Big news on the international front – we’ve just partnered with Location World, the largest location-based services and solutions company in South America, based in Ecuador, with a strong, fast growing presence in additional Latin American countries including Panama, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Columbia and Chile.
What does this mean for our users in those locations? Well, Location World is providing us with some great base maps and this means that community growth will be significantly accelerated so that users can get waze’s free turn-by-turn navigation and real time traffic information from day one, rather than waiting until the countries are first mapped. We’ve rolled out the base maps in Ecuador already (http://www.ec.waze.com), and the surrounding countries will soon follow.
We expect community growth in this region to accelerate very quickly, and we’re sending out a warm welcome to all of you who are about to join the world’s largest global driving community – we’re glad to have you on board!