TomTom for iPhone is here!

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TomTom for iPhone is here!

tomtom-iphone.jpgTomTom for the iPhone is finally here! The $99 app can be purchased on the Apple App store as of today.

TomTom for the iPhone comes with turn-by-turn voice guided directions and full maps of the U.S. and Canada. Maps for Europe, Australia, and New Zealand are available separately to buy.

The TomTom app uses their IQ Routes technology, a sort of peer-to-peer (P2P) GPS routing functionality I predicted one day would happen . Instead of recommending the quickest route based on travel time, IQ Routes analyzes the actual experiences of other TomTom drivers to determine the fastest route to take. According to TomTom, this technology lets people reach their destinations quicker up to 35 percent of the time.

The new app runs on the iPhone 3G or 3GS and requires iPhone OS 3.0. Support for the iPod Touch and older iPhone models is coming soon according to TomTom. If you buy the cradle from TomTom then it will work with the iPod Touch and first generation iPhones because it includes a GPS chip. Competitors include AT&T's $9.99/month Navigator, Navigon MobileNavigator, and xGPS, a free app leveraging Google Maps & TTS, but it only works on jailbroken iPhones.

You can download the TomTom app from the iTunes App Store here.

Wonder how long before a cracked version appears on Installous for use on jailbroken iPhones? I'm guessing by the end of the day.


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