‘Revolutionary’ is a rather over-used term when it comes to technology, but it seems entirely appropriate when referring to Apple’s iPhone. It’s been nothing less than a game-changer in the mobile world, single-handedly re-inventing the touch screen smartphone and the way that software apps are distributed.
We’ve long been interested in producing a version of CoPilot for iPhone – we showed 0ff an early version at the CES back in January. So when Apple recently allowed the sale of turn-by-turn navigation apps via the iPhone App Store it was quite simply, game-on.
Today we launched CoPilot Live on the UK App Store, bringing CoPilot’s full-featured navigation experience to the iPhone. Starting at £25.99 and available to download directly to the phone, it includes UK and Ireland maps with 7 digit UK postcodes (unlike some other iPhone navigation products we won’t mention). As with all CoPilot products, maps are stored on the phone not downloaded each trip. There’s no need for extra hardware or monthly fees – just start CoPilot on your iPhone, enter a destination and go there.
CoPilot for iPhone is the first new smartphone platform announcement for CoPilot since … well … Android in June, and we are very excited to be able to be able to bring CoPilot directly to wide audience via Android Market and the App Store. In addition to being able to buy the product instantly it enables users to very easily obtain software updates automatically to users.
Meanwhile, the first review of CoPilot Live for iPhone has been published on PDA 24-7 and it’s fair to say that it did quite well:
“CoPilot Live for iPhone is spectacularly good. It is hard to comprehend the value buried in this application. It is the very best satellite navigation solution available on the iPhone at this time, and I suspect it will be in 6 months time as well.” Read the review in full at http://www.pda-247.com/
More information about CoPilot Live for iphone is available at www.copilotlive.com/iphone