~ Advanced lane guidance, text-to-speech and the “Help menu”, now available in Apple’s App Store~
Amsterdam, 19 November 2009 – 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 customers.
This new version, now also available for the iPod touch, includes additional advanced features that TomTom fans around the world have come to appreciate:
- Advanced lane guidance giving drivers extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions. For the first time this is in both landscape and portrait mode.
- Text-to-speech helping motorists 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 map and safety camera database**.
- Customisable audio warnings when approaching safety cameras or driving over the speed limit, increasing driver safety and saving money.
- 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 highly anticipated advanced features to the TomTom app. These major enhancements and new features will be a great compliment 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 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 www.tomtom.com/tomtom-app
• The TomTom app for iPhone and iPod touch including map of Western Europe is available for £79.99
• The TomTom app for iPhone and iPod touch with map of the UK/Republic of Ireland is available for £59.99
*This update is for: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand
** Safety Camera information is available in selected European countries including: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
***via the new TomTom car kit for iPod touch announced separately today.
****via the TomTom car kit for iPhone (available since October 2009)