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A1GPS Lite

Free
A1gps
Developer: Animion.

Description: is an app that helps you find where you are and
when walking this app displays the immediate address position.

iOS 7: I find it a little complicated to navigate, is all accessible with VOICEOVER but is less clear where to tap for what, takes practise i think!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/a1-gps-lite/id335932641

 

Locationizer

$0.99
Locationizer
Developer: Show Pony Apps LLC.

Description: Location based reminders, that says it all!
This app reminds you of things you need to do based on your current location, a geo task super app! This app seems accessible with VOICEOVER.
This app allows search for location, set up reminders by locations.
The app helps you alert you when you are close of a particular location that is talked about in your reminders in this app. Very powerful app seems.

Many blind people use it.

iOS 7: I havent personally used it on this platform but have heard blind people say is ok in iOS 7.

Download link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/locationizer-location-based/id378763399
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NOTE: This app review is not about accessibility but gives you an idea of what it can do for you.

http://blip.tv/dailyappshow/locationizer-iphone-app-review-4113177

 

Taxi Magic

Free
Taximagic
Developer: Ridecharge, Inc
Description: This app allows you to get a cab from wherever you are, whether is during the day or night. Many visually impaired and blind people are using this app. Also for a processing fee of $1.50, you can pay your taxi fare in advance with a credit card.
Taxi Magic works in over 4000 cities. Very useful app!!!

iOS 7: The app is accessible with VOICEOVER.

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/taxi-magic/id299226386

 

Transloc: Transit visualization

Free
Transloc
Developer: Transloc, Inc

Description: This app helps you learn when your bus is coming, it works in the US and I hear the app is fairly accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: Very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/transloc-transit-visualization/id367023550

 

Saferbus

Free
Saferbus
Developer: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Description: View safety performance of commercial bus companies. This app seems accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: Very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/saferbus/id480215353

 

Where the hell am i?

$0.99
Where the hell am i
Developer: KLR Applications

Description: GPS app that helps you find where you are and how to get somewhere. This app is accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: I havent used it but i have been told remains accessible.

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/where-the-hell-am-i/id327820484

 

Aroundme

Free
Aroundme
Developer: Attorno A Me

Description: Discover what is around you, banks, supermarkets, restaurants, etc… This app finds your location and uses that to serve as the starting point to find places around you.
This app is totally accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: Super accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aroundme/id290051590?mt=8

 

iMove

Free
imove
Developer: Everyware Technologies

Description: This app is wonderful for the visually impaired and blind. Learn what you have around you!

iOS 7: This great app is super accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/imove/id593874954

 

iNextbus

Free
iNextbus
Developer: Idemfactors Solutions

Description: This app is a real-time bus checker, the app is accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inextbus-realtime-bus-tracker/id451379202?mt=8

 

Myway Lite

Free
Mywaylite

Developer: Swiss Federation Of The Blind

Description: GPS orientation and direction app! Works with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myway-lite/id494516234?mt=8

 

GPS Speed

Free
Gpsspeed
Developer: Alterplay Pty

Description: This app shows approximately the speed of a moving car, etc… This app seems fairly accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: This app is accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gps-speed/id344223674

 

GPSPlus

Free
Gpsplus
Developer: Mobile Apps

Description: Get stats of your commutes, gym workouts, activities…

iOS 7: This app is fairly accessible!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gps-plus-location-commute/id528698859?mt=8

 

Capsule – Save, Remember and Tag your favorite places

Free
Capsule
Developer: Keren Pinkes
Description: This app is accessible with VOICEOVER and is a nice app to create your favorite places and find others all across the US and all around the world, you can change your LOCATION to find places in a specific area you want to visit or move to.

iOS 7: This cool app is very accessible in general!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/capsule-save-remember-tag/id654747873?mt=8

 

Waze GPS and Traffic

Free
Waze
Developer: Waze, Inc

Description: Waze is a GPS and traffic world community app!
Is totally accessible with VOICEOVER. For people who don’t drive still maybe useful by telling the driver about the traffic issues and to know how to plan your routes, interesting app!

iOS 7: Very nice and accessible app!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/waze-social-gps-maps-traffic/id323229106?mt=8

 

Mapp4All

Free
Mapp4all
Developer: Nexora

Description: Help us build a better world! Co-create a map of your city for everyone, together with thousands of people. With Mapp4All you can build a place where all people, regardless of their limitations, can be one more person without feeling excluded.

iOS 7: This app is accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mapp4all/id554604550?mt=8

 

SeeingAssistant-Move LITE

Free
Seeingassistant
Developer: Transition Technologies S.A

Description: SeeingAssistant-Move LITE is an application developed by Transition Technologies S.A. in order to support blind and visually impaired people in everyday life. Aplication provides advanced geo-location and navigation features as well as current weather reports.
Has also a paid version that has advanced features.

iOS 7: This great app is fully accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/seeingassistant-move-lite/id625289134?mt=8

 

Sight Compass

Free
Sight compass
Developer: SightCompass, LLC

Description: SightCompass is a detailed digital descriptive service designed for the visual impaired to assist in navigating their surroundings.

iOS 7: This app is fairly accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sight-compass/id595534092?mt=8

 

Sendero GPS LookAround

$5.00

Sendero lookaround
Developer: Sendero Group

Description: Navigation: Sendero Group develops and distributes accessible GPS for the blind on 6 types of devices. Sendero GPS LookAround for the iPhone announces the current street, city, cross street, heading and nearby points of interest.
For some reason this super app is not available in some countries.

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sendero-gps-lookaround/id386831856?mt=8

 

Ariadne GPS

$5.99
Ariadne

Developer: Giovanni Ciaffoni

Description: Besides offering you the possibility to know your position and to get information about the street, the number, etc. it also lets you explore the map of what’s around you.

What do we mean by saying “explore”? You’ll deal with a talking map. If you have VoiceOver activated on your device, you will be able to know the street names and numbers that are around you by touching them. Just put your finger on the screen of your device, when showing the map and moving it you will be told the info’s about the street you’re touching.

iOS 7: This app is fully accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ariadne-gps/id441063072?mt=8

 

BlindSquare

$15.99
Blindsquare
Developer: MPISOFT
Description: Navigation: BlindSquare makes you sense what’s around you. The only thing you need to do is listen. BlindSquare is a new solution that combines the latest technology to help the blind with their daily lives. It has been developed in collaboration with blind people and carefully field tested. You need either an iPhone or an iPad to get started. It also supports some additional accessories to enhance the experience.
 
How does it work? BlindSquare uses GPS and the compass to locate you. It then gathers information about the surrounding environment from FourSquare. BlindSquare has some unique algorithms to decide what information is the most relevant and then speaks it to you with high quality speech synthesis.
 
iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER, one of the best GPS apps for us visually impaired and blind!
VIDEO REVIEW

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindsquare/id500557255

 

Google Maps

Free
Google maps
Developer: Google, Inc
Description: Comprehensive, accurate maps in 200 countries
This is a Voice-guided GPS navigation app for driving, biking, and walking. It has information on more than 100 million places
 
The app has Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, museums, and more. * Some features not available in all countries
This app is very accessible and used by many visually impaired and blind people in the U.S and all around the world.

iOS 7: This app is a a wonderful app for all of us visually impaired and blind!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-maps/id585027354?mt=8

VIDEO REVIEW

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