TomTom App for iPhone - Version 1.6 Updated Maps Plus MapShare
The new TomTom App update hit the iTunes store today that includes two key items in the release. The first is an updated map set for the iPhone App - a nice thing to have every now and then because as TomTom claims, 15% of roads change every year. The second big item is the addition of MapShare to the iPhone App.
MapShare is the TomTom feature that they debuted back in July of 2007 when it was included on the TomTom GO 720, which allowed users to make numerous map changes on their device and also share those changes with the community of other MapShare users. How successful is it? Well about a year and a half later, TomTom had a user base of over 5 million users on MapShare, learning and editing maps from the crowd. While this isn't responsible for all map changes, it allows TeleAtlas and TomTom to focus their resources where the need higher level, more intense understanding of the road attributes, while still maintaining good up to date coverage of all roadways.
Notification on the iPhone App when there are Map Updates available for you.
TomTom has had a steady stream of updates coming since the launch of their iPhone App. You can see my Original Review of the TomTom App Version 1.2 update
. TomTom added Traffic support with version 1.3
, and then offered iPhone 4 compatibility (multi-tasking and background operation) to version 1.5.
Download the TomTom App now in the iTunes store. There are several varieties with different base maps; US only ($39), US+Canada ($49), US & Mexico ($49) and Western Europe ($75). All are at different price points, and are on sale for the Christmas holiday.
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Posted by Scott Martin at December 20, 2010 11:44 AM