2014.10.22

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.”
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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

2014.03.21

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

2013.11.13

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 »

2013.10.17

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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2013.10.15

Appello announces over 40 million unique users worldwide

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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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2013.07.02

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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2013.06.27

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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2013.05.21

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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2013.01.28

Appello announces over 30 million users worldwide

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Appello a global leading provider of location based services (LBS) celebrates that over 30 million unique users has used their portfolio of LBS. “With a fierce acceleration of new users during 2012 we have succeeded to increase our user base with an average of 1million new user every month. The whole company is incredibly proud over 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 want to thank all our B2B customers for great partnerships and for always believing in our LBS’s.” said Marina Davarinou, Head Of Marketing at Appello.

Appello offers an award winning portfolio of LBS to consumers over the whole world as well as turn-key solutions to mobile operators, handset manufacturers, automotive, OEM, enterprise customers.  Appello unveils today that its portfolio of services including Wisepilot and NeverLate will soon be expanded with new innovative services in order to meet the growing demand of LBS. Appello has had a rapid growth the latest 5 years, with a revenue increase of 298%.The company is headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden and was founded 2004.

Appello’s global customer base includes Samsung, Sony Mobile, Airtel, T-Mobile, TIM, A1, KPN and TeliaSonera, reaching all together over 500 million end users. Appello has a presence in over 100 countries and with over 30 million users worldwide the company is generating a powerful consumer and crowd sourced knowledge center.

For more information about Appello please contact Marina Davarinou, Head of Marketing at Appello: marina.davarinou@appello.com.

2012.12.10

Appello enters the Indian market – India’s largest telecom operator has launched a navigation app built by Appello and powered by Nokia location content

Appello, a leading global provider of location based services, enters India following a deal led by Nokia Location & Commerce.  India’s largest telecom operator has launched a voice guided traffic and navigation service built by the Swedish company Appello and powered by Nokia’s best in class location content.  This is the first time an operator in India has offered the combination of real-time traffic information alongside turn-by-turn guidance.

Appello is confident that the service will revolutionise and improve the Indian commuter’s daily driving and pedestrian experience. Appello has delivered a world leading mobile cross-platform solution, enabling India’s largest telecom operator to offer the same features and functions across all mobile platforms. The solution is based on a freemium business model powered by ads. The freemium model includes lifetime maps, search and social sharing functionality but also premium up-sell services such as real-time traffic information and navigation.  Covering the most common handsets in India, the service is initially available for Symbian, Blackberry, Android and Bada platforms.

“We are very glad to enter the Indian market together with Nokia Location & Commerce. New geographical markets are of strategic importance. This collaboration enables Appello to share tremendous growth potentials in the Indian market, the world’s 2nd largest telecom market,” said Mats Winkler, CEO at Appello.

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2012.10.09

Appello has released Wisepilot 4.6.1 on Google Play – take the video tour and enjoy all the new and updated features.

Appello has released Wisepilot 4.6.1 on Google Play – take the video tour and enjoy all the new and updated features.

 

“With Wisepilot 4.6.1 there are many new and updated features, all aim to simplify the user’s life on the move. We have maximized Wisepilot for the android plat form, offering our users a premium navigation and traffic experience with great usability, features and design” said Peter Tyreholt, Head of Product Portfolio at Appello.

What’s new with Wisepilot 4.6.1 on Google Play:

–       Smoother warnings during navigation

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2012.07.26

Appello releases a new NeverLate intro on YouTube

Appello has released a new NeverLate intro film on YouTube – showing off NeverLate’s core functionality.

“YouTube is a natural channel for Appello and a great way to show the world how our new traffic service NeverLate works. As you get to know NeverLate, you will see that it is an amazing traffic app that helps you 24/7. The first time NeverLate alarms you, you understand that NeverLate is your new best friend.” said Marina Davarinou, Head of Marketing at Appello.

NeverLate is a new application from the Swedish LBS provider Appello. NeverLate alerts you based on the traffic situation telling you when to leave in order to be in time. NeverLate provides you with the current traffic situation, including comparative traffic and what the drive time is right now on your regular routes. NeverLate also offers dynamic location – no matter where you are, you always get updated drive time based on the traffic situation to your location.

For more information about NeverLate please visit http://www.appello.com/neverlate or contact:
Marina Davarinou, Head of Marketing
E-mail: marina.davarinou@appello.com

2012.07.24

Appello launches Live Traffic in 20 new countries for only 19,99€

Appello expands coverage and launches Live Traffic in 20 new countries for only 19,99€ for a lifetime license.

Live Traffic is now available in 33 countries over the world through Wisepilot – Appello’s global award winning location based service. A Live Traffic lifetime license is offered for only 19,99€ in Europe and 19,99$ in the rest of the world. Customers can easily buy the service through Wisepilot’s in app-shop.

The Live Traffic service gives the users full control of the traffic conditions helping them to avoid congestion and arrive in time. Live Traffic shows traffic flows on the map and guides the user during their route, offering suggestions for the best route, effective and easy. The up-to-date traffic information is powered from NAVTEQ™,  a leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data, enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world.

