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AndreasEriksson
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TomTom Url scheme for Android?

Is it possible to start TomTom navigate to xxx on Android with and Url Scheme?

On iPhone the syntax is: tomtomhome://geo:action=navigateto&lat=xx.xxxx&long=xx.xxxx&name=xxx

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mvl
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Re: TomTom Url scheme for Android?

Not in the current version, the app does not accept any external destinations other than contacts.

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AndreasEriksson
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Re: TomTom Url scheme for Android?

I hope it will be implemented in the future as in the iPhone app.
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Re: TomTom Url scheme for Android?

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Beginning in app 1.2 released earlier this year, Tomtom now supports standard Android intents.  So most applications that send destinations to GoogleNav can now send them to Tomtom.

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Siri325
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Re: TomTom Url scheme for Android?

For whatever reason my TomTom app version 1.3 just stops working whenever I do this. As mentioned only contacts work.
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schneid
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Re: TomTom Url scheme for Android?

This tryies to work on my Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean 4.3 but fails.  I claims an address error.  The address is fine as Google Nav, Waze and Co-pilot all work.

 

I guess TT has a an "intent" glitch

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karstenk
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Re: TomTom Url scheme for Android?

It works, when the string is in the correct format. Only the following works for me:

 

Streetname Housnumer, postalcode town

 

So: Schützenstrasse 12, 44139 Dortmund

 

(respect the comma! makes lot of difference - dont know why)

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Navigationsgeräte- und Apps:

- TomTom GO 6000 (935, Europe)
- TomTom Start 20 (Einfach weil es so niedlich ist, 930 Central Europe)
- Nokia Lumia 630 mit HERE Drive+ (Irgendwie muss man auf dem Telefon navigieren können)
- Nexus 7 (2012) mit TomTom Europe (+Traffic)

PC:

- Windows 8.1 Professional, Google Chrome und MyDrive Connect

Ehemals:

- TomTom GO 5000
- Diverse andere Android-Apps - nie wieder!
- Samsung I8190 mit TomTom 1.3.2 (930 Europe, DACH - Liegt als Fallback im Handschuhfach bereit)
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schneid
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Re: TomTom Url scheme for Android?

I've fooled around with the format but it still fails.  Tried my spouses S4 and the same issue.  What is interesting is Yelp.  If it pops up a restaurant, I can tap directions, select tomTom and it works.  Co-pilot, if it doesn't like the address, will pop up alternatives.  I am not sure the zip code is relevant as you do not use it on manual entries.  Google Maps passes the info directly to its now bonded Nav app without issue.  If I cut paste a Google search. It fails

 

You have provided some ideas.  Your format seems non-USA.  Maybe TomTom USA is not properly localized for here.  I'll keeep plugging.  After over ten years TomTom remains the software I love and hate.

 

Thanks.

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Re: TomTom Url scheme for Android?

TomTom USA is not localized to the US.  Say I live at:

 

123 Anystreet St., Anytown, ST 12345, USA.

 

If I enter that it will fail.  If I enter your scheme:

 

Anystreet St. 123, 12345 Anytown

 

It works.  But using an "intent" from another app can't do the transion.  It's a bug i doubt we will see fixed.

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Re: TomTom Url scheme for Android?

This works.  TT is looking for this format in US:

 

455 E 2nd St, Reno NV

 

or,

 

455 E 2nd St, Reno 89502

 

Google wants to use this:

 

455 E 2nd St, Reno, NV, United States

 

It seems the "," between City and State kills it.

 

Co-pilot and Waze wiill accept Google addressing.

 

Tried Bing and that dog won't hunt.  Directions just pull up a Web browser intents/choices.

 

 

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