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Uberpool's navigation

Discussion in 'New York City' started by John Yoo, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. John Yoo

    John Yoo New Member

    Location:
    New York
    Whenever I accept uberpool trips the navigation system opens google maps. Ive changed the settings, yet it still opens it when I try to use waze.

    Anyone else having this problem?
     
  2. Uberinian

    Uberinian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Astoria Queens
    This happens to everybody because Uber made it so that when you do uberpool you can only use Google maps and not waze. Why the hell are you doing uberpool anyway? Jesus christ.
     
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  3. John Yoo

    John Yoo New Member

    Location:
    New York
    well... someone has to accept these people.
     
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  4. No_Nonsense

    No_Nonsense Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Brooklyn
    :D:D:D
     
  5. Lenny_yellow_cab

    Lenny_yellow_cab Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Nyc
    Driving:
    UberX
    You really can't be that desperate. Or maybe u r. Good luck out there
     
  6. pioneer06

    pioneer06 Active Member

    Location:
    Nyc
    Lololol uberfool
     
  7. Admitter

    Admitter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New York
    Driving:
    UberX
    Exactly who are these people still doing pool :confused:
     
  8. alextheboss

    alextheboss Active Member

    Location:
    Bronx
    Why?
     
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  9. John Yoo

    John Yoo New Member

    Location:
    New York
    Why is everyone shunning me.
    Are we, as a community trying to condition the riders to not use pool?
     
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  10. marcusguber

    marcusguber Active Member

    Location:
    Queens, NY
    Driving:
    UberX
    There is something in the way they have to hit the API of Waze that is probably different from Google maps and they dont or cant program it to do what they want it to.
     
  11. Adieu

    Adieu Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Driving:
    UberXL
    Even I know that, and Im across the continent, spend most of my time in a no-Pool county, and dont even do UberX

    Lol
     
  12. Uberinian

    Uberinian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Astoria Queens
    There is nothing wrong with the API and nothing is difficult since Uber once used waze for uberpool before they changed it, and lyft still uses waze for line.

    I think the reason is because waze always makes you go on the highways while Google maps tends to go local, and Uber wants you to pick up more people. So they make u use crappy Google maps.
     
  13. marcusguber

    marcusguber Active Member

    Location:
    Queens, NY
    Driving:
    UberX
    I didnt say there was something wrong with the API I said they were either not able or didnt want to access what they needed. There is also some kind of deal with Waze to make it seamless with Lyft so that implies they needed some kind of access which was not forthcoming. It looks like its access to Waze's Transport SDK which Uber does not have earlier this year I dont know if that has changed since.

    http://fortune.com/2016/01/29/waze-lyft-deal/
     
  14. Cctx61

    Cctx61 Member

    Location:
    San Antonio
    As you can see, many people here care only about themselves and couldn't care less about the customers. A good business person cares about their bottom line and the customer.
     
  15. Me3zyy

    Me3zyy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Driving:
    UberX
    Yes. I can write an essay on the reasons why, but the short answer is yes.
     
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  16. jerseyboys

    jerseyboys Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New Jersey & NY Suburbs
    Driving:
    UberPREMIUM
    Actually it’s not google but Uber GPS. Which is actually Apple maps. The worst of the three.

    One of many reasons I don’t do Pool.
     
  17. Uberinian

    Uberinian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Astoria Queens
    On Android it's Google maps. Yes apple maps is the worst of the three. They should really just make it waze like lyft line.
     
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  18. Jalex417

    Jalex417 New Member

    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Driving:
    UberX
    Yes, I am! I heard a rumor, or maybe saw mention of it here that this is happening because I'm using an iPhone (iOS) ... and that the app on Android allows you to continue to use Google Maps during an UBERPool ride. Can someone who's experienced this please let us know if this is true? Thanks all!
     
  19. Jalex417

    Jalex417 New Member

    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Driving:
    UberX
    Oops ... I didn't fully read your post. On Apple iPhone the UBER app forces you to use the built-in UBER Map navigation in UBERPool mode. Which 'sucks.' I heard that if I use an Android phone I'll be able to continue using Google Maps while in an UBERPool ride. Can someone who's experienced this please let us know if this is in fact the case? thank you!
     
  20. marcusguber

    marcusguber Active Member

    Location:
    Queens, NY
    Driving:
    UberX
    Uber uses Google Maps on Android for Uberpool, it cannot use Waze for Uberpool.
     

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