Traffic App Waze Relaunches v3.0 For iPhone
Showing Real-Time Traffic And Street Information
The free traffic app Waze launched its v3.0 for the iPhone offering an even slicker navigation experience. The new design shows a full screen map displaying traffic and events such as street fairs or protests as they happen, so drivers can pick the best route for their journey before they set off. With just two large buttons on the map, the guidance system has also been amplified with large fonts and complete text-to-speech capabilities for optimised hands-free navigation.
Combining user-generated data from people driving, checking in, and reviewing locations in real-time with community-curated data from Foursquare and Yelp, Waze users can now search in a new navigation setting for real-time events like sports events and local fairs as easily as they would find their local supermarket.
Waze currently has 7 million users with 1 million new users joining each month.
“Nothing beats the power of people when they come together. Waze’s core differentiation has always been the social and real-time elements, so it was only natural for us to enhance the user experience with local discovery. Our community has been asking for these features for a while, and we listened,” said Yael Elish, VP of Product at Waze who has led the redesign project.
Along with Waze’s iPhone users, Android fans can expect the new design in the coming months. Waze is available for free from the Apple AppStore and Android Market. You can also find it at http://m.waze.com.
A demonstration of the new features can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qQux6-Cqig
Waze is a social traffic and navigation app based on the world's largest community of drivers sharing real time road information By simply driving with Waze open on their smartphone users passively share traffic and other road data. Users can 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. More than just another free navigation app, Waze's social layer is what sets it apart, giving drivers the power to work together to report and receive the most relevant traffic and local road information available at any given moment.- and because it's 100% user-generated, the more people who use Waze, the better (and more fun) it gets!?