iPhone users in North America can now download a free app that provides lifetime turn-by-turn GPS map guidance with CoPilot Live Directions. The app, from GPS navigation pioneer ALK Technologies, Inc., gives you a 30-day Free trial of the full GPS navigation app for iPhone with premium features such as voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation and 3D map displays throughout the US and Canada. After 30 days, users can opt to continue using premium voice-guided GPS navigation with a 12-month or 30-day subscription via in-app purchase ($19.99 and $2.99 respectively), or they can simply continue to enjoy free lifetime use of map-only turn-by-turn directions.
In addition to breakthrough affordability, CoPilot Live Directions takes a more flexible approach to map management. As with all CoPilot Live products, detailed street maps are stored on the phone, not downloaded per trip. However with CoPilot Live Directions, customers can choose how much or little of North America’s road network they wish to store on their iPhone. After installing the app, simply download your choice of map from in-app to iPhone via WiFi: either the complete map of North America (1.3GB) or individual maps of the states you need (approx 50MB).
Michael Kornhauser, Managing Director at ALK Technologies said, "With CoPilot Live Directions, we are making full-featured turn-by-turn GPS navigation for iPhone more affordable, more flexible and more accessible than ever. With a choice of features, mapping and subscriptions, including free map-based directions, there’s now a CoPilot to suit all types of traveler and every level of budget."
Key features in CoPilot Live Directions:
- 30 days free full-featured CoPilot Live navigation with Text to Speech voice guidance, 3D maps and advanced trip planning
- Free lifetime use turn-by-turn directions with automatic route calculation and 2D maps
- Full street level maps of the US and Canada
- Detailed street maps downloaded via WiFi and stored on the iPhone, so there’s no need to rely on your data network for navigation
- Navigate to a street address or one of millions of businesses using integrated real-time local search
- Free CoPilot LiveLink location sharing lets friends and family know where you are via the Internet, Facebook or on-screen in CoPilot on their own phone
- iPhone, 3G, 3GS running 3.0 or later
Customers who prefer to download the complete map of the US and Canada via iTunes rather than WiFi can do so by purchasing the lifetime use, full-featured CoPilot Live North America GPS navigation app via the AppStore.