The app Waze is getting a makeover and develops a tool to allow users to communicate on their mood of the moment .
Mood chafouine or in full form ? Behind the wheel of your vehicle, you will now be able to communicate to the community your GPS application favorite your state of mind at the time. Waze, one of the leaders of GPS applications on mobile offers its users to communicate about their emotions.
Small pictograms, which are similar to émojis, but renamed Moods (literally “moods” in English) that contain the logo of the brand have been adapted and translated into 30 different expressions, such as ” relax “, ” nerd “, ” angry “, etc, This little icon represents you on the map and advance as your trip.
Really useful ? Not sure… Playful ? Certainly especially essential within the framework of a strategy to develop the community spirit of the application. More than 14 million users are registered in France, the potential for the further development of this niche on which the application is still positioned is actually quite consistent.
Based from the outset on the spirit of mutual assistance, each user of Waze prevents the other in the event of hazards, defects on the roadway, accidents, slowdowns, etc, This new design and its new features will bring more interactivity and strengthen the links between them.
An update of the design necessary
More generally, the interface was criticised for its appearance of age compared to its direct competitors – Apple Maps and Google Maps – with an appearance sometimes too childish. It deserved actually a discount to the taste of the day even if the change of the interface of a tool to success is always difficult.
The changes are neither flagrant nor revolutionary, but bring a bit of modernity. However, one important change is to note : the visualization of the map is now flat. The nostalgic of the skeuomorphisme a little old-fashioned will have to dry their tears and adapt to Material Design. Besides a new logo, a more refined black-and-white made its appearance. Finally the icons more modern and a new police are also part of this makeover which aims to improve the experience of the user.
Now owned by Google, the startup bought by the american giant in 2013 is often compared with google maps, the application that created the group and is distinguished by its user-friendly interface and interactive.
However, we note a small disappointment concerning the mode dark which is not always available, and which would, however, be convenient for night travel. It will likely come in a few months.
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