Few days back, TomTom introduced their latest navigation app in India and the Dutch Navigation service provider has made it available for Android platform. The app will be supported by most of the Android devices and tablets running on Android 2.2 Froyo OS and later version. Sadly, the application doesn't come free like other apps and can be bought from Google Play at Rs. 2,050 which is pretty expensive. The app will run on smartphones with WVGA resolution of 800×480 pixels to full HD 1920×1080 pixels display.
The navigation app weighs 36MB but requires at least 880Mb of free storage space in the device for proper functioning. While all the updates will be stored in the device's SD card (if applicable) by default. The company claims to provide the service for more than 7,200 cities and towns across India.
The app specially developed for car and drivers and the best part of the app can also store the maps and make it available offline as well. Thus, this is a real good advantage to the drivers and travelers as most of the time while traveling, finding a good network connection is pretty challenging. This not only saves money on data roaming costs but will also provide constant access to the same maps running offline.
Here below are some more features that the app includes:
Through the app, maps can be stored on the smartphone, thus users can plan a new route, get re-routed, or search for points of interest. Without needing data coverage. Moreover, users will receive at least 4 free map updates per year for the lifetime of the app. The app further can make use of the IQ routes by navigating the closest distance between the two location.
The app also enables the user to search for nearest landmarks and direct the user to the location. Features like, Advanced lane guidance, spoken street names help in keeping the users eye on the road. The spoken street names will be offered in both Indian English and UK English while normal spoken instructions are available in nine different Indian languages viz. Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Oriya, Marathi, Bengali.