Google is constantly adding features to its Maps software for the desktop and mobile platforms. Now Google has announced that the Android and iOS mobile application of its Google Maps will feature real-time incidents reports, courtesy Waze users.
Google acquired Waze – which provides turn by turn GPS navigation service – back in June. With that deal Google promised integration of Waze’s socially driven features to benefit the Google Maps users as well. Now Google’s official ‘Lat Long’ blog states about the feature of real-time incident reports from Waze to benefit the Google Maps users as well.
The Waze app users are always able to report incidents like accident, severe traffic jams and others so that the service can provide real-time update to other Waze users. Now those same incident reports will be pushed to Google Maps users with a subtext of Waze app. That means, Waze app will continue to exist as a separate app despite of its mutual integration with Google Maps and other services.
The incident reports will appear for the Google Maps users in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Panama, Peru, Mexico, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.
On the other hand, Waze users will able to benefit from Google Search, Google Street View and Satellite Imagery on the Waze app. Google Maps just keeps getting better with a crowd-sourced traffic and map reporting information via Waze as well.
To get the latest version of the Google Maps for your Android device, visit the Google Play Store, and visit Apple App Store in case you have an Apple device. You can also try out the Waze app for Android from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.