9.5 App Update – New Look and New Feature!

We’ve got a brand new look and feel in our latest app update. We’re still the same dependable CoPilot you can count on – just better looking.  So if you were going as your favorite mobile navigation app, CoPilot, for Halloween this year then you need to read this.

We’ve refreshed and revamped our insides for seamless iOS 7 integration,  added two new map displays to choose from (Fibonacci Grey and Minimalist) and we’ve got a new feature!

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome:

 

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The new “Motion Lock” feature enables you to choose the minimum travel speed at which the map becomes locked for safer, hands free driving. Speeds can be set at 5, 10, 15 or 20 mph in “Settings.” You can decide whether you want to use it or not (fully optional!), but this new feature helps you to stay focused on the road while CoPilot directs you to your destination. Continue reading

Go the distance with CoPilot GPS upgrade sale!

CoPilot GPS logoYou’ve been enjoying your drive with your CoPilot GPS and now you can take it even further! Accelerate your app with an upgrade to full features!

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Upgrade and experience:

→Voice-guided, turn by turn navigation
→ 3D map views
→ Automatic route recalculation
→ Speed limit warnings
→ Realistic ClearTurn™ display
→ Lane arrows and sign info at highway exit

Buy these great features for only $8.99 (10% off!)

Don’t miss out – offer ends October 16th, 2013

Here’s how to upgrade

 

 

 

Don’t have our free GPS app? What are you waiting for??

Select your os and download it today!google-play-storeAppstore-icon

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Enjoy 10% off our GPS app until 10/16/13. Safe travels!

Greatest Hints: 7 CoPilot Tips To Remember!

Our iOS 7 day sale ends today. To help you decide whether or not to get 10% off our CoPilot Premium apps, we’ll remind you of all that CoPilot has to offer. There are so many great features in your CoPilot app that can help make your navigation guide as personal as possible! We’ve given you some Helpful Hints in the past – here’s a refresher of our most popular tips:

 

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There 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.

 

 

 

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Our new connection settings feature allows our users to control how much of their data CoPilot uses while helping you navigate the open road. You can manage your Cellular Data Usage by tapping Settings -> Cellular Data Usage

 

 

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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 -> 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 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.

The Trip Optimization feature allows you to plan for 20 different stops. To add stops  go to Route -> Plan or Edit Trip -> Add Stop.

 

 

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Once you park your car, you can save the location by going to More -> Parking. Once there, simply tap to save this location. You can also leave yourself a note in case you want to remember the price of the garage or what time the meter runs out.

 

 

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Powered by INRIX real-time traffic information, ActiveTraffic™ gives CoPilot users the ability to battle traffic head on with information on the fastest, most efficient routes. Drivers will save time and use less gas, which means saving money! MyCoPilot-> Features & Upgrades to get traffic info and get ahead!

 

 

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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.

The Shiny (or should we say flatter?) New iOS 7

The much anticipated Apple event yesterday provided more details on what Tim Cook described as the OS that will “quickly become the world’s most popular operating system.”  We first got a peek at iOS 7 back in June and it appears the early buzz was pretty much on the money.   The shiny (or should we say flatter) new mobile OS delivers a complete visual overhaul with an all-new user interface, Control Center, smarter multi-tasking, iTunes Radio and an improved Siri now available in male or female voices.IOS_7_Home_Screen

The new look of iOS 7 features a slightly translucent-looking keyboard, redesigned icons and new buttons.   It’s a clear move away from the textured “skeumorphic” approach in previous iOS versions, where graphics were designed to emulate the “real world” (you won’t see the felt table cover in game center and leather stitching in Calendar). It’s clearly going to have implications for developers, many of whom will likely update their apps to compliment the new style.

iOS 7’s new Control Center adds the highly requested (and presently offered by rivals) quick access toggle bars to control brightness, switch-on flashlight, turn on airplane mode and do not disturb.   iOS 7 also brings new ways to discover apps and allows automatic app updates. This means CoPilot users will be able to download our latest app updates without taking any action.  If you still prefer to see the “What’s New” info to see firsthand what we’ve improved or added, you can always switch automatic updates off.  The choice is yours!

iOS 7 will be available as a free download for iPhone 4, 4s and 5 from September 18th.  It will also be available for iPad (iPad 2 or later), iPad Mini and iPod Touch (5th generation) although apparently owners of these devices may need to wait till October.

iphone_5s_5cWe were also formally introduced to the iPhone 5S and 5C. Both new devices will be available on September 20th with pre-orders for 5C starting this Friday, Sept. 13th.   We’ve been excited to see (and get our hands on) both devices up close and personal for some time and will report more on them later this week.

Our verdict?  As you can imagine here at CoPilot, we’re Apple fans and so it’s great to see iOS get a full make-over.   For many existing iOS iPhone, iPad and iPod owners, it’s going to feel a bit like getting a new device. To celebrate its arrival, we’ve got a few cool things in store for you.  So stay tuned over the next few weeks!

Tackle Game Day Traffic with CoPilot!

Football season is back! Whether it be college or pro, we know many of you are headed to the stadiums to cheer on your favorite team. Face paint? Check. Tailgating must-haves? Check. Traffic? Don’t forget to check!

Use ActiveTraffic™ to make sure you won’t miss any of the action!

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There are over 145 stadiums in the United States, all with their own unique atmosphere. Looking to find the stadium that offers a little more than football? Here’s a list to get you started:

Scenic Sports Spectator:

If you’re nice or nautical, try “sailgating” at Husky Stadium. If boats aren’t your thing, head to the CenturyLink Stadium to catch the SeaHawks play. This Seattle staple is home to over 30 craft beers so if you’re not enjoying the game, you can at least enjoy a variety of beer.

Foodie Football Fans:

Surprisingly, the same place that you can find an authentic Philly cheesesteak is the same stadium PETA touts as the #1 most vegetarian friendly stadium. Lincoln Financial Field offers up great local cuisine from the city of Brotherly Love including soft, warm donuts by neighborhood favorite Federal Donuts.

Preservers of Pigskin Past:

If you’re looking to get some history out of your football experience, why not head to the Superdome in New Orleans? This place has hosted more Super Bowls than any other stadium and is surrounded by a city rich in culture and American history. Or you could catch a game at High Points Solution Stadium at Rutgers University, the birthplace of college football.

No matter which Gridiron Gang you belong to, we hope you make it to and from the stadium with ease. Enjoy the game!

-Team CoPilot

Bid Goodbye to the Beach this Labor Day Weekend

In need of  Labor Day Weekend plans? Take a look at these three extraordinary, unique beaches for fun on the last weekend in summer.

 

Want to visit a picturesque white sand beach? Head to Gulf State Park, Alabama. You get the best of vacations here – swimming in the Gulf and seven miles of hiking trails!

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Assateague Island, Maryland is home to feral horses but be forewarned – they’ve been known to bite or kick visitors who get too close for comfort. We recommend taking your pictures from a safe distance.

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Located on the east side of the Cape Fear river, Bald Head Island in North Carolina is home to over 200 different species including incredibly cute sea turtles.

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Wherever you decide to spend Labor Day, we hope you have a safe and happy travels. Until next time, summer travelers! We’ll start gearing up for fall!

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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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!