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Notes

Commitment to all phone platforms

Waze is committed to supporting Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile phones]. Waze has found the fastest, easiest way to improve the app is to develop and test on the iPhone and then transfer and develop for other types of devices

Features

  • Core features are available, or planned to be added, for every supported smartphone model
  • Enhanced features are available on smarterphones, depending on hardware support
  • Even though a feature may be available for your device type, there may be a problem with that feature on your specific model which should be listed here

Sorting the table

  • You can sort the tables by version (V.) to see what feature was added in what version
  • You can sort by device type so you can group together all the features not yet available

Key and Abbreviations

Androidlogo.gifAndroid Blackberrylogo.gifBlackberry Symbianlogo.gifSymbian (Nokia) Windowsmobilelogo.gifWindows Mobile

(Apple iOS devices have not yet been added to this table.)

☑ Available ☐ Planned for later version ☒ Not available due to device limitations

V.
version
T.
Your phone needs Touch support to use this feature. For Blackberry Touch support is still being implemented, so even if your phone has Touch, the app may not yet support the feature.
h/w
You phones needs to support the hardware (h/w) required for this feature

Core Features

V. * Class Feature Androidlogo.gif Blackberrylogo.gif Symbianlogo.gif Windowsmobilelogo.gif
1 Map 2D (birdseye view) maps
1 Map 3D maps
1 Map Select a map location as a destination
1 Map Select a map location as a start point (origin, departure point)
1 Map Select and save a map location
1 Map Select a road and edit the name, type and city for that road
1 Map Centre map on your current location and track your movements
1 Map Zoom in and out of maps
1 Map Rotate maps (change orientation)
1 Map Orient map so top is north
1 Map Choice of day and night colours for the map
1 Map Force a download of the latest map for your locations
1 Map Option to display other wazers in the area on your map
1 Map Option to display colour coded automatic traffic congestion reports for roads in the area on your map
1 Map Option to display the location of speed cameras in the area on your map
1 Map Option to display the location of police speed traps in the area on your map
1 Map Option to display the location of reported accidents in the area on your map
1 Map Option to display the location of manually reported traffic jams in the area on your map
1 Map Option to display the location of reported hazards in the area on your map
1 Map Select a map colour scheme from: Vitamin C, The Blues, Mochaccino, Snow Day, Twilight, Tutti-fruiti, Rosebud, Electrolytes
2.0 Map Select a map colour scheme from: Map editors
1 Map Create your own map colour scheme (not available on the iPhone)
1 Driving Spoken turn-by-turn instructions in a choice of languages and voices
1 Driving Display name of next road on the route
1 Driving Display distance and type of next turn
1 Driving Option to display approximate current speed (speedometer)
1 Driving Displays estimated time of arrival (ETA)
1 Driving Rotates ETA with display of remaining travel time (hours and minutes)
1 Driving Display of driving distance to destination
1 Driving Ability to mute and unmute spoken turn-by-turn instructions
1 Driving Text and turn icon display of navigation list with distances, driving instructions and road names
1 Driving Cancel navigation to a route before arrival at your destination
1 Driving Option to automatically zoom in and out on the map based on speed and distance to next turn
1 Driving Typing is disabled while the vehicle is moving. This is enabled or disabled depending on your state or country.
1.9 Routing One text entry box to search for a destination by road name, address, place name or keywords using Google Local Search
1 Routing Shortcut favourite destinations to Home and Work
1 Routing Top listing of common and recent destinations
1 Routing List of favourite destinations
1 Routing List of recent searches
1 Routing List of saved locations
1 Routing Choose destination by address from Contact/Address Book
1 Routing Display a list comparing alternative routes with distances and estimated travel times
1 Routing Display a map comparing alternative routes and estimated travel times
1 Routing Choose whether routing based on fastest time to arrive, or shortest distance to travel
1 Routing Choose whether or not to allow routing over dirt roads, or just to avoid long dirt roads
1 Routing Choose whether to reduce the number of turns on your route
1 Routing Choose whether to avoid freeways, motorways and highways
