The navigation app, Waze GPS and traffic, has received a huge update that includes natural text-to-speech capabilities, a redesigned UI, and integration with Yelp, foursquare, and Bing.

When you download Waze, you not only get a free traffic & navigation app, but also become part of the local driving community in your area, joining forces with other drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time, and improve everyone's daily commute!

Here's the update notes:

  • Complete redesign featuring new, minimalist U/I with two large main buttons on a full screen map
  • 100% rewritten code making the app run faster, smoother and respond much quicker than ever before
  • New search fully integrated with Yelp, foursquare and Bing allowing you to search for, navigate to and check-in at real-time destinations you might not otherwise know about
  • Full text-to-speech (US and Canada only)
  • New day/night map color schemes
  • Wall in Waze Groups allowing commuting buddies to interact with one another more easily
  • Smart ETA and graphic preview of events along route
  • New Waze moods
  • Map preview when selecting destination for the first time
  • ETA pop up when anything changes along your route
  • 'Swipe' gesture shortcuts to main menu and traffic reporting

Waze is available on the iPhone and iPad for free.

[App Store link]

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