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    Vote Up!

    People are interested in getting a Waze client written for WebOS. So let's vote up the idea in their UserVoice account! I just started the thread, link is above. It'll only take 10 seconds!
    LongLivePalm
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    I know I’m going to sound like a stick in the mud but I cannot honestly support an application that takes drivers attention away from the road. When behind the wheel of a 4000 pound, 125 Horse Power piece of machinery traveling at 40+ miles per hour, people need to focus on driving; not mobile networking. I will not “Vote Up!” the development of this application for webOS.

    Just because it is possible, doesn’t mean it is smart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by not-yet-pre View Post
    I know I’m going to sound like a stick in the mud but I cannot honestly support an application that takes drivers attention away from the road. When behind the wheel of a 4000 pound, 125 Horse Power piece of machinery traveling at 40+ miles per hour, people need to focus on driving; not mobile networking. I will not “Vote Up!” the development of this application for webOS.

    Just because it is possible, doesn’t mean it is smart.
    I agree. Too many people have died or been severely injured due to driver stupidity. Maybe we should start a "Vote DOWN" measure to counteract their "Vote Up!" measure?
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    So, wait, it basically lets people drive and chitchat?

    Aren't there already enough things that let people do this?

    I have to agree with the other posters, doesn't seem like a good idea to me!
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    No. Waze is great and it's not intended to "drive & chat". Its main purpose is for crowd sourcing; always having the most up-to-date information in regards to construction, traffic and maps. The "chat" feature is just a feature that you can use if you were riding passenger or something.

    Waze is actually a great thing and it's a great navigation app on Android and iOS.

    What most people do is enable it when they drive and then either refer to it for directions and/or just let it run in the background to help out with the crowd sourcing for traffic/time estimates.
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    i have been using waze for a while on my friends iphone.

    it is a great system and i found it very helpfull as a drivers aid.

    i concentrate on driving and not on trying to figure out the route.

    i think that even if you wount use it. it is important that we suport webos by creating ever more apps.

    VOTE YES FOR WAZE
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    I voted it looks like a very useful app.
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    waze is a great navigation system that takes traffic information into consideration when navigating.

    waze has native application interface and a web interface.

    http://www.waze.co.il/forum/download/file.php?id=730

    I would be happy to see it on webOS.
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    Waze has a twitter account. @waze The Social Media guy at Waze is very responsive. If people would mention @waze and Webos to him/her and get some buzz going it might push things along
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    Quote Originally Posted by avnera View Post
    waze is a great navigation system that takes traffic information into consideration when navigating.

    waze has native application interface and a web interface.

    http://www.waze.co.il/forum/download/file.php?id=730

    I would be happy to see it on webOS.
    Hmmm, seems that the OP and the other "fans" here forgot to mention 1 little detail.... it's only for drivers in Isreal.

    Take the url quoted above, and backspace to http://www.waze.co.il/

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    No, it's also available in the U.S.

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    Waze is as dangerous as Google Maps. Maybe even less so, because it can announce through the speaker/headphones via text to speech. It's a fantastic application. I would be fine with a PDK port of their iPhone client at this point.
    LongLivePalm
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    Isn't the client open source?
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    Mostly. There are some missing parts. But maybe the community could rally together and figure it out! There are two ways of going about this.

    1. Start with a Mojo application like MiniMap. Work off of the source. Use Waze's Javascript library and the Android and iPhone clients as a reference on how the API works.

    2. Take the iPhone client source code and port it over to the PDK.

    I think either way, this has the potential to make the coolest community GitHub project that WebOS has seen as of yet. Who's in?
    LongLivePalm
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    Or, 3. We mass upvote their UserVoice (O.P.) and hope for the best.
    LongLivePalm
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    If I were to make a new Git project on Google Code, could we start working on Option 1?

    waze-for-webos - A Waze client for HP WebOS - Google Project Hosting
    LongLivePalm
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    I vote "yes". WebOS needs more apps.
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    I gave it 3 votes Hopefully they develop a webOS version.
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