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TomTom Adds Twitter Expedia TripAdvisor And Yelp


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 30 Aug 2011

pocketgpsworld.com
TomTom have announced the forthcoming roll-out of new search and social-media features for their LIVE enables products.

A raft of new search features will include Expedia, TripAdvisor and Yelp, enabling access to user reviews. You will be able to access impartial reviews on restaurants, hotels, theatres etc. Once you have read the reviews and decided on your destination you can quickly request a route taking advantage of HD Traffic (where available).

TomTom are also integrating social-media functionality with the addition of Twitter support. Users will have the option to tweet their destination to followers complete with an ETA. Concerns over safety have been taken into account, the message is pre-configured and the ETA is updated as the journey progresses. Twitter functionality is optional and can be enabled/disabled as desired.

TomTom have a demo vide available on YouTUBE here. The new services will be rolling our first in the US, Germany and New Zealand this October.

   
 
Comments
Posted by JimmyTheHand on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:20 pm Reply with quote

News Team Wrote:
TomTom are also integrating social-media functionality with the addition of Twitter support.


why??? and what's the betting it will just crash anyway


J.

 
Posted by beeceegee on Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:04 pm Reply with quote

I hope they don't try to up the subscription price for this extra junk


 
Posted by xtraseller on Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:01 pm Reply with quote

Or they may do it the Garmin way, and charge for each service individually and monthly... or it may be just included in what they already charge to make their PNDs more attractive to end users over smartphone integrated apps


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Posted by andy-c1 on Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:02 am Reply with quote

As long as google is the same as before ..but twitter ... I'd say rather bring back some of the useful features they used to have ....You think a company like this would think of their customers and do a servery or something like that


TomTom 5001

 
Posted by Redeye on Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:47 am Reply with quote

We worry about mobile phone use and texting whilst driving ...... And now we'll have to worry about Tweeting!

Not a move forward in road safety!


 
Posted by M8TJT on Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:55 am Reply with quote

Redeye Wrote:
We worry about mobile phone use and texting whilst driving ...... And now we'll have to worry about Tweeting!
No. Don't worry about it, don't do it Very Happy


 
Posted by Redeye on Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:04 am Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
Redeye Wrote:
We worry about mobile phone use and texting whilst driving ...... And now we'll have to worry about Tweeting!
No. Don't worry about it, don't do it Very Happy


As a biker I worry about anything that can disrupt the concentration of cage drivers.

"Sorry didn't see you, was tweeting"


 
Posted by M8TJT on Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:38 am Reply with quote

Redeye Wrote:
cage drivers.
Like Very Happy


 
Posted by Rowan29a on Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:33 pm Reply with quote

Oh Yeuch! Why, oh Why must Tom Tom jump on the Social Media ladder. It is very unsafe potentially. Witness the guy recently convicted of talking on one mobile whilst driving and texting on another at the same time. 'Nuff said.


Mike -
TomTom 750 Live
iPhone 5 16GB, Kavaj "Dallas" case

 
Posted by Graeme2812 on Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:29 pm Reply with quote

Redeye Wrote:
We worry about mobile phone use and texting whilst driving ...... And now we'll have to worry about Tweeting!

Not a move forward in road safety!


Redeye Wrote:
As a biker I worry about anything that can disrupt the concentration of cage drivers.

"Sorry didn't see you, was tweeting"



As a biker and fellow motorist I completely agree. Governments put legislation in place to reduce the use of things like mobile phones whilst driving and to reduce the number of related accidents and deaths due to their use and now manufactures are producing similarly distracting devices that can add to the further distraction of drivers? Shocked

I sincerely hope TomTom program such services in a way as that they can not be used in any capacity whilst the vehicle is moving.


Graeme Bennett
Go 540 LIVE
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United Kingdom & ROI v945.6174

 
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