CoPilot® Previews Next Generation Intelligent GPS Navigation Technology

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, February 23, 2014 — ALK Technologies, a global leader in GeoLogistics™ and navigation software, is previewing next generation guidance features and connected car technology for its award-winning CoPilot® mobile GPS navigation app platform.

 The new innovations, showcased at Mobile World Congress 2014, are designed to make future CoPilot apps more adaptive, intuitive and integrated into a driver’s daily routine.

CommuteMe

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CommuteMe™ makes everyday driving quicker, easier and more predictable by intelligently learning a driver’s preferred route to and from work. It then automatically scans the route for traffic to avoid delays and provide an accurate estimated time of arrival. If a driver alters their preferred route, CommuteMe recognizes the change and proactively adapts. View image gallery.

ActiveRoutes

Ever wonder which route is the fastest at a particular time of day? ActiveRoutes™ intelligently answers this question. It uses actual road speed data and the time of the day to accurately predict the fastest route – any time of day and day of the week.

MirrorLink™ Connected Car Demo

CoPilot has long been ready for the connected car revolution and designed for safe, non-distracting in-car guidance. ALK will be demonstrating CoPilot running with MirrorLink™ at Mobile World Congress, in partnership with leading automotive solutions provider, HUML GmBh. View demo video.

CoPilot for Windows 8 Tablets

CoPilot’s roots were in Windows OS, with the world’s first desktop trip-planning software providing door-to-door directions in 1995. Now CoPilot’s dependable offline, in-car navigation and mapping experience is coming to Windows 8.1 tablets such as Microsoft’s Surface Pro and Dell Venue Pro.

Integrated Navigation Fleet Solution Exceeds 500k Drivers Worldwide

Adopted by over half a million working drivers operating across a wide range of industry sectors including utilities, emergency services, postal, delivery and courier services, CoPilot Professional has become the “go to” GPS navigation and route optimization solution of choice for leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and international hardware manufacturers. Read full release.

Company representatives will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss CoPilot’s integrated navigation capabilities.

For More information:

Visit CoPilot at Mobile World Congress 2014: App Planet, Hall 8.1, Stand 8.1D59.

Demonstrations will be available on iOS, Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices.

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About ALK Technologies, Inc.

ALK Technologies, a global leader in GeoLogistics™ and navigation software, develops innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers.

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

A Note on Availability

The information presented is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon in making a purchasing decision. ALK Technologies is under no legal obligation to deliver any future products, features or functions within any specified time frame, if at all. Release dates and content are subject to change at ALK’s sole discretion.

 

 

Visit CoPilot at MWC 2014!

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We hope to see all of our fans in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 2014! We’ll have CoPilot demoing on iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. Stop by and say hello to Team CoPilot!

CoPilot® Professional – The integrated GPS solution for over half a million working drivers

dolphin_black CP Growing installed base exceeds 500k worldwide, proving that for business, it’s better to have CoPilot Professional on-board.  

Mobile World Congress 2014, Barcelona, 23rd February 2014  — ALK Technologies, a global leader in GeoLogistics™ and navigation software is pleased to announce that its leading integrated navigation software, CoPilot Professional, has now  exceeded the landmark half a million installed base world-wide.

Integrated with field service and other third party products on a handheld device, tablet or laptop, CoPilot Professional has become the ”go to” GPS software of choice for leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and international hardware manufacturers.

As a result, a broad range of organisations in industry sectors as diverse as utilities, emergency services, postal, delivery and courier have adapted CoPilot Professional to become an integral part of their overall mobile strategy.

Uses include:

–          Guidance for 8,000 field technicians working for some of Europe’s largest utilities companies

–          Reducing new driver training time from 30 to three days for a leading parcel delivery company

–          Relied on by nine out of 12  of the UK’s NHS Ambulance Authorities for Patient Transfer

Dan Popkin, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, ALK Technologies, remarked:

“We’re delighted to have exceeded the landmark of a 500K installed user base for CoPilot Professional. It demonstrates that when integrated navigation becomes a critical component of the mobile worker process, credibility counts and there is no real alternative to a robust, flexible, on-board solution.”

For More information: Visit CoPilot at Mobile World Congress 2014: App Planet, Hall 8.1, Stand 8.1D59.

