Waze app for Windows Phone 8 receives new update, bug fixes and battery improvements on board

The popular Waze app for Windows Phone 8 has received a new update today, fixing a few bugs and improving battery life along with it. The update has bumped the version number to

“Join forces with other drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time and gas money, and improve everyone’s daily commute. You can also actively report accidents, hazards, police and other events you see on the road, and get road alerts on your route too. Find the cheapest gas station along your route with community-shared fuel prices,” the app description reads.

Waze is a free app that already has over 998,000 reviews on the Android platform and over 140,000 reviews on iOS. Waze offers Microsoft’s mobile platform a great tool for those who seek the best route during a trip. Here are the key features of this app:

  • Live routing based on community generated, real-time traffic and road info
  • Community contributed road alerts including accidents, hazards, police traps, road closures and more
  • Automatic re-routing as conditions on the road change
  • Learns your frequent destinations, commuting hours and preferred routes
  • Finds the cheapest gas station along your route
  • Notify someone you’re on your way by sending a live ETA and a link showing you as you drive
  • Earn points and move up the ranks in your community as you contribute road info
  • Live maps, constantly edited and updated by Waze community map editors

Hit the download link below to snag the updated app. It’s free!