Waze released for Windows Phone

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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11 Comments

1. lovemasterbaba

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 20, 2013

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

2. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

I did warn people that in 2014 Windows is going to RULE!! Wait until Windows 9 comes out, oh my, game changer!!

3. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Agree

4. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

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

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

6. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

7. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 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.

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice.

9. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

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

10. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

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

11. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Im just dowloading 'cause my ninja avatar :P

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