Tom Tom gets job to power Mapquest's iOS and Android app and Apple's new Maps app
0. phoneArena 14 Jul 2012, 20:22 posted on
Mapquest's free turn-by-turn navigation app for iOS and Android is about to get better as the company has hired GPS provider Tom Tom to power its service; that's more good news for Tom Tom which has recently been tapped by Apple to power its own maps app for iOS 6...
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1. sprockkets (Posts: 1573; 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: 291; 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: 1573; 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: 1573; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Just like Republican Mitt Romney deserves "credit" for the auto bailout huh?