CoPilot® GPS Navigation Arrives on Windows Phone 8

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CoPilot® GPS Navigation Arrives on Windows Phone 8

Popular free mapping, trip planning, and car navigation app is now available for Windows Phone 8

 

Princeton, N.J. – June 13, 2013 – ALK Technologies Inc., a leading provider of navigation and GeoLogistics™ software, is pleased to announce its free CoPilot® mobile navigation app is now available for Windows Phone 8 smartphones.

CoPilot GPS brings easy-to-navigate offline maps, powerful route planning tools, and local exploring to Windows Phone 8 devices such as the Lumia 920, HTC Windows Phone 8X, and Samsung Ativ S – at no cost to the user. Detailed street maps and Points of Interest (POIs) of an entire country are stored on the phone, allowing users to calculate routes and get driving or walking directions even when there’s no mobile network coverage.

“People depend on their phones for maps and guidance. Yet online mapping apps can be unreliable, especially in places where there’s limited or no mobile service,” said David Quin, head of consumer applications at ALK Technologies. “CoPilot is designed for use offline, providing guidance even when there’s no mobile connection. It’s been incredibly popular on Android and iOS and we are delighted to extend this experience to Windows Phone 8 users.”

The free CoPilot GPS app includes 14-days use of full voice-guided 3D car navigation features and CoPilot’s real-time traffic service, ActiveTraffic™. After 14 days, users can continue to enjoy free and unlimited access to offline maps and route planning, or upgrade to unlimited turn-by-turn navigation via an in-app purchase.

Free features in CoPilot GPS for Windows Phone 8 include:

–          Premium quality street maps stored on your smartphone for offline use.

–          Millions of Points of Interest (POIs) built-in.

–          Powerful trip planning with a choice of 3 routes and drag-and-drop route editing.

–          Unique CoPilot itinerary optimizer to calculate the best way around multiple stops.

–          Walking mode to explore unfamiliar cities on foot.

–          Comprehensive local search with integrated Yelp

–          Global map regions available to purchase and store on your device for data-free roaming abroad.

CoPilot GPS launched on iOS and Android in April 2012. It has been downloaded over 4.5 million times in its first year.

More information and images available here

About ALK Technologies, Inc.
ALK Technologies, a global leader in GeoLogistics™ and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers. For 30 years, ALK has led the transportation industry with high-quality routing, mileage and mapping solutions. Product lines include award-winning CoPilot Live, the GPS navigation software of choice for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators, professional drivers and consumers.  Our newest product, ALK Maps is a development platform designed for the transportation industry and provides commercial routing, geocoding and mapping visualization for enterprise applications.

For more information on ALK Technologies, visit: www.alk.com or follow us at: www.twitter.com/ALKTech.

CoPilot Live Media Contact:

Adam Curtis

Abel Communications

adam@abelcommunications.com

(401) 843-3822

 

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:

Deft Device Stands For Your SmartPhone and Tablet

Travel season is upon us! As you head to the beach or lounge pool side, don’t forget to give your device a nice place to relax as well. We’ve rounded up some of the coolest device holders to make sure you’re coveted Co-Pilot enabled smartphone or tablet has a great resting spot.

If you’re…A CAT LOVER

 You’ve Gato Call Phone Stand from ModCloth $21.99

This fancy feline will gladly hold your phone while you’re tending to other important matters.

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If you’re…A TRENDSETTER

Smart Pebbles multifunctional cell phone holder by DesignMAX $10.40

 The heat-resistant, silicon based pebbles serve as a great laptop stand or device holder and come in many different colors.

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If you’re…NOSTALGIC

Jonathan Adler Smartphone Holder by Jonathan Alder $48.00

Though the price tag may be hefty, this Jonathan Adler piece does allow for charging while the phone is in place. Simply plug the cord into the bottom of the stand!

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If you’re…A BIG KID

Astronaut Smart Phone Holder $20

This useful action figure is also available as a soldier, polar bear or bell hop.

