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||Posted - 17 août 2009 : 16:27:08
TESTING - TOMTOM FOR IPHONE v1.10
HD Traffic (v1.3+) - North America : $100 / Europe : $140 - Optional Car Holder with GPS
TomTom iPhone site - No more custom icons (v1.5)
TomTom iPhone remains usable in direct sun light!
Updated April 10th, 2012 : v1.10 now available, new maps (v8.85) and a few "social sharing" features added.
Updated April 27th, 2011 : v1.7 now available with new maps (v865), optional voices and Live mobile speedcams in Europe.
Updated December 20th, 2010 : v1.6 now available with new features like Mapshare.
Updated October 20th, 2010 : v1.5 now available, bug fixes, new maps (v8.55/TeleAtlas 2010.06), but no more custom POI icons for third-party POIs.
Updated September 9th, 2010 : v1.5 was announced at the IFA show in Berlin last week, new features include navigating to a geocoded picture and iPhone 4 optimizations, see details on page 3.
Updated June 22nd, 2010 : v1.4 now available via iTunes, new maps and several new features but mostly compatibility with the new "backgrounding" feature of iOS 4 that was rolled out yesterday for the legacy devices and that will power the upcoming iPhone 4, see details on page 3.
Updated March 13th, 2010 : v1.3 now available via iTunes wih connected features (Google Local, Traffic), see details on page 2.
Updated November 18th, 2009 : TomTom have just released the v1.2 update via the Appstore : new maps (v835), TTS and ALG, see details below.
Updated October 21st, 2009 : TomTom has just released the v1.1 update via the Appstore for the iPhone version. No new features, just a few bug fixes. After some road testing it appears the GPS position shown on the map is now closer to the actual position...until your turn, see below for details.
Posted August 17th, 2009 - Announced at the same time as the iPhone 3GS on June 8th 2009, TomTom for iPhone is now available on the Appstore, let the testing begin !
Unfortunately, as with other iPhone versions of popular GPS software (Navigon, iGo, etc...) it appears to be a "watered down" version with no ALG (advanced lane guidance), Traffic information of custom POIs. There is no indication at this time whether these will be added later for free or for pay. Considering you can get an entry level TomTom ONE or Garmin nuvi for a bit more than $100 these days, the price of the software only version for the iPhone seems high, but since all the iPhone touches turns to gold these days...
For reference purposes : here is an interview of Tom Murray, VP for TomTom on the challenges of working with the GPS signal of the iPhone : http://www.macworld.com/article/141539/2009/07/tomtomiphoneupdate.html?t=213
According to Murray, the biggest challenge presented by an iPhone-based navigation solution is that dedicated navigation devices have better GPS reception than an unassisted iPhone.
In addition, the iPhone doesn’t include any of the special technologies TomTom implements in its own navigation units; for example, gyroscopes and other hardware that allow a unit to better approximate its position when it loses the GPS signal in, say, a tunnel.
There are also logistical issues. For example, because the iPhone doesn’t support background processes, any navigation app must shut down during phone calls, making real-time tracking difficult—something that doesn’t happen on a dedicated GPS unit, even one that includes telephony features.
Car Kit not required, but recommended
iPhone owners will be able to purchase and use the TomTom software and maps without the Car Kit hardware accessory; however, the Car Kit for iPhone was designed to enhance the software by addressing several of the limitations mentioned above. For starters, the Car Kit includes a separate GPS receiver that performs better than the one built into the iPhone; Murray said this receiver is closer to what you’d find in a dedicated GPS unit. The TomTom app uses this receiver when your iPhone is docked in the Car Kit, allowing for improved real-time navigation, especially in cities with large buildings or in locations with lots of trees or other natural obstacles.
The Car Kit also includes a built-in speaker that provides better audio quality and considerably louder output, making it easier to hear spoken directions.
Finally, the Car Kit includes several additional audio features. For example, it includes a 1/8-inch audio-output jack for connecting the iPhone and Car Kit to any car stereo with an auxiliary-input jack; this lets you listen to both navigation directions and iPhone audio—including music—through your car stereo.
You also get a microphone that lets you use the Car Kit as a Bluetooth speakerphone. (Yes, even though the iPhone physically connects to the Car Kit, it uses a Bluetooth connection for phone calls.)
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||Posted - 20 juin 2012 : 16:38:55
||Posted - 19 juin 2012 : 19:53:28
So far the map updates have been provided for free with the software updates that are also free. Navigon for iOS started like that too and then introduced a map subscription. Since TomTom owns TeleAtlas that provides the maps for their app I guess they can keep on providing that type of free update.
Yes data usage is really minimal and goes unnoticed with the current data plans, it would have been different on my first 5Mb GPRS data plan though in 2003 ;-)
||Posted - 04 juin 2012 : 05:33:29
This link shows the US in with Western Europe and only 2.4/mb usage.
Are the map updates free or are you buying the app again in order to get the new maps?
