TomTom launches free mobile maps SDKs to developers
TomTom has announced that it will be offering maps and traffic tiles on its mobile software developer kit (SDK) for free, in both Android and iOS.
As businesses adopting mobile to increase their sales, maps that feature office locations to customers have become a custom across all industries. With the free maps tiles from TomTom, which has global coverage, will assist start-ups all over the world in presenting their image as ‘professional’ to interested investors and customers. TomTom Maps APIs also play an important role in other areas for entrepreneurship like IoT (Internet of Things) where traffic data is required to enable self-driving cars and smart city planning.
It is a great opportunity for developers to leverage TomTom Maps APIs, as registration is free and does not require fee or contract to get started. Plus, these Maps APIs are also free of advertising that will eventually help life the brand image of a developer.
Before announcing the free offering, TomTom had introduced a powerful navigation device called ‘TomTom Go Essential’ for smartphones that allows hands-free calling and voice control. This feature-packed device is compatible with Siri voice recognition software and Google Now service. The device also includes Lifetime Europe Maps and Traffic updates, with a six-month trial of TomTom Speed Cameras, which makes it easy for the driver to stay up-to-date on new roads and help avoid traffic and fines.
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