TomTom Updates iOS App With Improved Maps, Navigate to Contacts, Foursquare

Posted August 21, 2012 at 2:23pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6790 views

TomTom has updated its app for iOS with improved maps, navigate to contacts, audio output switch, foursquare places search, and more.


Features:
- The most accurate TomTom maps in your pocket – no mobile signal needed
- Daily free map updates wherever you are, via Map Share
- Reliable arrival times at all times of day with IQ Routes
- The quickest routes through traffic. Powered by TomTom HD Traffic
- Powerful search with Google, Facebook and foursquare
- Clear turn-by-turn guidance while on the phone thanks to iOS Multitasking support
- Seamless integration with your iPhone/iPad contacts, photos, music, email and calendar.

Other Features:
- Announces street names
- Multi-stop routes
- Eco Routes
- Millions of pre-installed POIs
- Navigate to copied addresses
- foursquare places search and check-in
- Local search Powered by Google
- Search and navigate to friends, places, and events with Facebook™
- Advanced lane guidance
- Help me! emergency menu
- Designed for iPhone and iPad
- Landscape/portrait orientation option
- Background navigation instructions (iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPad & iPod touch 3rd gen. only)
- iOS multitasking support (3)
- Seamless navigation while calling (iPhone 3GS/4/4S only)
- Navigate to contact or photo (4)
- Destination dialing (iPhone only)
- Share your destination via email, Facebook™ or Twitter™
- Departure reminder
- Music control and fading
- Audio output switch to stream audio to the TomTom Hands-free car kit (Bluetooth A2DP)
- Celebrity voices (Available via in-App purchase)
- Car symbols
- Map colors

What's New In This Version:
- LATEST, UPDATED TOMTOM MAP: because roads are constantly changing, on average 15% of roads change every year, your TomTom app update comes with the latest and most up-to-date map.

- NAVIGATE TO CONTACTS: users were unable to select addresses from their address book without agreeing to share information with TomTom. With this update you can select contact addresses without needing to agree to information sharing. Please note that the app never has and never will share any of your contact details with TomTom or anyone else.

- AUDIO OUTPUT SWITCH: Easily stream all iPhone audio to the powerful speaker of the TomTom Hands-free car kit (or any other Bluetooth A2DP device).

- FOURSQUARE PLACES SEARCH: Find millions of exciting places to visit by searching with Foursquare, even if you are not a Foursquare user. Log into Foursquare and you can also check in at your destination so you don't miss any points on your way to becoming its new mayor. (1)

- NAVIGATE TO COPIED ADDRESSES: easily select locations you found on websites or other apps by copying their address and pasting into the TomTom Navigation app. The app will automatically work out the location and navigate you there – no typing needed!

- CHANGE ROUTE TYPE: Plan a route using your default route type setting and quickly recalculate it using a different type with this new Route Option.

- CUSTOMIZABLE MENU: Reorder the items in the main menu and location selectors to your personal preference. If you use your address book frequently as destination choice, you can even place the "Contact" item back into the "Navigate To" menu.

- CLOSING THE MENU ON IPAD: On iPad you can now choose to close the menu only when double tapping outside it. This stops the menu from closing if you accidentally miss a button.

You can purchase TomTom U.S.A. from the App Store for $49.99. Versions for other countries are also available.

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Justabrake - August 22, 2012 at 3:00pm
This is a good thing (no mobile signal needed) it wasn't that way before.
Noka - August 21, 2012 at 4:39pm
$49.99? Come on. It's time for TomTom to adjust their retail strategy. With turn-by-turn directions being built in (free) to iOS 6, they'd be wise to drop their price to free (or close to it) or iOS users for TomTom will go ByeBye.
King - August 21, 2012 at 5:03pm
But Tomtom does not use data, and the iOS maps will
Darryn - August 21, 2012 at 8:30pm
But what about data? I don't mind it using data.
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