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CoPilot Live and Bad Elf Bring GPS to Wi-Fi Only iOS Devices
Partnership expands functionality of Wi-Fi only iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini
Princeton, New Jersey – Jan. 9, 2013 – Of the over 400 million iOS mobile devices sold, about half are Wi-Fi only iPod touch, iPad, or iPad mini devices. Not only do these devices lack the ability to access a mobile network, they do not have a built-in GPS receiver. As a result, 200 million iOS users are unable to use their device to its fullest potential and are left without the convenience, safety, and security of having GPS navigation constantly at their fingertips.
iOS users now have the ability to turn their Wi-Fi only device into a full-powered voice guided, turn-by-turn navigation unit through a partnership between CoPilot Live, the popular GPS navigation app for smartphones and tablets, and Bad Elf, the leading maker of external GPS receivers for the iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad. The combination of Bad Elf’s high performance GPS and CoPilot Live’s fully offline maps and routing means that consumers can now use their Wi-Fi only iOS device for GPS navigation without any additional monthly data charge or Internet connection.
“People have always been so disappointed when we’ve told them that the expensive new iOS device they bought doesn’t work with navigation apps because it doesn’t have a built-in GPS receiver,” said David Quin, head of consumer applications for ALK Technologies. “It has always seemed like such a waste of great technology. But now, with that combination of Bad Elf’s GPS receivers and CoPilot Live’s maps that don’t require any mobile connection for navigation, we have a way to make all those devices more valuable and handy.” Read More