Waze for WP7 – Downloads

Source Code


Version (10/04/2013) – Reviving Live Tiles for WP8

Courtesy of Eli Ofek:

You can set Home and Work favorites and their arrival ETA will show up on Waze live tile.

– Fixed a bug for honoring back button from the main screen.



Version (06/02/2013) – Yet another voodoo fix

– Trying to close pop up messages in WP8 device led to unexplained crashes (voodoo). By applying the same spell of splitting the crashing function into 2 pieces I managed to make the crashes go away. Go figure…


Version (03/02/2013) – Works on WP8 (at least on Nokia Lumia 920)

– Due to some voodoo cibyl does, the network session variable was nullified in unexpected places. Splitting the function that consumes it solved the problem (at least for now).

Waze WP8

Version (27/6/2012) – More stabilizations

– Better zoom in/out gesture support

– Fixed many lockups scenarios

– Revived the ‘Resume Navigation’ dialog

– Revived the ‘Northify’ button

– Added ‘save logs’. Whenever you see a problem, click on this menu item and the logs will be sent to my dropbox.


Version (5/5/2012) – Missing Tiles / Search problems are over?

– HTTP Connections are much more reliable now. I hope missing tiles problem and search problems are over

– Fixed null pointer exception in RTLMessageBox

– Fixed WebStats crash


Version (16/4/2012) – And… another map stuck bug

– Now the map getting stuck was around the touch events handling – fixed

– As a result of the fix, map movement is much more reliable. No more map getting all blank when you swipe your finger fast. You can now really follow the proposed track with moving the map across the path.


Version (14/4/2012) – Another day, another endless loop fixed

– Fixed yet another endless loop causing map to get stuck

– Better HTTP handling. You should expect better tiles management.


Version (13/4/2012) – and… presto

– After several frustrating weeks I finally succeed in repro’ing the map being stuck bug. The reason it was so hard to find is the scenario where waze wants to display a bitmap but due to some reason the image size is 0. This leads to endless loop while trying to see what text size should fit into such bitmap.

– Fixed the appbar issues – the appbar will be always visible now.


Version (11.4.2012) – fixing a regression

– AppBar blocks the navigation bar (street name, eta etc.) – the appbar will be minimized again until we solve this issue.


Version (9.4.2012) – and still stabilizing

– Clicking on Alternate Routes in portrait mode did not do anything (problem was that it expected the finger to click 40 pixels below) – fixed.

– Fixed Race condition in language loading that cause Waze to crash during load.


Version (9.4.2012) – still stabilizing

– Fixed application lockups during map navigation

– AppBar menu is shown by default – more accessible and less confusing for new users

– Reporting fixed for languages other than English and Hebrew (yes, we have users from other countries)

– Pressing Back button takes the car back to focus on map (and then shows the confirmation message). This is good if you want a button that will always bring you back to same state, no matter where you are in the app.


Version (28.2.2012) – I wanna report this
Eli Ofek has done it again and redesigned the reporting screen with easy to use icons for your convenience.


Version – Stabilizations

Courtesy of Eli Ofek

– ETA now finds Work/Home favorites written in every casing permutation (Work,woRK, HOMe etc.)

– Exit

– You wanted Exit to be fast – you got it.

– Pressing Back button on main screen exists Waze (w/ Confirmation).

– No Exit option on menu – WP standard UI. Added settings to determine whether to show Confirmation or not. Disabling Live tile now really disabled it


-Accessibility fix – when pressing +/- Zoom button on map the flickering is now being done with black background instead of white

– ETA not always shown on live tile due to file access issues – fixed

– ETAs no longer show negative values


Version – Don’t Stop My Music

Eli Ofek keeps contributing great stuff. This time, helping feature for you who love to hear music/audio books while navigating. Waze will no longer stop you currently playing music but rather play the directions in a louder volume.


Version – The killer feature just got better

Eli Ofek doesn’t seem to stop surprising us and enhanced the When-To-Go-Home feature to include Work ETA too.

1. You now have dedicated screen for configuring the live tile settings. From this screen you can also email crash log to help us stabilize this feature.

