GPS Business News: TomTom today announced that their mobile local search application TomTom places is now available in four additional countries: Germany, Belgium, Portugal, and Denmark.
Already launched a few weeks ago in the Netherlands, this iPhone application has reached 75,000 downloads in TomTom’s home country.
“We will continue to expand geographically in the quarters to come, to allow more people to enjoy our free local search app,” said Lucien Groenhuijzen, Managing Director TomTom Places.
This iPhone app includes data from several business listing providers: Gelbeseiten, De Telefoongids & Gouden Gids, De Gule Sider, Páginas Amarelas and goudengids.be, as well as other data sources.
TomTom previously said it inked deals with business listing providers Opplysningen (Norway) and Lokaldelen (Sweden), so these countries are likely to come live next.
TomTom Places was born from the acquisition of Dutch and Belgian business listing provider ilocal for €15.1 million in December 2009 (read here ). At the time of the acquisition ilocal, which had 70 employees, was said to have developed technologies that would allow to “quickly“ develop new databases.
In addition to these iPhone apps TomTom now has (where available) a TomTom Places search button in their connected PNDs.