News on Mobile Technology: Android Users Can Now Download the TomTom Places Local Search App

Android smart phone users can now enjoy the TomTom’s new local search app TomTom Places. The app provides comfort to users in searching specific places such as shops, restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions as it gives detailed information which allows users to specifically navigate results and precisely choose what they are searching.

The local search app is taken from enhanced POI database of TomTom which stores 10 million places and gives directions to the specific destination with up-to-date traffic situation. It does not support turn-by-turn navigation functionality.
Managing director of TomTom Places, Lucien Groenhuijzen, said that they consider the market share of android in most countries, which is more than 50%, in developing this mobile technology. According to him, people like the search results and 50% of the search requests resulted to a call, e-mail or visit to the site through the application.

Android application TomTom Places is available in most countries in Europe including Sweden, Belgium and Denmark. It will be soon available in Spain this December.

The creation of the detailed local search tool is made possible with the help of various companies including Gelbe Seiten, Truvo and Paginas Amarelas. (c) 2011

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