2. The number in circle is Max(ETA Home, ETA Work) so on the mornings it will show ETA to Work and from afternoon will provide ETA to Home.

3. The flipped tile details both ETAs


Version – The feature you were all waiting for

“When to go home” feature was added by Eli Ofek and me. You now have live tile updating at the frequency you choose to update you about the time it will take you to drive home.

1. At the settings screen, go to Other screen and there you will find Live tile settings. Enable it and set its update frequency.

2. Add favorite named ‘home’

3. Watch update time inside you tile updated at the frequency you defined

4. After few seconds, watch detailed ETA message


Version – A couple of nice ones 

Courtesy of Eli Ofek:

– Fixed orientation issues – now you can rotate the device back and forth and picture will be set flawlessly

– Added new Setting for disabling auto-rotating picture when rotating the device – Street names on navigation bar are better aligned now

Courtesy of Eran Gonen:

– Added a native language select dialog to be shown at first use

– Changed the minimization of the application bar to be native, eliminating the map resize


– Stabilized the zoom-in/out gestures to avoid moving the map or showing context menu while pinching


Version – Even more stabilized

– Resolved a major issue where the navigation commands were still playing while the map is frozen

– Resolved the case where Waze was stuck forever with white screen during startup

– Change pinch gestures to be much less sensitive in order to provide better experience when zooming in/out


Version – Working on the small details

– Courtesy of Eli Ofek:

  • Added ‘Restore Favorites’ option under Settings screen for cases where they are not restored automatically
  • If Dialog is in progress, ignore map touches that are not GPS emulation or app bar requests

– Fixed crashes during writing long search string in Search Address page

– Setting a skin in Settings screen is now working

– Auto night-mode is now working. Expect different map colors at night

– Ads are now showing – not sure if it’s a good thing or bad 🙂

– Dialog border are being drawn correctly. Alerts are now readable

– Hazards, Wazers and Ads are now clickable

– Green bottom bar is finally showing – now you can see the directions properly


Version – It’s stabilization time

– Decreased memory consumption by 100MB – no more sporadic failures

– Fixed font issues – no more “System.ArgumentException: The character ‘С’ (0x0421) is not available in this SpriteFont. If applicable, adjust the font’s start and end CharacterRegions to include this character.”

– Added memory consumption on the About page

– Added initial Anti-Aliasing – map should look better now

– Fixed text alignment

– Added build number to the crash report email

– Fixed many other crashes – Screen is now turning white when switching between zoom levels

– Multitouch support – you can now pinch-to-zoom

– Courtesy of Eli Ofek: Fixed landscape mode


Version – TOUCHDOWN!

Welcome XNA: converted all graphic drawing to XNA. HUGE performance improvement – smooth map movement at all zoom levels. Finally a version that gives proper fight to iPhone/Android versions.


Version – The final touch

Another huge contribution by Eran Gonen:

– Settings are now implemented using native controls. Panorama screen allows you to edit all settings in one place

– Alternate routes are available  using native dialogs

– Navigation dialog now contains the destination and the dialog is finally properly aligned

Courtesy of Noam Ben-Yochanan:

– Waze initial position is no longer Bavli Tel Aviv but the current one

– Clicking on app-bar area does not count as clicking on map anymore


– Stabilization improvements – several null exceptions that were reported were fixed

– Scoreboard (ניקוד)  now opens the browser with your stats


– We have the Navigation List (מסלול) menu option the lists the navigation route steps


Version – More Native Dialogs

Another great contribution from Eran Gonen:
– App crash stack traces will be mailed to me.
– Added native screens for Favorites, Recent searches, Saved Locations, Map Settings and Car choosing. Long click on items in each of the screen brings up context menu with the relevant options.
– Search screen now has shortcuts for Favorites, Recent Searches and Saved Locations.
– No more ‘Waze needs to be restarted due to infra changes’ message.
– Messages are now aligned according to the language.


Version – Hello Native Dialogs

Huge contribution by Eran Gonen:

– Logon, Sign-in, Sign-up, Search and Search Results dialogs are now being drawn using WP7 controls. This means you should expect great experience when using them.

