Yesterday Waze took me on a journey to Mordor when I really just wanted to go to Safeway. I know there are pretty much only 3 maps apps, so please vote so I know which one to stick with, or add new ones I've never heard of before!
I'm in India, I've used Google Maps extensively here as well as during my short stints in London. Pretty much the best, most comprehensive map app. I have been let down by it on a few occasions though, but nothing very major. As a bonus, it works well with Android Auto.
Never used it except for one time I had to take the bus.
This is what I'm currently using - this is useful for knowing where the popo are, but that's really pretty much it 🤔 I hate that it loves to take me on many suburban tours to get from point A to B. My primary reason for using it is because I love beeping at other Wazers.
I currently use this everyday. I love it. It has saved me so many times traveling on 20/59 and in and around NOLA be deverting me off an exit before traffic was at a complete standstill for hours (in some cases for the rest of the day). It also alerts things such as hazards (pot holes, cars broke down on side of road or in road, accidents, and even road kill now). It does allow people to alert others that popo are in a certain location. It also tells you the speed limit and will even alert you when you go over by a set mph done by the user. You can change the settings to use interstates or back roads but it is designed to learn how you drive and the route you take and it will adjust according.
Oh. My. Gawd. Waze has saved my butt in so many ways. Since its crowdsourced, you get great info on potential road hazards (potholes, cars broken down, accidents, herd of deer in the road).. But the real life saver? IS THE COP REPORTING FUNCTION. Yes, you can report when you see a cop hidden (or not) just sitting there waiting to catch you speed. I've avoided many tickets (I am not confirming nor denying I speed on major interstates/parkwway/turnpike/etc) but to me its my favorite aspect of the app. Oh and there are neat games (I havn't played in a year so I dont now if they still do this) where every holiday they place "road goodies" on the map that you have to drive and collect for points. Think of it as Pacman for your car. I've been using it since 2014 and very rarely has it failed me. The only problem is that if the app detects a hazard or traffic, it will re-route your route; regardless if the hazard is fakely reported or there's barely any traffic. :( EDIT: And the real-time traffic reporting function is the sauce. Great function!