Free navigation included in Appello’s flagship app Wisepilot

Wisepilot Free Navigation

Wisepilot’s turn-by-turn navigation used by more than 350k users is now included for free when the app is updated to the latest version from any of the available app stores. To improve the driving experience even further there is still a couple of options available for purchase, for example the Premium package which includes both live traffic information and speed camera warnings.

“We’re excited to finally be able to let Wisepilot users navigate all over the world for free.” says Lars Szakaly, CTO at Appello. “Being a user-friendly app with good looks and extensive functionality Wisepilot has been a strong contender on the LBS market for several years and by adding the option of free navigation it will become even more so. We’re proud to have a large dedicated user base and by taking this step we hope to increase it even further.”

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About Appello – Appello is a dedicated LBS company based in the heart of Sweden – Gothenburg. Although small in size, they’re huge when it comes to knowledge and skills. The team consists of a dynamic mix of experienced developers, creative designers and outstanding support, working each and every day to create user-friendly apps that will simplify your life on the move.

For more information about Appello, please contact
Lars Szakaly, CTO, lars@appello.com


Cyclops and Appello launch global content partnership

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Cyclops announces the launch of a new strategic partnership with Appello, the leading global mobile navigation and location based services provider.
This new partnership will see Cyclops static camera alerts for fixed cameras and regular mobile zones available to Appello mobile navigation users worldwide.

Cyclops static speed camera content is professionally researched and verified and offers the most accurate, comprehensive and current service coverage available in the market. In the last year alone the Cyclops survey team have covered over 400,000 km verifying over 15,000 database changes. No other speed camera content provider can match this field survey investment and deliver the class leading quality that Cyclops does. With the worldwide installed speed camera population growing by more than 12% a year it is more important than ever that navigation service providers select a partner who can keep up with this pace of change.

Commenting on the new partnership, Steve Wreford, Director of Cyclops, commented; “We are very proud to be supporting Appello’s mission to offer best in class location based services to a global market. Cyclops is a perfect fit offering as it does OEM grade, professionally verified content on a real-time basis to Appello users across 5 continents and 50 countries.”

Lars Szakaly, CTO of Appello added: “With over 50 million unique downloads, increasing with several hundreds of thousands each month, individuals all over the world are already benefiting from Appello’s mobile navigation applications on all of the major mobile platforms. All of our users can now access the most accurate and reliable static speed camera alerts from Cyclops.”

About Cyclops – Cyclops is the leading global provider of premium quality, professionally verified, speed camera databases and application. With over 90,000 verified sites across 50 countries and an active community of over 1 million drivers worldwide on a variety of platforms, Cyclops delivers the most reliable, accurate and comprehensive safety camera alert service available. Leading brands including Garmin, Navigon, Harman, NDrive, Mappy, Intel and Ford have already selected Cyclops as their safety camera content partner.
For more information on Cyclops please visit www.cyclops-uk.com.
Press Contact – Steve Wreford steve@cyclops-uk.com

About Appello – Appello is a dedicated LBS company based in the heart of Sweden – Gothenburg. Although small in size, they’re huge when it comes to knowledge and skills. The team consists of a dynamic mix of experienced developers, creative designers and outstanding support, working each and every day to create user-friendly apps that will simplify your life on the move.
Press Contact – Lars Szakaly lars@appello.com


Report map errors directly from Wisepilot

Annoyed about a lot of places and roads missing from the OpenStreetMap data? Or actually rather pleased with the new maps, but still think they could use a tweak from time to time? We aim to please, so let us present to you: the Map reporter!

Any errors you encounter along your way can now be reported to OpenStreetMap directly from the application. The reports you send will be added as notes to OSM where they can be picked up by other OSM users (or yourself) who may then make the necessary edits to the map.

And remember, by reporting the errors you encounter you’re not only helping yourself to a better driving experience, but all the other OSM users out there as well.


Appello embraces OpenStreetMap in its award winning Wisepilot application

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Appello, a global leading provider of location based services (LBS), announces today that it will be using OpenStreetMap (OSM) in its award winning mobile navigation application, Wisepilot. From today Appello’s customers will be able to download Wisepilot from their preferred app store of choice and benefit from the rich and detailed data available from OSM. Existing customers do not need to download a new application because, thanks to Appello’s cloud based LBS platform, the switch to OSM will happen over the air.

“The whole company is very excited about what we can offer our customers with OSM underpinning our products. OSM’s 1.2 million and growing contributors continue to produce daily updates to the map that will benefit our 44 million unique users. We also hope that our user base will also become an active contributor to the OSM community.” said Mats Winkler, CEO at Appello.

