Feeds

TomTom navigates way onto iPhone

Apple addicts get mobile

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

TomTom has switched its attention to the iPhone, launching a “turn-by-turn” navigation application for the 3G and 3GS models.

tomtom_iphone_3gs_carkit

TomTom's adapted its satnav tech for iPhone users

The app’s routing information is based on IQ Routes, which TomTom described as a navigation system that uses “the actual experience of millions of TomTom drivers” to calculate the fastest routes and most accurate arrival times.

For example, if you’re planning a trip from London to Shropshire and John Doe previously told TomTom that a particular B road gets clogged around 10am - then the TomTom app will take that into account when planning your route.

Able to display landscape and portrait modes, the iPhone app will also automatically re-route you if you miss a turn, tell you about upcoming speed cameras and change the on-screen display’s colours according to the time of day – or night.

Points of interest and an option to switch the view between 2D and 3D are both included, TomTom said.

The firm’s also included an option to plan your route according to a contact’s address. The app even supports muti-touch on-screen gestures, TomTom added.

TomTom’s satnav app for iPhone is available now through Apple’s App Store, priced at £60 ($98/€69) – a price that includes maps of the UK and Ireland. It’s worth noting that TomTom’s app isn’t the only iPhone satnav option available: CoPilot Live includes many of the same features – yet it only costs £25 ($40/€28). ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
Really, er, stands out among cheapie 7-inchers
Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
Cheapest models given new processors, more RAM
4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles
Have your say with Ofcom now, before Freeview becomes Feeview
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS
Old hardware doesn't get any faster with new software
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.