1 Routing Option to automatically suggest a destination frequently taken based on time of day and your location
1 Map Updates Record new roads
1 Map Updates Map displays a road-roller when recording new roads
1 Map Updates Record house numbers
1 Map Updates Report when a turn is not allowed
1 Map Updates Report an incorrect junction
1 Map Updates Report a missing bridge or overpass
1 Map Updates Report wrong driving directions given by the Waze client app
1 Map Updates Report a missing exit
1 Map Updates Report a missing road
1 Map Updates Report a general map error
1 View Events Top bar display shows number of local events
1 View Events Display list of recent events by type
2.0 View Events Display list of local events by type
2.0 View Events Display list of events on your route by type
2.0 View Events Top bar shows current number of your group event notifications
2.0 View Events Display list of events from your groups by type, current and historic
2.0 View Events Choose the distance to apply when including nearby events
1 View Events Nearby events are rotated in full over the map when you are not moving. Removed once you start moving
1 Report Events Delayed reporting of events with automatic hide
1 Report Events Reporting of events in current or opposite direction of travel
1 Report Events Adding a message to an event report
1 Report Events Adding a photo to an event report
2.0 Report Events Choosing which group receives your report
1 Report Events Reporting a police trap
1 Report Events Reporting a traffic jam
1 Report Events Reporting an accident
1 Report Events Reporting a hazard
1 Report Events Reporting a speed camera in your current direction of travel
2.0 Report Events Report an abuse of the road reports system
2.0 Report Events Delete a road report or comment you have sent
1 Social Other wazers are shown on the map with either nickname or anonymous, as they have chosen
1 Social Ability to ping other wazers you see on the map (a public Chit Chat directed at specific wazer), provided they choose to allow such pings
1 Social Report an abusive message sent as a Ping, Chit Chat or comment
1 Social Delete a Ping, Chit Chat or comment you have sent
1 Social Connect with a Foursquare account and check-in ✔ ?
1 Social Ability to achieve the Roadwarrior Badge with Foursquare
1 Social Option to disable tweeting that you are connecting to Foursquare
1.9 Social Connect with a Facebook account
1 Social Connect with a twitter account
1.9 Social View traffic related Twitter messages ✔ ?
1.9 Social Reply to traffic related Twitter messages, then sent to other wazers and also tweeted ✔ ?
1.9 Social Display your points and your rank (placing) compared with your Facebook friends who use Waze (weekly and for all time) ✔ ?
1 Social Option to tweet your road reports
1 Social Option to tweet your destination and ETA
1 Social Option to tweet your point scoring (road munching)
1 Social Option to post to Facebook your road reports
1 Social Option to post to Facebook your destination and ETA
1 Social Option to post to Facebook your point scoring (road munching)
1 Social Option to tweet that you have unlocked the Roadwarrior badge on Foursquare
1 Social Option to have your Facebook name linked with your wazer icon on the map: to everyone, to no one, or to friends only
1 Social Option to have your Facebook profile picture linked with your wazer icon on the map: to everyone, to no one, or to friends only
1 Social Option to have a link to your Facebook profile linked with your wazer icon on the map: to everyone, to no one, or to friends only
1 Social Option to have a link to your Twitter profile linked with your wazer icon on the map: to everyone, to no one, or to friends only
1 App Choose the language for the app interface from a list downloaded from the Waze server
1 App Icon to show when not connected to the Waze server
1 App Option to choose whether to connect to the Waze server automatically (not available on the iPhone)
1 App Icon to show when not receiving a good GPS signal
1 App Built in summary of what Waze does and how it works, with screenshots
1 App Video guided tour to using Waze
1 App Draft an email for you to send telling people about Waze and how to get it
1 App Send a free text message to your chosen number telling people about Waze and how to get it (not available in the iPhone version)
1 App Popup to review the Waze app on Chomp - Love or Hate rating, with optional 60 character comment
1 App Link to the iTunes App store, App World for Blackberry, Marketplace for Android for you to rate (1-5 stars) the Waze app, and optionally write a review
1 App After 10 minutes in the background without being used, the app will stop running
2.0 App Turn off app
1 App Send Waze your app debugging logs
1 App Display the version of your installed app
App 1 Display keyboard short cuts help screen (not available for the iPhone)
