The initial reaction to Apple’s Maps shows there is still a demand for proven, dependable, and reliable premium GPS apps that provide a greater variety of features and the security of offline navigation.
Princeton, N.J. (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
CoPilot Live, the popular GPS navigation app for smartphones and tablets, today released the latest version of CoPilot Live Premium for iOS and Android. The new version 9.3 is available for: Android tablets and smartphones; iPhone and iPad, including the iPhone 5 and devices running the new iOS 6. It contains features that improve the app’s core navigation functions and overall user experience.
“With an estimated 1.3 million Android devices being activated every day, and millions of new iPhones sold over the last week, we are proud to offer this growing mobile user base the very best in GPS navigation,” said David Quin, head of consumer applications at ALK Technologies. “CoPilot Live is now optimized to take advantage of what these superior devices offer. We’ve also introduced Google Search and enhanced our real-time traffic service. These are improvements our customers tell us are most important to them. At the end of the day, the most important measure of CoPilot Live is what our users think of it. With this update, we believe they will find us better than ever.”
v9.3 new features include:
For iOS and Android
- Google Search: CoPilot Live’s local search is now powered by the world’s premier search engine. This was the feature most requested by CoPilot users.
- Improved ActiveTraffic™: Redesigned traffic map display and status bar make it easier to find the best route based on real-time traffic flow.
- Cloud backup: All favorite locations, recent destinations, and pre-planned routes are now stored in the cloud for easy restoration when changing mobile devices.
- Customizable themes: Personalize CoPilot Live by choosing from a selection of new app skins.
Exclusive to iOS
- iPhone 5 and iOS 6 optimization: CoPilot Live is now optimized for the expanded screen size and resolution of the iPhone 5 and available for all devices running iOS 6.
- Integration with Apple’s Maps: Users will be able to find and select a location on Apple’s Maps and then navigate there using CoPilot’s offline, voice-guided, turn-by-turn GPS guidance.
- Customizable Map Downloads: Select as few or as many map regions as needed, saving download time and storage space.
Exclusive to Android
- Email address integration: Users can now select addresses within any email and navigate there using CoPilot’s on-board maps.
- Background navigation: Bring voice directions to the forefront. CoPilot will continue to provide turn-by-turn voice directions when on a call or using other apps on the device.
Other updates to the app include a streamlined “clear destination” process and numerous interface improvements, fixes, and performance enhancements based on customer feedback.
“Many predicted that Apple’s Maps signalled the end for third-party GPS iOS apps,” said Quin. “Our experience with Android and Google Maps Navigation, combined with the initial reaction to Apple’s Maps, shows there is still a demand for proven, dependable, and reliable premium GPS apps that provide a greater variety of features and the security of offline navigation.”
CoPilot Live Premium v9.3 is now available on iTunes and through Google Play. The update is free for all existing CoPilot Live Premium customers.
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. 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.