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

Thin (iPad) Air: Apple’s Latest Device Offerings

In its first major redesign of the successful iPad tablet, Apple unveiled its newest addition, the iPad Air. Like the newly released iPhone 5S, the iPad Air has a 64-bit A7 processor and M7 motion coprocessor. It also has a 5-megapixel iSight camera and FaceTime HD front-facing camera and 10 hour battery life. Other iPad Air specs:

  •  Lighter, slimmer version. Weighs only one pound!
  • 10 hour battery life
  • Screen size remains the same – 9.7”
  • Houses the A7 processor chip like the iPhone 5S making it 72x faster than the original iPad

 

DSC_0619Ready to buy? If you’re looking to run CoPilot on this light Apple slice, you only have a short wait. The Wi-Fi only iPad Air is available on November 1st for $499 and goes up to $629 for a 16 GB version with 4G LTE connectivity.

Also announced was the new iPad mini with retina display and the same processor was the iPad Air and iPhone 5S. The new mini will be available in November with its WiFi only model priced at $399 and the mobile connectivity model for a cool $529.

Both the iPad air and the iPad mini will have fast processing, LTE connectivity and crisp,clear screens. We cannot wait to see CoPilot running on these new devices!

Earlier we talked about Nokia’s latest efforts in the phone and tablet market. We’ll be watching the market closely to see how consumers react to the choices from both Apple and Nokia.

How did you feel about Apple’s big announcement? Surprised? Shocked? Indifferent? Let us know in the comments.

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??

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

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

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

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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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!  🙂