Waze poll

Do you you Waze or not? POLL

  • I am a Waze user.

    Votes: 93 93.0%
  • I did use Waze but not anymore.

    Votes: 3 3.0%
  • I do not use Waze.

    Votes: 4 4.0%

  • Total voters
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Joegolf68

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I’m curious how many of us use Waze. Waze is gaining mainstream popularity but we are most likely early adopters of anything speed ticketing related. I’d think people here use Waze in a much greater percentage than people without ticket countermeasures. Let’s see what the numbers show. Thanks for participating.
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It's a great free way to add a layer of protection. No reason not to use it.
 

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Waze is gaining mainstream popularity but we are most likely early adopters of anything speed ticketing related.
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Waze has been around for a long time, we are far from early adopters! It was released in 2013. Waze absolutely took off when Apple Maps was released and subsequently failed miserably and Apple suggested Waze as their #1 alternative to use.

Pre-dating Waze was the app called Trapster, which I used for a while before Waze took over:
Trapster (software) - Wikipedia

Google Maps has now indicated they will be testing/add the police spotted feature as well.
 

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Waze first appeared in 2009 or so. I remember using it on my iPhone 3GS so long ago. Google bought it in 2013.
 

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Waze has been around for a long time, we are far from early adopters! It was released in 2013. Waze absolutely took off when Apple Maps was released and subsequently failed miserably and Apple suggested Waze as their #1 alternative to use.

Pre-dating Waze was the app called Trapster, which I used for a while before Waze took over:
Trapster (software) - Wikipedia

Google Maps has now indicated they will be testing/add the police spotted feature as well.



Waze was released in 2006 and was purchased by Google in 2103 which is why we are seeing cross application improvements in both Apps now because they are owned by the same company, Google.
 

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Waze was released in 2006 and was purchased by Google in 2103 which is why we are seeing cross application improvements in both Apps now because they are owned by the same company, Google.
We are also seeing advertising pop up at the most inconvenient times. Also Waze crashes all the time on my S8
Still it’s free and helpful. I recommend using it.
 

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We are also seeing advertising pop up at the most inconvenient times. Also Waze crashes all the time on my S8
Still it’s free and helpful. I recommend using it.

Not getting any advertising and six months ago Waze was crashing at the most inconvenient times, but that hasn't happened since iOS 12 came out and me running it on the Kenwood DMX-905S using Apple CarPlay. I only use the Note 8 to run JBV1.

I'm with you, free is good and if it is free and actually useful even better. As long as they don't ruin Waze, I'll keep using it and recommending to everybody, especially drivers not running TMG or ALP as Lidar is a killer.
 

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Waze first appeared in 2009 or so. I remember using it on my iPhone 3GS so long ago. Google bought it in 2013.
@johnboy00 is absolutely correct. It actually started in Israel and I've been a beta tester for 9 years now.
 

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@johnboy00 is absolutely correct. It actually started in Israel and I've been a beta tester for 9 years now.

Not exactly correct. Waze was started in 2006 when three Israelis founded the company and Waze was first released under the name "FreeMap Israel" because in the beginning Waze was just for Israel. In 2008 they received some venture capital in an attempt to take their program commercial changing the name of the program to Waze. In 2009, they incorporated using the name Waze Mobile, Ltd. Then in 2013, Google purchased Waze.
 

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Not getting any advertising and six months ago Waze was crashing at the most inconvenient times, but that hasn't happened since iOS 12 came out and me running it on the Kenwood DMX-905S using Apple CarPlay. I only use the Note 8 to run JBV1.

I'm with you, free is good and if it is free and actually useful even better. As long as they don't ruin Waze, I'll keep using it and recommending to everybody, especially drivers not running TMG or ALP as Lidar is a killer.
I don’t know why I do get advertising. Maybe it’s the S8. I thought someone on here said it was Waze doing that. Either way it’s remarkably annoying. I only use that stupid phone for Waze. LOL. I really detest droid phones.
 

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I don’t know why I do get advertising. Maybe it’s the S8. I thought someone on here said it was Waze doing that. Either way it’s remarkably annoying. I only use that stupid phone for Waze. LOL. I really detest droid phones.
I have placed personal informational ad's in the local paper about waze several times last year to inform the public of the app in an effort to increase public safety on the road way. Some new cars have waze built in. AAA has mentioned the app several times in publications. Waze has saved me from traffic backups and traffic tickets. However, I notice at night and on sundays, fewer things get reported.
 
