TomTom Android app with cool new design and a way test it for free

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TomTom Android - Geoawesomeness

TomTom has released a new Android app which brings its really cool PND user interface to the world of smartphones. I know that it sounds ridiculous to make the app interface look like in PND not the other way around, but you won’t know what I mean until you try it. It’s beautiful, it’s simple. It’s basically the only navigation app user interface which is better than Google Maps.

Previously you would have to pay to use TomTom’s apps (and they were the most expensive navigation apps out there). With the new release TomTom is launching a fresh approach to attract users which are already accustomed to free navigation apps by Google and recently by HERE. The navigation allows users for free 50 miles (75 km) per month. If you want to drive more you would have to purchase in-app subscription of $22.99 for one year, or $51.99 for three (though existing TomTom navigation subscribers get three years of service for $0.99). This price includes online and offline maps of 111 countries, lifetime map updates and real-time traffic, as well as speed cameras info and much more.

What do you think, will this strategy work?

Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.
  • Marek Dorcik

    What I’d like to know is when is this coming to the iPhone app. Seems very unfair that it’s there for free on android platform and the iphone app that cost me £40 is stuck on the old design. Not cool TomTom. And when I asked the tech team when it’s coming for Iphone they couldn’t give me an answer.