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Waze iOS app gets major design revamp for easier navigation, reporting and sharing [Video]


The iOS Waze app has been given a major redesign intended to make it easier to use for navigating, reporting problems and sharing your ETA with others.

Steps to navigate have been minimized. The Waze map, menus and road reporting system are redesigned for higher visibility and clarity, including less clutter on the map, brighter buttons, and color-coded pins per report type. From head to toe, Waze has been revamped with a stronger focus on the driver and the social driving experience.

Interestingly, although Waze is now owned by Google, the iOS app has been updated ahead of the Android version … 

The main aim of the new UI is to reduce the number of taps required in use. For example, a single panel now shows your ETA, allows you to add stops en-route, shows alternate routes and lets you send your ETA to friends.

Check out the video below for a quick overview. Waze 4.0 is a free download from iTunes.

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  1. Jonathan Bendavid - 7 years ago

    Nice update but I think that some things, like looking for gas station are less easy than before

  2. bunim1 - 7 years ago

    Best app, finally fits the iPhone 6(s) Plus!

    Israeli brains. I love it!

  3. Andrew Williams - 7 years ago

    Does it work on carplay yet?

  4. PhilBoogie - 7 years ago

    Deleted it from my iPhone the minute I read that Google bought it.

  5. Christopher Scott Knell - 7 years ago

    I have a new 6S running the newest iOS and the app crashes on launch every time. Quite annoying because I use WAZE all the time out here in Los Angeles

  6. Can’t say I hate the new GUI, but definitely not loving it. Please bring back the older zoom capabilities (new one doesn’t let you zoom in) and also more street names.


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