Google Maps Navigation may have a leg-up on the other navigation
services on the mobile platforms, but TomTom
's not letting their guard
down. The company was one of the first to showcase a full mobile
navigation service for a mobile platform (iPhone
OS, now iOS), and they
have been constantly updating it ever since to make it more robust.
There's plenty to love about it, and those who own an iPhone and a car
dock could easily use the TomTom iPhone app in place of a dedicated
navigation unit. And now, that choice is being made even simpler for
TomTom v1.5 has now become available in Apple's App Store, with the new
version allowing users to turn their photo gallery into an address book.
The primary new feature is "navigate-to-photo," where you simply take a
geo-tagged picture with the iPhone and then use the TomTom app to
navigate to that address. Take a picture of grandmother's house, and
then on Thanksgiving, just tell your app to navigate there. Easy as pie!
The update is free of charge to existing owners and can be downloaded
TomTom App for iPhone Update Now Available
~ Latest Features Include Navigate-to-Photo and Optimization for iPhone 4 ~
Concord, MA – October 15, 2010 –TomTom, the world’s leading provider of location and navigation solutions, announces that the latest version of the TomTom App for iPhone is available for purchase on the App Store starting today. The latest version (1.5) now allows users to use their photo gallery as an address book by enabling them to select and navigate to any geo-tagged photo*. The TomTom App comes ready to navigate with the most-accurate and up-to-date maps available. Additionally, iPhone 4 users will experience enhanced graphics with support for retina display and faster, more-responsive navigation.
In addition to these latest features, TomTom App users will continue to benefit from TomTom’s world-class navigation experience for the iPhone with:
- The most-reliable routes with on-board maps stored directly on the iPhone.
- The fastest route to a destination with IQ Routes™ Technology.
- Navigation instructions even while on a call, with iOS Multitasking support**.
- The same multi-touch and portrait/landscape capabilities users are familiar with creating the most-seamless iPhone experience
The TomTom App for iPhone is available for purchase via the App Store. Continental and regional versions of the TomTom App are available today for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod touch users at http://www.tomtom.com/tomtom-app. Pricing varies by market. TomTom U.S.A and U.S. & Canada apps are currently available for $49.99 and $59.99, respectively.
TomTom App for iPhone runs on OS 3.0 and iOS 4, however users should upgrade to iOS 4 to be able to take full advantage of the application’s features.
*Feature available when running iOS4 (iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G & iPod touch 2nd & 3rd Gen.)
**Feature available when running iOS4 (iPhone 4 & iPhone 3GS)
***All maps updated with the exception of Argentina and Chile.