Waze For Android, iPhone
Great for commuters, sales and field service workers and literally anyone who drives, Waze takes an innovative approach to crowdsourcing that uses motorists' real-time feedback to help others find "waze" around traffic jams. From the same name developer, Waze for Android and iOS at its core is a turn-by-turn GPS navigation app that links drivers with a central server that monitors the progress of people using the app. When a slowdown occurs, a pop-up asks if it's traffic-related, and categorizes the slowdown by accident, hazard or other. That intel is fed to the server, which reroutes approaching traffic around the jam. Brilliant. The brainchild of software engineer Ehud Shabtai, Waze even caught the attention of Apple CEO Tim Cook, who mentioned it by name when he apologized to iOS 6 users for Apple's Maps app.