Google {hearts} Waze. Hard. Hard enough to pay a little over $1 Billion for them. Like other mapping services, Waze offers voice-guided GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions. But what’s really unique about the app is its social and gamification features. Users earn points whenever they contribute road information, and as points rack up, their ranking in the Waze community rises. The app also eliminates the need for “I’m-five-minutes-away” texts to friends because users can see live updates of their buddies who use Waze, as they travel towards an event or meeting spot.