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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!

 

 

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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!

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CoPilot Insider Tip: How to See Only Relevant POIs?

POIs are great. But seeing all icons on the map while driving can be quite distracting. Wouldn’t it be great if you could actually see ONLY petrol stations while you are driving or ONLY nearest parking in the city centre? Well good news is –with CoPilot you can.

Step by step instructions:

1. Go to Settings and select map display

poi-copilot2. Select “Show POIs on Map”

copilot-gps3. Set POIs on maps to “Always” and tap “Currently displayed POIS”

copilot-satnav4. Select POIs you wish to see, for example “Petrol station” or “Parking”

copilot-parking5. Enjoy – you can now see the POIs you want while you drive and find easily the nearest petrol station on the route or parking in the city.

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So, next time you travel you can worry a little bit less. As you are able to see petrol stations on your route while you drive, you can be sure to find one near-by when your petrol starts running low … and if your children need a toilet break – again – you can easily see where the nearest station is. On the other hand, if you are driving in the city, with “Parking” enabled you’ll park your car in no time.

Useful? Yes. Safer? Definitely.  With this setting you can see relevant POIs without playing with the device screen or getting distracted while trying to look out for sign.

We hope you liked our little insider tip. We wish you a great start for year 2014!

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New Year Sale – Up To 25% OFF CoPilot until 6th January!

sale-copilot-satnavStart the new year headed in the right direction with our range of sat nav apps.

What better resolution for 2014 than to travel more?

Whether you’re looking to reach new heights, explore the beauty of the underworld, enjoy the buzz of city life or simply relax on a beach, CoPilot has you covered.

We’ll help you keep your resolutions and explore spectacular destinations across Europe, South East Asia, Australia, USA and Canada, Brazil, South Africa,  Australia and the Middle East in 2014.

EXTENDED SALE:  Up to 25% off until 13th of January 2014 – don’t miss it!

With dependable offline maps, clear and accurate directions plus our smart route planning features, well navigate you safely throughout 2014.

 

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Shop for:
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Unwrap the world in 2014 with CoPilot – with 10% off full voice-guided navigation!

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Let your new year adventures and journeys begin with CoPilot. 

SAVE 10% on UPGRADES to full voice guided 3D Navigation for a limited time only.

We’ll help you discover new places around the world.

Just select  MyCoPilot > Features & Upgrades. 

Don’t miss out offer ends 13th January 2014.

 

 

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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: http://forum.copilotlive.com/copilotlive

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!

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SALE: Up to 25% off all CoPilot Premium Apps until 6th of January!

sale-copilot-satnavWhether it happens to be one foggy Christmas Eve or you will be dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh – or  in a nice warm car if you prefer –  you won’t need Rudolph’s nose to guide you to Granny’s this Christmas.

Start the New Year Headed in the Right Direction!

Wherever you or your loved ones are driving these holidays, CoPilot’s got you covered. With quality offline maps stored on your phone/tablet, and clear turn-by-turn directions, you can navigate safely through 2014 – without mobile and internet connection.

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

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Shop for:
iPhone/iPad >

Android >

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Need a last minute gift … and urgently?

If you still don’t know what to get your loved ones this Christmas and the idea of heading into crowded department stores fills you up with anxiety, we might have a perfect solution for you!

Tips on how to gift an app >

We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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CoPilot – The Perfect Last Minute gift for Car Lovers

maps-copilot-giftThe clock is ticking and Christmas is approaching fast. If you’re still pondering what to get friends and family this Christmas and the idea of heading into crowded department stores fills you up with anxiety, we might have a perfect solution for you!

CoPilot Premium is a cool, yet useful gift for gadget and car lovers that lasts for a life time – and is for sure better than socks! It is an app designed especially for drivers, that turns your iPhone / Pad, Android or Windows Phone 8 into a high performance voice-guided sat nav system. With quality offline maps stored on your phone/tablet, and clear turn-by-turn directions, your gadget and car lover can navigate safely through 2014 – without mobile and internet connection!

And the best thing is … it is available online!