“Travelers and commuters experience on a daily basis their valuable time being lost while stuck in traffic jams. For these users it is very attractive to know the traffic situation ahead. With Wisepilot and Live Traffic they are safe and can be in time to the office or a business meeting.” said Peter Tyreholt Head of Product Portfolio.

Live Traffic is now available in 33 countries:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, France, Finland, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA.

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2012.07.18

Wisepilot now with an even faster search

Appello continues to focus on customer feedback – first out this summer are fantastic improvements on Wisepilot´s search time.

After Appello’s latest update Wisepilot gets even faster and more powerful. During 2012 Appello completed several customer surveys which have resulted in great improvements of Wisepilot’s search time. Wisepilot is now empowered with an even faster search showing off the rich search functionality. With Wisepilot’s search you can search for places nearby through different categories e.g. parking and eating but also for businesses and persons. Wisepilot also offers a free text search where the users can find whatever they are looking for quick and easy. Wisepilot is one of Appello’s award winning location based services. With Wisepilot you are offered a premium navigation experience where all the maps and navigation data is stored in the cloud and all the map updates are for free.

“A majority of our users pointed out in our surveys that the search times are of very big importance. As a natural customer care process we have prioritized their needs, we want Wisepilot to outperform their expectations. Our developers have worked really hard – improving the response time with fantastic results” said Peter Tyreholt Head of Product Portfolio.

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2012.06.21

NeverLate – a new traffic service from Appello

Appello has launched NeverLate – the first new innovative service from an upcoming portfolio of location based services.

Appello is building a new set of exciting location based products and services where NeverLate is the first application to be launched. The new traffic service will help you 24/7 by telling you when to leave home, work or any other place in order to get to your destination in time. NeverLate will also show you the current traffic situation, including comparative traffic and what the drive time is right now on your regular routes. In other words no more worries – NeverLate will give you a stress free driving.

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2012.06.19

Wisepilot 4.6.1 released on Blackberry App World

Appello has launched Wisepilot 4.6.1 on Blackberry App World – with a brand new BBM Share functionality, 18 new languages and BlackBerry’s Payment Service.

Wisepilot is one of Appello’s award winning location based services. With Wisepilot you are offered a premium navigation experience where all the maps and navigation data is stored in the cloud and all the map updates are for free. With the 4.6.1 release Wisepilot gets even better. Enjoy the latest social functionality with BBM Share, you can easy share the places you like and your ongoing trips to your BBM contacts. It has never been easier to share and update your friends, colleagues and family as you visit interesting places. Appello is introducing BBM Share with a launch campaign 50% SALE – only 0,99€ for a lifetime license (regular price 1,99€). All users can buy the functionality through Wisepilot’s in-app shop, where you also can enjoy a more user friendly purchase experience with a new integration to BlackBerry’s Payment Service.

With the 4.6.1 release on Blackberry App World Wisepilot has also launched 18 new languages for free. Users around the world can now also enjoy their navigation in Arabic, Russian and Turkish – a total of 23 languages are offered.

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2012.05.11

Telia Navigator awarded for best navigation app

The Swedish Mobil magazine has selected Telia Navigator as the best mobile navigation app, a location based service created by Appello.

In a big navigation app test by the magazine Mobil, several applications were compared and challenged. Telia Navigator created by Appello was chosen as the best navigation app and won the challenge, this in comparison to Navigon, TomTom, Nokia, Waze and Google maps. In the top three list we also found Samsung Navigator, Wisepilot for Xperia and Telenor Navigator – applications created by Appello.

Appello has many years of experience of building mobile navigation, traffic, mapping and local search solutions for customers around the world and has won several awards for their location based services. “We are very pleased that Telia Navigator takes home the first place in Mobil’s navigation test. This is a confirmation for us that Appello continues to deliver location based services with a great user experience and with a service assortment that fulfills the consumer needs and expectations.” says Marina Davarinou, Head of Marketing at Appello.

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2012.05.02

Appello has launched Wisepilot on Windows Phone Marketplace

Wisepilot an award winning mobile navigation service from Appello expands its platform availability and launches on Windows Phone Marketplace – now even faster, easier and with improved navigation functionality.

Wisepilot for Windows Phone 7 is easier and faster thanks to its unique usability touch. Enjoy the best mix of the award winning Wisepilot application and the Windows Phone Metro design. Wisepilot offers you a premium navigation experience with a great search and discover functionality. Wisepilot for Windows Phone is designed with all the Windows advantages to give the user minimum clicks to complete any action, always updated and always showing your latest position.

“We believe that the Windows Phone platform has a great future ahead and we are very enthusiastic over our Wisepilot release. The platform expansion for Wisepilot is Appello’s natural way of supporting expectations and demands from our users and partners but also an intentional way of expanding our product portfolio as Wisepilot already is offered with great success on the Apple App Store, Blackberry App World, and Google Play” says Peter Tyreholt Head of Product Portfolio at Appello.
For more information about Appello’s product portfolio – please contact:
Peter Tyreholt, Head of Product Portfolio
E-mail: peter.tyreholt@appello.com

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2012.03.27

Appello celebrates – over 20 million unique users

Appello is very proud to announce that over 20 million unique users have used their navigation solution. Appello has had a continuously fantastic acceleration of new users – only in 2012 they have welcomed over 1,3 million new unique users per month.

