Waze has been upgraded for the iPhone giving you easy buttons to navigate to home and to work. The upgrade also should get rid of some recalculating issues that I and others have been seeing. The ability to drop in a Home address and Work address allows you to quickly navigate between the two places that most folks will be going to on a daily basis. That last part is key, because Waze, and others like Inrix or TomTom and Garmin, want you to use the App daily allowing them to collect anonymous data on traffic conditions. For Waze, the aspect of crowdsourcing their maps also drives the need to get a lot of data from a lot of people.
A few navigation makers have offered multiple routes to choose from and Waze is now offering that functionality with easy to use buttons with a clear layout. In taking a look at my navigation from home to work, they lay out three reasonable routes including the one that I use across back roads to get me around traffic bottlenecks. Waze also indicates that they will learn your preferred way between home and work, giving you information and updates on your most traveled route. Looking forward to getting this feature working well both ways.
New tagline - Waze - Driving is Fun Again
Waze has also selected a new tag line from reader submissions - the winner is "Driving is Fun Again". The winner just snagged a new iPad2 for their hard work...... clearly mine weren't quite as good.
More at the Waze Blog