TomTom has announced a new version of their iPhone and iPad app at CES 2012 the uses data from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. This allows the app to provide users with enhanced navigation to their friends, popular places, and events.
TomTom has unveiled a new version of their iPhone and iPad app at CES 2012 that utilizes data from social networks like Facebook and Twitter to provide users with enhanced navigation to friends, places, and events.
The press release doesn’t provide much info on exactly how TomTom is using social network data, but claims it will become a source for turn-by-turn navigation features baked into their current iOS apps. TomTom will obviously have to avoid user generated data that might be inaccurate, but it’s unclear what specific data the app will be accessing. From the screenshots above, it appears you’ll be able to easily navigate to friends who have recently checked-in (with their location) to a social network.
The new app will allow you to share your destination and ETA through email, text, Twitter, and Facebook.