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TomToms own speed cam database has been down since 12 Mar


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 2 Apr 2015

pocketgpsworld.com
Subscribers to TomTom's own speed camera database service may not be aware that their service is having some issues and consequently there has been no database update since 12 Mar!

This is very poor for a service that is only of use if the data is up to date. With three weeks since the last update perhaps we can capitalise on this and encourage one or two of you to sample our data as an alternative?

Android and iOS smartphone owners can download the app for free, this includes one full update of the data (data that's updated daily btw and is bang up to date!). So you can road test it at no risk.

Given TomTom have gone out of their way to trample all over our speed camera service, imitating it, making it harder to use on their devices and now making it impossible to use on their latest models, you'll forgive us for the sly grin when we head they were having issues.



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Posted by DennisN on Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:58 pm Reply with quote

This is what a TomTom Staffer says on their discussion forum today

Quote:
We're currently testing a fix for the deliver issue
So yippee for TT customers - you have been free from their inaccurate database for the last three weeks. And don't worry, bank holiday weekend surely means you'll get another week!


Dennis

If it tastes good - it's fattening.

Two of them are obesiting!!

 
Posted by IanS100 on Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:40 am Reply with quote

On the bright side, combine the new TomTom GO, displaying their speed cam database very nicely on the app, with CamerAlert running behind it giving accurate warning, you have pretty much the best of both worlds, although it does highlight just how many cameras are missing from the TomTom database Shocked


Galaxy Note 4 / TomTom GO : CamerAlert : CoPilot

 
Posted by marksfish on Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:13 am Reply with quote

Tried to post this on Facebook today, but the thread title doesn't show properly, just a description of the site Sad


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Posted by M8TJT on Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:13 pm Reply with quote

Tried to post what?


 
Posted by Privateer on Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:17 pm Reply with quote

Sorry, I didn't even notice as I've disabled TomTom cameras on my 950 and iPhone App - I just rely on PocketGPSWorld data on the CamerAlert App.

Darren, would now be an ideal time for PocketGPSWorld to become an official TomTom partner so that TomTom can use the PocketGPSWorld camera and POI databases? Thumbs Up

Regards,


Robert.
iPhone 6s Plus, iOS 14.0.1: iOS CamerAlert v2.0.7
TomTom GO Mobile iOS 2.3.1; TomTom (UK & ROI and Europe) iOS apps v1.29
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Posted by DennisN on Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:43 pm Reply with quote

Of course it would - but how would they deliver it? They can't even deliver their own just now, what hope with a third party DB?


Dennis

If it tastes good - it's fattening.

Two of them are obesiting!!

 
Posted by MaFt on Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:47 am Reply with quote

marksfish Wrote:
Tried to post this on Facebook today, but the thread title doesn't show properly, just a description of the site Sad


You can usually edit the text that gets shared?

Unfortunately it's a massive hack to try get the 'opengraph tags' (what powers the sharing text etc) into the forums. However, if you share the actual article link ( http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/TomToms-own-speed-cam-database-has-been-down-since-12-Mar-9985.php ) then it looks better :D

MaFt


 
Posted by DennisN on Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:12 am Reply with quote

Surprisingly, the TT cameras have updated this morning. Surprising because they've achieved it during a Bank Holiday - maybe it's not a bank holiday in Netherlands?


Dennis

If it tastes good - it's fattening.

Two of them are obesiting!!

 
Posted by MaFt on Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:45 pm Reply with quote

DennisN Wrote:
maybe it's not a bank holiday in Netherlands?


Nope, it is: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/netherlands/


 
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