Appello offers an award winning portfolio of LBS applications to consumers globally as well as turn-key solutions to mobile operators, handset manufacturers, automotive OEM, and enterprise customers.

Appello’s global customer base includes but is not limited to Sony Mobile, Airtel, T-Mobile, TIM, A1, KPN, Mobily, du Telecom, Turkcell and TeliaSonera, reaching all together over 500 million end users. Appello now has over 44 million users in more than 100 countries worldwide.

For more information about Appello please contact
Dominic Riley, Head of Sales
E-mail: dominic.riley@appello.com


Appello builds Maps for Sailfish OS

Appello is proud to announce its selection to supply the native mapping experience to Sailfish OS for Finnish mobile phone manufacturer and designer Jolla. Appello was tasked with creating a mobile mapping experience unlike the standard offerings available in the market today and focusing on intuitive, gesture based user interaction. The Maps solution will offer a premium mapping, routing and local search experience leveraging many of the unique design features of the Sailfish OS on which the Jolla phone is based. Appello’s innovative approach and mapping know-how combines well with Jolla’s creativity delivering a solution in keeping with the philosophy of DIT, doing it together. Read More »


Appello’s Wisepilot GPS Navigator claims top two spots in test by Mobil magazine

Mobil magazine has compared nine different mobile navigators for iPhone and Android. Appello’s local Wisepilot mobile navigator versions took both first and second place in the test. First place went to Telia Navigator and other Wisepilot versions, Telenor Navigation, Samsung Navigator and Wisepilot for Xperia came in second.

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Appello announces over 40 million unique users worldwide


Appello a global leading provider of location based services (LBS) celebrates that over 40 million unique users have used their portfolio of LBS.

“With a fierce acceleration of new users during 2013 we have succeeded in increasing our user base at an average of more than 1million new users every month. The whole company is incredibly proud of the fact that so many people around the world enjoy our portfolio of location based services. The Appello team will continue to work hard on surpassing our users expectations. We also want to thank all our B2B customers without whom the achievement of this milestone would not have been possible.” said Dominic Riley, Head of Sales at Appello.

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Appello redefines the use of traffic information in mobile navigation with the release of Wisepilot 5.0

With research showing that traffic information features high on the list of consumers “must haves” in their mobile navigation solution, Appello has brought traffic to life in Wisepilot 5.0 like never before. On starting Wisepilot 5.0, the user is brought immediately to a map view with real time animated traffic flow overlaid for convenience. Not only is the traffic flow animated to show the different speed of the traffic in real time, small icons display the average speed of the traffic as well. Smart use of additional clickable icons on the map highlight other important information such as accidents, road works and lane closures. When in navigation mode, the user is immediately made aware of changes to the traffic situation impacting the current route and shown how the route is effected, where and in what way so that decisions to chose one of the offered re-routes can be made intelligently and safely.

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Appello announces new partnership with Turkcell

Appello a global leading provider of location based services (LBS) with over 1 million new users every month enters the Turkish market together with Turkcell – the leading communications and technology company in Turkey. Appello and Turkcell have a clear target, to offer innovative, powerful and user friendly location based services. First out is the updated and improved YolBilgisi Navigator, a mobile cross-platform turn-by turn solution created by Appello. The new YolBilgisi is based on a freemium business model and will soon be launched in Turkey. YolBilgisi will offer a premium navigation experience with real time traffic services and include free services such as worldwide maps with map updates and traffic information, all combined with a search and share functionality. Turkcell’s customer base can chose to use the free services in YolBilgisi alone or to combine the services with premium assistance through in app purchases – maximizing the navigation experience.
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Appello partners with Mobily – the fastest growing mobile communications and technology provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Appello, a leading global provider of location based services (LBS) enters Saudi Arabia together with Mobily. Mobily has a 40%+ market share of the mobile subscriptions in the Kingdom and is the most rapid growing company in the telecom sector in Saudi Arabia. The newly launched upgrade of the Amaken service is an innovative LBS application built by the Swedish company Appello, which offers a global portfolio of LBS with over 30 million users.

Appello has designed the new upgrade of the Amaken service to fulfill the needs of Mobily’s mobile customers combining several key functionalities with a great user experience. With Appello’s world leading mobile cross-platform solution Mobily can offer the same features and functions across all mobile platforms. Amaken covers the most common handsets in Saudi Arabia and is already available for Symbian, Blackberry, Android and the Bada platforms. Amaken will soon also be launched for iPhone.

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