Description of App
Free or Paid
Apple Watch Support
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This app is fully accessible with VoiceOver. All buttons and controls are clearly labelled, and once you have familiarized yourself with the interface it is fairly easy to navigate and use.
There is nothing but good things to say about this app. This is hands down one of my most favorite navigation app to use. It offers so much for so little cost. Now that it works in conjunction with the FREE Google Maps. You really should try this out first before buying in to those other very expensive accessible GPS navigations.
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What's New in Version 1.41
NEW: You can now start simulation mode on each Place Description Screen. Simulation mode lets you pretend that you are at the place you have selected and lets you use all of BlindSquare's features as if you really were at the place. Perform searches, category searches, or use Look Around to familiarize yourself with a new place and plan your trip. You will hear a slight background noise so you always know when you are in simulation mode. Use the End Simulation button in the Tools menu to exit simulation mode.
NEW: The list of search results now also shows the Foursquare subcategory of each place (only in English, German, Spanish, Italian, and French)
NEW: When you perform a category search, you will now also see the list of Foursquare subcategories on the search result screen. The list has a heading so you can flick down to quickly navigate to this list if your rotor is set to headings. Double-Tap any subcategory to perform a search for places in this subcategory.
NEW: Context sensitive help through VoiceOver hints now also available in Italian
NEW: Support for MotionX-GPS HD
CHANGE: Searching for an address can now yield several results.
CHANGE: Intersections are announced a bit closer to the intersection than in previous versions
CHANGE: When you view the Place Description Screen of a favorited place, its data is refreshed from Foursquare
CHANGE: In Look Around, intersections are read before places
CHANGE: Shaking device stops Look around
CHANGE: Acapela voice and VoiceOver voice work better together
FIX: When you favorite a place, it now appears in your My Places list instantly, restarting BlindSquare is no longer necessary.
FIX: Shake to check in to Foursquare places works again
FIX: Norwegian version no longer crashes
FIX: Hungarian translation corrections
We in Germany use this App, too. Here ist a german description for this app.
This is one of the bigger update to date. There are almost a dozen NEW features in this update alone. With so many great enhancement to the app. Very well done!
What's New in Version 1.44
NEW: If Google Maps is not installed on your device, it is suggested as a navigational app when you use the Plan a Route feature. (Google Maps is free and offers spoken turn-by-turn directions to guide you to your destination)
NEW: If Background operation of BlindSquare is not enabled, it will be activated once you launch a 3rd party navigation application by pressing "Plan a route"
NEW: If Background operation of BlindSquare is not enabled, BlindSquare will still remain active when you lock the screen. You can close BlindSquare by pressing the Home button.
CHANGE: If Background operation of BlindSquare is not enabled, BlindSquare will never activate sleep mode automatically. You can always shut it down yourself by pressing the Home button to close it.
NEW: Listening to podcasts, music or audiobooks is now enabled. If you use Apple's Music app, it will pause automatically when BlindSquare starts speaking and resume again after the message. If you use different players, playback continues in the background and you will have to use the iOS music controller to stop playback
NEW: Look Around now indicates each direction using sound effects
NEW: Starting and stopping Look Around and Tracking is indicated by sound effects
NEW: Look Around will first announce the places on your My Places list
NEW: Look Around will now inform you if it does not find anything in the specified direction within your selected radius
NEW: When your GPS accuracy changes, your new accuracy is announced
NEW: When using "Plan a route", 3rd party navigation application defaults to the one previously used
NEW: When using "Plan a route", BlindSquare will also track the place to help you finding it when you approach it
CHANGE: The "Your location changed too fast." error message is now announced less often