CoPilot GPS Navigation Apps Integrate Yelp Content

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Free update for popular iOS and Android apps makes it easy to find great local businesses using Yelp

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Yelp is a fantastic enhancement to CoPilot that makes it easy for customers to find the best places on-route or around them.

ALK Technologies is pleased to announce version 9.4 of its award-winning CoPilot GPS navigation apps for iOS and Android. The new version, available as a free update for existing users, adds Yelp data pulled from their API (application programming interface), improved ActiveTraffic™ service, and a variety of app refinements to provide users more than just reliable offline navigation.

Via Yelp content, the CoPilot users are able to easily find interesting local businesses that have been reviewed and rated by the Yelp community. Once a location is chosen, CoPilot provides detailed voice instructions and clear turn-by-turn map guidance straight to the door.

David Quin, Head of Consumer Applications at ALK Technologies said, “CoPilot navigation has always combined access to great real-time local information with dependable on-board mapping for offline navigation. Yelp is a fantastic enhancement to CoPilot that makes it easy for customers to find the best places on-route or around them.”

CoPilot version 9.4 also brings a variety of additional improvements throughout the app, including:

  •     Traffic Incidents: CoPilot’s real-time, flow-based ActiveTraffic™ service has been enhanced to include detailed information about traffic incidents on-route.
  •     Improved power consumption to maximize battery life when navigating on foot or without an in-car charger.
  •     New maps: Free quarterly map update keeps users driving on the most current and efficient routes.
  •     Numerous refinements throughout the app based on customer feedback, including screen orientation lock, improved type-ahead text recognition, and enhanced multi-stop route optimization.

CoPilot version 9.4 is available now on iOS for the iPhone, 3G enabled iPad and iPad Mini, and on Android smartphones and tablets via the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Existing customers can download the new version as a free update.

About CoPilot navigation apps for iOS and Android:

CoPilot® Live™ Premium is the paid version of CoPilot, and includes lifetime-use voice-guided in-car GPS navigation with 3D maps and live traffic information as standard.

CoPilot® GPS is the free version of CoPilot, providing powerful trip planning, POIs and local search tools and offline maps. Voice-guided, turn- by- turn navigation is available via in-app purchase.

More information is available at http://www.copilotlive.com, on Facebook and Twitter.

About ALK Technologies

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. ALK’s PC*MILER is widely recognized as the industry standard and is depended on by transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide. 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: http://www.alk.com or follow us at: http://www.twitter.com/ALKTech.

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