Waze

Com­mu­nity-based nav­i­ga­tion.

APC Australia - - Feature -

Waze is not like many other nav­i­ga­tion apps, as it re­lies on the in­put of its users to guide peo­ple from A to B. Thank­fully, it’s proved to be ex­cep­tion­ally pop­u­lar and so you can rely on a huge com­mu­nity, which is ar­guably more re­li­able than us­ing satel­lites — the method most nav­i­ga­tion apps have to use.

You will be of­fered the best routes and will be con­tin­u­ally up­dated with the cur­rent traf­fic con­di­tions, and the so­cial as­pect of the ser­vice feels pretty unique. The more you put in to the ser­vice, the more you’ll get out, and you are re­warded for mak­ing an ef­fort. This is why the ser­vice works so ef­fec­tively and why Google felt the need to get in­volved in the project. It works best with friends be­cause you can see where they are and vice versa, and even the maps are con­tin­u­ally up­dated by an army of peo­ple who are look­ing for changes in roads and events all of the time.

Waze may feel too friendly to be taken se­ri­ously at first glance, with all the smi­ley-face cars, but the ser­vice works well. Def­i­nitely worth a try.

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