TomTom Adds Social Features To Latest Navigation App For iOS

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News Posted: Tue, Aug 21 2012 12:20 PM

TomTom introduced a new version (v1.11) of its Navigation app for iPhone and iPad. The latest version features the ability to navigate to addresses found on the Internet, search using foursquare, and the latest TomTom maps. The previous version (v1.10) of TomTom's iOS navigation app added Facebook Places, and this latest version now features foursquare, enabling users to search and navigate to foursquare places and check in upon arrival. Version 1.11 also brings a new certified Danger Zones service that stays within the new laws regarding camera alerts in France. In addition to the release of v1.11, TomTom recently launched a new Hands-Free Car Kit for iPhone. This kit features a built-in 2 watt speaker and hands-free calling capabilities. Current iPhone and iPad TomTom Navigation app users can download the latest version for free.

TomTom updates its Navigation app for iPhone and iPad

~ Introducing new ways to find new places ~

AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TomTom launches a new version (v1.11) of its Navigation app for iPhone and iPad. Customers with an older version of the app can download it for free. They’ll then be able to navigate to addresses found on the internet, search with foursquare™*, and get the very latest TomTom maps.

Drivers can now quickly and easily navigate to places they’ve found on websites and other apps by copying an address and pasting it into their TomTom Navigation app. There’s no need to type as the app will automatically work out the destination and direct them straight there.

While v1.10 integrated Facebook Places with the app, v1.11 adds foursquare. After linking foursquare to the TomTom app, users can search and navigate to their favourite foursquare places, checking in to collect points on arrival.

“Drivers now have new ways to find places with their TomTom app,” says Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director Consumer at TomTom. “This should be particularly helpful when people are off on holidays and day trips. They can find great places to visit and get there fast with foursquare or a quick copy-paste. And that leaves more time to relax and have fun.”

Beyond the new search facilities, v1.11 brings many more improvements to TomTom Navigation for iPhone. Customers will get the very latest TomTom maps, along with a new certified Danger Zones service that helps drivers deal with speed cameras in France while staying within new laws against camera alerts. Numerous changes have also been made to the user interface to make the app even more intuitive to use.

Coinciding with the release of v1.11, TomTom has recently also launched a new Hands-Free Car Kit for iPhone. This car kit complements the app perfectly, with an in-built 2 watt speaker bringing high-quality audio to both navigational directions and hands-free calls. A new switch on the latest version of the app for iPhone means that drivers can quickly choose to stream their iPhone audio through to their car kit.

Pricing and Availability

The latest version of the TomTom Navigation app for iPhone and iPad is available as a free download to customers with an earlier version of the app.

For new customers, the Western Europe app can be purchased for €69.99 at the Apple App Store.

*Foursquare, is a location-based social networking website for mobile devices, such as smartphones. Users "check in" at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by selecting from a list of venues the application locates nearby.

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Erakith replied on Tue, Aug 21 2012 12:40 PM

Foursquare integration is definitely a good idea.. When I first read the title I thought it was going to be something like TomTom updating your facebook wall with pointless crap a la "x drove 14 miles on the I-95" which would be extremely irritating to your friends.

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Jaybk26 replied on Tue, Aug 21 2012 1:56 PM

Lol, Foursquare sounds better than that? That sounds just as spammy:p

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LKnudson replied on Tue, Aug 21 2012 2:44 PM

The hands-free kit is an awesome feature that is absolutely wonderful to have when you're in the car.

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fitz4321 replied on Tue, Aug 21 2012 4:03 PM

I wouldn't buy the kit yet. it may not work with the new iPhone coming out next month.

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Looks kool. But seriously ios?

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