Android App - Shortcuts for Waze
March 25, 2015 7:09 AM   Subscribe

Android App - Shortcuts for Waze
For some unfathomable reason Waze does not provide a built in way to add shortcuts to places (at least not that I could find, except maybe the home/work widget that doesn't work on my system). So I wrote this app to provide them.

* Use them anywhere shortcuts are accepted.
* Just search or auto-navigate
* Use exact addresses or search general terms (gas station, fast food, etc..)

Note: I am not associated with Waze in any way, except as a user of their software.

Unrelated plug for my other project - mynderMail
Role: programmer & designer
posted by pyro979 (4 comments total)

Willing to give it a whirl.

I like that both of your apps are designed to make using my phone more efficient. Too many just want to lock you into their own little world. More devs and users should appreciate the "shortcut" feature of Android.

posted by 724A at 7:41 AM on March 25, 2015

Thanks @724A. I make a very concerted effort to focus on the user experience. I (and most users) just want to be able to get things done on their phones with as little friction as possible, but not every app developer has that as their goal.

Honorable mentions for this type of app are:
Notification Toggle - this one has a few usability issues during setup, but using it is soooooo nice.
posted by pyro979 at 9:24 AM on March 25, 2015 [1 favorite]

Cool! Good idea in general. Anywhere you are, you can navigate to Work or Home or Mom's house. Do other map apps already do this and I just didn't know about it?
posted by Galen at 11:06 AM on March 27, 2015

@galen, Google maps offers shortcuts I believe.
posted by pyro979 at 5:47 PM on March 27, 2015

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