matches ordered by proximity and importance of the place. If there are few matches, a Google Local Search will be used. So you can search for "toy shop" or "gas station" and Waze will let you select from the closest matches. You don’t have to enter a city but if your destination is not in your current city, you might want to enter a city as well. If Waze does not know the house numbers on your destination road, or you don't enter a house number, Waze will choose the middle of the road.

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My favorites

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You can select any location here as your destination. This list is sorted based on how recently and frequently you selected the favorite as a destination.


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