From the start, Waze is a pretty standard navigation and traffic information app, with built-in Yelp, Bing, and Foursquare support to help you find your way around and check in once you arrive at your destination. The cool part is the social element. If you activate the app while driving and leave your phone on the dash, the app will passively aggregate traffic information and upload it, so it can be accessed by the community at large to paint a clearer, real-time picture of road conditions.
You can also take an active role by reporting accidents, police traps, and other road hazards that will slow things down for other drivers. Everyone’s contributions come together to create the big picture – a pretty useful tool that gives Waze users traffic information in the fastest possible way. Best of all, the Waze App is free and available now off the iTunes App Store.