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Not exactly correct. Waze was started in 2006 when three Israelis founded the company and Waze was first released under the name "FreeMap Israel" because in the beginning Waze was just for Israel. In 2008 they received some venture capital in an attempt to take their program commercial changing the name of the program to Waze. In 2009, they incorporated using the name Waze Mobile, Ltd. Then in 2013, Google purchased Waze.
I do completely agree with what you are saying, but I think we are just off on semantics.

The company Waze that started in 2009 and I think me and @johnboy00 will completely agree with you that it was started from another company by Israelis that was named freemap israel, however not all members from the original project moved on to the waze project, and then one of them actually sued Waze a few years later.

I'm assuming you also have same knowledge that I have on this subject, maybe you are also a beta tester with access to the same centercode information.

The Wikipedia is not completely correct. Actually I don't think Wikipedia is ever 100% correct on anything but after a while it becomes fact.

But inside the Waze beta team centercode group, they plan celebrate their birthday of 10 years coming up soon. They acknowledge their birth as the year 2009 which is what John boy was saying.

Again I think we're both saying the same thing and it just semantics.
 
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I have placed personal informational ad's in the local paper about waze several times last year to inform the public of the app in an effort to increase public safety on the road way. Some new cars have waze built in. AAA has mentioned the app several times in publications. Waze has saved me from traffic backups and traffic tickets. However, I notice at night and on sundays, fewer things get reported.

Reporting in Georgia took a huge hit in July when the “No touch, hands free” law went into effect.
 

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Not exactly correct. Waze was started in 2006 when three Israelis founded the company and Waze was first released under the name "FreeMap Israel" because in the beginning Waze was just for Israel. In 2008 they received some venture capital in an attempt to take their program commercial changing the name of the program to Waze. In 2009, they incorporated using the name Waze Mobile, Ltd. Then in 2013, Google purchased Waze.
What did it run on in 2006? Laptops?? The original iPhone launched in 2007, and there were no third-party apps until 2008.
 

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Yes. I remember printing sheets from home the night before leaving on a trip - it was really hot spot potential high risk police hiding spots versus real time (oh the horror)

And yes your passenger could have the laptop in your car powered by the cig lighter (omg!)

Almost like a trip tik now who remembers that?
 
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Reporting in Georgia took a huge hit in July when the “No touch, hands free” law went into effect.
I think if your hands are free of the device you're still good. Also mobile GPS services are legal as well no?
 

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I think if your hands are free of the device you're still good. Also mobile GPS services are legal as well no?

Yes it can be running on ones phone, what takes the big hit is reporting! It is illegal to “touch” ones phone while in the car. Can’t even touch ones phone while stopped at a traffic light to check messages (not even to just read them without replying). Cobb County Police were posing as construction workers at a traffic light intersection and handing out tickets to people for just checking when their next appointment was on their phone.

So if one doesn’t have CarPlay or Android Auto with a touch screen head unit, one is breaking the law in Georgia reporting to Waze.
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What did it run on in 2006? Laptops?? The original iPhone launched in 2007, and there were no third-party apps until 2008.

Since you asked, there were multiple other smartphones before the iPhone! In the beginning we used laptops with external serial wireless modems or cellular cards. And there were third party Apps, hundreds of them, there just wasn’t an iPhone until 2007 or iTunes App Store before 2008. There were actually other things before the iPhone, RIM and Palm devices for example with phone and Internet. The iPhone was NOT the first smartphone and we used web apps before the iTunes Store and Google Play Store. I was running our company apps on a laptop from my company vehicle in the early 90’s using a Garmin GPS and a cellular modem (no Internet, we dialed into a corporate server and used SecurID syncing tokens for verification. We had a staff of programmers that wrote apps for our use and custom apps for business customers. In 2001 we started using an Ericsson Phone with display and flip open keypad, probably the first real smartphone. In 2005 I was real time trading from my smartphone 2 years before the iPhone was even released.
 

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Well, it wouldn't be right if I didn't RDFGSv2-bomb this thread, so... www.rdforum.org: RDFGS 2.0: What's in a name?

Waze is going to be a data source for the RDFGSv2, but the RDFGSv2 will essentially be the radar/laser/detector/jammer/hobbyist/enthusiast/general traveler/anybody's go-to product/app/service. I recommend taking a look at some of the RDFGSv2 threads/posts and lurk around - for anyone who is interested in a Waze on Steroids product - and start providing development suggestions so we can add the features of what you guys want into this app.

We ARE moving forward with this application/project (RDFGSv2), as January marches on we will have more details available.