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Introducing new ways to find new places

Introducing new ways to find new places

TomTom has launched a new version (v1.11) of its Navigation app for iPhone and iPad. Customers with an older version of the app can download it for free. They’ll then be able to navigate to addresses found on the internet, search with foursquare™*, and get the very latest TomTom maps.

Drivers can now quickly and easily navigate to places they’ve found on websites and other apps by copying an address and pasting it into their TomTom Navigation app. There’s no need to type as the app will automatically work out the destination and direct them straight there.

While v1.10 integrated Facebook Places with the app, v1.11 adds foursquare. After linking foursquare to the TomTom app, users can search and navigate to their favourite foursquare places, checking in to collect points on arrival.

“Drivers now have new ways to find places with their TomTom app,” says Chris Kearney, VP APAC at TomTom. “This should be particularly helpful when people are travelling on holidays and taking day trips. They can find great places to visit, popular cafes to dine at and get there fast with foursquare or a quick copy-paste. It makes life easier for drivers and leaves more time to relax and have fun.”

Beyond the new search facilities, v1.11 brings many more improvements to TomTom Navigation for iPhone. Numerous changes have also been made to the user interface to make the app even more intuitive to use.

Coinciding with the release of v1.11, TomTom has recently also launched a new Hands-Free Car Kit for iPhone. This car kit complements the app perfectly, with an in-built 2 watt speaker bringing high-quality audio to both navigational directions and hands-free calls. A new switch on the latest version of the app for iPhone means that drivers can quickly choose to stream their iPhone audio through to their car kit.

Pricing and Availability

The latest version of the TomTom Navigation app for iPhone and iPad is available as a free download to customers with an earlier version of the app.

For new customers, the New Zealand app can be purchased for $94.99 at the Apple App Store. The HD Traffic subscription is priced at $9.99 for a one-month subscription and NZD $49.99 for a one-year subscription.

The TomTom App for iPhone and iPad 1.10 already offers drivers:

Uses Facebook places, events and friends as a source of turn-by-turn navigation.
Enables drivers to share their destination and arrival time on Twitter, Facebook, by email and SMS text.
Real-time traffic conditions are updated every two minutes ensuring drivers are always on the fastest route with TomTom HD Traffic.
The latest, most accurate maps available – with no need for a mobile signal or data plan.
Correct your map and get daily changes from the TomTom community through Map Share.
Reliable arrival times at all times of day with IQ Routes.
Drive safely with real-time mobile and fixed camera alerts via TomTom Safety Cameras.
Clear turn-by-turn guidance while on the phone thanks to iOS Multitasking support.
Seamless integration with contacts, photos, music, email and calendar.
Celebrity voices such as Homer Simpson, Darth Vader, Yoda and C3PO available as an in-App purchase.

*Foursquare, is a location-based social networking website for mobile devices, such as smartphones. Users "check in" at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by selecting from a list of venues the application locates nearby.

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