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If you’re…INTO TRUCKS

Lori Load Stand by Monkey Business $23.99

For all you CoPilot Truckers, here’s a flatbed for your smartphone.

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If you’re…A BEACH BUM

iBeach smartphone stand by treehouseoasis $36.00

These cute beach chairs will have your phone lounging in style. Available on Etsy.

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Already have a great stand for your smartphone or tablet? Did you DIY your own device holder? Tell us all about it in the comments!

Make Memorial Day Memorable with CoPilot!

Memorial Day Weekend is fast approaching and CoPilot wants to make sure you’re taking full advantage of your extra day (or days!) off from work.

Don’t miss out on our Memorial Day Sale and get 10% off CoPilot Live Premium USA  in the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.  Our millions of Points of Interest and search options from Yelp can help you find some fun for MDW.

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Still not sure what to do with an extra 24 hours? We’ve got some ideas for you!

Point-Pleasant-BeachHead to the beach!

The beach is a great place to relax and unwind with friends and family. If you’re not located near one of the coasts, head to the nearest lake or bay for some great water activities like kayaking, waterskiing or windsurfing!

 

 

 

 

 

Plan a BBQ!memorial-day-food

A more low-key celebration that’s sure to bring all day fun! Grilling in the backyard with your family and friends is a great way to spend MDW. You’ll probably be able to play a few impromptu games of basketball or kickball, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial Day 03-31-10Catch the parade!

Small towns and big cities across the US put on a great parade on Memorial Day that highlights community veterans and military personnel. Check your local government’s website, or maybe a neighboring town, to see the closest parade to you.

 

 

 

 

Take yourself out to the ball game!citi field

Take the family to see America’s favorite pastime live. Baseball season is still going strong with many teams playing on Monday. If you’re favorite team is on the road, organize a game all your own in your town with a few neighbors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honor our armed forces!

There are plenty of ways to honor the great Americans who keep us and our constitutional rights safe. Check out a list of charities benefitting military families and veterans.

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Where you decide to go, CoPilot can help you get there.

Have a safe and memorable Memorial Day!

Be A Greener Driver On Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Today is a great day to become aware of your carbon footprint and how you can help alleviate the waste you contribute to the planet. CoPilot can help you conserve fuel as well as time.

Check your tires: Properly inflated tires can improve your car’s overall fuel efficiency.

Drive less with Trip Optimization: Try bundling errands together to reduce how far you need to travel. Going back-and-forth to the same part of town on different days to run errands uses more gas than if you planned and did everything in the same area all at once.

You’ve Got Options: Walk, bike, ride the bus or carpool. CoPilot lets you change your method of travel so no matter what you can still get the same directions while being environmentally conscience.

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Lessen Your Load: Don’t carry too much weight in your trunk and remove your car’s roofrack when not in use. This will decrease the amount of fuel being used.

Optimize your speed: You will consume up to 25% less fuel if you drive no more than 90 MPH. Our Speed Limit feature allows you to receive an audible warning when you reach or exceed the speed limit by whatever amount of MPH you set.

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Plan Ahead: Whenever possible only drive during non-peak hours.

Obey The Rules: Don’t be an aggressive driver. Studies show that fast starts, weaving in and out of traffic, and accelerating to and from a stop sign or traffic light don’t save much time, but do waste fuel.

 

These are just a few of the many ways that we can help reduce our carbon footprints as drivers. Got any more ideas? Leave them in the comments!

 

 

CoPilot in the News: March

March brought more great news for the CoPilot team as well as the return of spring! We started our spring sale which is on now until April 8th and updated CoPilot for the next generation of high-res Android devices.

Here’s a comprehensive roundup of all the wonderful reactions CoPilot received this month. A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to write about us, we appreciate your support!

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“Then there are paid navigation apps such as Navigon ($40) and CoPilot GPS ($10). Both function like high-end portable GPS devices, with spoken turn-by-turn driving instructions, points of interest, alerts for speed-limits and speed-camera locations.”

