Waze is one of those apps that turns your daily commute into a social network. You might think you don’t need it, but when you see people taking shortcuts to work that you never knew about, you are going to wish you were part of that in-crowd.
The newest update to Waze brings a newly enhanced interface which is easy-to-navigate and minimal. Along with the new look, Waze is now integrated into even more of your social networks including Foursquare and Yelp. You can find a dining spot on these apps, then have Waze take you there. It is just the thing you might like if you love having your friends tied into everything you do.
Waze 3.0 update includes:
New Minimalist UI:
The new graphic redesign takes full advantage of Android phones’ screen size by minimizing the Waze interface to display only 2 large buttons on a full screen map. In addition, a new display of traffic and events en route helps drivers makes the smartest travel choices before they leave. The guidance system has also been amplified with large fonts and complete text-to-speech capabilities for optimized hands-free navigation — plus the new aesthetic gives the app a little more swagger and style.
The New Social Location Stack:
Traditional GPS systems are built on static, old world maps and points of interest, which never reflect real-time information about new businesses, pop-up shops, or live local events. The new social eco-system provides a combination of consumer-generated data from people driving, checking in, and reviewing locations in real-time. This layer of social location information is now available to drivers in a navigation setting. With community-curated data from Waze, Foursquare, and Yelp, drivers can now search for real-time events as easily as they would find their local Walmart.