Waze is a navigation app, developed by the Israeli start-up Waze Mobile but later it was acquired by Google in 2013. Now the app, which was initially available for Android devices has been also pushed to Windows Phone 8 devices. The Beta testing version of the app was already out before Google acquired it. Not the final Waze navigation app comes with some minor bug-fixes for Windows Phone.
The app is a crowd sourced traffic navigation solution which Google recently bought for its own mapping data. The app works best by crowd sourcing real time traffic data to provide you the best navigation routes, which will save time as well as contribute your data to the community for better results for all. In other words, it is a community-generated, real-time traffic and road information offering app.
The app can run in the background on Windows Phone and it will constantly collect traffic data when in the navigation mode, and will also report on speed traps and accident zones.
Thus Windows Phone lovers now has the best of the navigation apps in their store for free download.
The app can also learn the users' frequent destinations, commuting hours and preferred routes. It will also find the cheapest gas station along certain routes. Apart from these, take a look at the other features in the app below:
The app offers simple sharing of your ETA, expected delays and a heads up upon arrival, You can also earn points and move up the ranks in your community as you contribute road info.
The app gives users an easy access to the live maps, constantly edited and updated by Waze community map editors.
Moreover, the more interesting part is that the app will automatically shut down if the application is running in the background and the user hasn't driven for a while.