CoPilot Summer Sweepstakes: Enter for your chance to win a Lumia 520!

CoPilot fans, we’re sure you’ve heard the news that we are now supported on Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8! To celebrate being a part of WP8 and our newest update, we’d like to give our users some prizes!

 

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CoPilot Summer Sweepstakes – time to #switch?

 

Enter NOW for to win a CoPilot-ready Lumia 520 or one of our 14 CoPilot mobile navigation apps for iOS, Android or Windows Phone 8 – one app for every day of the contest!

 

CoPilot app winner(s) will be selected weekly via random drawing and the grand prize winner will be selected randomly among all the people who participated in contest which runs July 28 until August 10.

 

Competition winners will be announced on the CoPilot Facebook page, Google+ and Twitter – so remember to like or follow to see if you’re the lucky winner!

 

 

 How to enter:

 

 Twitter:

  • Tweet the following in Twitter  & Follow us @copilotlive_us to check if you have won:

Facebook:

 

  • Visit the CoPilot Live Facebook page to enter the competition
  • Fill out the competition form in Facebook for a chance to win
  • Tell your friends to play too – navigation app winners will be selected weekly!
  • We will be announcing weekly and grand prize winner(s) on our Facebook & G+ page – make sure to “like” us (or add us in your circle) to check if you have won.

 

Google +, using mobile or no social accounts?

 

Enter the competition here.

 

Good luck!

Fun Summer Travel Starts with CoPilot

Summer travel is in full swing. No matter where your destination, beach or park, you can depend on CoPilot to get you there. Enjoy the sand between your toes, the sun on your skin and CoPilot in your car.

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We’re giving you up to 10% off selected CoPilot apps until August 4th! Take advantage of this sale and the warm weather. You’ll also get 1 month of ActiveTraffic™ free – perfect for planning the best time to head to the beach to avoid sitting in traffic when you’re looking to relax!

Whether you’re a beach vacationer, adventure seeker, nature lover or sight seer, CoPilot can help you explore parts of Europe, USA and Canada, Brazil, South Africa, the Middle East or Australia this summer.

Take advantage of our sizzling summer deals in CoPilot GPS, with 10% off in-app map upgrades†. To get additional map regions, tap MyCoPilot > Features & Upgrades. Hurry, sale ends August 4th,  2013!

 

Wherever you’re headed this summer, we wish you safe travels!

 

† Requires upgrade to full voice-guided navigation first

CoPilot App Updates come to iOS, requires iOS 6

Our latest update, v 9.4.0.276, is available now for iOS users! Here’s what you get with our  free update:copilot-just-drive-iphone4_US

  • NEW! Connection Settings with an offline switch – We’re giving our users an offline switch to help you control your data costs. – abroad and at home. You are able to disallow all data, or choose options to enable and disable. The app also warns you if your mobile switches from WIFI to 3G. Just go to “Settings” -> “Cellular Data Usage” and choose which settings work for you.
  • NEW! Just Drive mode– for all the times your journey has no destination, this mode allows you to drive without a route but still provides you with your location and traffic on your road.
  • NEW! Closed road notification with ActiveTraffic™– If our traffic feed says there is a closed road on your route we now give an explicit pop-up notifying you about the closed road. The pop-up gives you an option to find an alternative route or close/ignore the pop-up.
  •  Automatic Cloud Backup
  • Updated and corrected Tunnel mode and other fixes

Following their exciting WWDC conference, Apple has made some changes to the requirements for detecting devices. Our CoPilot team has adjusted our process accordingly which means that all future app updates will work with devices equipped with iOS 6.0 or greater.copilot-data-settings-iphone4_US

Most of our users will be unaffected because every iPhone is that CoPilot runs on has iOS 6. If you have iOS 5, we strongly recommend updating to iOS 6 to continue using CoPilot and receiving all of our future updates.

For iPad (1st Generation) customers who are unable to update to a newer OS version: you can of course continue to use your CoPilot app exactly as before, but will be unable to update to a newer version of CoPilot on that device. You may wish to download the current app from the App Store to iTunes on your computer as a backup should you need it, as you may be unable to download and install it from the App Store to your device.

If you get a new iPad in the future, you’ll be able to simply re-download from the App Store and login to continue using it – and get future app updates.

Survive Amusement Park Adventures with CoPilot!

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Warm weather leads to outdoor fun and what’s a better way to spend your day then riding roller coasters? Amusement Parks can be an overwhelming place but with your CoPilot app and a few of our tips, we think you can get a pretty good handle on this massive carnival.

weather screenshotCheck the weather: Use CoPilot to check the weather before you leave, that way you can dress accordingly. It’s always a good idea to bring layers in case the weather changes once you arrive.

Park Smart: CoPilot can help you remember where you park, a feature that comes in handy after hours upon hours of being out in a crowd and in the sun.

Charging Case: Along with using CoPilot’s power saving mode, it may be worth it to invest in a case that protects and charges your phone if you’re going to be out of the house for hours at a time.

Waterproof your device…sorta: Keep your phone in a clear, plastic zip lock bag to ensure that it won’t get too wet when you’re on a water ride.

Map out the park: You know how to navigate, you use CoPilot after all! It’s easier to know where you’re headed before you get there and it saves time too! Another useful hint: Start at the back of the park and work your way to the front. Most parkgoers will start at the first ride they see which leads to long wait times for you!

Always pick a spot to meet: If anyone from your group should get lost, make sure to designate a place to meet.

And most importantly, remember to have fun!

CoPilot in the News: May

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes this month to bring you new and exciting updates to your CoPilot app! We hope you enjoyed our Memorial Day Sale and found some great places to spend your long weekend.

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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Hit the road with these 11 road trip apps for Android, iOS

“If you happen to find yourself off the grid, having a secondary offline navigation app like CoPilot GPS can be a lifesaver. Just be sure to download the free maps for the areas you plan to travel to before you hit the road; you’ll only have to sacrifice a few gigs of storage space.”

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Forbes_LogoCoPilot Live App Makes Travel Navigation Safer by Andy Robertson

Happily then, the CoPilot Live app (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone) has a neat way around this by downloading all the navigation data beforehand.

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Helpful Hint: CoPilot Saves Your (Battery) Life!

With any smartphone or tablet, battery life is a hot commodity meant to be rationed by any means necessary. Rest assured, CoPilot users, we know and understand this logic and have given you a way to save on power while navigating. In addition to lowering screen brightness and turning off vibrate mode, CoPilot offers a way to help reduce the amount of battery used.

Inside the CoPilot app, you can go to Settings and choose Power Saving. Once there, choose a lower setting which will move the map display fewer times per second and help save your battery.

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If you’re using CoPilot in the car, it’s best to keep a car charger handy too. Need more ways to save battery? Check out this video by MinuteHacks:

Helpful Hint: Trip Optimization

If you’re looking to hit the road with multiple destinations, CoPilot’s Trip Optimization feature will help you save time and money no matter how many stops you have.

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The Trip Optimization feature allows you to plan for 20 different stops which is especially helpful if you’ve volunteered to chauffer your friends to college open houses this weekend. Continue reading