Copilot Live is one of the most popular mobile navigation apps out there, and it's now being offered in the Android Market for only $4.99. That's quite an amazing price considering a couple of years ago, an app like this would've been sold for twice as much. Google's own Gmap Navigation must have had a real impact on other navigation app providers for them to lower their prices this much.
The big advantage Copilot Live USA has over Gmap though, is that you can store the maps on your SD card, so you don't have to worry about your data usage, or finding a Wi-Fi hotspot so you can use the maps. The maps will take 2 GB of storage, so you might want to check if you have that first.
Here's the full press release:
Princeton, NJ, October 15, 2010 â€” ALK Technologies today launched CoPilot Live USA,bringing full-featured, voice-guided GPS navigation to Android smartphones and tablet devices for the breakthrough price of just $4.99.
Already a popular choice for iPhone and iPad owners, CoPilot Live USA for Android provides easy to follow, powerful turn-by-turn guidance with clear 3D guidance views and voice directions throughout the USA. Detailed street-level maps are stored directly on the Android device, not downloaded each trip, so drivers don't need to rely on a mobile internet connection for navigation.
Destination entry is made easy thanks to predictive address matching that finds addresses as you type. Millions of useful Points of Interest (POIs) are pre-installed as standard, including gas stations, restaurants and attractions. The app also features sophisticated guidance features such as ClearTurnâ„¢ realistic display with lane indicator arrows and real sign post information for clear guidance at highway exits and complex intersections.
CoPilot Live USA can take advantage of a phone's mobile internet connection to provide access to useful real-time information as standard, including Local Internet Search and location-specific weather forecasts. The app includes 14 days use of CoPilot Live's advanced real-time traffic information service, ActiveTrafficâ„¢, which calculates routes and ETAs based on current traffic conditions.
Michael Kornhauser, Managing Director, CoPilot Live Navigation, said "The latest Android-based smartphones and tablet devices are capable of providing a superior in-car navigation experience. With CoPilot Live USA available for just $4.99, full-featured voice guided GPS navigation is now an affordable reality for millions of GPS-enabled Android phone owners."
CoPilot Live USA is available for a one-time fee of $4.99 for unlimited use through Android Market and iTunes App Store. 12 months use of the ActiveTraffic real-time traffic service is available as an option for $9.99.
CoPilot Live North America, which includes both the U.S. and Canada maps, continues to be available from Android Market and iTunes App Store for $19.99. Learn more atwww.copilotlive.com
Photos available: http://www.flickr.com/photos/copilotlive/collections/72157624231659978/
ALK Technologies has been developing innovative mobile navigation and transportation technology solutions since 1979. Find out more at www.alk.com. You can also follow CoPilot Live online: Twitter,CoPilot Live blog, Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr.