Hot off the griddle - Waze Version 3.0 for iPhone is served…


For months, we've been working hard behind the scenes over here to bring you what's probably our most exciting new version yet…version 3.0 for iPhone!



Way more than just a few new features, this new iPhone version actually delivers an entirely new driving experience to you iPhone users. And Android folks, sit tight, we hope to have v3.0 ready for you guys, too, in the coming months.

Some of v 3.0's highlights include:

  • Completely redesigned graphic and user experience, with two large main buttons on a full screen map, making Waze more optimized for driving than ever before

  • New full screen day and night map color scheme, better reflecting traffic and road reports

  • New search fully integrated with Yelp, foursquare and Bing allowing you to search for and immediately drive to newly discovered destination s

  • Location preview when selecting destination for the first time

  • Organizing favorites

  • New wall feature in Waze Groups allowing group members to interact with one another more easily

  • New scoreboard with rank legend

  • Smart ETA and graphic preview of events along route

  • Redesigned Waze moods

  • 'Swipe' gesture shortcuts to main operating functions and traffic reporting

Wanna learn more about all v 3.0 has to offer? Click on the video below to get the full picture of what's in store, then mosey over to the Appstore and download the new version and give it a spin. We suggest driving around with it for a day or two to get used to the new look and feel of things, then make sure to let us know what you think below here in the comments section. Version 3.0 was a huge, cross-department effort and lots of love and care went into it, so we really hope you like it, too!


38 comments:

  1. I just downloaded it and absolutely LOVE the update. I've always been a fan of the app, but definitely felt like the interface was a bit dated. This new version throws that out the window and truly shows how beautiful an app can be!

    I can't wait to take this out on the road. Thanks, Waze!

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  2. Even though iOS has a smaller market share than Android, you got the iOS version out first? That's a bit disappointing.

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  3. @telecon Simpler development process. Android has a million different devices that need to be supported.

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  4. There may be many dozens of android devices not millions and they all run android os I can't imagine why one Android waze 3.0 app can't run out of the box at least on the majority of android phones since 2010. Coming months? So us android users might get 3.0 when ios gets 4.0. Speaking of ios there Is more than one iPhone so how does one ios waze version run them all yet android Is being peddled as hard to optimize. Over .200 000 android apps beg to differ.

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  5. There may be many dozens of android devices not millions and they all run android os I can't imagine why one Android waze 3.0 app can't run out of the box at least on the majority of android phones since 2010. Coming months? So us android users might get 3.0 when ios gets 4.0. Speaking of ios there Is more than one iPhone so how does one ios waze version run them all yet android Is being peddled as hard to optimize. Over .200 000 android apps beg to differ. arg please treat a larger user base at least equally!

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  6. Updated to 3.0, and routes stop working, it says proceed thru highlight route but it doesn't show anything highlighted... please help.. and it's not only me the whole comunity is talking about it.. by the way I'm in Bogota, Colombia.

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  7. [...] Waze: Durante meses, hemos estado trabajando duro detrás de las escenas aquí para traerle lo que probablemente es la nueva versión más emocionante … la versión 3.0 para el iPhone! [...]

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  9. Congratulations. I have just tried it and it is a great update! Keep on working on this project. It is just awesome. Cheers from Mexico!

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  10. I think v3 is ace! I would like to see how strong the gps signal is again and the little Internet icon. These were pretty helpful in the old version I think. Also it still doesn't seem to be learning my routes?? Maybe I'm doing something wrong but I've been driving the same way for a
    Couple of weeks and it's told me the wrong way every day and hasn't updated to the right way yet. Other than that I think it's great. Much faster and smoother than before. I am certainly NOT disappointed that you guys released it on iPhone first! =) Android is to buggy anyway! =P

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  13. [...] 2,2 millones cuando se recibió $ 25 millones en diciembre de 2010 . La compañía, que acaba de expulsados ​​versión 3.0 de sus servicios, aprovecha los datos de los usuarios que han descargado la aplicación para ayudar [...]

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  17. [...] over 7 million users, thanks to its aggressive global expansion.The news comes on the heels of Waze’s recently launched 3.0 version, which boasts a revamped design, search integration, and more. The company’s free app, which is [...]

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  19. Waiting for android version :(

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  20. iphone? omg, FAIL!
    Android! still waiting... :(

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  21. It's a little disappointing that an Android version was not released concurrently.

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  22. November 7th and still waiting for a Android version... Please? :(

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  23. Where is the ANDROID version? also I watched a video of the iphone version of the WAZE people driving around. does it not speak street names? I thought it did? the video showed 3.0 on the iphone and all I heard was "turn left" "turn right" etc

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  24. Android version is on its way folks - sit tight!

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  25. Just started using this, love it!

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  26. I have been using your application for just a few days and I am really impressed: Congratulations! It's "almost" the perfect GPS tool that can fit for every body.
    The best is that it is permanently updated by the users.
    I found some small areas where they could be some improvement:
    - On the Map, the informations like speed-ETA-distance to destination, etc, should be placed behind the vehicule, and not at the bottom of the display. At least this choice should be possible. Indeed whith small display like an iphone, if you choose to have the north on top of the display, you can easily drive towards the frame where these informations are displayed, and you cannot see what is in front of you,
    - I would appreciate to have the scale of the map displayed. When the scale changes automatically (with the distance or the speed), it would be helpful to have an idea about the scale of the map in order to estimate the distance between you and the place where something have been signaled by another wazer
    - when I inform the community about something, it is generally after the place where I actually show the thins (accident, police, work on road, etc). To be more accurate, I would appreciate to be able to say that this was 100m or 200m before my actual position.

    These are some minor improvement that could be useful.
    Thanks for your application, I cannot drive without using it now.

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  27. Thanks for all that feedback! We're glad to have you on board...

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  28. I used it for the first time today on my IPhone4....on the Apple App site it describes an "audible" turn-by-turn....I don't hear anything???? HELP!!

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  29. How about Blackberry? Not even plan for doing V3 for it?

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  30. Motorola flagship Android handsets need THREE, too!


    Perhaps with logic to set sdcard back to R/W as needed,

    And after implementing a feature to report police/highway patrol in motion (with trailing/leading modifiers) anonymously when they are traveling above posted limits.

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  31. Thumbs up for Waze 3.0 for Android!!

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  32. I download the app and I am very happy with the performance.
    I can not find in the menu how to save my personal routes and waze always show me the same mistakes. How can prepare the apps to save the routes?
    Probably somebody knows how to do it.
    Thanks a lot.

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  33. Hello, i can't find the link to download waze v3. 0 for Android. The installation from the market place is a v2. Can you help me?

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