TomTom app for iPhone now offers local search capabilities and enhanced integration with the iPhone interface
Mar 15 2010
TomTom app for iPhone now offers local search capabilities and enhanced integration with the iPhone interface~Local Search powered by Google among the new features ~ Sydney: 15 March 2010 TomTom, the world’s leading provider of navigation solutions and digital maps, today announces several important enhancements to its popular TomTom app for the iPhone, including Local Search powered by Google. This new feature, combined with enhanced integration with the iPhone interface, ensure optimal routing and an even more intuitive navigation experience. The latest version of the TomTom app (Version 1.3) can be purchased on the App Store from today. “TomTom continues to expand its offering of premium navigation services and features to an ever growing number of TomTom app for iPhone users,” said Chris Kearney, Marketing Manager Australia & New Zealand. TomTom app (Version 1.3) for iPhone includes additional advanced features that are available for free to existing TomTom app customers: - Local Search powered by Google - The TomTom app for iPhone offers countless numbers of points of interest right at the user’s fingertips. Users can tap into the latest local Google listings from within the TomTom app to locate and route to anything from restaurants to camping grounds. - Music Fading – This music fading feature ensures users will never miss a navigation instruction while listening to music on their iPhone. The music volume decreases during turn-by-turn instructions and then increases when instructions are complete. - Pinch and Zoom – Integrating one of the iPhone’s most popular features, the latest version of the TomTom app allows users to “pinch and zoom” for a more detailed view of the navigation map. - Automatic Day/Night Mode - For a safer drive, the TomTom app now also calculates local sunrise and sunset times to automatically adjust the screen brightness while driving. - Add to TomTom Feature – Save locations from other iPhone apps and web browsers straight to the TomTom app. The TomTom app offers the same great features users have come to rely on from TomTom, including TomTom IQ Routes™ and Advanced Land Guidance. TomTom IQ Routes™ incorporates historical speed profile data for both day of week and time of day to calculate the fastest route available at any time. Advanced Lane Guidance provides extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions by showing the user which lane to take for an upcoming exit. Price and Availability: Version 1.3 of the TomTom navigation app is available now for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch users from the iTunes App Store: www.tomtom.com/tomtom-app. • The TomTom app (Version 1.3) is available for free to existing TomTom app customers
• The TomTom app (Version 1.3) is available for $99.99 to new TomTom app customers
• The TomTom car kit for iPhone is available for $159.00
• The TomTom car kit for iPod Touch is available for $129.00 Requirements for use on the iPhone 3G or 3GS include phone installation of OS3.0 and installation of iTunes on the PC or Mac. The TomTom app for the original iPhone and the iPod Touch requires the respective TomTom car kit (with built-in GPS receiver) for turn-by-turn navigation to function.