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'''Complete Guide to Waze (Under Development)'''
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Waze for your country</p>
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For instructions on editing the map in your country and help in using Waze, in your language, choose from:
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{{CountriesList}}
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{{Languages and Countries}}
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About Waze</p>
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{{About Waze}}
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Waze is a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation application with verbal instructions, free map updates and real-time traffic updates. Social networking and gaming elements are optional features.
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Getting started</p>
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'''Getting Started'''
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{{Getting Started}}
* [[How to get the free Waze client|How to get the free Waze app]] to install on your [[client device]]
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* [[Timeline of updating process]]
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* [[FAQ|Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)]]
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* [[User Manual]]
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* [[Dashboard]]
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'''Getting Help'''
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''Forum Tips and Tricks''
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You can make Waze even better</p>
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{{How You Can Help}}
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* [[Login to forum]]
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* [[RSS feed for subforums]]
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* [[Search forum for common words]]
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Problems, bugs and limitations</p>
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'''Languages and Countries'''
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{{Problems, bugs and limitations}}
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Waze is strongly committed to supporting the different countries and languages of the world but depends on your help.
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Development plans and priorities</p>
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{{Development plans and priorities}}
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There are nearly 1000 words and phrases in the [[client device]] app that needs translation. You can help [[Translate waze (client text) to your local language| translate into your local language]].
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Technical information</p>
'''How You Can Help'''
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* [[Map Editing]]
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* Become an [[Area Manager]]
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* [[Translate waze (client text) to your local language| Translation]]
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'''Problems, bugs and limitations'''
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<p style="font-size:xx-large;font:bold">Have fun going your own Waze</p>
* If you have the "No Name Roads" layer selected in [[Cartouche]] you cannot select any roads
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* If you have the GPS Points layer selected it can be difficult or impossible to select a road because you are always selecting a GPS point. This can happen even if the GPS points are not visible at your current zoom level.
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* [[Known issues]] with [[Cartouche]] - needs updating
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* Newly plotted (unknown, red-line) roads are not showing in [[Cartouche]] at the 3 minimum zoom levels. Waze is aware of this and are working to fix it
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* Some roads are reverting back to an unconfirmed state (back to Pacman roads with dots on them). Waze is investigating this. Please report any observed examples in [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5495&p=40586#p40586 this forum thread]
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* [[Client device problems]]
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* [Currently working] On 9 September the [[routing server]] was unavailable for over 12 hours. It was also unavailable for an hour on 13 September. Client routing and Live Map routing fails with a message that the routing server could not be contacted.
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'''Development plans and priorities'''
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* Getting European map grids in place
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* Road blocks
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* Upgrading the [[Banks of Servers|world servers]], which has increased the speed of editing maps in [[Cartouche]]
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'''Technical'''
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* [[Banks of Servers|Serving the USA and the Rest Of The World]]
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* [[Turn on debug mode|How to send log files]]
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* [[Cartouche Changelog]]
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* [[Source code]]
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Revision as of 07:55, 6 December 2011

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About Waze

Waze is a free navigation app for your GPS equipped smartphone. It has the following features:

  • Spoken turn-by-turn directions
  • Spoken street names (Text-to-Speech) ^
  • Real time traffic reports
  • Real time Gas Prices ^^
  • Toll road avoidance ^^
  • Free regular updates to the map that you can help make are installed automatically
  • Search for destinations how you like: entire address at once, category, place name, landmark or use the addresses from your contacts
  • Integrated destination search: Google, Foursquare, Bing
  • Support for apps to insert destinations into Waze, such as Localscope
  • Support for multiple languages
  • Gaming elements for fun and integrated social networking


^ BETA: in selected countries

^^ Toll Roads and Gas Prices dependent on user contribution


Read more about the amazing way Waze gets better when you just drive around with Waze turned on

Getting started

If you have problems, try and find your own solution or ask the community for help:

If all else fails, you can email Waze with your problem

Problems, bugs and limitations

Waze is a fun and sophisticated navigation app. In the many areas where wazers have worked on the maps for just a couple of months, it is already far superior to commercial GPS navigation aids. Waze is the best and keeps getting better.

But it is not perfect. None of these problems stop Waze from working and being useful. But they are listed here for your information, and so you know they are being worked on.



Development plans and priorities

Waze is growing fast in features and popularity. This is not a complete list of development areas, but should reassure you that Waze is aware of your concerns and is working to make things better.

Current development focus includes:

  • Upgrading the worldwide infrastructure to allow Waze to support the growing number of users while making the service more reliable
  • Bug fixing
  • Integrating features to generate revenue for Waze
  • Releasing feature equal clients for Android and iOS
  • Adding the ability to search for location by UK postcodes
  • Supporting correct routing of authorized veichles on Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes
  • Implementing a web interface to allow editors to immediately close streets for a specified period.

Recently completed:

  • Upgrading the World servers, which has increased the reliability and speed of editing maps
  • Improved the routing in areas of Private Roads and Parking Lot roads
  • ASR (Automated Speech recognition)
  • TTS (Text to Speech voice guided turn-by-turn instructions that announce the street names for upcoming turns) in multiple languages
  • Gas price integration
  • POI category search
  • Toll Road avoidance
  • Time of day turn restrictions
  • Time of day road directionality changes
  • Implementing road blocks and road closures


Have fun going your own Waze

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