TomTom iPhone App Now Features Multitasking and Updated Maps

TomTom iPhone App

TomTom iPhone App

TomTom, the world's leading provider of navigation solutions and digital maps, announces that the latest version of the TomTom app for iPhone can be purchased on the App Store now.

The TomTom app for iPhone version 1.4 is compatible with iOS 4 and, among many new features, now includes multitasking functionality* that allows users to receive turn-by-turn directions while their iPhone is running other applications.

With version 1.4, TomTom has integrated several situation-specific multitasking capabilities to the app to ensure that users can continue to receive the best routing directions from their TomTom app even while they take advantage of other iPhone applications:

  • Seamless Navigation while Calling - Users can now make and answer calls while navigating with the help of visual turn-by-turn instructions. With this feature, users see visual instructions even when they are on a call, so they never have to choose between making or taking a call and receiving continuous directions to their destination.
  • Background Navigation Instructions - Users can see other apps on the screen while still receiving spoken turn-by-turn instructions from the TomTom app, while it operates in the background.

The latest version of the TomTom app for iPhone version 1.4 includes additional advanced features to enhance the navigation experience:

  • New, Updated Maps - The TomTom app comes ready to navigate with TomTom's latest release of the industry's most-accurate and most-up-to-date maps. Because an average of 15% of road information changes every year, TomTom has continued to update the app with its latest maps to ensure users have the confidence of knowing that the directions they receive are the most accurate and efficient. Maps come pre-loaded with the app, so no data plan, mobile signal or roaming charges are required to browse the map or navigate to a destination.
  • Route Sharing - Drivers can now send details of their current location, destination, and route to their contacts, via email. This feature provides an easy way to keep friends and family up to date on where a driver is, and where they are headed.
  • Departure Reminder - Drivers can now receive departure reminders when they plan upcoming trips and add them to their calendar, so they will be prompted by their iPhone when it's time to get on the road.
  • Eco-friendly Routing - Drivers can save money and reduce impact on the environment by driving with these more fuel-efficient routes. By using its advanced routing technology and the driving data of millions of TomTom users, the TomTom app can now provide a route option with a lower environmental impact.
  • Car Symbols - Drivers can now personalise the car symbol on the driving screen by choosing the car icon, symbol and colour that best meets their style.

The TomTom app for iPhone is available for purchase via the App Store. Continental and regional versions of the TomTom app for iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch users are available today.

Pricing varies by region. TomTom is currently offering the UK & Ireland app for £52.99.

TomTom app for version 1.4 runs on OS 3.0 and iOS 4, however users should upgrade to iOS 4 to be able to take advantage of all of the new features.

29 June 2010 Staff

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