Google revealed in a post today that it’s carrying out some of Waze’s functions in the Google Maps applications for both iOS and Android. Starting today (the update is presenting gradually), individuals of both gadgets will have the ability to view real-time event reports from Waze individuals, including accidents, building zones, roadway closures and even more.
The rollout is presently restricted to 13 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Mexico, and will count on information from Waze’s user base, which was reported in June to be nearing 50 million users.
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Users of Waze aren’t being left in the dark either, as Google will be gradually presenting its powerful Search attribute into both the web and mobile versions of the Waze service, which will enable more exact search engine result, including the capacity to look for local businesses and specific addresses. The Waze Map Editor likewise includes Google Street View after a public beta screening period, which need to allow for more accurate maps and course planning.
Waze started as an Israeli startup back in 2008 and was acquired by Google in June of this year for a reported $1.03 billion. It had actually been rumored that Apple was considering purchasing the company in order to improve its own mapping service, which suffered a variety of teething troubles because the beginning, however the deal reportedly failed over differences in Waze’s perceived assessment. Unlike other Google buyouts, such as that of Sparrow, the development of Waze is still active and there are currently no plans to merge the 2 items.