TomTom #4 Paid Navigation App Already?

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  1. djdsas macrumors member

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    I am not a developer but I find it hard to believe that
    TomTom is already the #4 paid navigation app in the
    US store. It hasn't even been out for 24 hours.
    How is this possible? Has it really been purchased/download that many times?
    Or is Apple giving TomTom Special treatment?

    Is it top paid in terms of money or downloads(cause
    TomTom is way too expensive btw imho!)
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    It does make sense since this was the most hyped GPS app for the iPhone. I'm not surprised, although I do wish that it was cheaper as well.
     
  3. BlackiBook macrumors 6502

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    People have been waiting for this for a long time, I am sure to most the price is worth it to now have two devices, become one (even though the iPhone is like 12 devices already :p) So IMO it is very reasonable for it to be the 4th top app!
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    As said, this was highly anticipated. Because you do not see the benefit of it because either you don't drive, don't care about GPS in general, or you've never used a cheap GPS, this is something people have been waiting and probably saving for. I find the price to be quite handsome all things considering.
     
  5. I3eXa macrumors 6502

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    I agree, this app shouldn't be more than $49.99 in my opinion. But it looks like they are getting the $100 for it so good for them....thanks for ripping us all off TomTom.:cool:
     
  6. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Its actually number 2 right now.

    And they are basically living out their name. It so overpriced, just like Apple products, but since its Apple, people will still buy it.
     
  7. aluren macrumors 65816

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    I would love to see how long this app will stay on the top 5, given the price and competition. It would have been nice if Tom Tom came out first and then have to drop their price to match Navigon...
     
  8. BlackiBook macrumors 6502

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    Its high right now because so many people have been waiting for its release and are buying it up... Give everyone a chance to buy it and it will slowly lower in rank...
     
  9. Pattycerts macrumors 6502

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    I always assumed it was counted on a weekly or monthly basis, not lifetime. So we can see what's hot right now, etc.

    That or when a new version comes out the counter gets reset to zero.
     
  10. Pika macrumors 68000

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    I wish all the TomTom features are imported to Navigon because Navigon UI is. Great
     
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  12. NewGenAdam macrumors 6502

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    And it's number 1 ^^
    and 3!

    Must be making rather a lot, considering the price of the app.
    A lot more than the average.
     
  13. BlackiBook macrumors 6502

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    I haven't used either app but I have used both tom tom and navigon GPS units and Tom Tom wins in that department!
     
  14. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Aaaarrrgggggggghhhhhhhhhh a pirates life for me!
     
  15. niklot macrumors member

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    here we go again... just shut up... if you think its overpriced just dont buy it... every1 knows apple is expensive, but what you get is more than worth the money... every1 who knows something about computer will agree... i cant tell if tomtom is overpriced, because i dont know how much all these licences etc... cost but i guess tomtom will lower the price as soon as they see it sell really well!
     
  16. BriGuy20 macrumors member

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    Last time I looked (last night), TomTom was #1 in Navigation and #38 in all paid apps. I have never seen Navigon that high (at least overall). I guess brand does pay a part in the sales, along with the anticipation from the keynote.
     

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