Well, how about US$2.99 for CoPilot Live Standard? It features a 2D map, with voiced turn-by-turn directions.
CoPilot Live Premium adds 3D maps with lane assistance and alternate routes. It’s $14.99 during the sale, which ends October 31.
In both versions, maps are stored onboard and don’t need to be downloaded. The apps also include Bing local search, and weather information. The company also has extra an extra-charge traffic service which includes smart routing around congestion for $8.99 a year.
I’ve reviewed the CoPilot apps before and found them quite competent, but not as feature rich as some of the more expensive competition.
I should note that the sale price in July for CoPilot Live Premium was $5.00 cheaper than the current offer, but both apps are still reasonably priced on sale.
This week not only brought iOS 5 to us, but it also brought a number of solid releases on the App Store (including the great Scribblenauts Remix).
We’re far from done, however: A few different big gaming companies have announced some really high profile iOS releases still coming later on this year. First up, Rockstar Games is going to be releasing (the now 10-year-old classic) Grand Theft Auto 3 on iOS for the game’s anniversary.
GTA3 was the first title in the series to make the jump to 3D, and it’s a landmark title in the open world crime genre that’s been copied over and over since then. The game will be compatible with the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2, and it’ll be playable this weekend at the New York Comic Con.
EA Games has also announced that the XBLA and PSN title Burnout Crash is coming to the iPad, iPad 2, and iPhone 4 later on this year. Burnout Crash is an arcade-style title that turns the popular Burnout racing series in a more puzzle-style game, where you try to crash as many cars as possible from a top-down perspective. The game didn’t do great on the other downloadable platforms, but maybe touch controls will help it out.
A new study, by Retrevo, has been released today. The numbers, especially for iPhone 4 owners are higher than I might have expected.
Here are some of the highlights:
- 44% of 3G and 3GS owners plan to upgrade to the iPhone 4S
- 42% of iPhone 4 owners say they plan to make the jump
- 24% of Android owners say they are coming on board the Apple 4S
- 12% of Android owners say they are willing to switch
Other tidbits from the study: 18% of buyers are willing to wait in a long line to get the phone. 53% of Apple iPhone owners are not disappointed with the 4S, but 21% wish it had a new design. 29% wanted 4G connectivity, and 12% wish it had a larger display.
Oh boy! Just in time to take advantage of all those new iPhone 4Ses floating around out there, we’ve got a whole bunch of big-time iOS sales for you to take advantage of.
If you’ve been waiting for some of iOS’ highest profile games to get a price drop, this is your lucky day.
- Gameloft has a big 99 cent sale going on. There’s a few good ones in there, but Dungeon Hunter 2 gets my highest recommendation, especially in HD on the iPad.
- Capcom’s Street Fighter 2 collection is on sale for just a buck.
- EA’s recently released The Sims Medieval (featuring quests and more action for your Sims) is also a dollar. Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’12 just recently dropped to free on the iPad as well. Dead Space for iPhone is also on sale (no luck on the iPad version yet), and there are probably a few other EA deals out there.
- Picross HD has gone free.
- The great Neuroshima Hex (above) has dropped to just $2.99. This is a big one — if you like board games at all, you should probably pick this one up. The puzzle variant is on sale for just a buck, too.
My favorite way to get around in London is cycling.
And everyone knows that an iPhone with its GPS is a cyclist’s best friend while navigating a city. But the drawback to cycling with an iPhone is obvious: if it’s held in your hand you’re going to A.) drop it eventually, or B.) fall off your bike trying to catch your iPhone when you drop it eventually.
That’s where Horn Bike comes in. The all-silicon device lets you ride in style like it’s 1899.
Horn Bike is multi-purpose. Its primary feature is that it allows you to mount your iPhone on your bike and amplify your iPhone’s speakers by about 13 dB, which allows for earbud-free riding (riding a bike with headphones in your ears in London — and most other places — will get you pulled over by mounted police). Yeah, the horn part looks really retro, but the design works.
Unlike other bicycle speaker and mounting systems, the Horn Bike has no moving parts, has no electronics, and requires no power. If it gets dirty, run it under water to clean it off. Best of all, because the Horn Bike uses a phonograph-like passive amplifier system, the amplified sound is directed towards you and not blasted into the ears of other pedestrians.