Tom Tom Navigation App for iPhone Released

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nekollx

 Paul Paul what is th ebest route to gouging customers for a GPS app?

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thepoor

I used Navigon on IPhone, it's really good but TomTom would be better.

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gymbeau2000

I am ready to join the Dark Side and trade off my G1 for an Iphone.  I really wanted Android and the G1 to take off, but it's just like gaming consoles - hardware don't mean sh*t if there is no software for it.  I mean there are a ton of apps for the G1, but hardly any professional ones.  This is a perfect example.  They make EVERYTHING for the Iphone, accesories included.  I understand that there are problably tons more Iphones in operation versus the G1, but you would think T-mobile, HTC & Google would be trying to coax companies and designers to build more & better apps.

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Toady00

I've had a palm Pre since a week after it launched. It might not have a lot of apps at the moment, but it comes with turn by turn voice directions FOR FREE! I understand that Tom Tom is trying to pay the bills, but you can pick up a Tom Tom stand alone unit for around $60, but if you just want the software it'll cost you a $100. I don't understand why they didn't make it $20. That is much more reasonable, especially since its just the software.

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Msater

       100 Bucks! They're out of there minds. The IPhone already has a good map system and if you stay on the purple line your fine. I like the idea thou. Turn by turn is nice but not for that price. If thay made it 10$ or 20$ it would be more reasonable for the majority of IPhone users to spend the extra cash and thay would probably sell 20x more of the app and make more money. I just couldn't justify spend a Benjamin on something I don't need since I already have something like it already.

 

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Khaled

have you seen the prices for stand alone maps for dedicated GPS devices? Garmin north america map: $99, single installation so don't lose the DVD. and don't forget the $200-$600 for the device.

 

Some maps are even more expensive, middle east from garmin, which is only 6 countries is $199 and the saudi maps are 5 years old ... GPS/maps is an ugly business..

 

OpenStreetMap.org is an interesting project and we all need to contribute to it.

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Vegan

I don't know what the built-in system is like since I don't have an iPhone, so maybe I'm about to say something stupid. $100 is a significant savings over buying an actual TomTom, so....

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jcollins

The problem is, it's not.  You don't get just the software, you need the car kit hardware as well.  That's another hundred to a couple hundred bucks on top of the 100 bucks for the software.

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