FREE CoPilot on Android/iOS
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FREE CoPilot on Android/iOS

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Found 11th May 2012
It DOESN'T have voice guidance, but otherwise like the paid for version it gives turn by turn on screen guidance (so good for the passenger to follow and give instructions) and allows you to download maps for ONE country for free. I have the full version on my s2 and it's really good.

iOS link: itunes.apple.com/gb/…t=8

Thanks to eclipss for the iOS link

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its way better then google maps, i use copilot, best app there is for a satnav

allows you to download maps for ONE country for free



Why not use google msps navigation



I think that would be why it's better. If you are travelling abroad and data is something you have to pay for google maps can be expensive and most people dont take their phone away to use but as a back up. Yes you could get a local sim but as a cheap and easy way to get around on your upcoming summer holiday I see this as a hot deal. Heat added.

heat, I agree I find copilot is way better than google maps for navigation

Google maps isn't much good when there is no data reception. For me that's most of the time.

Nice. In copilot, you can have access to the UK map without needing to have internet access. They need to have the post code address improved, it gives way too many results if you only just know the post code and the house number.

It's not actually CoPilot but CoPilot GPS - whatever that means - will have to investigate to find out.
Edited by: "CyBerman" 11th May 2012

Can you swap maps or are you stuck with your original choice?

Hmm, not impressed so far
Edited by: "Darzen" 11th May 2012

supermod

Thanks KingAzzA, I've just downloaded this to my mobile

Thanks - works well.

Good spot OP.

Have tried on my Desire 2.2 android and tablet running ICS and works without problems.

In tests done by this months PCPro show not all GPS apps are the same when it comes to route mapping. CoPilot came out better than Google Maps with regards calculating routes etc.

You have to get a CoPilot id when first using the app and you're only allowed one free map (I chose UK). Only slight nag to buy voice version but all in all well worth having on the phone. Also, many more options than Google Maps the most useful is the ability to add way points on your route I.e. go to A B C then D. I also like the fuel cost display and the selecting a destination based on a photo on your phone(photo must have embedded GPS info)

Give it a try. There's no catch and it's the proper version of CoPilot (same company)

Many thanks op.

would it not be wise to dl a foriegn map? This way it'll be free to browse when you are there on holiday. As UK map will be sort of free pending of your data connection/allowance. ??

Thanks - could be useful as I tend only to use wifi being too tight to pay for network access 24/7. As the maps live on my phone this should be far far better than google maps for me. Mind you, I could alwyas use the car satnav.......but, hey, it's a new toy.

Just put it on my Samsung galaxy s2 will test

There's a free iOS version too and if you have the older CoPilot Live v8 and sign into CoPilot GPS with your existing Live ID it brings your licence across and activates turn-by-turn etc.

toughCookie

would it not be wise to dl a foriegn map? This way it'll be free to … would it not be wise to dl a foriegn map? This way it'll be free to browse when you are there on holiday. As UK map will be sort of free pending of your data connection/allowance. ??


Didn't someone say you can only get 1 map. If you choose, get the foreing map and just use google map for UK navigation. This is a company that normally charges people for their software and map, can't expect them to give everything away for free.

I prefer to use Motonav, been using it for a couple of years on a Desire and a SII. Easy to update maps and speed cameras, used it in Florida with no problems, also has the motorway signs with lane direction. Only ever switch over to Google maps if it's a new build estate I'm going to which doesn't appear on Motonav as Google maps is a bit pants.

Does this let you check that the location its guiding you to is correct by looking at it in street view?

Slash

Didn't someone say you can only get 1 map. If you choose, get the foreing … Didn't someone say you can only get 1 map. If you choose, get the foreing map and just use google map for UK navigation. This is a company that normally charges people for their software and map, can't expect them to give everything away for free.



Yeah, that's what I meant. Basically, having a free map with this app to use in your frequent holiday destination.

Hot tip. Thanks op

I paid for CoPilot about a year ago. It was marginally better than Google Navigation then. CoPilot's lack of integration with contacts was a bit of a pain, the interface is weird and its search was never a patch on Google Maps. Google have made loads of improvements. If you're in a poor reception area, you can now pre-cache maps in Google (although you still need to route plan with a connection), and even if connection drops out, Google Nav will keep soldiering on. Just about the only thing better in CoPilot is the display whilst driving is marginally better with bigger text, etc. I've not used CoPilot in months.

