Feeds

ALK tells CoPilot owners no free upgrade to new release

Limited-time big discount instead

Build a business case: developing custom apps

ALK has formally announced CoPilot Live Premium HD, the latest version of its Android and iOS satnav app. The new release adds a stack of new features, but there'll be no free upgrade for owners of the previous release.

While ALK awaits Apple's approval, it has pushed the new release onto the Android Market.

CoPilot Live Premium HDCoPilot Live Premium HD

CoPilot Live 8 owners should upgrade pronto. They have seven days to nab the app for £14.99 (UK and Ireland maps) or £29.99 (Europe-wide maps) before the prices rise to £29.99 and £59.99, respectively.

An ALK spokeswoman said neither Apple nor Google make provision for upgrade offers other than free ones. "This wasn’t an option for us as the product is completely new and too different from the previous one," she said.

"That’s why we decided to operate that seven-day launch price so we could give existing customers the opportunity to buy the app at a better price."

New features include the ability to save the exact location of your car and easily find it later; door-to-door trip planning with up to 50 stops; scope to drive to a geotagged picture taken by your smartphone; copy or paste a destination into the address entry screen; and enhanced map features with clearly labelled parks, rivers and lakes as well as country-specific road colours. ®

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

More from The Register

next story
Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
'Greenhouse effect is real, but as for the rest of it ...'
Asteroid's DINO KILLING SPREE just bad luck – boffins
Sauricide WASN'T inevitable, reckon scientists
Flamewars in SPAAACE: cooler fires hint at energy efficiency
Experiment aboard ISS shows we should all chill out for cleaner engines
Boffins discuss AI space program at hush-hush IARPA confab
IBM, MIT, plenty of others invited to fill Uncle Sam's spy toolchest, but where's Google?
NASA Mars rover FINALLY equals 1973 Soviet benchmark
Yet to surpass ancient Greek one, however
Famous 'Dish' radio telescope to be emptied in budget crisis: CSIRO
Radio astronomy suffering to protect Square Kilometre Array
BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff
We have found the Holy Grail (of batteries) - boffins
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.