– Long click on a search result will bring up context menu that will allow you to add the result to the favorites and additional useful options (see screenshot). Short click will calculate the route

Native Dialogs

Courtesy of Amit Finkelstein:

– Changed GPS to pull mode – no more “No GPS reception” when you are waiting for the green light.

Courtesy of Eli Ofek:

– App Bar is now visible on Waze startup and will stay opened while browsing through the menu items.

– Messages are now right aligned.


– Brought back WAV files instead of WMA – the media player handle compressed sound file too slowly. Sorry folks, the package is getting back to be 8MB.

– Changed application name to Waze so it will be easy to invoke it using Voice 🙂

– Reporting now works again – had some regression.


Version – It’s Mango time

Big contribution from Eli Ofek:
– Recompiled against mango (SL4)
– Changed the fav icon in the app bar to start Favorites and not Saved Locations.
– Removed the Nbidi transformation, as SL4 supports RTL, no need to convert the strings any more.
– Changed the AppBar to be hidden by default, to utilize the screen better while driving. Touching the bottom 60 pixels (approximately under the ETA bar) will pop the appbar back for 15 seconds or until a selection is made, whichever comes first.
– The previous item exposes new text line at the bottom of the screen that is used to directing the driver to where the next turn should be.
– Network now supports max 6 concurrent connections per host, and since then no more “Operation Failed” errors.
– Removed redundant lock statments to increase speed.
– Added support for Landscape mode. Rotating the device causes the map to rotate too.

Courtesy of Amit Finkelstein:
– Converted WAV files to WMA in order to decrease package size. XAP file is now only 4MB (thanks Eran Yariv for the tip).

Note: that the sporadic “oops” failure during Search won’t stop by the new version. it’s not a client  problem, it’s a server problem. it happens on WM6.5 & Android versions too the last few weeks.
We believe it’s load related, as it happens mainly when you try to calculate routes during rush hours.



– With courtesy of Meni Zalzman, converted queue implementation to real queue + changed ‘equals’ override from Java style to C# so that items will be actually checked for containment. This should result in better performance.
– Changed the Exit icon on the app bar to Favorites as it’s more common action. Exit is still available on the ellipsis (…) menu.
– Changed HTTP error handling to be more robust. This, along with the queue fixes should get Waze more reliable and less ‘Operation Failed’ kind of app.
– Fixed Realtime alerts menu. Now it will show all alerts from all categories.
– Increased pre-fetching to contain more tiles around the current point.


– Copying sound files from resource to isolatedStroage on demand. This should improve startup times and reliability.
– Fixed English sound files – now you can really hear English (rather than hebrew…)
– Added Menu Bar icon for quick actions: MeOnMap, Report, Navigate and Quit
– Quit really works now (had to throw unhandled exception to achieve that, go figure)
– Added cancel navigation menu item (just below Navigate)
– Cleaned up top toolbar – only GPS indication is shown as other icons were not functional
– Text should be more aligned now. Look at the settings menus.
– Clicking on report now offers you ‘Me On Map’ as one of the options in case you accidentally pressed it and want to go back to map.


– Added Tile Cache for last 500 tiles (tile == vector data describing area in the map). Whenever Waze downloads a tile from the web it will now keep it on isolated storage so next time you need it will load instantly. The cache is managed in Fifo way so only the last 500 tiles will be kept.

– Added pre-cached tiles for Tel-Aviv till Hod-Hashron. From the menu choose ‘טען מפה’ – (one item before Exit option). This will load the cache with tiles of the area starting from Tel Aviv till Hod Hasharon.

– Reliability fix – catching NotSupportedOperation coming from Web requests.


REPORTING WORKS! Now you can be good citizen and help Waze get more up-to-date data by posting alerts (on the menu, click ‘דווח’).
– Enhanced reliability – startup crashes are history.
– Back button regression resolved. Pressing Back will return to map.
– Clicking OK on ‘please wait’ dialogs was sometimes crashing – fixed.
– Fixed mumbling at the end of many wav files.
– Fixed timing issues with playing sounds to be more compatible with slower devices (and ones with Mango).
– When entering username/password/address – the Enter key in the on-screen keyboard is now connected to the OK button.
– The splash screen at startup no longer shows garbage at the bottom.


