Waze utilizes the power of community to provide real-time user-generated traffic updates. This navigation and map app has transformed the concept of sharing the road to a new level. By letting drivers and road commuters provide feedback on traffic status, and report accidents and hazard alerts, as well as note about police traps, the network becomes an efficient way of reducing road time and ensuring the best road travel experience. The Waze app works passively by providing automated traffic and road data. It also allows users to have an active role by giving feedbacks and reports on accidents, hazards, and police checkpoints. Using the power of AI and machine learning, the app also provides real-time tips and updates to drivers. Why use Waze? Take part of a community of over 90 million drivers who like-mindedly wants to enjoy road travel to the fullest. Find the best route to avoid traffic congestions and reduce road time. Navigate like a VIP with the directions provided by celebrity voices. Record your voice for custom directions. Get to know how long your journey will take even before you step behind the wheel. Have the best navigation app that is optimized to save data and use less battery juice. A navigation app that works wherever you are in the world. The app was the brainchild of Waze Mobile, an Israeli company founded by Uri Levine, Ehud Shabtai, and Amir Shinar. In 2013, Google acquired Waze Mobile and all its products including the Waze app is now being developed under the auspice of the tech giant. The app received so many accolades throughout the years including being the Best Overall App in the 2013 Mobile World Congress. Waze is available for devices running on Android and iOS although older versions of the app supported Symbian VM and BlackBerry. As of 2013, Waze has a complete road navigation map for more than 10 countries including USA, Canada, UK, a number of European countries, and other territories across the globe.
Map travel app, Google Maps, helps you navigate the streets of the world for free. Developed by Google, Google Maps takes the benefits of the website service and puts it in the palm of your hands. The app includes directions, public transport routes, and more. You can search for directions to local businesses, bars, and restaurants. Selecting a destination presents the option to receive directions based on your mode of transport. You can select from walking, biking, public transport, or vehicle. Through these options, you can then chose one or more directions. Estimated travel times also help you prepare estimated times to leave and arrive. Google Maps has schedules for public transport for over 15,000 cities around the world. Some places may also include indoor maps, such as airports, malls, and stadiums. This feature is still rolling out and may not be available in all countries. Google Maps became a separate app on iPhone with the release of iOS 6 in 2012. Up until then, Apple had been using Google Maps to power their built-in app. The switch from Google Maps to Apple's own in-house service caused several issues. The quality of the app and directions were often off, and some destinations, like airports and stadiums, were located elsewhere. As part of the service, Google Maps includes real-time updates along your route. Such updates can include traffic conditions, and lane guidance to make sure you have the right exit. It is with this that Google Maps is one of the most affordable GPS devices on the market.