4 crowd sourced super useful Apps for commuters

Waze

Waze
Waze is a unique navigation app for Android, iOS and Blackberry-10 that works on the principle of real time sharing of information amongst all users. Waze suggests an optimal route to its users based on the real time traffic conditions of different routes as shared by other Waze users. It can also be used to look for the best deals offered by stores near you, the local gas prices at filling stations near you, position of a traffic cop etc.

Trapster

Trapster
Trapster is yet another navigation app that is crowd-sourced like Waze. Trapster is an app for Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows that lets you discover any traffic blockages, speed-traps, jams or any other kind of hazards falling in your route. Trapster being a crowd-sourced application expects you to share any road-hazard that you see on your route with other users. It might not suggest you an optimal route based on the available information like Waze does but still the information that Trapster provides you with might save you hours of commuting.

GasBuddy

GasBuddy
If you are looking for local gas prices at a gas station near your current location then GasBuddy is the most reliable resource you should head to. GasBuddy for Android, Blakcberry, iOS and Windows phones is again a crowd-sourced application like Waze and Trapster. GasBuddy’s mammoth active users keep its information more accurate and timely in comparison to Waze. Where Waze is good for major cities but can give inaccurate results for locations away from major cities, GasBuddy is accurate even in those areas due to its huge amount of users.

HopStop

HopStop
This application is for those who prefer using public transport and are living in the United States. HopStop for Android, iOS and Windows phones finds the most appropriate public transit route for its users. It can be used to find appropriate routes in above 100 regions of the United States. HopStop can suggest whether the user should use a bus, train, taxi, by walking or a combination of two or more of these to reach the destination.