you remember our
article about the way Google collects mobile road
congestion data to improve the traffic information for Google Maps Mobile? As a
matter of fact, there's a similar service available now which works similar but
offers even more features: Waze. It's a free turn-by-turn GPS app that uses
crowd sourcing to detect real time traffic conditions. Map and traffic updates
are automatically collected and generated as users drive with Waze activated,
but drivers can also actively report and update other users with what's
happening on the road including accident alerts, police traps, weather hazards,
cheap gas offers and more.
So far, Waze was available for Apple iPhone and Android only but the company
is soon expanding the service to Windows Mobile devices as well.
Therefore the company is looking for alpha testers in the US who would be
interested in trying Waze for Windows Mobile before it's being released to the
public soon after. Waze is 100% powered by users, the more you drive, the better
it gets. All you need to do is registering for the free Alpha.
Cheers ~ Arne