TomTom updates its Navigation app for iPhone and iPad

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~ Introducing new ways to find new places ~

 

TomTom has launched a new version (v1.11) of its Navigation app for iPhone and iPad. Customers with an older version of the app can download it for free. They’ll then be able to navigate to addresses found on the Internet, search with foursquare™*, and get the very latest TomTom maps.

 

Drivers can now quickly and easily navigate to places they’ve found on websites and other apps by copying an address and pasting it into their TomTom Navigation app. There’s no need to type as the app will automatically work out the destination and direct them straight there.

 

While v1.10 integrated Facebook with the app, v1.11 adds foursquare. After linking foursquare to the TomTom app, users can search and navigate to their favourite foursquare places, checking in to collect points on arrival.

 

“We have added new ways for drivers to find places with their TomTom app,” says Chris Kearney, Vice President, Asia Pacific at TomTom. “This should make driving easier and less stressful. Drivers can find great places to visit and get there fast with foursquare or a quick copy-paste, leaving more time to relax and have fun.”

 

Beyond the new search facilities, v1.11 brings many more improvements to TomTom Navigation for iPhone. As always, customers will get the very latest TomTom maps, and changes have been made to the user interface to make the app even more intuitive to use.

 

Coinciding with the release of v1.11, TomTom has recently also launched a new Hands-Free Car Kit for iPhone. This car kit complements the app perfectly, with an in-built 2-watt speaker bringing high-quality audio to both navigational directions and hands-free calls. A new switch on the latest version of the app for iPhone means that drivers can quickly choose to stream their iPhone audio through to their car kit.

 

Pricing and Availability

The latest version of the TomTom Navigation app for iPhone and iPad is available as a free download to customers with an earlier version of the app.

 

For new customers, the app can be purchased for US$49.99 at the Apple App Store.

 

*Foursquare, is a location-based social networking website for mobile devices, such as smartphones. Users “check in” at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by selecting from a list of venues the application locates nearby.

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