Tom Tom gets job to power Mapquest's iOS and Android app and Apple's new Maps app
to power the Maps app that will replace Google Maps on iOS 6. The new Maps application for iOS will include millions of new points of interest, local business information, real-time traffic and accident information. If traffic is slow for one reason or another, the app will suggest alternative directions. Because the new Maps app will be integrated with Siri, Tom Tom will be the brain of Siri when it comes to answering question like, "Where is the closest gas station?".
Apple's new Maps app will also include a 3D Flyover look at cities and other places, similar to Satellite view on Google Maps. Flyover and the turn-by-turn navigation will work only Apple iPhone 4S and Apple iPad 2 or above.
1. sprockkets (Posts: 1077; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
"After 300 yards, keep to the right, then, stay in the right lane.
After 300 yards, keep to the right, then, turn left."
2. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 232; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
So apples "new" app will have almost nothing over the competition outta the gate ... priceless.
3. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)
Will IOS now allow "off-line" turn by turn navigation too? How many countries?
4. timstr (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)
And before the deal with Apple there were other deals as well. In a timeline:
- TomTom powers all HTC phones with "HTC directions"
- TomTom brings maps to Samsung bada
- TomTom brings maps and traffic to BlackBerry
- TomTom brings maps and "related information" (secret) to Apple
Apart from that, there are many apps using tomtom data. Most commonly known is Google maps, but also Mapquest, Cygic, and some others.
6. sprockkets (Posts: 1077; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
HTC Locations in my android sensation is powered by ROUTE66
Google maps does not rely on tomtom for anything unless they share the same source themselves. Using google maps will show the source of the data at the bottom right, and for most of the US, it shows Google alone.
7. Republican (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
Apple navigation is still the best. Android copied Apple, as usual.
8. sprockkets (Posts: 1077; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Just like Republican Mitt Romney deserves "credit" for the auto bailout huh?