Reference Navigation Application

All our systems are designed with the driver in mind. We consistently strive to deliver a user interface that is simple, intuitive and easy-to-use.

We have developed NavApp, an Android-based reference application running on
NavKit. NavApp has been specifically designed to provide a state-of-the-art user
experience and is enjoyed by millions of users on TomTom’s latest range of portable
navigation devices.

All of our products have a user-centric design

From early conceptual explorations right through to the detailed interaction specification of features, the end user is central to the process.
Our latest generation of PNDs use the NavApp reference UI (NavUI), a fully optimised set of screens and flows that deliver a state-of-the-art user experience.
This is especially visible in the Traffic bar, which provides users with up-to-date contextual information about their route such as incidents, delays or road works.

Interactive Maps

NavApp’s user interface introduces a brand new way for drivers to interact with their navigation device: we put the map at the heart of each interaction, instead of forcing our customers to browse through lengthy and complex menus. As a result, drivers can simply pinpoint their destination on a map and start driving immediately.

Quick Search

NavApp also features a quick search function: as the user types, NavApp simultaneously displays matching results found not only in the map database, but also in the POI set.
The result is a highly efficient address input method, which saves users a significant amount of time compared to traditional destination input methods before starting their journey.

Look and Feel Customisation Options: examples

  • Some cases will only require a skinning of TomTom’s reference UI, to fit branding guidelines and/or “theme” NavApp and the map visualisation. This approach can be required when project timelines are short and development resources limited

  • Other cases will require the UI to be fully re-built, in order to adapt to specific requirements, which can be achieved without modifying the core navigation engine, thanks to NavKit’s modularity

  • Many IVI systems are not based on Android. For such systems, NavApp acts as a reference UI and a runnable specification that can be implemented on the specific UI framework used by the OEM’s IVI systems (QNX, Windows CE, Linux-based OS etc)