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Waze – The Latest Mapping, Traffic and Navigation App

waze2Built specifically for the iPhone and iPad, Waze is a fun, community based mapping, traffic and navigation app.  It is designed in a way that allows users to connect with other drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time and money, and improve everyone’s daily commute. What makes this app unique from others is the collaboration aspect – it helps drivers avoid frustrating traffic or sneaky police traps and allows them to share new routes.

How does it work?  After typing in your destination address, you just drive with the app open on your phone and it passively contributes traffic and other road data. Drivers may also take a more active role by sharing road reports on accidents, police traps, or any other hazards along the way (helping to give other users in the area a ‘heads-up’ about what’s to come). In addition to the local communities of drivers using the app, Waze is also home to an active community of online map editors who ensure that the data in their areas is as up-to-date as possible.

The most recent version (3.7.6) has been released offering voice-based search for addresses and places in 45 different languages, as well as improved settings and enhanced support for iOS7. Being very user friendly, Waze seems to be making an impact in the GPS world by offering a more cohesive navigation system all together.

We are excited to see how this new app performs and grows in popularity!  Thanks to our good friend Julie at Waze for giving us the run-down.