– Decent performance, finally. Zlib operations were done against IsolatedStorage temp files, one byte at a time. Now all is done in memory – huge performance gain.


  • Fixed map scrolling (at last). Now you can drag the map over and over again without  need to pin your last position before next dragging.
  • Sounds are now more reliable – Waze makes extra care of delivering them even if the application crashed during init phase.
  • Input dialogs are now automatically opening the keyboard pane, no need for the extra click in the textbox
  • Speed optimizations
  • Perception is everything: on logon screen you get ‘please wait’ message after clicking on every button so at least you will have feedback that the touch was received and being processed.


– (As you can see from the title) Added version number. From now on you will able to know what version is the latest vs. the one you have. From the menu choose ‘About’ to see your current version.


Hebrew support – finally you can use Native Keyboard to search address in hebrew.
– Application and tile icons – it’s about time.
– Increased street cached for better performance.
– No more language downloads.



– Replaced general menu icon with Waze icon.

– Made audio directions smoother – no more lagging.



– Speed improvements by eliminating log writing in Release mode
– Back button now returns to map instead of bailing out the app.
– Removed ‘Shortcuts’ menu item.
– Added ‘Save’ button for ‘Data Usage’ menu.


29/6/2011 (2)

– Added ‘Save’ button to General Settings and Navigation Settings page.

– Fixed ‘Save’ button location in ‘Map Settings’ page.



– Map browsing is much faster. Also, no more double clicks and other voodoo for entering user creds.
– Dialogs text are finally aligned. No more descriptions, ETAs and Speed coming out of their borders.
– In ‘Add to Favorites’ dialog, the ‘Save’ and ‘Cancel’ buttons are now visible.



– Added ‘Save’ button in Map Settings screen so values will be kept

– Increased the volume of the directions to 100% instead of 80%


25/7/2011 – Initial version


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  5. saary says:

    Awesome dude!
    Very cool that you keep squizzing juice from this sucker.

  6. Moran Lefler says:

    Wonderful – I’ve been waiting months for some useful nav app for WP7 in Israel!
    I might work on the source code to add some features. mainly, starting a GPS sampling thread everytime there is no callback from the GPS, in order to cover for the no GPS error when the car is standing still. All in all – love this app. Let’s hope we will see an official version on the WP7 marketplace sometime in the future…

  7. Lidan says:

    I can’t believe this actually works! I tried it in Israel and it worked!

    Thank you so much, please continue with this project.

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  10. Seif Apps says:

    Good work!!!!!!! Thanks a lot!!! Finally we have it here in Israel!!

    Go ahead!!!

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  13. LG says:

    I’m pretty new at this, but how do I install it? The new zip files doesn’t include xap files :-S

  14. Hank B says:

    No .xap in latest zip file. I’m guessing I need an unlocked (chevron’d?) phone to install???

  15. Hank B says:

    chervronwp7 out of tokens for now… doh.

  16. CAO says:

    IS there any way to put this on a normal, non-developer phone?

    • Meir Tsvi says:

      Since the code is GPLv2 it might violate Microsoft’s policy – i’m stil checking this up.
      You can try chevron – they should be approved by Microsoft for dev-opening your device.

  17. ron says:

    Hi, how do you render your map and overlay your map? What areas of the original waze source code did you find this information?

  18. CAO says:


    I am starting to get more interested in this. I’ve taken the Waze code for Blackberry, iOS and Android off the Waze site. I think iOS has the nicest UI, so I am looking at that as a starting point now. Since MS just released their platform porting guide (specifically iOS tp WP7 and Android to WP7) at http://create.msdn.com/en-US/education/basics/porting ………

    What do you think of the likelihood of truly replacing the system calls and UI calls as microsoft has them mapped out for converting iOS to WP7? I am considering starting it, but to be honest, do not have much WP7 platform experience (though I do have iOS experience). But, given your work, if you think the effort is futile then I may just scrap it. But seriously, given the amount of good work you have done here, what are your honest thoughts?

