Sunday, March 18, 2012

TomTom Android app now available

Tom Tom Android app map screen

Ah, something nice to wake up to this morning. The TomTom Android app is now live in Google Play, with versions available for a wide range of countries and regions including the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Southern Africa.

TomTom  Android app route type

 

TomTom app Jelly Bean incompatibilityUnfortunately for me, the app doesn’t seem to support Jelly Bean (Android 4.1); the market page says it requires Android versions 2.2 and up. EDIT: Slashgear is reporting that this is a screen resolution issue and that the Nexus 7 and Galaxy S III are also incompatible. EDIT: From the news release:

Screen resolution: 800×480 or 854×480, we are committed to supporting higher resolutions on an ongoing basis

Pricing is apparently reduced with introductory costs starting at $37.99 for the US.

The app requires 2.2 GB of storage (EDIT: For the US edition). Maps are on-board and free updates are offered four times per year. It appears that HD traffic is included (as opposed to being an in-app purchase), but I haven’t been able to verify that. EDIT: According to this Euro-centric news release  HD traffic and safety cameras are in-app purchases.

TomTom  Android app HD traffic

We may see more information later today at http://android.tomtom.com but that page wasn’t live at post time.

TomTom  Android app route overview

If you try it out, let us know what you think.

TomTom  Android app Advanced Lane Guidance

UPDATE: I just got this from a TomTom PR rep…

I can confirm that some fake apps have, unfortunately, been uploaded to the Play store.  Genuine TomTom apps will always have ‘TomTom International BV’ as the developer name.  Apps with any other developer name are not legitimate and should be avoided.   If you have bought one of these fake apps you need to get a refund through Google.

We’re currently taking action to have these fake apps removed as soon as possible.

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