Feeds

TomTom navigates way onto iPhone

Apple addicts get mobile

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

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). ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'
iPhones bent in Norwich? As if the place wasn't weird enough
iPAD-FONDLING fanboi sparks SECURITY ALERT at Sydney airport
Breaches screening rules cos Apple SCREEN ROOLZ, ok?
Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s
China's grey market reports 'sluggish' sales of Apple mobe
Apple's new iPhone 6 vulnerable to last year's TouchID fingerprint hack
But unsophisticated thieves need not attempt this trick
How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?
Can you hear the difference? Can anyone?
The British Museum plonks digital bricks on world of Minecraft
Institution confirms it's cool with joining the blocky universe
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.