Navigating one's way through Long Island's heavy, westbound a.m. traffic can be tough. And when the iPhone's Google Maps was replaced by Apple's own underwhelming Maps app, the drive became borderline torturous.
But there's a new GPS app in town that's about to make life easier for commuters. Over the weekend, I downloaded Waze, which calls itself "a fun, community-based GPS traffic and navigation app."
Here's how it works: Drivers who have Waze downloaded to their device can report traffic, accidents and even police activity on the road. The app uses all of that information to find you the best route to your destination and provides turn-by-turn navigation. Best of all, as road conditions change, the app re-routes.
ABC elaborates: "What makes Waze different is it lets drivers communicate with each other. Wazers can post traffic alerts, warning others in the Waze community about any accidents or hazards that could slow you down."
Do you have a long commute to work every day? If so, give Waze a shot!