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'''Getting Started'''
 
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'''Languages and Countries'''
 
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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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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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'''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'''
 
'''Problems, bugs and limitations'''
* 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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* 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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Revision as of 09:54, 14 September 2010

Complete Guide to Waze (Under Development)

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.

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

Languages and Countries You can use your language skills to help make Waze better

How You Can Help You can make Waze better for yourself and everyone else

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

Technical