    • Meir Tsvi says:

      I think the main problem with porting the iOS version is that you need to keep porting every single change that is being committed to the iOS after you finished your initial conversion project. The advantage in automatic tool like I used is that you can take the latest code whenever you want and convert it on demand.
      The downside with my approach is that debugging what used to be the C code and now the .NET assembly requires you to put roadmap_log calls rather than simply put the debugger on the required line.

      Moreover, I didn’t understand the master plan. iOS/Android are C code – even with the guide you need to go line by line and convert it. This can take very very long time considering the vast usage of pointers. If you mean that you prefer to use the iOS code as input to cibyl I would suggest you try to search&replace all “#IFDEF IPHONE” and “#IFDEF TOUCH_SCREEN” occurrences in the code with “#IFDEF 1” and see where it gets you. After all the blackberry code i’m using contains the iPhone code to just masked by IFDEFs.

      Finally, every conversion cannot look good by automatic tools since every platform is different. In WP7 we have the back button while in iOS you must include graphic button for that in each and every screen. It doesn’t look good. We have Eran Gonen working on replacing all the configuration screens to native WP7 ones soon so the app will much better. As for other graphic issues, it might be better looking if we convert it from Silverlight to XNA since XNA have antialiasing feature while SL doesn’t (till now at least).

      Hope I answered your question, but if I didn’t, feel free to ping me at meir.tsvi@live.com


  19. CAO says:


    This project still intrigues me. I just downloaded the Waze source from the Waze website for Android and iOS. Microsoft just came out with their API for porting from one platform to another: http://create.msdn.com/en-US/education/basics/porting … I don’t have a lot of WP7 experience, but I do have some iOS experience. Do you have any ideas about the ramifications of porting iOS using the MS tools for the API conversioin? Or any opinions on anything like that at all?

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  21. Lidan says:

    You have done an amazing progress with the application since you moved to XNA.

    Thank you!!

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  23. Didi Barak says:

    And now Ver 3.0 …..

  24. bladimir says:

    hola tengo un lg quantum con windows 7 pero no he podido instalar waze como puedo instalar porfavor un tutorial o algo gracias

    • Meir Tsvi says:

      you need to unlock the device before being able to install the app. Once you do that, simply install the WP SDK and use the application deployment utility in order to install the XAP file to your device.

  25. Amit Tsur says:

    Yes!! Finally I can hear music with Waze 🙂 Thanks!

  26. James Hiscott says:

    Hi guys,

    Its looking better everytime i hit your site, why dont you submit the app to MS so we can update via marketplace instead of XAP?

    Keep up the good work.


    • Meir Tsvi says:

      Unfortunatelly since this is GPLv2 code I can’t

      • ayden says:

        Y not? can we get a permission from Waze?
        I have a developer account, I can publish that app to the market for free.

      • Meir Tsvi says:

        Microsoft app store does not allow publishing application written in open source code with GPL license. Waze if GPLv2.

      • Adam says:

        I disagree and had a long discussion with the Win8 marketplace about this. The GPLv1 doesn’t mandate binary only distribution while GPLv2 does. So this code, being .NET isn’t actually a binary by the letter of the GPL law. MS may have a problem with GPL, but GPLv2 won’t prohibit a .NET App distribution since .NET isn’t a binary…..

      • Eli Ofek says:

        Unless Meir thinks otherwise, as far as I care, you are welcome to try and publish it. keep in mind that I am not sure it will be legal and there is more work required, like rebranding the name as Waze is a trademark probably… and with the current code I am not sure we will pass certification, I guess it will require some workdays to make it clean enough to pass the tests… we did not invest the time so far because we could not get an official answer if publishing the app will be legal.

        I am not a law guy, so I am not sure I fully understand your explanation, but to my best understanding the xap file is considered binary..

