This alternative to Google Maps is improving on CarPlay because really why not

While Google Maps is currently the most popular navigation app on iPhone and Android (and, therefore, CarPlay and Android Auto as well), that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the perfect fit for everyone.

In fact, the best navigation app doesn’t exist just because everyone is using the tool that best suits their needs.

However, TomTom is trying to create an all-in-one product that offers users more features and is also regularly updated with more features.

And that’s exactly what happened this week with the company’s TomTom GO Navigation, its flagship mobile navigation solution available on iPhone and Android.

The new update, however, targets the iOS version of the app, so those benefiting from the improvements this time around are iPhone and CarPlay users.

TomTom GO Navigation version 2.8 is therefore available for download now from the App Store, and this update includes a little something for everyone.

First, the app is now available in a slew of new countries including Turkey, Morocco and Chile (its Android sibling was recently updated with extended availability in those regions as well). Next, TomTom GO Navigation offers a simplified privacy screen on onboarding, according to the official changelog, along with new Siri shortcuts.

Siri Shortcuts are a great way to start certain tasks faster, and TomTom’s support for this feature is very handy for those who rely on GO Navigation during every driving session. All it takes is a push or a command sent to Siri to use this feature.

Needless to say, users who are already running the TomTom app should install the update ASAP, especially since this is a version filled with goodies.

In the meantime, Google Maps also received a new update this week on CarPlay, and if your iPhone has already been updated to iOS 15.1, you should totally install it.

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