A new hack is apparently all set to bring Waze app to Apple CarPlay compatible vehicles and devices. Here are the details.
All of the available packages for jailbroken devices are extremely interesting, and have proven extremely popular over time, but sometimes it is the upcoming or teased tweaks which make the biggest splash. This time around, it’s the teasing of a jailbreak tweak hack which makes the Waze navigation app available directly in CarPlay-enabled vehicles.
Rather than having to use Apple Maps, which is deemed to be limited in places, this new tweak will presumably allow the Waze app for iOS to be mirrored into CarPlay on jailbroken iOS 10.2 devices.
When a developer is teasing a new tweak or extension, there is generally nothing better than a nice little video showing off the upcoming experience in action. And that’s exactly what we’ve got from developer Nick Franco who posted the video on YouTube.
The video in question shows an iPhone being connected to the CarPlay-enabled vehicle via the standard Lightning connection. This instantly kicks the dash into action and provides access to CarPlay-enabled apps, including Waze in this instance with the heavy lifting done by the tweak to bring the Waze app out in CarPlay interface using the display out feature of Waze.
The advantage of this is that you don’t need to use HDMI to make use of Waze on your in-dash display as this tweak integrates that interface right within CarPlay so that it all works over one single Lightning connection.
Developer is planning to bring Siri integration into Waze as well, and while it has been tested to work on iOS 10.2 as of now, there is really no reason why it wouldn’t work on other jailbroken versions of iOS 10 as well.
There’s no release date for the tweak as yet, but we will keep you updated on this one. Stay tuned.