        If you can get an official letter from Microsoft Customer Services that says it’s OK to publish GPV2 code in the phone store, it will be great 🙂

      • Adam says:

        The way I understand it is that the XAP file is solely a transport mechanism, not an executable binary. The GPLv2 addresses only to distributing things in say, an old style EXE or compiled executable, not in temporary transport containers for the distribution itself. Where it comes down to is the legal definition of binary distribution. MY claim is that the code, being used for a .NET framework rather on W8 or WP7/WP8 only compiles down the code run by the framework and will install and sit on the machine or phone in code that is to be interpretted by the framework rather than executable code. Because of this, anything made for .NET is, for better or worse, not binary code. It is an intermediate step that you can run any tool to see the source code from, and therefore, the GPLv2 doesn’t apply as the “source” is distributed by the nature of it.

        Re-branding would definitely need to occur though.

      • Eli Ofek says:

        I see your point, but I am not sure how it will stand legally, the process of creating this xap/MSIL is called “Compilation” csc.exe is a compiler :-). Now I am not the one who you need to convince, it’s the legal people in MS who decide what is OK in the store and what is not 😉 I will be happy to see it in the store for sure!

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  28. Ohad says:

    Hi Meir,
    thanks for keeping the music…
    what about keeping the navigation in the background ?! is it Waze or wp7.5?!
    BTW: made sure under setting WAZE in background tasks


  29. ayden says:

    You are making a great job! keep going… 🙂

    I wonder if you can add some functions:
    1. Set the default audio device: Bluetooth or Speakers.
    2. If the next route’ step is less the 200 meters, please notify it before the step.
    like: “turn right and then…..”.


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  32. Shai says:

    Simply Great.

  33. Amit says:

    Will it be too much to ask you to zip it instead of rarring it? If its zipped we can install it using the browser. Thanks.

  34. Amit says:

    How about a timed question upon opening the application that goes like this “Would you like to continue your latest navigation?”

    I hate waiting for the application to calculate the route just so I can cancel it and look for another/don’t look at all.

    Overall the application has become much more usable and reliable over the last couple of updates (still freezes here and there), thank you for your work!

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  36. Amit Tsur says:

    Is the project still going? I guess it may become irrelevant now that Apollo is so close.

  37. Meir Tsvi says:

    I don’t currently invest any cycles on this one. It’s stable enough.
    I hope Waze will have something ready when Apollo is out.

  38. Brutus says:

    I tried to sign up, but the application tells me that “Username is empty”, but i filled that field!
    Is it a bug or am I doing something wrong?

  39. Moran Lefler says:

    Recently, When starting Waze I get the following message:
    Waze has been revoked by Microsoft. Please uninstall it.
    Getting ready for Waze on WP8 perhaps?

  40. Meir Tsvi says:

    It means your developer license is about to expire / expired. You will have to renew the license in order to keep using Waze.

    • Eli Ofek says:

      Or that you have installed more xap files, aboce the allowed limit of your license. Usually it’s 3 or 10, unless you are running OEM license or “hacked” device…

    • James says:

      If you used ChevronWP7 to unlock your phone to run Waze then that’ll be the problem.

      Chevron apparently announced that they were closing down the service and all their unlock tokens would cease to be valid after the next time you sync Zune after 11-Aug-2012.

      If you’d happened to have been notified then you could have gotten a free years licence for the AppHub service which would have allowed you to install your own apps…
      I don’t recall ever receiving a notification.

    • Moran Lefler says:

      Yes, you were right – My dev account expired. I had to renew my license and reregister the phone. Thanks for the info!

  41. noam says:

    Hi. Any plans for a win phone 8 version? Will be happy to help out


  42. Amit says:

    Meir, any way to install it on my Lumia 920?

  43. Meir Tsvi says:

    you will need to dev unlock the device. Then use the WP sdk deploy tool to install the XAP file.

  44. Vlad says:

    Meir Tsvi,

    is there any reason to replace currently installed version Version (27/6/2012) with new one Version (06/02/2013) ? I am on WP7 Omnia, will it have any benefit ?

