Waze Revs Up In India: Partners w/SatNav Technologies to Create India's #1 Live Traffic and GPS Navigation for Smart Phones

We're excited to announce a partnership with SatNav Technologies, which will accelerate the Waze service and community in India. India is currently the 2nd largest Mobile Market in the world after China, adding nearly 10-12 million subscribers on average monthly. According to AdMob India is also #2 after the US in mobile internet traffic.



SatNav is the perfect partner for us in India; they have massive distribution and high quality map coverage. Waze users in India can now download the application, for free of course and have access to all satnav maps PLUS our community tools, real-time traffic and social features. Together, we'll ensure Indian drivers get to their destinations with the best real-time routes possible. And by working together, we hope to help Indian drivers and cities avoid congestion.

Waze has already imported the SatNav maps of India and merged them with the Waze Community map so was users will already see a significant improvement in the service. The community can continue update and correct the live map with the Waze editing tools. We're actively collecting traffic data and we expect to see a rapid evolution in real-time traffic and incidents. See website of the joint service here http://www.satguide.in/waze/ or even better, download Waze http://www.waze.com/download/



The free navigation with live traffic updates application gives up to the minute updates on traffic and provide information on accidents, police patrols and weather hazards. "Maps and traffic updates are automatically collected and generated as users drive with SatGuide-Waze," said Amit Kishore Prasad, founder, managing director and chief executive of SatNav, "We have decided to go from just the car map solution provider to the personal tracking solutions provider with personal navigation devices (PND). This partnership will support in giving value-added services to our Indian customers." And a note to all current and future Indian wazers- welcome-- we are incredibly excited and look forward to your feedback and to many visits. Happy Wazing! contact - diann@waze.com @dianneisnor Download: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id323229106?mt=8 or m.waze.com from your smartphone http://www.waze.com/blog/news/

And a note to all current and future Indian wazers- welcome-- we are incredibly excited and look forward to your feedback and to many visits. Happy Wazing!

contact - diann@waze.com

12 comments:

  1. Finally we can avoid traffic jams in India through this application. It will let you know about the traffic jams in your route so that you can reach your destination on time.

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  3. We congrats to Satguide and waze for this service in india.

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  4. Here is a report that can help keep track of mobile internet usage in India and what phones are doing well. You have to fill up the form and download the India report to see the report. http://www.inmobi.com/research/network-data/

    Else, you can see the press release and some key highlights in http://bit.ly/fHcZ3A

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  5. Awesome! this was what was necessary to get me wazing. Already made my first road edit. hoping there would be many more users in my city soon!

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  6. Thanks Aravind! If you're interested, you can also become an area manager and help us keep your area's maps as updated as possible - contact alpha@waze.com for more details

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  7. [...] Hosted the Big Caravan- Thousands of Wazers headed to Burning Man Waze 2.0. 8. Launched LATAM. 9. Launched India. 10. Now tackling commuter traffic and reducing [...]

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  8. Cool! I like this app. Maps are a looking a bit incomplete but I am sure it'll improve over time. And yes, I am happy to do my bit to make the maps better.

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  9. Hi just downloaded waze for the ipad
    hopefully will start tracking ahmedabad

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  10. Hi! I've recently started using Waze and I have been very impressed! I wanted to know how I can contribute to make Waze better by adding new routes.

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  11. This is awesome folks, wish you folks all the best & Congratulations on launch in India

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  12. Nice Job, application is interesting, maps are good most of the time, some problem while using the application on 2G, Good on 3G Connection

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