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ASK MAGGIE: Can dataless smartphones still use GPS navigation apps?

“CoPilot GPS is a free app that also allows you to download maps for an country or region. It also offers “millions of points of interest.” This makes it easy to locate nearby restaurants, hotels, and more. But if you want voice guided directions, you’ll have to upgrade to a more expensive version of the service. You can get the U.S. map version for $10.”

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cio‘CoPilot Live’ GPS App for iOS, Android is Worth A Test Drive by James A. Martin

“I could go on, listing even more useful or cool features, including free traffic updates for one year ($10 annually afterwards). When it comes to unique features, this is a terrific GPS navigation app.”

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January and February MapSure Updates Now Available!

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We’ve just released our new MapSure™ update which includes updates reported by users via MapSure during the months of January and February and other map improvements. The updates are available for the following CoPilot North America/USA,  Android and iOS customers:

  • CoPilot GPS,
  • CoPilot Live Premium,
  • CoPilot Live Premium HD,
  •  CoPilot Truck,
  • and CoPilot Truck HD 

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Here’s how to get the latest  MapSure update:

– Go to MyCoPilot > News & Updates and tap “MapSure Map Update Available for Download”

– Tap the orange Install button at the bottom of the message. You do not need to restart to begin using the new map data.

Quarterly Maps

IMPORTANT for CoPilot Customers: In order to receive the latest map update you MUST have the latest 2012 Q4 Quarterly Maps.

Instructions on how to get the 2012 Q4 Quarterly Maps can be found here.

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This free update is part of our MapSure service that guarantees you always have the very latest maps of North America and USA on your CoPilot app.

Click here to report a map improvement through MapSure today or you can now report MapSure updates directly from within CoPilot Live.

To learn more about the ALK MapSure Service visit copilotlive.com/mapsure

5 Hilarious GPS Scenes You Don’t Have To Worry About

GPS mistakes are a common source of comedy for television and movies. Luckily for you, CoPilot is your GPS! With our award-winning navigation and quarterly map updates, we’ve got plenty of ways to keep you from becoming the butt of a joke in a Hollywood script. Have a good laugh watching these videos knowing that you’ve made the right choice in navigation!

In 2011’s Larry Crowne, Julia Roberts uses opera music to drown out the annoying and overly complicated in-car navigation, Map Genie.

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In this episode of The Office, Michael Scott follows his GPS directions and finds himself in troubled water.

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CoPilot in the News: February

February may be shortest month of the year but we still have a long list of people to thank for the amazing coverage given to CoPilot! This month held an amazing showcase at Mobile World Congress and the exciting news that CoPilot bringing it’s award-winning navigation to Windows Phone and Windows 8.

Here’s a comprehensive roundup of all the wonderful reactions CoPilot received this month. A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to write about us, we appreciate your support!

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tumblr_inline_mhrf6cJQTn1qz4rgp“The CoPilot Live lets you download maps of the entire United States, so you can keep the maps permanently on your phone. That way you can look up navigation data even when you’re offline. ”

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boston-globe-logo1“CoPilot Live has a bunch of other clever features. If you use your iDevice to take geo-tagged photos, CoPilot can instantly display a map showing where each picture was taken.”

 

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podcast_wpcentral_600“By concentrating on being “clear and non-distracting” including a neat feature called Direction Screen (which only shows the maps/directions when a turn is approaching), CoPilot hope to bring a more polished and feature-complete driving experience. In short, CoPilot knows that they have to out-do and out-perform Nokia and even though they rely on the same mapping information (Navteq), CoPilot seems confident that they can bring their A-game to Windows Phone 8.”

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“While most Windows Phone 8 users have at least one option for driving directions, that doesn’t preclude them opting for a little extra. ALK Technologies at least believes we’re willing to splurge, as it’s bringing versions of its CoPilot GPS apps to both Windows Phone 8 as well as Windows 8.”

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