AMSTERDAM — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 22, 2015 — TomTom (TOM2) today announces a partnership with Mozilla and Telefónica to bring its Maps Online and Nav Online apps to HTML5 powered Firefox OS smartphone devices.
Were thrilled to offer Firefox OS users TomToms Maps Online and Nav Online apps in the Firefox Marketplace. Our priority is to empower users with a mobile experience that makes their lives richer and more efficient, and great content like TomToms ensures that, said Bertrand Neveux, Director of Marketplace and Ecosystem at Mozilla.
Telefónica has now launched Firefox OS devices in 14 markets and is pleased to see high quality maps and navigation solutions from TomTom that enhance these devices for our consumers in Latin America and Europe, said Simon Callan, Director Business Development at Telefónica.
TomTom is excited to be embracing the openness of HTML5 to bring high quality maps and turn-by-turn navigation to the ecosystem, said Charles Cautley, Managing Director of TomTom Licensing. By partnering with Mozilla and Telefónica, were opening new markets and opportunities for smartphone users globally.
TomTom Maps Online offers accurate and up-to-date maps; as well as powerful Address and Point of Interest search capabilities with routing instructions, enabling Mozilla customers to quickly and easily find their favorite places.
With TomTom Nav Online, Telefónicas Firefox OS customers can extend the mapping experience to full voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation.
Notes to Editors:
TomTom Maps Online is already available to all Mozilla Firefox OS customers today. TomTom Nav Online will initially be available to Telefónicas Firefox OS customers in select markets.
TomTom (TOM2) empowers movement. Every day millions of people around the world depend on TomTom to make smarter decisions. We design and develop innovative products that make it easy for people to keep moving towards their goals. Best known for being a global leader in navigation and mapping products, TomTom also creates GPS Sport Watches, as well as state-of-the-art fleet management solutions and industry leading location based products.
Our business consists of four customer facing business units: Consumer, Automotive, Licensing and Telematics.
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have 4,000 employees worldwide and sell our products in over 46 countries.
For more information, visit www.tomtom.com.
Mozilla has been a pioneer and advocate for the Web for more than 15 years. We create and promote open standards that enable innovation and advance the Web as a platform for all. Today, hundreds of millions of people worldwide use Mozilla Firefox to experience the Web on computers, tablets and mobile devices. With Firefox OS and Firefox Marketplace, Mozilla is driving a mobile ecosystem that is built entirely on open Web standards, freeing mobile providers, developers and end users from the limitations and restrictions imposed by proprietary platforms.
For more information, visit www.mozilla.org.
Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalisation and number of customers. With its best in class mobile, fixed and broadband networks, and innovative portfolio of digital solutions, Telefónica is transforming itself into a Digital Telco, a company that will be even better placed to meet the needs of its customers and capture new revenue growth.
The company has a significant presence in 21 countries and a customer base of 341 million accesses around the world. Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy.
Telefónica is a 100% listed company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share capital currently comprises 4,657,204,330 ordinary shares traded on the Spanish Stock Market and on those in London, New York, Lima, and Buenos Aires.
For more information, visit www.telefonica.com.
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