Important update regarding your CoPilot iOS GPS App

 

We are still working with Apple to find a permanent solution for the issue. We will be posting frequent updates here:  https://copilotgps.com/support/gps/. As we work on a resolution, we do want to strongly recommend you DO NOT INSTALL the CoPilot GPS app update or delete your existing app at this time. If you have already done so, please follow the steps in the post below to update the app via iTunes.

 

We understand this may not work for everyone as you may not have iTunes or access to it immediately so we are working as hard as we can to find an alternative fix.

 

We can’t thank you enough for your patience as we work with Apple to get this fixed.  We are doing everything we can to have you on the road with your CoPilot navigation as soon as possible.

 

Team CoPilot

***IMPORTANT: Info regarding CoPilot GPS App Update on iPhone/iPad***

***IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT INSTALL THE COPILOT GPS iOS UPDATE OR DELETE THE EXISTING APP***

Unfortunately there is a problem with this update that occurs when trying to download the app directly through your iPhone / iPad’s App Store.

The good news is that you can still install the update via iTunes on a computer. To do this:

1) Restart your device

2) Download the app via iTunes on your computer

3) Connect your iPhone / iPad to your computer

4) Reinstall the app

5) Start navigating with the latest app

 

Please be patient while we are working closely with Apple to identify and fix the problem. We will release a fix soon. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

The Role of A GPS Navigation App

Technology is supposed to make life easier. Apps should be designed to help you. They should give you the information needed to make better, more informed decisions.

Then why do some GPS navigation apps require you to give it the information?

We at CoPilot think that’s backwards. For example, you shouldn’t tell the app where there’s traffic. The app should tell you.

CoPilot is designed to help you navigate safely and with as few distractions as possible. You can rely on the app to give you information so you can keep your focus on driving. That’s what we believe a GPS app should do.

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We take the view that navigation is all about helping you find your way. But it isn’t actually doing the driving for you.

The last thing we would want people to be doing is to try and compare what they see on the CoPilot screen, or their navigation screen, with the real world. Because the real world is, well, a lot more real and potentially more dangerous.

CoPilot’s job is to help you navigate around that while providing you with prompts.

CoPilot GPS: Free GPS App Without The Ads

Most of the time, if you’re not paying for the product, you are the product. You see this with other free GPS navigation apps that serve you ads that take over your screen right as you need to follow an important direction.

We at CoPilot think differently. We think that you deserve a top-quality navigation app for free. And we think you should be able to use this app anywhere in the world without relying on a mobile data connection.

That’s why we developed CoPilot GPS. With on-board maps, route planning, millions of points on interest and maps from around the world, CoPilot GPS allows you to plan and enjoy your journey ad free and without incurring hefty international roaming charges.

And did we mention it’s free?

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CoPilot GPS is a free app in our CoPilot line. 

The biggest difference between CoPilot GPS and CoPilot Premium is that the voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation is available as in in-app purchase.

You still get downloadable maps and POIs. Everything can stay onboard your device. You don’t need to download maps when planning a new route.

We do offer an in-app purchase so you can upgrade CoPilot GPS and basically turn it into the full feature set you would get from CoPilot Premium. You can purchase additional maps as well. So even if you start off with just North America, if you want to take a trip over to Europe, you can easily purchase and add the European maps to your device.

Follow Your Heart & Travel This Valentine’s Day!

While most couples are flocking to all of the hottest restaurants in town, why not take this time to get away? Whether you’re single or in a relationship, you know your first love is travel. And that’s where CoPilot comes in. Need inspiration? Take in these heart-shaped attractions across the US & Canada and then get moving!

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Humbolt Beach, California

 

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Chicago Lakes, Colorado

 

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Harbor Island , Maine

 

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

 

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The heart shaped, Valentine Lake, Vancouver, Canada

 

Safe (and lovely) travels,

Team CoPilot

 

CoPilot in the news: January 2015

We’ve had a great start to 2015 and are looking forward to once again attending Mobile World Congress this year in Barcelona. If you’re attending, please stop by the CoPilot booth for a look into our latest innovations in mobile navigation.

We started the year with these great reviews. As always, thanks for the support!

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CoPilot GPS Navigation for mobile devices

“CoPilot stores all map information directly on your device. This allows for reliable navigation even without a network connection, minimizes use of driver’s data plan and prevents expensive overseas data fees. Users can customize which map regions they wish to download, saving space on their mobile device.”

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download (1)Top Ten Paid And Free Travel & Local App Downloads from the Google Play Store

“The rest of the incumbents that include the No Ads version of the TripIt Travel Organizer and CoPilot’s Premium USA Maps have clung on to their respective places. It would seem that when it comes to Travel & Local Apps, people are pretty happy with what they’ve been using.”