Appello was one of the first companies to put turn-by-turn navigation into the cloud and deliver an online, updated and truly local mobile navigation experience as opposed to the inflexible navigation systems. This was many years ago and Appello’s goal has not shifted. With their products and services they have the ambition to simplify, encourage and put joy into the lives of mobile people.

“The fact that we are celebrating over 20 million unique users since start shows that we successfully continue to simplify the lives for people on the move” says Marina Davarinou, Head of Marketing at Appello.

For more information, please contact:
Marina Davarinou, Head of Marketing
E-mail: marina.davarinou@appello.com.

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2012.03.23

Appello Systems AB appoints new CEO

Appello Systems AB a leading provider in the area of Location Based Services has appointed Mats Winkler as new CEO from the 19th of March 2012. Mats is one of the initial investors from 2004 and has been active as a Board Member since 2010 with a great knowledge of Appello’s business model and organization.

Mats Winkler has a long experience of the IT- and telecom industry from leading executive positions at companies such as Aditro, EDS, Ericsson and Accenture. “Appello is a leading and innovative company of location based services where I believe the company has a great future ahead. I look forward to leading and being a part of Appello’s development but also working with all the talented people in the organization” says Mats.

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2012.03.06

Appello launches a new traffic service – NeverLate

 

 

 

The award winning mobile apps provider Appello is launching a new traffic assistant called NeverLate. The app will help you 24/7 by telling you when to leave home, work or any other place in order to get to your destination in time. Appello is building new exciting location based products and services in collaboration with talented partners and innovative customers. A new set of services will emerge from Appello and end up in the devices of mobile users around the world – first up is the new traffic service NeverLate.

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2012.03.02

Appello in new partnership with NDrive

This is the first step of a go-to-market and technology collaboration between the two companies. Further steps will be announced appropriately.

“We are very excited to address 100% of the smartphone market with our location based app.” said Luis Baptista-Coelho, NDrive’s Chief Executive Officer. “On top of the current Android, Apple iOS and Samsung bada environments, we are now delivering a Blackberry and a Windows Phone 7 app that will strengthen our offering into the carrier markets around the world.”

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2011.02.14

Appello’s GPS Navigator Wisepilot pioneers with Live Traffic in UAE

“The United Arab Emirates is quickly becoming an important market for us. We early adapted Wisepilot to Arabic and now we are pioneering with Live Traffic. With the current traffic situation in the federation there is a great user value with Live Traffic. Appello has through Wisepilot been able to be the first GPS Navigation system on the market to offer such an advanced traffic service in UAE,” says Peter Tyreholt, Director Product Management at Appello.

Up-to-date traffic information from NAVTEQ will give users of Live Traffic an automatic route alternative when it is possible to save time compared to traffic conditions along ongoing route. All traffic congestions are also visible on map and estimated time to arrival is always set to incoming traffic information. Wisepilot also gives users the opportunity to contribute to further enhance the quality of the traffic information by anonymously sending travel information to Appello and NAVTEQ.

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2010.11.10

Appello’s Wisepilot GPS navigator – best in test and second in Mobil magazine

“This is fantastic confirmation that our basic idea about how the service should be used is absolutely on target,” says Martin Svensson, managing director of Appello.

In the comparison between six different GPS navigators for the iPhone, Appello’s Wisepilot navigator took both first and second place. The decisive qualities were good search functions, report functions and menus.

“On most points, the Telia Navigator is identical to the Wisepilot, but not all. One function that the test highlighted is that walking navigation can be supplemented with a search for public transport to take you to your final destination.

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2010.11.10

Appello helps people to drive more safely with new services in the Wisepilot GPS navigator

“We want to focus on our customers’ safety and have developed functions that make it easier for users to place the car correctly and be aware of what is happening further ahead,” says Peter Tyreholt, Director Product Management at Appello.

Wisepilot will guide the user to the correct lane in order to reach the destination. It also shows the current speed limit and alerts the driver if speeding. Furthermore, up-to-date traffic information will assist the driver to avoid queues or other incidents.

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2010.05.04

Appello releases Wisepilot 3.5 – with Traffic Sensitive Routing and Social Network Integration

Gothenburg, Sweden, May 4, 2010: Appello Systems, the supplier of Wisepilot, Europe’s leading real-time navigation and local search service is now introducing Wisepilot 3.5. The new Wisepilot version includes a comprehensive upgrade of the user interface as well as dynamic traffic sensitive routing, powerful One Line Search and full integration to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

In the new version of Wisepilot 3.5, customers will be able to utilize several new features including possibility to share your locations and events through social networks – such as Facebook and Twitter, dynamic traffic sensitive routing, and one line search.

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