Waze Stories December 8, 2020

The beta test of Waze CarPlay Dashboard mode was apparently successful, as the feature is now rolling out in a new update to the release version after just a couple of weeks of testing.

Dashboard mode means that you can see Waze directions on your CarPlay home screen, alongside audio controls, meaning less need to switch between screens, which is safer as well as more convenient …

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Waze Stories December 9, 2019

Some users report iPhone 11 GPS tracking problems, Strava says Apple issue

There are scattered reports of iPhone 11 GPS tracking problems, some users reporting the issue affecting the exercise tracking app Strava, while others say is it also impacting other apps, like Waze

Waze Stories June 19, 2019

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, 2019

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.

Waze Stories February 12, 2019

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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