It’s here, iPhone owners: the first satnav app for Apple’s mobile. CoPilot Live just hit the App Store, bringing full turn-by-turn navigation, gorgeous 3D views and spoken directions. Read on for all the juicy details.
We’ve been twitching in anticipation of full iPhone satnav for weeks. Ever since it was first shown off by CoPilot. Now, the race is won: CoPilot’s the first out of the gate with a satnav app for iPhone, ready to replace your dedicated GPS box and take charge of your motoring.
All the features you’d expect are present and correct: 3D views, search by address and intelligent navigation to get you in the right lane at road junctions.
Extra touches include an automatic night mode, flicking the iPhone’s screen into high contrast when the light gets dim outside, on-screen road signs that exactly match their real-life counterparts and LiveLink location sharing, so you can track your buddies’ position on screen too.
It’s a staggering achievement, and cheaper than we’d expected at a penny under £26. CoPilot is also promising a free update soon to add safety camera alerts, a smarter walking mode and clever call handling to let the app remember your destination after a call.
The CoPilot Live iPhone app is on sale now, but memory-stuffers beware, the whole shebang will gobble up 215MB of your iPhone’s storage. Maybe time to delete that Paolo Nutini collection.
Out now | £26 | Available now through iTunes