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The traffic of two cities – Seattle vs Boston

Super Bowl Sunday is here and while we can’t predict the game winner, we can tell you which city’s residents are winning the ever-important, Traffic Bowl.

Stats taken from the INRIX scorecard and city censuses give us our results. (Note: Yes, technically the Patriots play in Foxborough but we wanted it to be a fair fight so Boston it is!)

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Average Commute:

Seattle: 25.4 min

Boston: 28.8 min

Car Transport to Work- means more cars on the road and more time in traffic

Seattle: 52%

Boston: 38%

Time in traffic:

Seattle: 37 hours (up 2 hours from 2012)

Boston:  38 hours (up 7 hours from 2012)

Worst Corridor Delay:

Seattle: I-5 SB    From130th St/Exit 174   to Union St/Exit 165- 95 hours delay

Boston: I-93 NB From MA-37/Granite St/Exit 6 to Columbia Rd/Exit 15- 94 hours delay

Increase in traffic from 2012:

Seattle: 7%

Boston: 22%

 Winner: Seattle

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Boston’s traffic went up a total of 7 hours this year increasing their total travel time by 18%. Drivers in Seattle are getting to work faster even with all that annoying rain and not enough people taking public transportation.

So we’re calling it for Seattle this year…based purely on traffic.

Safe travels this Sunday,

Team CoPilot

Top 5 Road Trip Apps To Use With CoPilot

We know you can’t always be the driver and with CoPilot navigating, you don’t have much else to worry about in the passenger seat.

So what can you do to make the road trip more enjoyable and keep your driver entertained?

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Here’s some of the best apps to help pass the time on the road.

 

Spotify (FREE) Make playlists and enjoy full albums on the fly with Spotify’s extensive music library. Subscription required for Premium services.

TVFoodMaps (FREE) Big fan of foodie shows? Check out what around you has been on popular shows like “Best Thing I Ever Ate” or “Man vs. Food.”

TriviaCrack (FREE) Challenge friends and randoms to the ultimate general knowledge competition with questions from Science, Entertainment, History, Geography, Sports and Art.

Audible (FREE) Subscription required. Not really into music? Get swept up in a story with an audiobook that you and the driver can experience together.

Roadside America ($2.99)  Created by America’s foremost experts in roadside attractions and oddities, you’ll get to off-the-beaten path attractions like Carhenge.

Windows 10: The Big Unifier for Microsoft Devices and PCs

Straight from the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington, we got the first look at Windows 10. The latest update will be available across smartphones, tablets, PCS and Xbox One.

Having Cortana on the PC was impressive and interesting during today’s demonstration. Cortana on the PC provides a way for the user to interact with their PC with notifications from “the world’s first digital assistant.”

We also got the first look at Windows 10 running on devices under 8 inches (phones and small tablets), which as app developers, we were anxious to see.

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Windows 10 was demoed on a Lumia 1520. There’s an improvements to the Action Center with a refreshed app list and changes to the Settings page that Windows users have been asking for as well as having recently installed apps put toward the top of the Action Center.

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Windows messaging interacts seamlessly with Skype, SMS and other apps. With this new update, you can move the keyboard around the screen so that it floats and doesn’t block certain parts your screen when responding to inline messages. This will probably be very popular with phablet users.

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Microsoft is offering more synchronicity with the update and allowing users to dismiss notifications from their devices and their PC and unifying their apps to work on mobile and desktop seamlessly.

The upgrade to Windows 10 will be free for any phone running Windows Phone 8.1. The first build of Windows 10 for phones will be made available to members of the Windows Insider Program in February. We’ll definitely be looking at this platform closely to make the CoPilot experience even better for Windows users.

For more information on the Windows 10 press event head to The Verge.

Forgotten car charger is not the end of the world with CoPilot

GPS navigation apps use almost every function of your smartphone or tablet. They employ your GPS receiver, processor, graphics processor, data connection, screen and sound to safely guide you to your destination. This can result in reduced battery life if you don’t have your charger with you.

To extend battery life and let you navigate for longer, CoPilot has a Power Saving Mode. When activated, this setting reduces the need to refresh your map as often, resulting in less power used and longer battery life. It’s perfect for long distance travel when your next turn isn’t for 100 miles.

One of the key benefits of CoPilot is the ability to customize the app to suit your own preferences. A good example of that is our Power Saving Mode.

In Power Saving you can choose, quite simple, how frequently the map refreshes. By reducing the amount and the frequency with which the map refreshes, you can actually reduce battery life substantially. This is really important if you’ve left your car charger behind.