Friday, April 28th | 2 Iyyar 5777

Close

Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

Subscribe
February 27, 2013 2:02 pm

Israeli Mobile App Waze Wins Prestigious International Award

avatar by Zach Pontz

Email a copy of "Israeli Mobile App Waze Wins Prestigious International Award" to a friend

The logo for the Israeli startup Waze. Photo: Waze.

The Israeli social-media navigation app Waze won the prestigious prize for Best Overall Mobile App on Tuesday at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

On its Facebook page, Waze thanked its loyal followers: “This is a huge win for our community — thanks Wazers, for making us number 1!”

“It’s a great honor,” Waze CEO Noam Bardin said after receiving the award. “We are proud to be in good company with the world’s leading applications. The people responsible for the success are mostly our community of users, and we thank them.”

Related coverage

April 27, 2017 10:10 pm
0

UNESCO Draft Resolution Declaring Israeli Sovereignty Over Jerusalem ‘Illegal’ Draws Fire From Israel, Jewish Groups

The United Nations' cultural organization UNESCO is to vote next Tuesday, May 2, on a resolution introduced by the Palestinians and...

Waze competed in the main category, Judges Choice – Best Overall Mobile App, against four fierce competitors: The Dropbox file hosting service, the Flipboard technology news application, the Sky Sports F1 software and the Square electronic payment service.

Waze offers real-time traffic information shared by users. With some 40 million users worldwide, investment experts estimate Waze to be valued at $1 billion. Two months ago, it was reported that Apple had offered Waze $400 million to acquire it, but that turned out to be a false.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

Algemeiner.com