TomTom has released the latest version of its app for iPhone and iPad. The update includes the addition of TomTom Places, and fully integrates TomTom navigation with social media applications.
TomTom Places provides a navigation-based search facility, helping drivers to find nearby shops and restaurants and choose the best places to go.
‚Searching with TomTom Places whilst on the move is a big time saver,‚ says Gerard Hinds, Director Mobile at TomTom. ‚For example, if you searched for ‚bread’ via a normal search engine, you’d be given recipes. However, search with TomTom Places, and you’ll find a variety of places in the local area where you can actually buy bread. So there’s no need to sift through all that irrelevant information when you’re trying to find a place to go.‚
The TomTom navigation app for iPhone and iPad fully supports social networks as a source for turn-by-turn navigation. The new version automatically plans routes based on information from Facebook events and places. Additionally, drivers can use the app to share their destination and arrival time on Twitter, Facebook, by email and by SMS text.
The TomTom Navigation app for iPhone and iPad is now available for purchase from the Apple App Store. Existing customers can download the update for free.
TomTom Places is available on the updated TomTom App for iPhone and iPad in the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Norway, Spain and Sweden.