CoPilot in the news: August

August brought another free map update and the end of the summer travel season. We hope everyone took advantage of the great weather and made the most of their summer vacations. We’ve got some great stuff coming in the fall and we hope you all are as excited as we are!

Here’s a comprehensive roundup of all the great reactions CoPilot received this month. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to write about us, we appreciate your support!

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CoPilot Live and Jibbigo apps make travel abroad easier by Adam Balkin

“But, a big advantage of this one is the maps can all be stored within your phone so you don’t need a data connection. That’s great if you aren’t getting a signal wherever you happen to be or if you are paying a fortune for data services. ” Read More

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CoPilot GPS Navigation App Comes to Windows Phone 8 by  Khristen Foss

“I personally put this GPS app to the test, the iOSversion, on a recent journey from NH to TN with many stops in between, and not a clue as to where I was going. The app was insanely precise, and allowed me to choose from a variety of routes to get to my destination.” Read More

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GottaBeMobileCoPilot Live Premium Review:  Offline Maps for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch by Kevin Purcell

“Before using CoPilot Live Premium we preferred Navigon as our offline GPS app of choice. However, we uninstalled Navigon and now prefer CoPilot Live Premium. It’s worth the price and works great with plenty of extras.” Read More

Back To School: Tech Tips for Dorm Living

Now that you’re out on your own, you’re quickly realizing just how much things cost. It’s easy to take for granted simple things from your parents house but if you have a smartphone or a tablet, simple tricks can help you avoid spending money for the simpler pleasures in life.

No need for expensive speakers!  Stick your smartphone inside an empty glass or plastic bottle to blast tunes during a study break.

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No TV? No worries! Use 3M hooks to mount a smartphone or tablet. It’s not the same as 72” screen but it gets the job done.3m tablet mount

Ebooks over Textbooks! Check and see if your 1,000 page textbook is available in e-book form. It’ll not only save you time but also keep you from lugging around huge books from class to class.

EReader-books-FeaturedAnd don’t forget this tried and true testament to laziness for your dorm room desk. You’re welcome.

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And if you’re still strapped for cash, win an iTunes gift card with our Instagram contest. Details here.

Have a great school year!

Helpful Hint: Which Theme Are You?

IMG_1801There are plenty of ways to customize CoPilot to your liking but perhaps the best way to showcase your style is choosing the right theme! The easy part is getting there – Head to Settings – > Themes. The hard part is making a choice between our gorgeous themes.  We might be able to help!

 

Take this simple quiz to find out which theme is right for you!

 

Besides CoPilot of course, the app you use the most is:

A)  QR Barcode Scanner

B) Twitter, FB, Tumblr..hold on let me update my status that I’m taking this quiz.

C) HuffPo or CNN

D) Plants vs Zombies

 

The one show you absolutely cannot miss is:

A) Mythbusters

B) Real Housewives of Anywhere

C) Our America with Lisa Ling

D) The Walking Dead

 

It’s the weekend! We can find you at:

A) Home.

B)  A party!

C) Book Club

D) Walking my neighborhood…in costume.

 

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CoPilot Instagram Contest: #copilotforcoeds

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Heading back to school can be overwhelming. In addition to books, laptops and Ramen noodles, you’ll need to budget your money for the things you really need – like apps! Luckily for you, we’ve got an easy way for you to grab an iTunes giftcard to get some great apps that can help you adjust to campus life.

 

 

instagramHere’s how to win:

1. Follow CoPilot on Instagram

2. Upload a picture of you headed back to school. A comically packed car, a before and after of your dorm room or the prettiest place on campus! Just make sure to use the hashtag: #copilotforcoeds

3. The winner will be announced on September 3rd. You can enter as many times as you’d like with as many different  photos as you want!

 

 

 

Good luck! We can’t wait to see which filters you choose!  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

How to get your FREE CoPilot map update!

Your new map update for  CoPilot North America is here!  The update includes thousands of new miles of roads in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

Step-by-step guide to your new maps:

1) Download the latest free app update from iTunesGoogle Play,  Windows Phone Store  or the CoPilot Web Store

2) Connect to WiFi

3) Inside your CoPilot app, go to MyCoPilot and select My Maps

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4) Select North America.

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5) A pop-up will appear asking you if you would like to install your map update. Tap Continue and your map download will immediately begin.