    – Vlad

  45. Itai Shaham says: Works great on my HTC 8X, Thanks Meir

  46. Major says:

    Hi, I have a problem with dialogs.The text is displayed outside the dialog boxes. And there is also problem with overlapping different layers.. Screens with examples: http://sdrv.ms/ZExrdV http://sdrv.ms/YwtNvF . My phone is HTC Titan with WP7.8 inside. I have tested it on Nokia Lumia 800 to and with the same result..

    • Meir Tsvi says:

      These are known issues. The way I implemented XNA support greatly affects the order of the lines, text and icons. This sometimes leads to quirks as in your snapshots but changing it to proper ordering will require a lot of work. I guess Waze will do better rendering job with their version of WP8.

      • Major says:

        If I understand it well, you already know some informations about development of an official Waze for WP8 platform?

  47. Meir Tsvi says:

    They say something about releasing a version during 2013 in their forum.

  48. alonmarko says:

    How can i install was on nokia lumia 920?

  49. alonmarko says:

    how can i install waze on nokia lumia 920?

  50. alonmarko says:

    How do I get the license and SDK? Thanks for the help

  51. is ther no other way to install it on lumia 920 .. ? i wont pay 99$ … to use waze on wp8

  52. Eli Ofek says:

    Patrick, you can still side load to Lumia, using a USB connection.
    The SD card does not change the fact that your phone should be dev unlocked…

  53. Adam says:

    Eli or Meir, do you have any details for getting a WP8 to dev unlock. I’m meaning to port a WinRT App I wrote to my phone anyway, I have directions for the old wp7, but not sure if the wp8 is the same.

    Why can’t you just release the App to the store.

    • socialbp says:

      Students can apply for a free dev account using DreamSpark. From time to time there are different app challenges that offer the account for free or offer a prize that is equal in cost… search the web for opportunities. There are many reasons why we can’t put the app in the market (We tried real hard). The main problem is that the license of waze code is GPLV2, which is a problem with the Phone Store policy…

  54. Eli Ofek says:

    Students can apply for a free dev account using DreamSpark. From time to time there are different app challenges that offer the account for free or offer a prize that is equal in cost… search the web for opportunities. There are many reasons why we can’t put the app in the market (We tried real hard). The main problem is that the license of waze code is GPLV2, which is a problem with the Phone Store policy…

  55. Adam says:

    I disagree and had a long discussion with the Win8 marketplace about this. The GPLv1 doesn’t mandate binary only distribution while GPLv2 does. So this code, being .NET isn’t actually a binary by the letter of the GPL law. MS may have a problem with GPL, but GPLv2 won’t prohibit a .NET App distribution since .NET isn’t a binary…..

  56. Marco Segura says:

    Can not install on my lumia 920

    • Meir Tsvi says:

      You need dev license and WP8 SDK installed. Once you have them, use Application Deployment tool to install the XAP from my downloads page.

  57. Morris says:


    How can I install the xap (it is in a zip format). I am trying to download the app and install it on my Windows phone 7.8 and getting an error message saying: Zip we’re having trouble opening this file. The file might be damaged or the file type might not be supported

  58. reem(israel) says:

    it’s not Installer on samsung ativ s. why??

    • Meir Tsvi says:

      You need Windows Phone dev license in order to install the XAP. Once you have one, install WP SDK and use the APP Deployment tool to install the XAP to your device.

  59. Eyal says:

    Hi Meir, I’m not a developer but I would love to have Waze on my Lumia 900 (WindowsPhone 7.8).
    Could you please explain to me how I can download and install the latest version?
    Thanks a million,
    Eyal Ben-Ze’ev

  60. robson silva says:

    I have windows phone 7.8 installed on a Samsung Focus. I managed to install de xap file but I can’t get this working on my device.
    I can log in, but them i just see a blue car in a black screen. i can see alerts…but if i try to calculate route i get an error: Routing Service Timed out. Can you please help ?


    • Meir Tsvi says:

      Install build 0.9.6 – this is the last build that supports windows phone 7.X.
      Make sure you have connectivity. Other than that, I’m afraid it’s probably server issues.

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