App of the Week: Waze
July 1, 2020
By Amanda Williams, copywriter
Here at Passare, “technology” might be our first, middle, and last name. Recently, our VPs and team members have been keeping track of the best apps: but only the ones that are worth your time and money. Since hundreds of thousands of apps are available with the click of an “install,” we want to help you overcome decision fatigue and bring you the best bang for your buck.
To give your work or home life more of a technological edge, we’ve created this “App of the Week” series. In it, we’ll highlight one app per week that might interest you. For this week’s article, let’s see how Waze measures up.
Waze: The “Maps” Alternative
Type of app: Utility
Chances are that your phone comes with a GPS app. Whether it’s Google Maps or Maps for iOS, your device comes programmed with a navigation application. Waze, on the other hand, is an alternative to these options. It’s not just a navigation app that can take users from point A to point B; Waze has so many more features that set it apart from the rest. Users can:
- Post traffic updates, construction, accidents, road conditions, and police stops
- Preview their routes to see how much time it will take to arrive at their destinations and if there’s any traffic or accidents along the way
- Receive live traffic updates along their routes
- Carpool with other Waze users to save on gas
Waze gives you real-time information from other users that you just don’t get from your standard GPS mapping apps.
Cost and Availability
With over 100 million unique users and downloads, Waze is one of the most popular apps in the Google Play store. Best of all, the app is free to download and use. There are, however, a fair number of advertisements on the platform, but the advertisements help keep Waze free for all.
How You Can Use Waze in Your Funeral Home
Waze has many uses for both personal and work-related tasks. For instance, you can use Waze to map out your route on the way to a cemetery to ensure you won’t run into any traffic. In addition, you can guide a family to your funeral home and let them know of any traffic or construction ahead of time.
Do you use Waze?
See you next week for another “App of the Week” feature!