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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:26 pm    Post subject: TomTom Places Is Coming to PNDs and Smartphones Reply with quote

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TomTom announced today that their local search service, TomTom Places, will be made available on its PNDs, Apple iPhone and smartphone running Android.

TomTom Places combines an enhanced POI database with business listings. Businesses will be able to enhance their own listing information and access conversion rate data.

The free add-ons will be available as standard on new LIVE enabled PNDs and will be available as a free upgrade for existing connected devices and iPhone's this summer. The Android application, which will function as a search engine and not a turn by turn navigation application, will be available later this year.

To use TomTom Places now visit www.places.tomtom.com.




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is another classic piece of marketing blurb from TomTom that is all 'puff' and no hard facts.

I already HAVE Google local search on my TomTom PND's (which works well), so is this REPLACING the Google service?

As a quick test I searched for "Fish and Chips" near my home:

Google local serach on my Go940 found 30 results within 4 miles
The TomTom Local Search website found NONE.

I assumed it might not be working at all in the UK, but it did find a single result near a village in Oxford with a similar name to my London district, so it is working.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see that they have not been wasting effort on old technology like mapshare or itinerary planning for nav3 devices Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But if you go to the actual TomTom places site you will see that it's not a UK thing, only Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands etc at the moment. One assumes that Google Places is somewhat lacking in these areas? Or simply unavailable to those devices?

I should also add that this was not from a UK press release - hence why there's little to no UK coverage :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps TT ought to spend more time ensuring that their mapping is more accurate & up to date and that their devices are more up to date as well before disappearing off on a completely different tangent, wasting time & effort like this. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

must agree with wazza - now had my XXL for approx 6 months and allegedly my house does still not exist, even tho i have filed multiple uploads to them, delivery drivers unless local usually ring up saying where the bloody hell are you. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My TT is sitting in a draw, unloved & unused, gathering dust.

A complete & utter waste of money. Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worked perfectly for me - and found the results I was expecting, which is good

Then even tried Fish and Chips and my town (just to copy Andy_P) and it brought up all the results it should (and I should know Laughing Out Loud!!!)

So don't know if they have just "switched on" UK or something was amiss when you tried, but quick, effective, comprehensive

Now, where is the update?!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you were lucky. Apparently there is only one fish & chip shop in Solihull - that's an awful lot less than I know! ... and when I try "fish and chips" (instead of &), I get the rather strange message
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"Your search "fish and chips solihull" gave no resuls.

Did you fish and chip in Solihull?"

Do you still think it's so wonderful?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends how you enter it. 'fish and chip shop' got one result, 'fish & chip shop' got eight results - all in Chesterfield.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and now try the same search in Google local search (just enter "Fish and Chips in placename")
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wazza_G wrote:
Perhaps TT ought to spend more time ensuring that their mapping is more accurate & up to date and that their devices are more up to date as well before disappearing off on a completely different tangent, wasting time & effort like this. Rolling Eyes
My guess would be that whizzy bits sell more satnavs and inaccurate maps do not reduce sales. After all, they are in the business of selling satnavs Very Happy So is it realy a waste of time and effort on their part?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And as the saying goes "Fools & their money are soon parted.", This is like the daft EcoRoute HD thing that Garmin have chucked out.

Not much use to all but an anal minority.

Why not use your Iphone or smartphone instead? And do: www.yell.com, free & easy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about because I haven't got a smartphone or iPhone?

And as I want to "Navigate to..." the places I search for, then surely doing the search on the device that is going to do the navigating makes a lot more sense than having to manually transfer the details across from the phone to the sat nav?


Also, the "daft" Garmin EcoRoute device you hate so much would have been very handy to fault-find an intermittent problem with my car... far cheaper and easier than asking a garage to check it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wazza_G wrote:
And as the saying goes "Fools & their money are soon parted."


...but it's free. so no money involved...

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