US: TomTom iPhone app gets Map Share feature (Community input)

TomTom has announced that its newest update to the TomTom App for iPhone, version 1.6, includes TomTom Map Share.

TomTom Map Share enables iPhone users to make changes instantly to their own maps and to benefit from free map updates made by the TomTom community and verified by TomTom.

App users will now be able to edit street names, set driving directions and block and unblock streets directly on their maps, and to share their changes with the TomTom community.

The TomTom App checks for new TomTom verified map updates including turn restrictions, speed limit changes and crossing changes, automatically every week or on-demand as often as the users choose.

With Map Share, App users always have the most up-to-date map in between new map releases.

TomTom Traffic for the App:

With TomTom Traffic, TomTom App users receive real-time traffic updates and incident reports on their routes.

As soon as any delay is found, users are notified and can be automatically re-routed to an alternate, faster route.

TomTom Traffic for iPhone users is available via in-App purchase for an additional $19.99 for 12 months of service.

Availability and Price:

The TomTom App for iPhone 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.

Pricing varies by market. TomTom U.S.A. and U.S. & Canada Apps are currently available at a special price of $39.99 and $49.99, respectively.

TomTom App for iPhone runs on iOS 3 and iOS 4, however users should upgrade to iOS 4 to be able to take full advantage of the application’s features.

Source: TomTom.
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