Community based Traffic App Waze app Review

With the rising population there are many concerns rising with it. While the countries debate on employment and pollution concerns, one of the immediate effect of upsurge in population is often negated and not taken care of. It is traffic.

Many developers around the globe and contributed to the creation of applications that keep the users aware of the traffic and routes around them. Amongst the variety of google products and service list, Google has not refrained from traffic management and has contributed in the application called Waze. Here we give you the complete Waze app review.

The application Waze uses a unique approach as compared to other applications in this sector. It connects the many drivers from each other and build communities that comprise of local drivers. By an interaction amongst them, the application aims to enhance the quality of daily driving of each person. This means that the drivers would not have to get stuck up in the traffic and get frustrated, not get into traps set up by the police officials and cutting down the travelling time by few minutes or more by discovering new routes you never knew about.

After the user types in the address of the destination, the user provides the application with important data from the road. The user can also actively be involved and share accidents reports, traps by police and any other form of hazard to other drivers and warn them in advance. Not only does the Waze app benefit the drivers in the local communities, Waze is also used by an online community consisting of map editors who make sure that all the data that is displayed in the map is accurate and updated to avoid any sort of inconvenience.

The various characteristics of Waze like its accuracy, its pack full of features, road alerts, traffic information and the fact that it is free has made the Waze app reviews received by several users very good. The app is certainly considered as the highest ranking app in its category. Waze was recently acquired by the juggernaut, Google. However, despite all the features of Waze, it cannot serve as a replacement for the Google maps. Waze unlike the Google maps does not show the 3D buildings and does not provide with any directions transit the driving. The Waze app can be used without the creation of an account, but we urge you to create an account as it will help you to connect to much larger driver community that contribute to enhancing your driving experience.

Google had purchased the Waze for a sum of about 1.15 billion dollars. There several reasons as to why the google projects list added Waze which is a mapping service from Israel.

Firstly, Waze has an active and larger engagement of users.

Secondly, Google had faced competition from other giants like Apple and Facebook in the acquisition of Waze. In order to keep the rivals away from the technology of Waze, Google clinched the deal with Waze.

Thirdly, the technology and features of Waze complement the Google maps. Waze incorporates all the features like the presence of police, accident reports, blocked roads and speed cameras that are lacking in the Google maps.

Just as the tilt brush gallery tool made an exponential growth under the virtual reality category of Google, Waze app too will become the ultimate traffic guidance system under the flagship of Google and make the Waze app review even better.

Thus under the guidance and development under the flagship of Google which has also set milestones in others sectors like virtual reality with the help of the, we are sure that this sector will also see exponential growth in the upcoming times.

Welcome to the Future – Google Virtual Assistant your Android Personal Assistant

Google released the Google Virtual Assistant with their flagship Google Pixel on 20th October, 2016 against their rivals Microsoft’s Cortana, Apple’s Siri, and Amazon’s Alexa. Google Assistant was first unveiled at Google I/O and now Google Assistant comes along with their latest Android Nougat to almost all android devices as an android personal assistant. Google Assistant is also integrated in Google Home and Android Wear devices there for your virtual assistant stays with you all the time.

Google Assistant is like an extension or upgrade of Google Now. Google Now was a simple voice controlled search engine extension of google search. With google assistant you can not only search online but control functions of your phone as well.

What can Google Assistant Do?

Although there are tons of features hidden inside this machine learning powered tool created by Google but here are some of the most useful ones.

  1. Find Answers: Google Assistant has the power of the largest search engine in the world with it and with Google’s Natural Language Processing power, google assistant can understand any kind of question and answer accordingly. You can answer questions like What time is it in New York? When is Valentine’s Day? When is my Brother’s birthday? Google Assistant would understand and provide you with answers. If the assistant can not find a relevant answer, it searches the web for potential answers and displays them on your screen.
  2. Play Music: Google Assistant has the power to play music locally as well as online. You can use generic terms like Play some music and according to your preferences, google assistant would play music. You can say Listen to Linkin Park on Spotify and it would play Linkin Park songs via Spotify. If you are in mood to workout, you may ask google assistant to play workout music.
  3. Set Reminders and Alarms: Google Assistant can set reminders and alarms with ease. You can use normal english sentences like remind me to take the trash out at 7pm, or remember to book tickets for a movie, etc. Google Assistant can understand billions of english sentences with ease now and it gets smarter day by day.
  4. Weather: You can check for weather of course and google assistant understands english really well, you can ask how’s the weather directly. You can even ask questions like will i be needing an umbrella tomorrow? Yes, google assistant is that smart.
  5. Get Information: You can get sports results, restaurants nearby, places nearby, travel information, translations, timers, personal stuff,etc.
  6. Integrated with Google Apps: Google Assistant is directly linked to google apps like GMail, Maps, Waze, and Google App, and due to this you don’t miss any appointment, and use one app for all your work.
  7. Have Fun: Getting Bored? play with google assistant. Just say I’m bored and google assistant would entertain you. You can play games, get jokes, quotes, etc.

Google Assistant is constantly evolving and google has been adding brand new features to this incredible development. Recently, Google Assistant got an update in which the user can now interact with their text messages as well. Assistant can read your text messages aloud and allow you to reply to them as well.

We just hope they integrate more and more features into this personal assistant including complete control of google photos app in android. Google Photos app is already smart as it can now recognize, places, faces, and many more but it would be cool to see google virtual assistant assisting in other standalone apps as well and become the android personal assistant we need it to be.