Is TomTom Traffic worth $20?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by mrat93, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    Does it normally save you time? Is it as accurate as TomTom describes it? I just want to get a few takes before I drop $20.
  2. swiftbmx macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2009
  3. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2010
    really depends on where you live. i use its the only source that is accurate and kept extremely on time
  4. camarobh macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    San Diego, CA
  5. chanerz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2010
  6. Absolem macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2010
    Jailbreak, and demo it then you will know(like it should be). If you like it than yes buy it.
  7. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2010
    Toronto, Duh!
  8. err404 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    I'm glad I have it, but the traffic data itself is lacking. I often get warned of delays that I never see or am sitting in traffic when it says the roads are clear.
  9. chembox macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2010
    What's also frowned upon is how Apple doesn't have some sort of demo system so OP won't have to ask questions like this and contemplate on spending $20 online.
  10. chriswitt macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2007
    Los Angeles
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    Try the Beat the Traffic app first; it's free and works surprisingly well.

    If u hate it, then go with tom-tom.
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    That has nothing to do with Apple. The developer has a choice of offering a lite version or a demo. In this case, they didn’t.
  12. jps1012 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    I def think so. Much better then my Garmin Traffic.
  13. allonym macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    In the UK TomTom offers subscriptions for a day a month or a year. Is there no similar system for traffic in the US? I tried it for a day and then signed up for a year. I think it's great (in the UK at least).
  14. tubemonkey macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2009
    Sure it does. Apple sets the rules. They could require a free demo/trial and developers would have to comply if they wanted their apps approved.
  15. err404 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    While I like the idea of the automatic 24 hour refund policy offered by the Android store, that does not mean Apples must provide a mirrored implementation.
    Apple offers two primary ways for developers to provide similar functionality for their users, if they choose.
    1. The developer can submit a trail version of the app and set any limits they feel are appropriate. This also allows for multiple full featured versions of an app that differ by funding models (paid vs ads).

    2. The developer can release the app for free with with limits on the functionality. Full functionality can be unlocked via in-app purchases.

    Also if an app does not meet the advertised functionality, you can submit a request for a refund.
  16. RobNYC macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2008
    New York, NY
    Is anyone actually getting the traffic updates to work on their iphone? It seems it's been broken for months.

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