Buckled early and sprung for TomTom's iPhone GPS app, did you? If so, that very app just got a lot better today, as version 1.6 has brought TomTom's Map Share -- a crowdsourcing aspect that'll keep your maps more up-to-date than you ever thought possible. Map Share enables iPhone users to make changes instantly to their own maps and to benefit from free map updates made by the TomTom community and verified by the company itself. That means that users will now be able to edit street names, set driving directions and block / unblock streets directly on their maps, and if you're kind enough, you can share those updates with the rest of the TomTom community. Furthermore, the app will automatically check for new verified updates (including turn restrictions, speed limit changes and crossing changes), so the previously tried-and-true "my maps were old!" excuse will sadly no longer work. Give and take, as they say.
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TomTom Map Share™ now available on the TomTom App for iPhone

With Map Share, users can make changes directly to the map and receive TomTom-verified updates free of charge

CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TomTom, the world's leading provider of location and navigation solutions, announces that its newest update to the TomTom App for iPhone, version 1.6, includes TomTom Map Share™. With the addition of Map Share, TomTom continues to deliver the most up-to-date and accurate maps. The latest version of the TomTom App for iPhone is available on the App Store starting today.

"We are pleased to bring TomTom's exclusive Map Share technology already enjoyed by millions of TomTom GPS users everyday to our iPhone App"

TomTom Map Share enables iPhone users to make changes instantly to their own maps and to benefit from free, map updates made by the TomTom community and verified by TomTom. App users will now be able to edit street names, set driving directions and block and unblock streets directly on their maps, and to share their changes with the TomTom community. The TomTom App checks for new TomTom verified map updates including turn restrictions, speed limit changes and crossing changes, automatically every week or on-demand as often as the users choose. With Map Share, App users always have the most up-to-date map in between new map releases.

"We are pleased to bring TomTom's exclusive Map Share technology already enjoyed by millions of TomTom GPS users everyday to our iPhone App," said Tom Murray, senior vice president of market development for TomTom Inc. "With the addition of Map Share, TomTom App users will get free, verified updates via Map Share anytime on top of the most accurate map available on-board."

TomTom Traffic for the App

With TomTom Traffic, TomTom App users receive real-time traffic updates and incident reports on their routes. As soon as any delay is found, users are notified and can be automatically re-routed to an alternate, faster route. TomTom Traffic for iPhone users is available via in-App purchase for an additional $19.99 for 12 months of service.

Availability and Price

The TomTom App for iPhone is available for purchase via the App Store. Continental and regional versions of the TomTom App are available today for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod touch users at http://www.tomtom.com/tomtom-app.

Pricing varies by market. TomTom U.S.A. and U.S. & Canada Apps are currently available at a special price of $39.99 and $49.99, respectively.

TomTom App for iPhone runs on iOS 3 and iOS 4, however users should upgrade to iOS 4 to be able to take full advantage of the application's features.