Waze GPS App Gets Updated With New Location Sharing Features and More

Waze GPS App Gets Updated With New Location Sharing Features and More

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Waze GPS App for iPhone and iPad has received an update today that primarily focuses on location sharing with friends and family. With 'new and improved' features Waze can easily send texts on your behalf such as "stuck in traffic" or "I'll be there in 10 minutes."

In addition to the location sharing features, Waze also lets you find friends through your contacts.

Waze is one of the world's largest community based traffic and navigation apps. Join drivers in your area who share real-time traffic & road info to save time, gas money, and improve daily commuting for all.

Just by driving with Waze open, you're already contributing tons of real-time traffic info to your local community. You can also actively report accidents, police traps and other hazards you see on the road. Get road alerts on your route, and find the lowest gas prices around you with community-shared fuel prices. Plus, Waze makes it fun and simple to meet up and coordinate with friends on the road.


- Live routing based on community driven, real-time traffic & road info
- Community reported alerts including accidents, hazards, police traps, 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
- Learns your frequent destinations, commuting hours, and preferred routes
- Find the cheapest gas station on your route
- See friends’ ETA when driving to the same destination
- Send automatic updates on your location & ETA
- One tap navigation to Facebook & Calendar events
- Earn points to climb the ranks in your community as you contribute road info

What's New In This Version:
Keeping up with friends and family is easier than ever before! With new & improved features, put an end to those pesky texts and phone calls – “I’m leaving now,” “I’m stuck in traffic,” "Almost there!” – and let Waze do the work for you.

- Find more friends on Waze by adding Contacts
- Send & receive friend requests and manage your friends list
- Get in touch with friends directly from their profiles: Share a drive, call, message or beep beep to say - hello!
- Locations sent between friends are saved on user profiles for future navigation
- New easy-to-use design for sending locations
- Share your drive to let friends & family know you’re on the way
- Redesigned ETA screen includes friends display to easily share your drive
- New icon on ETA tab shows the number of people viewing your shared drive, and expands for overview of activity
- Main menu redesigned to include new Send Location button and Share Drive button in Nav mode

Bug fixes:
- Waze freezing when performing a search
- General stability improvements

You can download Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic from the App Store for free.

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Mike - June 18, 2014 at 3:24pm
Now Google got all our phone numbers.
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