Waze featured in Mashable's 'creative crowdsourcing' article


Nice one! Yesterday, Mashable posted a great feature profiling 5 creative startups that use crowdsourcing at their heart, and guess who was listed as number one out of the five? Waze! Here's what author, Sarah Kessler, had to say about us:

Traffic jams are one place where you can count on people having unexpected free time. Instead of sitting idly, Waze allows users to report traffic problems to other app users.

Even when out of a jam, just having the app open adds map and traffic information. The company creates its maps by tracking GPS on users’ phones. It allows other users in the area to see when traffic slows or if somebody reports an event — like an accident, construction, or speed trap — that might affect a specific route.

Traffic jams are one place where you can count on people having unexpected free time. Instead of sitting idly, Waze allows users to report traffic problems to other app users.

Even when out of a jam, just having the app open adds map and traffic information. The company creates its maps by tracking GPS on users’ phones. It allows other users in the area to see when traffic slows or if somebody reports an event — like an accident, construction, or speed trap — that might affect a specific route.

Click here to read the full article.

1 comment:

  1. Could you please state your standing regarding the license for Waze ?
    It was previously GPL and used GPL components like RoadMap.
    Currently on the site you are offering to d/l only old versions of your source while releasing new binaries.
    Is waze not GPL anymore ? if so, please acknolwedge this, otherwise, please release the updated source.

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