We were very pleased to see that our CoPilot Live app update was approved by Apple over the weekend, bringing support for iPhone 4 and multitasking in iOS4.
Thanks to everyone who contacted us over the weekend – we’d like to respond to a couple of common comment threads:
CoPilot Live does not exit when you press the iPhone ‘Home’ button. One of the key enhancements brought by iOS4 is multitasking – the ability to run more than one application at a time on an iPhone. With CoPilot Live, this enables you to receive navigation guidance when on a phone call or while using other apps.
However, as some have pointed out, there might be many instances where you would want to exit CoPilot rather than keep it running in the background – not least to conserve battery power.
CoPilot Live is already designed to switch-off GPS receiving after 10 minutes if a position fix is not detected for 10 minutes or more. But there is a way to exit CoPilot Live completely. For those of you still getting to grips with iPhone multitasking, here’s how:
1) Tap the iPhone “Home” button once (Home button = the main circular button on the front of the phone) CoPilot Live will disappear from the screen
2) Tap the Home button twice to bring-up the multitasking panel
3) Press and hold the CoPilot icon. After a few seconds the icon will begin to wobble
4) Press the ‘-‘ ball on the CoPilot icon to close the app completely
Safety Camera Error Message. A number of customers have reported seeing an error message when running the latest updated CoPilot Live app for the first time. To avoid seeing this again, exit CoPilot and re-start the app. The problem should not reoccur.
As ever, we are reviewing all our customer feedback on a continuous basis. We can’t respond to everyone individually, but please rest assured we are paying attention.
We’ll have another update soon which improves performance further.