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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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