Oct 28 AT 2:57 PM Taylor Wimberly 3 Comments

Trick or Tweet for your chance to win a $100 iTunes giftcard

I know everyone is excited about the Google Maps Navigation announcement, but don’t overlook Waze if you need a free GPS service.

Waze is currently available in the Android Market and it has been receiving regular updates. The service provides free turn-by-turn navigation with voice guidance and real time traffic updates. They recently released clients for iPhone, Windows Mobile, and Symbian which has resulted in a major increase of people using the service. If you are unfamiliar with Waze, check out their guided tour.

I am a big fan of Waze because they are actively involved with the community and they routinely host fun contest. Check out their latest challenge to win a $100 iTunes giftcard.

Give Waze another look if you tried out the early beta.

Give Waze another look if you tried out the early beta.

Goblins and monsters and pumpkins, oh my! It’s Halloween time and what better way to celebrate than to offer something sweet to our favorite trick-or-treaters out there? How about a $100 iTunes giftcard and an awesome candy goodiebag? Interested? Well, read on…

How to Participate:

  1. Downloaded waze to your phone — you can do so on our download page.
  2. Enter your Twitter account info by visting waze’s ‘Profile’ section, under ‘Settings” in the app once it’s on your phone. Make sure that the feature is turned to ‘on’.
  3. Send a road report by clicking ‘Report’ on the bottom of the main waze screen and following directions from there. Road reports can be anything you’d like to report from the road — hazards, speed cams, police traps, etc.
  4. Done! Your report will be tweeted automatically to your followers, entering you one time in the contest.

The contest begins immediately and the first winner will be picked from road tweets happening from the time of posting until 4am PST on Thursday morning. Each additional winner will be chosen for the following 24 hour periods – 4am PST on Thursday, October 29 through 4am PST on Friday, October 30, and so on, through 4am PST on Sunday, November 2, 2009.

We will announce the winners on Twitter, so make sure you’re already a follower of @waze. For complete details, see the Waze blog.

If you are in the Halloween mood, don’t forget about our scary Android wallpapers.

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  • Anon

    Advertising for a contest where the prize is an itunes gift card on an Android website is semi-fail

  • be waze

    did you know they Israelis

    • http://www.openstreetmap.com AnotherIsraeli

      I don’t like Waze, because they are saving all your GPS tracks. Its a privat company that is not belonging to the open source community.

      So instead building up their service on a existing map project like OpenStreetMap.com they are trying to create the map again by the users.
      This will never work. The service is only available in a small area of California, USA and Israel.

      If they would build up their services on Openstreetmap I would be a BIG WAZEr for sure!!!

      BTW: The map of waze in Israel is to bad to use the turn by turn navigation. Its just used to see the next enforcement trap and traffic information.