TomTom announces that the latest version of the TomTom app for iPhone and iPod touch (version 1.2) can be purchased on the App Store starting today. The new version of the software will be made available for free to existing TomTom app for iPhone customers.
This new version, now also compatible with the iPod touch, includes additional advanced features that TomTom fans around the world have come to appreciate. TomTom car kit for iPod touch which will be available shortly in the United States.
- Advanced Lane Guidance giving drivers extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions. For the first time this is available in both landscape and portrait mode.
- Text-to-speech helping users to keep their eyes on the road by enabling street names and places to be read aloud as part of the spoken instructions.
- “Help menu” providing direct access to emergency numbers and directions to the nearest emergency providers.
- Updated maps of the US and Canada with the latest Tele Atlas maps.
- iPod player control ensuring drivers can conveniently control their music from within the application.
- Compatibility with the iPod touch* and the original iPhone**
“Our latest update adds the most highly anticipated advanced features to the TomTom app. These major enhancements and new features will be a great complement to its easy-to-use and intuitive interface, turn-by-turn spoken navigation and unique routing technology,” said Benoit Simeray, TomTom’s senior vice president, on-board mobile. “We’re also pleased to be able to offer this major update to existing TomTom app for iPhone customers for free.”
Pricing and Availability
Apple has made continental and regional versions of the TomTom app for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, original iPhone and iPod touch users, available on http://www.tomtom.com/tomtom-app. The TomTom app for iPhone and iPod touch including maps of the US and Canada is available for $99.99.
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*via the new TomTom car kit for iPod touch which will be available shortly in the United States
**via the TomTom car kit for iPhone (available since October 2009)
TomTom NV (AEX:TOM2) is the world’s leading provider of navigation solutions and digital maps. TomTom NV has over 3,300 employees working in four business units – TomTom, Tele Atlas, Automotive and WORK.
TomTom’s products are developed with an emphasis on innovation, quality, ease of use, safety and value. TomTom’s products include all-in-one navigation devices which enable customers to navigate right out of the box; these are the award-winning TomTom GO family, the TomTom XL and TomTom ONE ranges and the TomTom RIDER. Additionally, independent research proves that TomTom products have a significant positive effect on driving and road safety.
Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power some of the world’s most essential navigation and location-based services (LBS). Through a combination of its own products and partnerships, Tele Atlas offers digital map coverage of more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The Automotive business unit develops and sells navigation systems and services to car manufacturers and OEMs. TomTom WORK combines industry leading communication and smart navigation technology with leading edge tracking and tracing expertise.
TomTom NV was founded in 1991 in Amsterdam and has offices in Europe, North America, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. TomTom is listed at Euronext Amsterdam in The Netherlands. For more information, go to www.tomtom.com.