Tips on how to gift an app / CoPilot:

-          App Store(via iPhone/iPad): Click for more app details and click “gift this app” function in the bottom

-          App Store(via laptop iTunes): Click for more app details, right click “Buy app” button under the logo and select “gift this app”

-          Android: Google Play gift cards are available via Google Play.

-          Android: you are even able to purchase the app via our webstore

So wherever your loved ones are heading in 2014, CoPilot can help them explore parts of Europe, USA and Canada, Brazil, South Africa, the Middle East or Australia.

See all available applications >

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Quiz: Which CoPilot Theme Are You?

There are plenty of ways to customize CoPilot to your liking but perhaps the best way to showcase your personal style is choosing the right theme! The easy part is finding them in Settings – > Themes. The hard part is making a choice.

To find the best free theme matching your personal style, take this simple quiz:

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 BBC

D) Plants vs Zombies

The one show you absolutely cannot miss is:

A) Mythbusters

B) Real Housewives of Anywhere

C) Mock the Week

D) The Walking Dead

It’s the weekend! We can find you at:

A) Home.

B)  A party!

C) Book Club

D) Walking my neighbourhood … in costume.

Mostly A’s: You’re Neon Rain – a power user who likes their designs like they like their technology – sleek, modern and dynamic!

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Mostly B’s: You’re Cherry Pop – the center of attention and life of the party! Your personality is bright and bold – just like this skin!

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Mostly C’s: You’re Limonade – people probably find you sophisticated, refreshing and a bit of a know-it-all.

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Mostly D’s: You’re Halloween- maybe we should have a talk…

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Hope you enjoyed the little quiz and found a theme you like! While browsing the themes, you also may have found our awareness theme, designed to support the Breast Cancer Awareness cause by turning your CoPilot pink.

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Our Android and iOS customers wishing to support the cause are able to do so by downloading our pink Awareness theme via in-app purchase for £ 0.69 / € 0,89 / 0.99 US dollars in “Settings” -> “Themes” -> “Awareness”

We will donate the net proceeds to Breast Cancer Care and we will be sharing the donations inhttp://www.justgiving.com/copilotlive (US net proceeds go to National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund. )

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Win the New Nexus 7 Tablet with Maps of your Choice!

win-nexus-7Christmas and New Year are approaching and it is time to start making plans for the year 2014. No, we don’t mean New Year’s resolutions you won’t keep, but nice plans such as … where to go on holidays!

We want to help you to start the New Year headed in the right direction and nothing gives you a better kick start than a brand new Nexus 7 equipped with a high-quality CoPilot sat nav!

ENTER OUR SWEEPSTAKES NOW >

Unwrap the world in 2014 with CoPilot

Enter our competition NOW for a chance to win the brand new CoPilot-ready Nexus 7 with Maps of your choice! You can choose from maps of Europe, Brazil, North America, Middle East, Southern Africa or Australasia, and discover locations, countries or even continents you haven’t explored yet.

We are giving you two weeks ( 4th to the 17th December 2014) to answer a couple of questions for a chance to win a big prize that you can keep for yourself – or give as an emergency gift.

Nexus 7 tablet winner will be selected randomly among all the people who participated in the CoPilot Sweepstakes between 4th and 17th December 2013. Competition winner will be announced 18th of December on the CoPilot Facebook pageGoogle+ and Twitter – so remember to like or follow to check if you have won!

 Ready to enter? Here’s what you need to do:

 How to enter:

twitterTwitter:

Re-Tweet this on Twitter & Follow us @copilotlive to check if you have won:

Unwrap the world!  RT & Follow @copilotlive for a chance to #win the new #Nexus7 with Maps of your Choice! #travel #android http://blog.copilotlive.com/uk/?p=5505

facebookFacebook:

  • 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 - they might give it to you as a gift ;)
  • We will be announcing the grand prize winner on our Facebook & G+ page – make sure to “like” us (or add us in your circle) to check if you have won.

Google-mobileGoogle +, using mobile or no social accounts?

Enter competition here.

Good luck!

 

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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: http://forum.copilotlive.com/copilotlive

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

 

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