ALK Confirms CoPilot coming to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 this summer

lumia920-copilot-itIn a press release ALK has confirmed that their leading GPS Navigation app CoPilot, is coming to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

The software will be available this summer as a paid version with real time traffic information, and version just for trucks, and a free version which still provides off-line maps and route planning.

Prices for the paid version will be in line with Android and iOS, which clocks in at around £24.99.

"We have always been a staunch supporter of Microsoft’s mobile solutions," said David Quin, Head of Consumer Applications, ALK Technologies. "CoPilot was specially developed for the Microsoft Pocket PC and opened the way for mobile browsing with Windows Mobile, so we are proud to announce a new app designed for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. The range of mobile devices based on Windows is quickly establishing itself as an alternative to Android and iOS systems and provides us with the ideal platform to provide rich browsing experience of each option and in line with the needs of drivers. "

The ALK team will be presenting the software at Mobile World Congress 2013. Ironically it was at Mobile World Congress 2011 when ALK revealed they would not be supporting Windows Phone 7. Given that the software does not appear to be heading to Windows Phone 7 it could be argued they have not changed their minds in the end after all.

See the press release after the break.

Milan, February 24, 2013 – ALK Technologies, a leading developer of applications for mobile satellite navigation, today announced the availability of CoPilot, the award-winning GPS navigation application for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.

CoPilot door so the satellite navigation voice guidance on Microsoft platforms. Designed to be an alternative to traditional systems integrated into cars, the app provides a range of advanced features such as lane markers and the system ClearTurn for the views of the crosses, the comprehensive planning of the route and road maps available even in offline mode . Also provides services ‘Live’ in real time that include ActiveTraffic, Yelp, Wikipedia and Google Search to keep your drivers up to date on road conditions.

"We have always been a staunch supporter of Microsoft’s mobile solutions," said David Quin, Head of Consumer Applications, ALK Technologies. "CoPilot was specially developed for the Microsoft Pocket PC and opened the way for mobile browsing with Windows Mobile, so we are proud to announce a new app designed for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. The range of mobile devices based on Windows is quickly establishing itself as an alternative to Android and iOS systems and provides us with the ideal platform to provide rich browsing experience of each option and in line with the needs of drivers. "

"Windows Phone is backed by a vibrant ecosystem of applications that includes a wide variety of quality products like CoPilot, which allows you to make your smartphone a useful device and custom," says Todd Brix, General Manager of Windows Phone Apps, Microsoft Corp . "CoPilot is a good example of the wide range of apps available on Windows Phone Store to take full advantage of your smartphone."

There are many new features in CoPilot for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8:

  • 3D maps clear and readable, with indicators and display lane of traffic signs
  • Automatic calculation and recalculation of the route in the event of failure to turn
  • CoPilot ClearTurn for easier navigation within complex intersections
  • Indicator of the speed limit on the screen and notice of speeding
  • ActiveTraffic â„¢ to calculate the best routes and arrival time by monitoring traffic flows in real time
  • Advanced planning of the journey through 3 different alternative paths revision and path
  • Search through our extensive Yelp, Wikipedia and Google
  • Ability to buy and save to your device portions of maps

Availability: CoPilot will be available on Windows Phone and Windows Store Store in the summer of 2013 versions CoPilot Live Premium, a paid version with GPS navigation and traffic information real-time; CoPilot GPS, a free version that provides functionality for route planning and offline maps and CoPilot Truck, dedicated to truck. Prices will be aligned with the CoPilot app already on the market for iOS and Android.

At Mobile World Congress the CoPilot team will be present and available for product demos at Hall 8.1 Stand 8.1F6.

Via Plaffo.com

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