Waze to Ditch Apple Maps
If you have an iPhone 5, you are the owner of a sexy beast. If you're still working with an iPhone 4 or 4S, fear not--we'll get there some day. So to soften the blow, you may have upgraded to iOS 6 and love the 200 new features that come along with it.
Except for one...
Our beloved Google Maps has been swapped for Apple Maps and it's awful. There are so many things wrong here, things that are kind of big deals like missing transit information, locating non-existent cities, little to no accuracy, and it's user-unfriendly. This is a major inconvenience as we have grown so accustomed to finding our way from point A to point B using our iPhones that we depend on an app's reliability and accuracy. We need maps!
Because of Apple Map's tragic mess, I've looked to various alternatives. I've tried MapQuest again and Nokia Maps (web app) but feel that they're both only satisfactory.
And then I found Waze. Waze has turned navigation into the most awesome social experience, which sounds dangerous in words but is actually really great, I promise.
Waze has your back. It lets you and other users report congested routes, police activity, and accidents to local drivers all while providing you with simple and clean turn-by-turn navigation. This app is very easy to use. There are two distinct icons--one for navigation plus local traffic updates and another for notifying the app about delays or traffic jams that you may come across during your commute.
Waze is ultimately run by the community, which some may find bittersweet. Areas with active users receive more accurate data as opposed to areas whose lightly populated data can be a little outdated.
AnyWaze, just download it. You'll like it.