New TomTom iPhone App Gets Real Time Traffic Updates, Google Local Search & More

News | Tuesday March 9 2010 6:19 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

TomTom has dropped the price for their iPhone app since it was launched last year in August. The price of TomTom US & Canada iPhone app has dropped from $99.99 to $69.99.
REAL TIME TRAFFIC: The best traffic information available today – for the fastest route every time and the most accurate arrival time estimate. Available via in app purchase.
GOOGLE LOCAL SEARCH: Find countless shops and businesses wherever you are, and navigate directly there. Access the latest Google listings from within the TomTom app.
NEW MAP: Drive with the latest, most accurate map.
MUSIC FADING: Music fading will gently reduce volume while TomTom gives you driving instructions, and will return to normal volume between prompts.
AUTOMATIC DAY & NIGHT MODE: Your app calculates local sunrise and sunset times to automatically adjust the screen brightness while driving, for a safer drive.
ADD LOCATIONS from other applications and websites on your iPhone to your TomTom app and instantly navigate to them or store them as favorites for future use.
All the features in TomTom iPhone app v1.3 [
] are free except for the real time traffic updates.
Unfortunately, you have to buy the real time traffic updates via the in-app purchase option for $19.99 per year and is not included in the iPhone app. You apparently also have the option of purchasing traffic updates per day, month, quarter or year in the UK.
Let us know your take on the new features included in TomTom’s iPhone app in the comments.

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