Last two days to berry munch towards your new iPad...

We're down to the wire, folks! Waze's competition for the two iPads ends May 14, 2010 23:59 EST but we wanna suggest you give it one good last push to the finish line. Below are lists of the top 50 berry collectors (in alphabetical order) so you can get some idea if you're 'in the running'. Happy munching out there...oh, and by the way, we'll announce the winners sometime before Monday morning...

25 comments:

  1. Yay! There's hope :)

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  2. Doesn't really encourage me, I already knew 50 people were in the lead. WOuld be encouraging if I knew by how little and thought I might possibly catch-up.

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  3. Sucks, because there is only so many berries in hawaii and a bunch of em don't give you points.

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  4. How am I suppose to compete with someone named "NascarJoe"?

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  5. Never actually expected that, but I actually seem to have some kind of chance. Amazing... ;-)

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  6. Well, I'm not in the running to get to the finish line first, but I've had a great time trying and berry-munching anyway! And, who knows, "it ain't over yet!" Congratulations to those of you currently in the lead! Don't be discouraged if you don't win this time, wazers! The folks at Waze seem to always have something up their sleeves! I'm sure there will be more opportunities like this one, in the future! I've been a happy wazer since November of 2009! I enjoy participating in the building of a great navigation product that is bound to be huge among the social media networks! Don't give up on chasing down those blackberries and hang in there, fellow wazers! And, as always, drive safely and friendly! Good luck! Thank you, Waze!

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  7. Wow! I made the top 50! I'll take that. But will also likely take the long way home to see what else I can do... :)

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  8. I'm going to munch all night, so North America should just give up. ;)

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  9. Holy cow! I'm in the top 50! I was just thinking that I was wasting my time chasing all those berries coming home from work. ;-)

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  10. @Plague: I'm sorry, but no. There is no hope. Give up now! :) (That iPad will be mine :D)

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  11. Well, I'm in the list...but can't find any goodies around! Let's hope I'm first...but I doubt it! :(

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  12. Wowwwww my nick is found to' list!!!!
    One ipad for me is a good idea!!!

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  13. Yes Nacron, This format of competition doesn't encourage everyone,, only the top users who obviously spend a lot of time on the road.

    A better comp. would be to use the berry's as an entry to a draw. This gives everyone a chance to win the prize, even if they live on a relatively small island.

    I'm sure thia would get everyone out there.

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  14. Completely agree with Jibber - a linear correlation between the berries hit and the chance to win is more compelling. Or a combination of the two - like 1 iPad for the overall winner and a second iPad to toss among the rest. Or hey, with so many thousands of users, throw in a few more iPads - after all, the community will drive an extra million miles... what is the worth of that?

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  15. Why my previous comment has been deleted?!?

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  16. Is it Monday morning yet? ;)

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  17. Where's the winner announcement? It's been 10 hours since the contest is over. I want the iPad on the way to my house today!

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  18. hey everyone.
    We do have winners but we want to double check everything before we go ahead and publish results. We'll publish Sunday morning. half a day to go for results... :) stay tuned.
    Regarding the format, we'll definitely look into adding or changing formats in future contests.

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  19. @Jibber

    "Yes Nacron, This format of competition doesn’t encourage everyone,, only the top users who obviously spend a lot of time on the road."

    Actually, I know for a fact Nacron is on the road a LOT.. I see him passing by a lot and often when I'm browsing on Waze, I see him driving as well (not to mention the times I see him reporting things), I don't think that it really goes what you say there.

    I live on Hawaii as well and didn't make it to the top 50 either, even though me and my wife spend days to get all the berries on the island. My wife, however, did make it to the top 50 but seeing I am not there, I kind of doubt she is in the running to win this thing. We couldn't be that much far away from each other, there were only a few that I didn't get and she did.

    Like Nacron said, there were only so many berries on this island, and they were mostly concentrating in one spot, while other (unexplored) roads had no berries at all. I actually went as far as to spend two days to put all the available berries into Google Earth so we wouldn't miss a single berry.

    Bad thing, however, is that many berries were located in driveways, or garden of people (we don't have any aerials here yet in Cartouche so it is really hard to make that up to date) and a LOT of them were located on military bases, and even on runways.. there is NO WAY we were able to get them. Me and my wife went yesterday as far as we could get, going all the way up to the gates of two bases, we were able to enter one as it was only residential and with the other one we had to turn right away, they were kind of jumpy at that point. And then not to forget the large number of berries we drove over several times (and even on separate days) but never got because of some error in the app or whatever it was... and then there are a couple of berries that we are unsure about.. we KNOW we had them, but after turning the app off and on again, the berries were back.. so we don't know if these actually registered.

    Long story short, yes, I totally agree with what you said, it would've been better if a berry would mean an entry into a price draw (or even just the number of points would reflect the number of entries), that way any one could easily enter and make a change, even if there were just two berries available.

    Also, something else I noticed, is that berries only showed in unmunched roads. So if you happen to live in a large area where almost all roads were munches, you must have ran pretty much out of luck as well. It would've been more fair if all roads would have been able to get berries on them, not just the remote explorable ones.



    @Yael: Cool, I'm curious.. please also put on the amount of points people gathered.. even if my wife didn't win, I am still very curious to learn how much she actually got and how many others were able to get :)

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  20. List is coming up. We'll publish the winner + top 100. Comments on the format are loud and clear !
    As for the location of the berries, you have to remember it's a worldwide distribution, so we need to take into consideration many aspects to try and ensure as many wazers as possible can play. We can open a thread in the forum to discuss. The guy who handles it on our end is called Tomer, he'll be happy to share process.

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  21. Sounds good to have a forum discussion, always interesting to hear how things were done :)

    And as for the winner + top 100: hurry hurry!! hehe :D

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  22. Coming up in a few. BTW We've seen the results... they're surprising....

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  23. Will it be posted in here?

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