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Waze

Waze is a social GPS navigation app that allows drivers to build and use live maps & real-time traffic updates to improve their daily commute.

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  • Windows Phone
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Avg rating of 3.7 (12)| 15 comments

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Waze Features

  1.  Turn-by-turn NavigationWaze gives you up-to-date detailed directions at each step of a selected route.
  2.  CrowdsourcedWaze uses suggestions, information, etc., from a large group of people to improve the quality of the content.

Waze information

  • Developed bywaze Mobile
  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.7 (12 ratings)
  • Alternatives71 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Arabic
  • Azerbaijani
  • Basque
  • Belarusian
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan; Valencian
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Western Frisian
  • Galician
  • Georgian
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kannada
  • Korean
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Malay
  • Norwegian Bokmål
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Chinese
  • Slovak
  • Slovene
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Uzbek
  • Welsh

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Our users have written 15 comments and reviews about Waze, and it has gotten 251 likes

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em4020
  
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  • Free: Route-recommendations take into account the current traffic situation

  • Road data up to date and only will be edited by the users

  • Free real-time event messages with photos of traffic jams, accidents and hazards

  • English-speaking countries, Norway, Austria and Sweden: Travel-direction-dependent traffic-jam-messages on highways: In the case of traffic jams on motorways in countries with directional information in the name of the highway segments Wazers can see instantly without a distracting button-pressing in the Waze real-time warning list and in the pop-up message on the phone, on which exact freeway segment and in what direction the jam is located. In CH, D and NL the Wazer has no quick information about the highway-jam-location and higway-travel-direction. In CH, D and NL he/she has to click on the screen while driving and zoom in to find out where the jam is. In CH, D and NL the travel-direction of the higway-segment can be seen only graphically and only by insiders, and it takes a longer time. This detracts from the driving, and can be dangerous in some cases.

  • Waze is the only navigation system for BlackBerry smartphones with screens larger than 3.5 "and with a minimum resolution of 800x480 pixels: As for the mobile operating system Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian and the iPhone, there are several good navigation systems, Waze is the only navigation system for BlackBerry smartphones with a large display. For all BlackBerry models with a smaller display than 3.7 inches and less resolution than 800x480 pixels is also "BlackBerry Traffic" by RIM available as a free navigation app from the BlackBerry App World. To be able to use navigation systems well visible, a display size of at least 3.7 inches and a minimum resolution of 800x480 pixels is recommended. These hardware requirements are met in July 2012, only by the BlackBerry 9860 smartphone, on which (with OS 7.0) "BlackBerry Traffic," by July 2012 can not be installed. So for the BlackBerry 9860 with OS 7 Waze is the only (and free) navigation solution. Until March 2012 Waze crashed occasionally, when BlackBerry 9860 was communicating with the Waze server for route calculation-purposes. It has been successful, that Waze has sent detailed log files to the server after each crash (after user approval). So since April 2012 Waze with all the features works on the BlackBerry 9860 just as reliable as in the Waze versions for Windows Mobile, Android, Symbian and Apple iPhone IOS.

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charlottelee89
  
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Waze is a great navigation app. I appreciate the simplicity of it as well as actualizing current traffic situation. However it occasionally stops working for a few seconds, especially when you change your route.

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POX
  
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I can't deny that it's good navigation app (perhaps the best), but there are way too many ads and notifications, and Waze is owned by Google, so that's a no for me. I'd rather use Magic Earth, OsmAnd or Organic Maps.

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nicotate
  
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The best GPS app I've used. Works reliably.

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zlv
  
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It was bought by Google. Goodbye.

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Guest
  
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Still upset that Google won't fix Waze to work on Windows phones because they come from Microsoft . They've lost my support.

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Tim_B

Probably because almost nobody uses Windows phone (and this is coming from someone living in Finland where - the pride of the country - Nokia only produced Windows phones for years, which was also one of the reasons for Nokia's downfall). Waze keeps updating the iOS version - even though iPhone is a direct competitor with Android - because there is a large enough user base to financially incentivize them to keep developing the iOS version. My guess is that employing Windows Phone developers is more expensive than the income generated by Windows Phone users or that the profit margin is so slim that there is no point financially to develop it for an operating system that has been officially declared dead by its creator. I also imagine that finding Windows Phone developers must be quite difficult these days.

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crazypens30
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I like that Waze is crowdsourced, and has real-time updates. Plus it's fun!

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