Media Contact:  Pauliina Jamsa at ALK Technologies: pjamsa@alk.com

About ALK Technologies, Inc.

ALK Technologies, a global leader in GeoLogistics™ and navigation software, develops innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers.

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

Map Your Way To The Top Like An Olympian

If you’ve got our offline maps to get to the proverbial and literal mountaintop, then you’re on your way to becoming an Olympic athlete. All you need is tons of practice, a lifetime of dedication and natural born talent. Easy peasy 🙂

Here’s some of the places you can frequent to grab the gold for yourself:

Fancy yourself a big time snowboarder like Jenny Jones? Head to Morzine, France to practice your slope style.

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Grab a bunch of friends and train yourself in cross country skiing in Jotunheim, Norway.

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Dreaming of a gold in figure skating? Try out your tricks at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham, England.

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Find the Road to Romance this Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, fans! We hope you’re spending it with the one you love – or the app you love!

Looking for a romantic getaway this weekend? Try a couple of these suggestions:

Lover, Wiltshire

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The village of Lover is a aptly named place for a small, spontaneous weekend excursion. This small town, on the edge of the New Forest National Park,  offers nature lovers  plenty of romantic walks in the woods.

Leeds Castle, Kent, England

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Some girls dream of being a princess – and they can be for a day! Visit this historic castle, considered one of the most romantic castles in England, and treat your and your loved one like royalty.

OXO Tower Restaurant, London England

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One of the most important components of a romantic evening is the view and at OXO Tower Restaurant, located right on the river Thames, you get just that. Indulge in fine British cuisine with your loved one in an intimate atmosphere as you take in the London skyline.

 

Wherever you’re headed this Valentine’s day weekend, make sure you know where to go. CoPilot’s superb routing will keep you on the right path to romance.

CoPilot in the news – January

We’re only a month into 2014 but already things are taking off for CoPilot! We’re going to be bringing you some more contests, competitions and giveaways this year so make sure to keep up with our blog and our social sites.

Here’s a wrap-up of some of the great feedback we received in January. We’re so grateful for the support and mentions!

 

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urbanvoxlogoFINALLost and Found with CoPilot Live by Yuri

“If you are a Weekend explorer or live half your life on the roads like your’s truly… And a gadget freak too… Co-Pilot is the App you need to take you places… In special if you are in the middle of nowhere in some reception black hole… It happens you know?”

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complete france  Smooth Navigator by France Magazine

“A smartphone app can save you paying for a satnav device, but a fully capable app with all mapping features can eat up space on your phone and won’t come for free. At £34.99 the CoPilot GPS premium upgrade offers a greater set of features than its free counterpart, including voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation that turns your phone into a satnav device.”

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logo-auto-express  In print, January 28th. Featured as app of the week and awarded 4 stars!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks again to all these great publications!

 

 

Explore Sochi with CoPilot sat nav !

Heading to Russia this February? Great news, not only you enjoy the best winter sports on the planet, but you can also find your way around without data roaming by using the CoPilot navigation app.

CoPilot’s premium-quality offline maps of Europe and Russia, including up-to-date coverage of the Sochi region, are stored on your device, which means you can depend on your smartphone or tablet for directions – even without mobile signal!

Now that you’ve got your offline maps for the high altitudes – it’s time to explore! In between all of the exciting events, there’s plenty to be seen inside and around Sochi. Here’s some of the Sochi must see attractions:

Black Sea

It might be a bit cold for a swim, but when else will you be able to take in of nature’s greatest sights? While there is some discrepancy on how it got its name (it’s not actually … black), it should definitely be on your list.

 

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Dendarium

The locals in Sochi are proud of their prized botanical garden – and for a good reason! Dendarium is home to over 1,700 different species of trees, plants and bushes from many regions of the world and it is a relaxing place to visit after all the excitement.

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Sochi Art Museum

If you are tired of the cold and would prefer spending some time inside, you can take refuge inside Sochi’s Art Museum which boasts an interesting collection of Soviet and Russian art.

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CoPilot’s offline maps and thousands of Point of Interest make it also the perfect tour guide when traveling abroad. Heading anywhere new this month? Let us know in the comments!

