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Waze released for Windows Phone

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Waze released for Windows Phone
It has been quite a long wait, but Waze for Windows Phone has finally been released. The Windows Phone version of the popular crowd-sourced turn-by-turn navigation app has been in development since before Google agreed to purchase Waze. Now, it is finally available for download and the app looks to be quite well-designed and fully featured (unlike the recently released Instagram app for WP).

The Waze app for Windows Phone includes most of the features you would expect like routing based on crowd-sourced real-time traffic and road alerts including accidents, hazards, police traps, road closures, etc. It will learn your frequent destinations, commuting times and preferred routes, and give show the cheapest gas while you're on your way. And, you can easily share of your ETA, expected delays, and let friends know when you arrive. As usual, this activity will help you to earn points and move up in your community leaderboard. And, of course the maps are all edited and updated by Waze community map editors.

One item to note is that neither the app description nor the official blog post about the app release mentions integration of Google Search in the app. That was a big part of the recent cross-pollination between Waze and Google, so it would be odd if it weren't in the app, but it isn't mentioned anywhere. Waze is available now for free on Windows Phone 8 devices.

Download: Waze (Windows Phone 8)
source: Waze via The Verge

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posted on 20 Nov 2013, 16:58 12

1. lovemasterbaba (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 Nov 2013)


Window phones are getting major updates of major applications and services.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 17:05 10

2. GrapeEyes (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


I did warn people that in 2014 Windows is going to RULE!!

Wait until Windows 9 comes out, oh my, game changer!!

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 17:34 8

3. Credo (Posts: 677; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Agree

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 17:34 4

4. Credo (Posts: 677; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Looks good for people who want an alternative for Here Drive (+).

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 17:45

5. Sniggly (Posts: 6474; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Interesting that Google would allow this to be published on WP. an act of faith perhaps?

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 20:07 8

6. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2614; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Likely it was more due to the fact that there had been quite a bit of development done before Google bought Waze, and didn't want that to all be a waste.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 21:48 1

7. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 805; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Maybe it's their way of seeing whether it's worth it for them to spend the time and money to port of their official Google apps as well as a test market.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 23:26

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2095; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 04:36

9. 7thspaceman (Posts: 897; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


as a Windows phone Owner I am glad to see another quality app for my smart phone
Go windows phone GO

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 08:19

10. Gemmol (Posts: 441; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


its like Microsoft knew I was switching, so they getting all my apps ready

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 11:38

11. Muzhhur (Posts: 231; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Im just dowloading 'cause my ninja avatar :P

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