Waze is a company that is building free street maps by using user-submitted data, collected from their application running on smartphones. To encourage drivers to fill in the spaces on the map waze has added a gaming element, with drivers being able to collect points by collecting â€˜road goodiesâ€™ â€“ cherries, hammers and small gift packages worth extra bonus points.
The â€˜road goodiesâ€™ are found in locations where the waze has identified map problems, and as you drive around munching them, the system automatically solve these issues.
Present are the most rare of the new â€˜road goodiesâ€™, worth 500 extra points, Hammer â€“ more common on the road and worth 250 bonus points & last but not least, Cherries â€“ arguably the cutest â€˜goodieâ€™, pretty common and worth 100 extra pointsâ€¦
In parallel to the launch of this new â€˜road goodieâ€™ version, waze announced a â€˜Holiday High Points Challengeâ€™ between November 25-30.
The top three users in the US and Canada who rack up the most points from â€˜road goodiesâ€™ during this timeframe will receive Amazon gift cards in the amounts of $500, $300 and $200, respectively.
Read more at wazeâ€™s blog here.