Waze has rolled out a new update of their mobile app. the latest version now feature deals on gasoline in the US market. They plan to expand this functionality to other markets in the near future.
The app would now show petrol pumps in your location that are offering discounted deals on gasoline through their partnership with Waze. The company said:
How do you take advantage of Wazer-only gas deals? Look out for the gas stations on the map and in the search list that show a small $ icon – this means that discounted gas is available for Wazers at this location. Simply tap on the station and hit the ‘get coupon’ button. Then show the coupon to the clerk at the station.
As of today, nearly 2,000 stations in the US are offering Wazers 5-10 cent discounts per gallon on gas. We’ll be adding more special promotions state by state over the coming months, so if you don’t currently see any nearby, hang on for a little while, we’ll be coming to your region very soon!
Waze is also going to add a feature to let their users add details on petrol pumps and current prices so that they are available other Waze users in the surrounding area.
Other changes in the latest update:
Category search lets you find local business by category (think coffee shops, car wash, pharmacy) along your way.
Waypoints allows you to add a stop en route to your final destination, and get accurate ETAs for both. (iPhone only, coming soon to your Android phone too!)
Text-to-Speech now supported in 9 new languages! TTS capabilities provide you with turn-by-turn voice prompts, including reading the street names you’ll be turning on, so you’ll never need to take your eyes off of the road to know where to turn again. Waze has been studying hard, and can now read street names in UK English, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Italian, French, German, Brazilian, Portuguese, Dutch, and Swedish.
Voice reporting: Android users can now join their iPhone counterparts in reporting incidents on the road, hands-free.