Hands on with CoPilot for Windows Phone 8
As we promised earlier, we have a hands on demo of the new CoPilot Navigation app coming soon to Windows Phone 8.
The version you see here is in “demo mode” but we checked out ourselves and the software is quite nice. There’s not a Live Tile yet but CoPilot seemed jazzed about what they could do with it, meaning you can expect that feature to come in a later update.
Head past the break to see the video and read our earlier article on CoPilot’s history and their exciting return to the Microsoft ecosystem.
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
I don't understand why they don't all have the Garmin interface where you click on contacts from within the app, and it brings up your contact list and you pick the address. Very simple.
As for people saying should we know how to get there, the answer is that not all of us are as directionally gifted as others. Especially with place I may only go once a year... I nearly always use the GPS function.
Did you rellay just use a back button up in the top left corner of the app? OMG! Get out of hear. I dont want to see this ugly app again until you do some proper WP8 skinning.
This looks exactly like an Android/iOS app! If I wanted those kind of apps I would never have bought a WP phone. So begone and welcome back when you have learned the Metro design language instead of just copying the interface from other phones.
That being said, why is it that no GPS app for Windows Phone supports voice commands / TellMe yet? I'd think that would be a no-brainer.