Waze

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While google Maps has certainly improved of late, much of this is thanks to the data and design of this app, Waze. After you create an account, your journey starts to get personalised and improved. Have a favourite way home, this app takes that into account. Better still, it takes the experience of all the Waze users into account and uses that information to make your journey faster, safer and it might even save you money. Wish you knew where the police or speed cameras were? How about knowing what the speed limits were so you don’t go over by mistake? Yup, this does it all. One day all of these features might get rolled into Google Maps, but until then, it is a worthwhile install.

Features

  • Live routing based on community driven, real-time traffic & road info
  • Community reported alerts including accidents, hazards, police, road closures, and more
  • Turn-by-turn voice guided navigation
  • Live maps, consistently edited and updated by Waze community map editors
  • Automatic rerouting as conditions change on the road
  • Send your ETA & real-time drive to update those you’re meeting
  • Learns your frequent destinations, commuting hours, and preferred routes
  • Find the cheapest fuel on your route
  • Add information on local places and businesses
  • Add Facebook friends and sync Contacts
  • See friends’ ETA when driving to the same destination
  • One tap navigation to Facebook & Calendar events
  • Earn points as you contribute road info and climb the ranks in your community

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