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iarose
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:20 pm    Post subject: Can You add POI's and Camera Alerts to TomTom iPhone App Reply with quote

I have both CamerAlert and the Tom Tom iPhone App. Can anybody help with how I add POI's and Camera Alerts / Locations from Pocket GPS World to my iPhone software.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless you fancy JailBreaking your iPhone you can't put custom POI files on to it, if you do this and get the POI files installed there is no way to set a warning up so they are not well supported by the TomTom app - I find the Nav to / Google search is very handy for finding destinations.

As for CamerAlert simply update the database from within the app to download and install a new set of camera POI files - Mike
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikealder wrote:
Unless you fancy JailBreaking your iPhone you can't put custom POI files on to it, if you do this and get the POI files installed there is no way to set a warning up so they are not well supported by the TomTom app - I find the Nav to / Google search is very handy for finding destinations.

As for CamerAlert simply update the database from within the app to download and install a new set of camera POI files - Mike


How do you add it on a JB phone?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Download a prog. called iphonebrowser and you can add poi and speed cams yourself to var/mobile/applications look in each folder to find UK-IRELAND APP then open united kingdon/rep.of ire. folder then drag on drop pois and cams into iphonebrowser all done.
Please this only works if iphone is jailbroken
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:53 am    Post subject: Can anyone check whether this works? Reply with quote

Apparently you can do this on an iPhone which hasn't been jailbroken - I don't have TomTom as yet, so cant validate it myself...

http://forum.vodafone.co.uk/topic/46895-tomtom-iphone-app/

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gav, I haven't tried that method in quite a while but unless something has changed it doesn't work, sure you can put voices and POI files in to the .ipa file on the PC but when you next sync the iPhone it knows something isn't correct (file size) so it downloads a new untouched copy - Mike
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No solution on adding PoI.

But I have been running Tomtom Western Europe and CamerAlert at the same time with success.

I'm doing this on my iPhone 3GS with the system upgraded to iOS4 which allows multi-tasking. TT is updated to allow multi-tasking so open that and set it going, then open CamerAlert (which is not modified yet for multi-tasking) and run it in front of TT.

You see CamerAlert and the camera map, but you only get the TT voice commands, and the TT camera alerts. You'll have to wait for CamerAlert to go multitasking before you can run TT in the foreground.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sgould wrote:
No solution on adding PoI.

But I have been running Tomtom Western Europe and CamerAlert at the same time with success.

I'm doing this on my iPhone 3GS with the system upgraded to iOS4 which allows multi-tasking. TT is updated to allow multi-tasking so open that and set it going, then open CamerAlert (which is not modified yet for multi-tasking) and run it in front of TT.

You see CamerAlert and the camera map, but you only get the TT voice commands, and the TT camera alerts. You'll have to wait for CamerAlert to go multitasking before you can run TT in the foreground.


I have been searching for this answer for a while, I have a iPhone 4 which I hope to add tomtom and was thinking of adding Cameralert.

I presume that when/if cameralert releases a version that is multitasking that will allow tomtom to run in foreground and camealert to run in background?

This is just what I am after!

Can you tell me if the built in tomtom Speed Camera alert is any good and how does the camera database get updated?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I presume that when/if cameralert releases a version that is multitasking that will allow tomtom to run in foreground and camealert to run in background?


That is exactly what is being worked on now. No ETA though...


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Can you tell me if the built in tomtom Speed Camera alert is any good


It's poor. Try it and see...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PaulB2005 wrote:
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I presume that when/if cameralert releases a version that is multitasking that will allow tomtom to run in foreground and camealert to run in background?


That is exactly what is being worked on now. No ETA though...


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Can you tell me if the built in tomtom Speed Camera alert is any good


It's poor. Try it and see...


Thats all good then Thumbs Up and thats what I guessed re TomTom's own speed camera solution Grrrr

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw this was released yesterday.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/custompoi-utility-for-tomtom/id380881044?mt=8

Not tried it (only just got me iphone 4 and mulling over tom tom v navigon)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But it doesn't enable any alert functionality so apart from managing POIs it won't help.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Typhoid wrote:
Saw this was released yesterday.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/custompoi-utility-for-tomtom/id380881044?mt=8

Not tried it (only just got me iphone 4 and mulling over tom tom v navigon)


Looks good but tomtom's poi and with google local search may do for me?

Just purchased TomTom app for iPhone, must say IMO is the best tomtom so far.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Typhoid wrote:
Saw this was released yesterday.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/custompoi-utility-for-tomtom/id380881044?mt=8

Not tried it (only just got me iphone 4 and mulling over tom tom v navigon)


you can do the same with navigon too. both use custom URL schemes that allow you to launch the app with a specific location as the destination.

try http://findstuffnear.me on an iphone with tomtom and/or navigon installed.

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