Loadstone GPS

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Description of App: 

Loadstone GPS is an app which enables blind pedestrians to "go blindly where
everyone sighted has gone before."
What sets Loadstone apart from other GPS apps for the blind?
* designed by the blind for the blind
* no data plan required
* available in multiple languages
* create, store, and share your own navigation waypoints with others
* see points in your neighbourhood
* highly customizable and configurable
* access to data from OpenStreetMap as well as points shared by other Loadstone users.
for more information please visit the Loadstone website at: https://www.loadstone-gps.com

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

1.1

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

10.3.3

Accessibility Comments: 

This app was written primarily for blind users so as you would expect it is fully accessible.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

Loadstone has been around on the Symbian platform for over a decade and has finally been written for iOS. You can do almost everything here you could do on the Symbian version and it works great, I love it.
There are just a few minor annoyances which do not detract from this app's usability. E.g. In settings, adjustable controls such as the search and neighbourhood radius controls can only be adjusted using swipe gestures and not in smaller or larger increments.