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6)  The North America region will automatically start downloading. If you would prefer to only download a sub-region (and save space on your device) just pause the North America region and tap the sub-region you wish to download.

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7) Enjoy your updated maps!

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Got a question? Please leave us a comment on our blog or contact CoPilot support.

New School, New Town, Same CoPilot

Get ready to get ahead with CoPilot! Back to school doesn’t have to be stressful when you use our feature-rich app to find all the hidden places on campus that you’ll soon call home. Here’s how to make CoPilot work for you this fall:

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Once you navigate your way to class, be sure to save the building in your favorites. This will help you avoid typing the address in all over again.

 

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You’re not always going to use that meal plan and luckily for you, CoPilot offers POIs and searches powered by Yelp to help you find some great fare. Use our POIs to find movie theaters, stores and if you’re feeling really studious, a library!

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CoPilot lets you enter multiple destinations with our Trip Optimization feature which will get you from class to class without getting lost.

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You don’t need your parents calling you every time you go over your data limit! Take charge of your own destiny…and data usage. You can select when and for what CoPilot uses your data.

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The best way to make a new friend? Common interests, of course! Share where you are with CoPilot’s Social Sharing and see who frequents the same spots as you. Bond over school spirit at your college’s student store or find a workout pal at the gym!

Summer Sweepstakes Winners!

winner-lumia-520-x2Thanks to everyone who participated in our Summer Sweepstakes! We had a record number of entries this time around which makes us even more excited to do more contests for more prizes in the future! Keep checking on our website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google Plus for the latest news on future competitions!

The Nokia Lumia 520 grand prize winner is…

 

  • Kimmo Gynther

 

The CoPilot Live Premium app winners are…

 

Week1:

 

  • David Kane, Timi Cantisano, Robert Karlsson, David Michael, Alexandre Boff, Sergio Alcalde and Daniele Basilico!

 

Week2:

 

  • David Lawrence, Ducreux, Markus, Corpteg, Karim Uddin, Pietro Paolo Poli and Kevin Falzone!

 

Thanks again to everyone who entered! Safe travels!

 

 

Extended SALE! – Get 10% off CoPilot apps until August 11

We want to give you a little more time to travel with us this summer. We’re extending our sale to August 11 so hurry and download CoPilot and get 10% off selected apps!

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You’ve also still got time to get savings in your CoPilot GPS, with 10% off in-app map upgrades†. To get additional map regions, tap MyCoPilot > Features & Upgrades.

 

† Requires upgrade to full voice-guided navigation first

CoPilot in the News: July

We’ve had a fantastic start to summer and this July, we brought you sales and sweepstakes to thank you for all of the great feedback and support! Don’t forget to enter to win a Nokia Lumia 520 and get 10% off selected CoPilot apps.

Here’s a comprehensive roundup of all the great reactions CoPilot received this month. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to write about us, we appreciate your support!

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Download Now: The Best Apps for Your Next Road Trip by Jennifer M. Wood

“A few good reasons to pony up the $9.99 for CoPilot Live ($9.99; iOSAndroid) instead of relying on Google Maps: You’ll score the usual (voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions that account for real-time traffic conditions), plus enjoy offline maps and navigation for when cell service is spotty.”

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5 Cheap GPS Alternatives by Donna Fuscaldo

“But CoPilot isn’t only about offline maps: Users also get one year of real time traffic service and quarterly and monthly free map updates. CoPilot also provides detailed voice directions, pre-trip planning and a route calculator and lets you navigate to an address in your contacts.”

 

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Helpful Hint: CoPilot Gives You Guidance

guidance iconWhether they intend to be or not, GPS voice guided directions are always a source of entertainment.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Dave Matthews GPS.
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If you’re interested in a more traditional voice-guided system, CoPilot’s got you covered.  You choose the type of vocie you want to hear and you can control how often you hear CoPilot’s spoken directions. You can customize your CoPilot experience even more with our Guidance options.

Head to Settings ->Guidance to get started.

 You can choose how close to the turn you receive spoken instructions, enable background voice instructions when you are using other apps or listening to music and choose how close to a turn the “turn now” instruction is spoken.

Please make sure to choose your guidance preferences before you start navigating.

Safe travels!

Don’t forget: Our Summer Sale is on now as well as our Summer Sweepstakes!