Google is bringing more functionality to Waze. Via an update, the app will now recognize calendar events, and add them to your navigation list. New permissions are required, so you’ll have to allow the new feature, but it could become quite useful.
Google has just announced a new feature for Google Maps that will help drivers and travelers maneuver through busy streets during rush hour. Starting with the latest update to its Android and iOS apps, Google Maps will start notifying users if there's a faster route available.
Waze, the crowdsourced information service which brings you information about your commute, is looking for beta testers. Though the desired results aren’t exactly known just yet, Waze is set on making their product better. Though a big part of Google Maps, Waze still operates separately as well, so this program is likely to help users of both.
With the sea change for the ‘Internet of Things’ comes innovation. Though we’re still finding our way with the connected home, Motorola is taking their mindshare elsewhere. In a recently filed patent, we see that their 'Assist' app isn’t the only way Motorola wants to be involved in your commute.
No one knows the need for lighthearted fun more than drivers trying to navigate through traffic or driving through unfamiliar territory. That's why it doesn't sound so ridiculous that Waze, who specializes in trying to get drivers out of such situations as quick as possible, is bringing users a roster of celebrity voices to keep them company.
"Outsmarting traffic jams" is every commuter's or driver's fantasy, but technology that offers that promise is only useful if it supports one's local roads. Luckily, Google is now making its new Waze-based feature available in 46 more countries, giving users of Google Maps a better chance to get home faster and safer.
A newly updated version of Waze has arrived in the Google Play Store today. The update brings a few changes, but perhaps the key item on the changelog this time around is a bit of homage towards the company that purchased them. Simply put, Google is now the default search provider in the Waze app.
Google announced the acquisition of Waze back in June. At the time they talked about how the deal was being made in an effort to outsmart traffic and it looks like Maps users are now getting a first look at the integration. Moving forward those using Google Maps on an Android device will see real-time reports from Waze users.
Putting an end to the recent string of Waze rumors, an acquisition has been officially announced this morning. Google has acquired Waze and while they choose not to say anything in terms of the dollar amount, there does appear to be a bit of good news for both Waze and Google Maps users. Basically, it looks like each side will be getting new features from the other.
Google has apparently just purchased Waze, the Israeli maps application organized via crowd-sourced data with the emphasis on social networking through location detection. With previous reports of serious mergers between Waze and other stronghold software conglomerates, the purchase of Waze through Google comes as a surprise to no one. The biggest question however is, "What will they do with it?"