Waze Stories June 19

Podcast app Castbox adds Waze support in latest update

While I use Apple Maps day to day, I love Waze for car rides longer than a half hour or so. Thanks to its proactive alerts for speed traps, upcoming traffic, and debris on the road, I find it to be essential for summer traveling. One of Waze’s biggest innovations recently has been its Waze Audio Kit, a developer toolset that allows approved partners to fully integrate their apps with the Waze Audio Player.

While apps like Spotify have been on there for years, we are starting to new new apps get approved and take advantage of it. Pandora was a recent addition. Castbox, a popular podcasting app, is the latest such app to get approved to work right inside of Waze.

Waze Stories May 9

Waze for iOS picks up Pandora Radio integration for easily controlling music while navigating

Pandora has launched integrated support of its music service in the popular Waze navigation app for iOS. Going further, the Pandora app will now show Waze directions as well.

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Waze Stories February 12

Waze for iOS now works with Siri Shortcuts, supporting custom voice commands and more

Popular navigation app Waze for iOS has received an update today that brings Siri Shortcuts to users. The new integration means users can set up useful automation for specific locations or routes like your drive home.

Waze Stories December 19, 2018

Waze CEO recently sat down for an interview with Business Insider, and spoke about the company’s $1 billion acquisition by Google, self-driving cars, and why the company attributes Waze’s widespread success to Apple and celebrates an annual “Tim Cook Day.”

The reasoning dates back to 2012, when Apple Maps’ debacle proved a worst case scenario for the company, forcing CEO Tim Cook to write a public apology letter over the numerous Apple Maps shortcomings.

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Waze Stories October 10, 2018

Waze Carpool launches for all US users, looks to reduce traffic and commute costs

Waze Carpool has widely rolled out today as a new ride sharing solution from the popular Google-owned navigation app. After first becoming available in California last year, it is now live in all 50 states.

Waze Stories September 24, 2018

How to replace Apple Maps with Waze on CarPlay

After Google Maps landed on CarPlay with iOS 12, Waze has now become officially available as a navigation option with Apple’s in-car platform as well. Follow along for how to replace Apple Maps with Waze on CarPlay.

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