By Prince Osuagwu
Since June 2013, when Google bought Waze for $ 966 million, it was almost obvious that Google closed the competition in the mobile mapping business.
This conclusion was not far-fetched, considering that even the US Federal Trade Commission considered investigating whether Google’s acquisition of Waze violated competition law.
In addition, the UK Fair Trade Office and the Israel Antitrust Authority also investigated it, although they later allowed the takeover.
Part of the reasons Google allegedly bought Waze was to add social data to its own mapping business, Google Maps.
Waze as a GPS navigation software application works on smartphones and tablets that have GPS support. It provides turn-by-turn navigation information and user-submitted travel times and route details, while downloading location-dependent information over a mobile phone network.
By the way, another revolutionary mobile mapping solution, Nexit, seems to have forced the door open. Nexit docked, December 2019 and has since threatened to occupy the space permanently.
Although Waze has a 14-year history, having developed in 2006, in just one year of operation, Nexit seems to have changed the narratives. Could this young rookie become a revolutionary in the world map business?
Waze collects map data, travel times, and traffic information from users and transmits it to Waze’s server, at no cost to Waze, giving its users the ability to report accidents, traffic jams, speed, and police traps. .
However, Nexit seems to have delved into the critical details of cartographic resources, providing flagship technology blueprints that place mobile maps at the core of today’s travel needs. For example, providing integrated and personalized travel information and preferences; maximize ad revenue by displaying specific and relevant ad exposures; multiple search queries simultaneously on the same exit and showing upcoming exits while driving, among others, are some of those unique innovations only found in the NEXIT mapping app.
It could probably best be described as an idea born to change the equation and give the hitherto considered octopuses in the mapping business a run for every innovation the business requires.
Nexit is the all-in-one navigation app to power the perfect road trip. Designed as the next generation in mobile mapping, it provides turn-by-turn navigation and the ability to find exactly what the user is looking for, when they need it, especially on the go. Nexit users can search for any combination of restaurants, hotels, shops, attractions, the cheapest gas, and more, based on price, distance, and specifics.
The founders of the app say that it is currently available for free on the App Store – Apple iOS (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nexit/id1466222160) and will soon be available on Android.
Nexit is a unique discovery by the strength of its ability, as an intuitive road trip application to predict where the user is going and shows him what is at each exit.
The app is equivalent to the highway driving co-pilot that every road user always wanted. But this time, it’s right there on your mobile phone.
Nexit can anticipate the route and shows the user restaurants, hotels, gas stations, shops and attractions relevant to the road trip, grouped by exit.
Step-by-step voice and visual instructions will guide the user to any stop they can select, while incorporating up-to-date traffic information for faster movement.
Nexit will only show places along one’s route, so the user never backs up or strays too far from the highway.
Mainly enjoyed by road users in the United States at the moment, the app that was launched a couple of months ago has attracted huge demand around the world, including African road users who have called for its integration into the continent. .
It’s arguably the only all-in-one app for road travelers, because it goes beyond what existing map apps offer. In addition to turn-by-turn directions, Nexit also helps drivers personalize the perfect road trip by finding exactly what they want, when they need it, and on the road they’re traveling.
It’s no wonder that, directly at launch, it attracted $ 10 million in funding. Yet just six months later, there are reports of big tech companies needing unique mobile mapping in their businesses struggling to acquire or partner with it.
Unlike other competing maps, Nexit allows users to search for any combination of travel destinations and services, including restaurants, hotels, shops, popular attractions, and the cheapest gas along their route. Users can also search by multiple preferences, such as a hotel with a pool or a restaurant with dining options, to find the next freeway exit that best suits their needs.
Nexit’s industry-leading search functions are available to plan a road user’s ideal stops before setting off on the journey or to find the exit that meets all the user’s needs in real time.
The company’s president, Dr. Vincent Ebuh, said that proposing such an innovation gives it a different fulfillment of all its exploits in the oil and gas sector, where it has pioneered growth in the upstream sector as an explorer.
An excited Ebuh said at the launch: “We are delighted to bring this revolutionary app to market just as millions of Americans are preparing to hit the road for vacation travel. We know that there will be significant demand from users who are often frustrated by the limits of other map applications. We pride ourselves on making road trips easier and more enjoyable with Nexit.
“The application covers the entire continental United States and its premium features are free to all users. Nexit is a global application currently available in the App Store for Apple iOS operating systems and will soon be coming to Android ”, he reported.
To corroborate this, Nexit President and CEO Randy Carpenter said: “All existing navigation applications tell you where to drive, only Nexit tells you where to stop. We’ve all been there, you’re on a road trip and settle for food you don’t want, only to find that your favorite chain was two exits away or you’ve filled up on gas only to find it cheaper at the next station. Nexit is the road co-driver you always wanted, “he added.
The app has received rave reviews as prominent app critics describe it as the smartest map a road user will use and it solves many common frustrations of existing navigation apps. One reviewer said: “If you search for McDonald’s on Google or Apple Maps, you’ll see all nearby McDonald’s locations, even if it’s 20 minutes in the opposite direction. But, Nexit only shows you the options that are on your way. “
Smart search functions
Users can search hotel brands – to find trusted national hotels to fit any budget
* Hotel services: find locations that have a gym; Pet-friendly, have free breakfast, Wi-Fi, RV parking, pool, and more
* Gas Stations: To find convenience stores, tire air, mechanic on call, restrooms and more
* Gasoline prices: to locate the cheapest gas in the next 50 miles along your route, updated in real time
* Restaurants: to search for a favorite chain, type of food, dietary restrictions or options that have options for dining, take out, take out, open 24 hours, full bar, playground for children and more
* Rest areas: to find places that have an assistant on duty, dog walking area, picnic tables, baby changing stations and more
* Attractions: To find amusement parks, bowling alleys and more along the route.
Nexit users can search by business name or stop type and even filter by price, distance, and more.
Meanwhile, the app continues to undergo massive transformation on a daily basis. Just six months after launch, the app introduced an additional feature called City Mode.
CITY MODE has made NEXIT, the application that reinvented the roads, now reinvent the city. It serves the user a purpose when walking around town, driving around state, or planning a trip across the country.
* Walk in the city function: displays multiple search results simultaneously by brand and by service in the same location.