Google-owned Waze has recently delivered updates to both the iOS and Android versions of the app, bumping it up to version 3.8.0 as it now comes with a slew of new features that users ought to find useful. Other than better social features, it will also enable you to send as well as receive friend requests, manage your friends list, while going through the contact list in your smartphone before zooming in on those who also happen to be Waze users. Of course, all of those are secondary to the updates that version 3.8.0 delivers, especially where safety is concerned.
You will now gain the ability to let Waze keep track of you, notifying your contacts as to your estimated time of arrival, and amount of time required for you to arrive, all via a text message. This means you need not fumble with your virtual keyboard to inform your mates that you will be parked right outside your favorite watering hole in 5 minutes’ time, and neither can you use the old excuse of “I’m nearly there” anymore.
Should you get stuck in a traffic jam, fret not, as Waze is capable of sending out a text message to selected predefined contacts automatically. You can get Waze for iOS here and for Android here.