TomTom GPS software coming to iPhone

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in iPhone edited January 2014
GPS device maker TomTom says it already has a version of its popular navigation software running on the iPhone and that it plans to begin selling it through Apple's App Store at a later date.



"Our navigation system runs on the iPhone already," a TomTom spokesman told Reuters following the announcement of Apple's iPhone 3G with GPS technology on Monday.



During the iPhone 3G announcement, Apple showed off its own version of a GPS-enabled Google Maps running on the handset. The demo displayed a small dot making its way down Lombard Street -- the most winding street in the world.



Apple once code-named one of its late PowerBook G3 designs after street due to its streamlined and curvy enclosure.

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  • Reply 1 of 9
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
    Fantastic! Outrageous! Excellente! Hot stuff!.... oh, and FAKE!



    http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/13/d...ne-gps-module/
  • Reply 2 of 9
    kasperkasper Posts: 941member, administrator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    Fantastic! Outrageous! Excellente! Hot stuff!.... oh, and FAKE!



    http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/13/d...ne-gps-module/



    Spam,



    That's old. TomTom made official comments to Reuters that they plans to release their own software to leverage the iPhone 3G's GPS chip. Not that they plan to release their own hardware...



    K
  • Reply 3 of 9
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kasper View Post


    Spam,



    That's old. TomTom made official comments to Reuters that they plans to release their own software to leverage the iPhone 3G's GPS chip. Not that they plan to release their own hardware...



    K



    My mistake! Sorry 'bout that.



    Do you have a link to the official Reuters story?
  • Reply 4 of 9
    kasperkasper Posts: 941member, administrator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    My mistake! Sorry 'bout that.



    Do you have a link to the official Reuters story?



    It's in the article.



    K
  • Reply 5 of 9
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kasper View Post


    It's in the article.



    K



    Thanks, that wasn't in there earlier was it?
  • Reply 6 of 9
    nofeernofeer Posts: 2,422member
    http://www.electronista.com/articles....sdk..gps.nav/



    i guess apple will do this themselves or partner with their "nav guy" who ever that is.

    non-apple friendly apps trying an end run?
  • Reply 7 of 9
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NOFEER View Post


    http://www.electronista.com/articles....sdk..gps.nav/



    i guess apple will do this themselves or partner with their "nav guy" who ever that is.

    non-apple friendly apps trying an end run?



    Hmm... wouldn't a fraction of a second delay of "real-time" information qualify as non-real-time?
  • Reply 8 of 9
    nofeernofeer Posts: 2,422member
    tomtom is just toying with us, trying an endrun around apple apps store or maybe encouraging "jailbreak"



    http://www.electronista.com/articles...om.iphone.app/
  • Reply 9 of 9
    irelandireland Posts: 17,751member
    I saw something yesterday about a ULA from Apple which said it won't allow a turn by turn directions app on the App Store.



    Yea it was Electronista:



    Quote:

    Apple may be attempting to block competition when it comes to GPS navigation on the iPhone, developers have observed. In the most recent version of the iPhone SDK, Section 3.3.7 of the license agreement tells users that; applications may not be designed or marketed for real time route guidance..



    Maybe Apple doesn't want to be sued when those cars crash while blindly following what their device says?
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