It was only a matter of time before GPS apps started making it to the iPad – after all, who wouldn’t want to be able to take advantage of its gorgeous screen and GPS capabilities (in the Wi-Fi + 3G models only)? ALK Technologies, the makers of the CoPilot Live GPS apps, has announced that an iPad-specific version of CoPilot Live has been submitted to Apple for approval.
To make full use of the iPad’s large screen, CoPilot Live HD will have a split screen view that will show navigation guidance on one side and a live map showing current location on the other. ALK Technologies has posted over 80 images to Flickr showing multiple screenshots of the app in action.
CoPilot Live HD will remarkably cost the same amount as the iPhone-only version at $29.99. As with competing GPS apps like TomTom and Navigon’s MobileNavigator, CoPilot Live HD will store all map data on the iPad and no subscription is needed to access maps. Additionally, quarterly updates throughout the rest of 2010 will be included at no charge via app updates.
ALK Technologies has set up a dedicated product page on its site for CoPilot Live HD. The first release will be for North America and it is expected to hit the App Store in early May.