TomTom Updates iPhone App

TomTom has announced an update for its iPhone app. It will offer TomTom users a new way to enter destinations using photos, turning their photo gallery into an address book. Additionally, iPhone 4 users will experience faster and more-responsive navigation, and with support for retina display, will enjoy enhanced graphics.

The ‘Navigate-to-photo’ feature enables users to easily navigate to a location by selecting a photo stored in the iPhone photo gallery. Locations are identified by geo-tags. Taking advantage of the iPhone 4’s capabilities, the app now delivers high resolution graphics, sharper maps, more-responsive menus and improved positioning, even in areas with limited GPS reception.

The new update also comes with the latest, most up-to-date map. On average, 15 per cent of roads change every year. TomTom notes also that no mobile signal or data plan is required to browse the map and navigate to a destination.

“With nearly 45m drivers worldwide relying on TomTom navigation, we have the expertise to deliver iPhone and iPod touch users the smartest and easiest-to-use navigation experience available,” says Tom Murray, senior vice president of market development for TomTom. “As we build upon TomToms expertise and refine it for the iPhone, we are focused on meeting consumers needs through our continued product innovations and support of Apples advancements.”

The TomTom App for iPhone is available for purchase via the App Store, with TomTom Western Europe and UK apps priced at £42.99. Continental and regional versions of the TomTom App are available now for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod touch users here.