Just a few days ago, ALK Technologies announced that the iPad-specific version of its CoPilot Live GPS app was coming to the App Store soon and it apparently made it through Apple’s approval process very quickly. CoPilot Live HD is now available in the App Store priced at the promised $29.99. As far as we can tell, this is the first full navigation app available for the iPad and it’s priced very aggressively and requires no subscription or other fees to use. The app weighs in at a hefty 1.35GB so it will eat up a bit of room, particularly for those with 16GB iPads.
The app’s arrival coincides with the release of the 3G iPad models that include GPS receivers. ALK Technologies notes in an FAQ on the CoPilot Live HD product page that the app is not compatible with the Wi-Fi-only iPad models and that the iPhone version of the app will not work on the iPad:
Q: Is CoPilot Live HD available for both the Wi-Fi and 3G version of the iPad?
A: No, CoPilot Live HD is only available for the GPS-enabled 3G version of the iPad. It is not compatible with the Wi-Fi only version.
Q: Does the Copilot Live iPhone app work on the iPad?
A: No, currently the CoPilot Live iPhone app is not compatible with the iPad.
CoPilot Live HD is currently available for North America only though versions for other countries are planned as the 3G iPad becomes available in more countries later this year.