CoPilot® Brings Full-Featured GPS Navigation to Windows Phone 8

Award-winning CoPilot GPS navigation apps return to the Microsoft platform.

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CoPilot Navigation App for Windows Phone 8

CoPilot is a great example of the rich applications people can enjoy on their Windows Phones.

Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) February 24, 2013

ALK Technologies, a leading provider of navigation and GeoLogistics™ software, is pleased to announce that its award-winning CoPilot® GPS navigation apps for smartphones and tablets will be available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.

CoPilot brings dependable voice-guided GPS navigation to Windows Phone 8 handsets and Windows 8 devices. Designed as an alternative to traditional in-vehicle systems, the app provides a full range of advanced turn-by-turn guidance features, comprehensive trip planning, and automotive-grade street maps stored on-board the device for offline use. Integral real-time “Live” services include ActiveTraffic™, Yelp, Wikipedia, and Google Search to keep drivers fully informed on the road.

"We've always been fans of Microsoft's mobile solutions," said David Quin, head of consumer applications at ALK Technologies. "CoPilot was originally developed for Microsoft's Pocket PC and pioneered mobile navigation on Windows Mobile, so we are delighted to announce a new app for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. The Windows family of mobile devices is rapidly gaining momentum as an alternative to Android and iOS, and provides an ideal platform for us to deliver a full-featured and driver friendly CoPilot navigation experience."

"Windows Phone is backed by a vibrant app ecosystem with a variety of quality titles, like CoPilot, that help people enjoy a smartphone that is uniquely theirs," said Todd Brix, general manager, Windows Phone Apps, Microsoft Corp. "CoPilot is a great example of the rich applications people can enjoy on their Windows Phones."

CoPilot for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 brings a complete suite of advanced navigation features that can help make every journey easier, including:

  •     Clear, non-distracting 3D map views with lane arrows and signpost display
  •     ActiveTraffic™ calculates the fastest routes and accurate arrival times based on live traffic flow information
  •     CoPilot ClearTurn™ makes navigating complex intersections easy
  •     On-screen speed limit indicator and excess speed warnings
  •     Advanced trip planning with a choice of 3 routes and drag-and-drop route editing
  •     Comprehensive local search with integrated Yelp, Wikipedia and Google
  •     Global map regions available to purchase and store on the device as required

More information and images available at http://copilotlive.com/mwc/

See CoPilot for Windows Phone 8 during Mobile World Congress 2013 at the CoPilot stand in hall 8.1, stand F6

Availability: CoPilot is expected to launch on the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store in summer 2013 with the following versions: “CoPilot Premium,” a paid app that includes turn-by-turn navigation and 12 months ActiveTraffic; “CoPilot GPS,” a free offline trip-planning and maps app with in-app purchase for turn-by turn navigation; and CoPilot Truck for truck-specific GPS navigation. Pricing will be in-line with existing CoPilot apps for iOS and Android.

For more information visit: http://www.alk./com or http://www.twitter.com/ALKTech

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. 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.


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