Unwrap Your Maps This Christmas

maps-blog-banner_uk … and even more goodies packed in our FREE App & Map Update!

Open a Christmas gift early! Inside you’ll find a FREE map update plus refreshed new Themes, routing improvements & more to bring some good cheer this festive season and to help you navigate to your loved ones safely and stress free this Christmas.

Our CoPilot Premium updates for iOS and Android are available immediately (iOS via iTunes and Android via Google Play and our web store) Our iOS update for CoPilot GPS and CoPilot Premium Europe HD as well as Windows Phone 8 update will be available shortly.

So, what does your Christmas present entail exactly?

  • Unwrap Your Maps This Christmas: Get the latest premium quality street maps of Europe, North America, Australasia, Brazil & Middle East. How to update your maps> 
  • Better Routes:  We’re working hard to get you from A to B via the best way possible, so we’re pleased to introduce some improvements to CoPilot’s standard routes based on your feedback
  • Welcome South East Asia! We’ve added an entirely new continent to CoPilot, with maps of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.
  • Back by popular demand:  Purple route line in the UK map style. Hopefully this will make some of you even happier this Christmas.
  • Fresh, new look for Themes
  • For iOS users: iOS 7 Text-to-Speech:  Now you can use Apple’s own speech engine for voice directions
  • For Android users:  We fixed a TTS bug so you can use the Android TTS engine again
  • CoPilot GPS users: Themes Fixed & Improved:  In our previous update Themes were broken—we are truly sorry for the trouble this caused.  We’ve now fixed the issue and improved the look of all of our Themes

Plus, now you can get up to 25% off all CoPilot Premium apps until 6th of January!

Check out our special offers>

Like our little gift? Let us know with a review or rating on the App Store, Google Play and Windows Phone Store … or say hello on FacebookGoogle+ or Twitter.

Got great ideas or think we could improve? Please do keep us up to date and help us improve the app in our customer forum: https://support.copilotgps.com

We wish you a merry Christmas and safe travels from all of us here at CoPilot. We’ve got some exciting things for you down the road in 2014 so stay tuned!

CoPilot Version 9.5 Is Here with New Motion Lock Feature and UI design refresh

CoPilot-Welcome-Nexus7Dear CoPiloters, after going through your feedback and spending months in intensive app development, we are happy to say that CoPilot 9.5 has arrived! We have added “Motion Lock” to help minimize distracted driving, a refreshed user interface, iOS 7 compatibility, restyled app icons, and plenty of other improvements we hope you’ll enjoy!

CoPilot v9.5 is available immediately as a free update for existing Android users.  An iOS and Windows Phone 8 version will be available shortly.

New Motion Lock for safe, hands free driving

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 miles per hour 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.

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Restyled and refreshed UI

CoPilot v9.5 also includes a restyled flat UI design and refreshed app icons for a clearer, simpler user experience. Hope you like it!

iOS 7 compatibility

The app is now also fully compatible with iOS 7.

Additional CoPilot enhancements include:

  • Improved in-app search to more easily find places near a destination
  • Highway exit numbers are now displayed on the map, giving you clearer guidance
  • New app icon
  • 2 striking new map guidance styles
  • Android: Pioneer NavGate HUD Connector (in-app purchase – only available in Europe & Premium)
  • And finally, plenty of bug fixes and improvements based on your feedback (thanks for that, keep it coming!)

You may also notice we’ve dropped LIVE from our name.  We want to make sure you understand it doesn’t mean we are no longer offering CoPilot’s connected services in our Premium apps. We think it better reflects what we are all about:  a dependable offline CoPilot that will get you everywhere you need to go.

Like our new update and look?  Let us know with a review or rating on the App Store, Google Play and Windows Phone Store … or say hello on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.

Got great ideas or think we could improve? Please do keep us up to date and help us improve the app in our customer forum: https://support.copilotgps.com

Looking forward to hearing from you! Until next time … safe travels!

 

Still in the game: Nokia announces new tablet and large screen phones

Nokia-Lumia-2520-2It’s been a traumatic few years for Nokia. After seeing their seemingly invincible phone market share savaged by Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android, many observers saw the company as being in terminal decline. Perhaps the lowest point was the recent announcement that Nokia’s phones business is to be sold to Microsoft. So is it game over? Continue reading