Have you downloaded the TomTom GPS app for iPhone? Everyone’s favourite four-fingered father can now give you turn-by-turn directions.
While I’ve often made the argument a standalone GPS device has its advantages over one built into your smartphone, I admit it’s extremely convenient to use my iPhone 4 for turn-by-turn directions when in my car or on foot.
But while TomTom GPS units support celebrity voices, it irked me you couldn’t download new voices to your smartphone to spice up your road trips. It’s software-based, so why wasn’t it possible?
Well, it seems it is, after all.
Today, TomTom announced the voice of Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta) of The Simpsons animated television series can be downloaded for $5.99 – but you need the $59.99 TomTom GPS app installed on your iPhone. TomTom says all the latest maps are supported, too (version 1.7).
This marks the first time a celebrity voice is available for a mobile phone-based GPS app, says TomTom.
Add some humour to your journey with lines like “Woo Hoo! You have reached your destination, and you can hold your head up high, because you are a genius!” or “Take the third right. We might find an ice cream truck! Mmm…ice cream.”
Click here to hear what Homer’s voice sounds like inside the GPS app.
Perhaps TomTom will release other celebrity voices, similar to its dedicated GPS unit line-up, which includes Star Wars characters, John Cleese, Kim Cattrall, Curt Schilling, Burt Reynolds, Dennis Hopper, Mr. T. and Gary Busey.
Sync readers, do you like the idea of downloading Homer or other celebs for your GPS directions?