15 OCT

TomTom Navigation App for iPhone Optimized for iPhone 4, Gets New Features

by Marianne Schultz
 

TomTom, the maker of portable stand-alone navigation devices and navigation applications for a variety of mobile device platforms, released an update to its iPhone navigation app adding several new features as the company had announced in early September. The TomTom navigation apps first arrived in the App Store in August 2009 and the U.S. & Canada version has remained a regular in the Top 200 Paid Navigation apps for the entire time it’s been available.

The complete list of new features is as follows:

  • OPTIMIZED FOR IPHONE 4 (iPhone 4 only): Turn-by-turn navigation with TomTom just got even better, with high resolution graphics and sharper maps. Menus are more responsive and positioning is more accurate, even with limited GPS reception. The TomTom app takes full advantage of your iPhone 4.
  • NAVIGATE-TO-PHOTO: Got a photo of the place you want to go? Simply tap on the image and TomTom will take you there. You no longer need to enter an address to get going. What you see is where you’ll go!
  • NEW, UPDATED MAPS: Drive with the latest maps. TomTom maps include 1 million more miles of US roads than competitors and have been rated highest in quality and reliability. Your TomTom app comes ready to navigate with the most accurate, most up-to-date maps available.

A note in the description indicates that the Navigate-to-Photo feature works only when the Location Services feature is enabled for the iPhone’s Camera app so that each picture contains location information for the TomTom app to use.

As with all navigation apps that contain extensive map data, we recommend that you purchase the app or download the update on your computer and then sync it to your iPhone – at about 1.5 GB in size, it will take quite some time to download. At the time of this post, only the U.S.-only, U.S. & Canada, Canada & Alaska, and  U.S. & Mexico versions of the app have been updated to version 1.5 and the updates for other geographies will likely be available shortly. You can find a list of all of the TomTom apps here.

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    TomTom U.S.A.

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    TomTom Canada & Alaska

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    TomTom U.S. & Mexico

    Last Changed:
    4 days ago
    Rating:
    3.00 (76)
    Version:
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    iOS Universal

    TomTom Navigation for iPhone/iPad. World-class navigation that’s trusted by 70 million drivers. Last minute plans? With the TomTom Navigation app, driving somewhere new couldn’t be easier....

7 Comments

  1. God

    GREAT Update

  2. GaryW342

    This is a great app, it keeps getting better. I own all of the paid/free turn-by-turn apps, this one is at the top. Its traffic re-routes better than CoPilot, good maps. Subjectively, Navigon has the nicest display.

  3. Guillermo | Social Media apps

    It looks like the upgrade is still not available outside of US. The app is not bad, but I’ve been having too many problems with it. For instance I have never been able to use it when I need to go walking from one place to another. It has potential, but it needs to much work yet.

  4. elsiebob1

    Looks like a great update…will make the new 32gb 4th gen iPod touch even cooler!

  5. Andi

    Are there updates for the 3GS? I purchased this program when it was $79 and ot still doesn’t work. I have emailed several times and I have no use for this product. It is always wrong. All that money and I still use mapquest which was free. Also, of I upgrade my phone would I have to pay again? Because I wouldn’t.

  6. Jim

    If you upgrade your phone (or even get an additional phone) no, you will not have to pay for this app (or any app) again, as long as it is on the same itunes account. To do this you can just sync your phone and the apps will update, or you can “purchase” again and it will recognize you already paid for it and tell you can download it for free directly to your phone.
    And for the guy with the walking issues – have you gone into settings and selected that you want walking maps as the first priority? You can do bikes and other stuff from there too…

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