ALK gives maps for free with its iPhone navigation app

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, gives users 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, 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, users simply download the 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 (approx 50MB).

Source: ALK.

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