I want to put this on an iPad mini when it hopefully is released.
||Posted - 16 mai 2012 : 08:27:59
Offthegrid is asking how much data is used by the traffic reports in the US. The table he linked is only for Europe. He is not asking how much storage the app and maps take up.
I don't know the answer.
||Posted - 05 mai 2012 : 12:22:25
Don't have it on my iPhone right now but must be around 2GB of data, quite a mouthful...when they update the app as the whole lot gets updated, software and maps.
||Posted - 28 avr. 2012 : 11:20:01
How much data does this use in the US? TomTom has some fairly small numbers online for the UK, Western Europe, Germany etc but does not mention the US.
Also I understand the maps are on the unit so what about Map updates?
||Posted - 14 juil. 2011 : 14:15:40
Custom POIs for 1.8 uses the 24 bit png for the icons like 1.7. However, searching for a custom POI shows only one ones that are less the 30 miles away from your location, city, or home.
||Posted - 28 juin 2011 : 02:32:02
TomTom HD Traffic Service Now Available on the TomTom App for iPhone
~ More TomTom Drivers Gain Access to the Most Accurate, Comprehensive and Up-To-Date Traffic Information Available ~
CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TomTom today announces that its newest update to the TomTom App for iPhone, version 1.8, now includes TomTom HD Traffic compatibility. TomTom HD Traffic enables drivers to get to their destination faster and is the most accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date traffic solution available.
TomTom HD Traffic provides the most accurate traffic solution by reporting and capturing more actual traffic jams than ever before to help drivers avoid delays and find the fastest routes. Only TomTom HD Traffic will recognize traffic conditions for both major and secondary roads within the U.S. road network to help re-route drivers clear of traffic. Additionally, with traffic updates every two minutes, TomTom HD Traffic will help reroute drivers around traffic more quickly and get them to their destination faster. TomTom HD Traffic is an optional service available via an in-App purchase.
Expanding the availability of TomTom HD Traffic is one of the commitments that TomTom has outlined in its Traffic Manifesto, which is the company's mission to reduce traffic congestion to everyone. Drivers using TomTom HD Traffic are helping reduce traffic congestion for themselves and every driver around them. For more information about TomTom's Traffic Manifesto, visit www.tomtom.com/trafficmanifesto.
Also new to the TomTom App is multi-stop routes. This innovative feature makes it easier for drivers to make multiple stops on a single route by letting the user add up to five stop-off points when they plan their journey. This new App release also gives users the latest map which includes recent changes to the roads.
The latest version of the TomTom App for iPhone is available on the App Store starting today.
The TomTom App for iPhone v1.8 is available for purchase via the App Store. Continental and regional versions of the TomTom App are available today for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod touch users at www.tomtom.com/tomtom-app.
TomTom HD Traffic is available via an in-App purchase for $19.99. Current TomTom Traffic subscribers will be automatically upgraded to TomTom HD Traffic service for no additional charge.
||Posted - 21 déc. 2010 : 20:58:18
in the map view there are two new symbols on the bottom.
1) speaker with a line thru it, I take it that it means you are on mute, for when I raise the volume it goes away
2) what looks like a bolt of lightening with a line through is no bluetooth connected, goes away when connection established.
Now you can switch between bluetooth sources while connected
1) walk into car and the ford sync makes the connection phone is BT to car
2) turn on the Jawbone and the phone will conect to the jawbone
3) start TomTom and plan a route, have the radio on, you get radio via the radio and the turn by turn via the jawbone
4) Phone call comes in and you have choice menu now, Jawbone, sync, iphone or speaker on Iphone
||Posted - 21 déc. 2010 : 08:58:48
Originally posted by gpspassion
I take it the maps have been updated to v860 too?
Yes They are
||Posted - 21 déc. 2010 : 00:23:50
Yes, even though they still need to be BMP's renamed to .png for some reason ;-)
I take it the maps have been updated to v860 too?
||Posted - 20 déc. 2010 : 21:16:05
MapShare working and if you install third party custom POI files the icons now show correctly in the menu screens (unlike 1,5) - Mike
||Posted - 20 déc. 2010 : 21:13:30
v1.6 now available with new features like Mapshare.
||Posted - 21 nov. 2010 : 12:07:19
On my iPhone 4 I had to quadruple the size of the icons - going from 22x22 to 44x44 - in order to have them displayed in a decent size.
Edit: I just resized them to 32x32. It is smaller but now they are displayed at the same size as the standard POI icons from TomTom.
||Posted - 20 nov. 2010 : 10:52:08
Yes I filmed that in my own car last Saturday morning. Now looking in to why the icons don't show in the menu screen and why they are so small on an iPhone 4 (new toy only one day old).
Having had a look at the thread you linked to my initial thoughts about the MapSettings.cfg not saving settings is possibly due to the Navcore being run on the device the file is being taken from - Mike
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