CoPilot® GPS Navigation Arrives on Windows Phone 8
Popular free mapping, trip planning, and car navigation app is now available for Windows Phone 8
Princeton, N.J. – June 13, 2013 – ALK Technologies Inc., a leading provider of navigation and GeoLogistics™ software, is pleased to announce its free CoPilot® mobile navigation app is now available for Windows Phone 8 smartphones.
CoPilot GPS brings easy-to-navigate offline maps, powerful route planning tools, and local exploring to Windows Phone 8 devices such as the Lumia 920, HTC Windows Phone 8X, and Samsung Ativ S – at no cost to the user. Detailed street maps and Points of Interest (POIs) of an entire country are stored on the phone, allowing users to calculate routes and get driving or walking directions even when there’s no mobile network coverage.
“People depend on their phones for maps and guidance. Yet online mapping apps can be unreliable, especially in places where there’s limited or no mobile service,” said David Quin, head of consumer applications at ALK Technologies. “CoPilot is designed for use offline, providing guidance even when there’s no mobile connection. It’s been incredibly popular on Android and iOS and we are delighted to extend this experience to Windows Phone 8 users.”
The free CoPilot GPS app includes 14-days use of full voice-guided 3D car navigation features and CoPilot’s real-time traffic service, ActiveTraffic™. After 14 days, users can continue to enjoy free and unlimited access to offline maps and route planning, or upgrade to unlimited turn-by-turn navigation via an in-app purchase.
Free features in CoPilot GPS for Windows Phone 8 include:
- Premium quality street maps stored on your smartphone for offline use.
- Millions of Points of Interest (POIs) built-in.
- Powerful trip planning with a choice of 3 routes and drag-and-drop route editing.
- Unique CoPilot itinerary optimizer to calculate the best way around multiple stops.
- Walking mode to explore unfamiliar cities on foot.
- Comprehensive local search with integrated Yelp, Google, and Wikipedia.
- Global map regions available to purchase and store on your device for data-free roaming abroad.
CoPilot GPS launched on iOS and Android in April 2012. It has been downloaded over 4.5 million times in its first year.
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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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