TomTom, provider of GPS devices and digital maps, has announced that its TomTom for iPhone navigation application has undergone a major update and will be available on iTunes once its approved by Apple?s app store.
The updated application will add text-to-speech (TTS) for spoken street names and the ability to control iPod music from within the app.
Other new in the updated version include advanced lane guidance in both landscape and portrait mode, direct access to emergency numbers, a database update to its map and safety camera database update, and customizable audio warnings while approaching safety cameras or driving faster than the speed limit.
To date, the TomTom iPhone application has been poorly received by Canadian iPhone users. Version 1.1 of the app currently has a 2 1/2 rating on iTunes Canada based on 48 reviews while all versions have a rating of 3 1/2 based on 190 ratings.
The update will be free for current users of the TomTom app for iPhone. For new users, the price will remain $100.