1 Gaming Map displays a waze-muncher when munching cookies (driving across unconfirmed, pacman-type roads)
1 Gaming Option to display the road goodies in the area on your map
1 Gaming Option for pop-up display of you points status as you earn points while driving
1 Gaming Display the points ticker (not available on the iPhone)
1 Gaming Setting to prefer routes over unconfirmed roads, that earn more points
1 Gaming Display your points and your rank (placing) in your state or country
2.0 Gaming Pop-up notifications of your progress in your level of waziness
2.0 Gaming Display your level of waziness
2.0 Gaming Display bonus point opportunities
2.0 Gaming Display the top 50 point earners for the week (and last week's top 3) in your state or country, and also worldwide
1 Gaming Display the top 50 point earners of all time in your state or country, and also worldwide
2.0 Groups Find groups that are nearby, popular or by searching the name
2.0 Groups Link to view a group profile from a road report sent by a group member
2.0 Groups Link to the Facebook account for a group
2.0 Groups Link to the the Twitter account for a group
2.0 Groups Join a group
2.0 Groups Choose your main group
2.0 Groups Display membership of a group, including the date each member joined
2.0 Groups Display details about the group, including the number of members, group icon, the name and location of the group, the number of new users and reports made in the last month, a linked Facebook account (if any) and a linked Twitter account (if any), the creator (owner) of the group, and the date the group was created
2.0 Groups Create (start) a group, linking it to a Twitter account and a Facebook page
2.0 Groups Quit (leave) a group
2.0 Groups Choose whether pop-up reports are displayed from all groups, your main group only, or no groups
2.0 Groups Choose whether the wazer icons on the map show all group icons, just the groups you have joined, or only from your main group
1 Moods Select male or female version of LOL, bored, busy, cool, happy, in love, mad, sad, sleepy, speedy, starving, wondering
1.9 Moods Select Gold, Silver or Bronze based on your place in last week's scoreboard for your country or state
2.0 Moods Select male or female version of in a hurry, peaceful, singing
1 Music Play music and access music controls
1 Music Automatic music volume reduction when spoken turn-by-turn instructions are given
1 Settings Turn spoken turn-by-turn instructions off (navigation guidance)
1 App Volume control
1 Settings Choose meters (km) or yards (miles)
1 Settings Choose 12 hour or 24 hour clock
1 Settings Choose backlight on or off
1 Settings Option to accept pings (Chit chat directed to you personally)
1 Settings Option to use data compression when transferring data with the server
1 Settings Option to display network data transfers (bytes sent and received)
1 Settings Option to always display map controls on top of map
1 Settings Option to always display top bar on map
1 Settings Select the appearance of your car when being tracked on your map from 3D Arrow, Arrow, SUV, Beetle, Bus, Blue car, Gray car, Green car, Race car, Red car, Yellow car, Motorbike, Red Ferrari, Smart, Taxi
1 Settings Option to automatically switch between night and day colours
1 Settings Option to disable download of traffic updates and road reports
1 Privacy Option to choose a nickname
1 Privacy Option whether you are displayed on the map with your nickname or as anonymous

Enhanced Features

V. * Class T. h/w Feature Androidlogo.gif Blackberrylogo.gif Symbianlogo.gif Windowsmobilelogo.gif
1 Map Automatic switch between landscape and portrait display

Planned Features

There are many planned new features. This section lists only those where there is some provision for a feature in the app menu or interface, but the feature is not yet implemented.

Popup notifications can be turned on or off for...

Your score and rank

  • How many points you need to become next week's gold / silver / bronze wazer (if you are within reach)
  • Give you an alert when you become this week's gold / silver / bronze wazer
  • When you've achieved a new level of waziness
  • When you've nearly lost a level of waziness
  • When you have lost a level of waziness

Friends

  • How many people joined your group recently

Contests and Updates

Automatic notification of the release of a new version of the app

Parked-up (pause) mode

Removed Features

This table lists features previously available that have been removed

Removed in V. Class Feature Availability in versions for other models Comments
2.0.1 Privacy Ability to not appear on the map to other wazers (ghost option) Android 2.0.0.1 - Confirmed missing

Blackberry Beta - Unknown

Symbian 2.0 - Unknown

Windows Mobile 2.0 - Unknown

Removal of this option has privacy implications