If you are short of data, CoPilot is OK. Generally though, stick to Google Nav... especially as voice means you can keep your eyes on the road!

Thanks

I've had co-pilot with voice for nearly a year and i can honestly say it's way better than my TOM TOM , and not far behind my other half's Garmin. By the way i'm a trucker so i know what i'm talking about........i think.
Edited by: "dude74" 11th May 2012

dude74

I've had co-pilot with voice for nearly a year and i can honestly say … I've had co-pilot with voice for nearly a year and i can honestly say it's way better than my TOM TOM , and not far behind my other half's Garmin. By the way i'm a trucker so i know what i'm talking about........i think.



Co-pilot actually have something specific for truckers. Just saw that app today in the market.

GuigsyUK

I paid for CoPilot about a year ago. It was marginally better than … I paid for CoPilot about a year ago. It was marginally better than Google Navigation then. CoPilot's lack of integration with contacts was a bit of a pain, the interface is weird and its search was never a patch on Google Maps. Google have made loads of improvements. If you're in a poor reception area, you can now pre-cache maps in Google (although you still need to route plan with a connection), and even if connection drops out, Google Nav will keep soldiering on. Just about the only thing better in CoPilot is the display whilst driving is marginally better with bigger text, etc. I've not used CoPilot in months.If you are short of data, CoPilot is OK. Generally though, stick to Google Nav... especially as voice means you can keep your eyes on the road!



Worth having another look. In this version Contact integration, photo navigation, responsiveness all greatly improved.

why not just precache your google maps?!

Original Poster

Thanks for adding the iOS link ^
Totally forgot to mention that

KingAzzA

Thanks for adding the iOS link ^Totally forgot to mention that



No prob, add it to the title and original post.

Thanks,very useful indeed!

Version for Android and iOS. Everyone's a winner!

I use NavFree, which gives you free maps for most of the World, also gives voice instructions for free, and works without needing a data connection when the appropriate maps have been downloaded.

i use NavFree its excellent with NO data

Its not installing on my phone. Usually it's instantaneous
Later: Got it. Just took 5-10 minutes to come onto my phone. Unusual

ViperKeith

i use NavFree its excellent with NO data


Here here to that.

NavFree Here

Thanks works great on my galaxy note and htc hd2
Edited by: "video61" 11th May 2012

Oops no voice guided 3D navigation. Costs you £19.99. Not such a good deal.(_;)

was going to give it ago , but read the permissions and changed my mind , just some of them below:

This application has access to the following:

directly call phone numbers
Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. Malicious apps may cause unexpected calls on your phone bill. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers.

read contact data
Allows the app to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your tablet. Malicious apps may use this to send your data to other people. Allows the app to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious apps may use this to send your data to other people.

Phone calls
read phone state and identity
Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. An app with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and the like.

System tools
disable keylock
Allows the app to disable the keylock and any associated password security. A legitimate example of this is the phone disabling the keylock when receiving an incoming phone call, then re-enabling the keylock when the call is finished.

modify global system settings
Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.

ricko

was going to give it ago , but read the permissions and changed my mind , … was going to give it ago , but read the permissions and changed my mind , just some of them below:This application has access to the following:directly call phone numbersAllows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. Malicious apps may cause unexpected calls on your phone bill. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers.read contact dataAllows the app to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your tablet. Malicious apps may use this to send your data to other people. Allows the app to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious apps may use this to send your data to other people.Phone callsread phone state and identityAllows the app to access the phone features of the device. An app with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and the like.System toolsdisable keylockAllows the app to disable the keylock and any associated password security. A legitimate example of this is the phone disabling the keylock when receiving an incoming phone call, then re-enabling the keylock when the call is finished.modify global system settingsAllows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.



I noticed that, but so many other apps have much the same warnings - you'd never use any apps if you avoided them all. In reality, how serious a risk is this?

Odd, though - both phones I put this on yesterday were fully charged yesterday, but fully discharged this morning. Anyone else find this?
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