By MIPsoft

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2012-05-22
  • Current Version: 4.982
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 133.58 MB
  • Developer: MIPsoft
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 83 Reviews)
  • Price:
BlindSquare App Ratings: 4.5
Total 83 Reviews

BlindSquare App Description

BlindSquare is pioneering accessible navigation both indoors and outdoors. Know where you are, know where you're going, travel with confidence. 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. “What's the most popular café within 200 meters radius? Where is the post office or the library?” You can control BlindSquare also through voice commands. The Voice Command feature is a premium service requiring purchase of credits for continuous use. Voice Command Credits are available as an in-app purchase on the App Store. Using BlindSquare as a GPS solution: When you start the app, it will start telling you the interesting places and street crossings around you. By changing the radius, you can limit the area you are interested in. You can also search by search term or by category. You can select an interesting place from the search results and perform the following tasks: 1) Get contact info (address, phone number) 2) Open twitter feed or restaurant menu (if provided) 3) Make a phone call 4) Start tracking the place (BlindSquare will assist you by repeating the distance and the clock face direction) 5) Start your favourite navigator for turn-by-turn instructions (TomTom, Navigon or Apple Maps) BlindSquare is aware of when you travel by car, bus or train and starts to report interesting places in front of you (for example, the next stops) and street crossings when you are passing them. You can also save your own private places to iCloud so they will be found with your every device. Using BlindSquare as a Foursquare client: If you like to play Foursquare, you can do the following with BlindSquare: 1) Get a list of nearby FourSquare venues 2) When you are in a place, you can check in by shaking your device 3) Do a check in with commenting and twitter/facebook sharing 4) Correct the location of the place BlindSquare supports the following languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Russian, Estonian, Polish, Arabic, Turkish, Portuguese, Japanese, Greek, Romanian, Croatian, Hungarian, Korean and Bulgarian. VoiceOver usage is supported but it also includes higher quality additional speech synthesis by Acapela Text-To-Speech from Acapela Group. Instructions in English: and Please note: This app retrieves data in real time from Foursquare and Open Street Map. Use of a flat rate data plan is highly recommended. Having only been released in May 2012, BlindSquare has already received several prizes and awards: - GSMA: Global Mobile Awards 2013, Best Mobile Health Product or Service - Apps4Finland 2012 - OpenCities App Challenge 2012 - The Finnish Information Processing Association: Best Product 2012 Please note: To use BlindSquare, your iCloud account has to be active so BlindSquare can access it to save your settings and places. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.


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BlindSquare App Reviews

  • A must have

    By AngelKM
    I'm completely blind and love this app works perfect here in Chicago even tells me exactly where the bus stops and train stations are at thank you for creating an app that has given me my independence back I don't know what I would do without BlindSquare.
  • Could be a nice app, but FourSquare ruins it

    By Srerrrrhh
    I like this app, but I don't use it because FourSquare’s POIs are incredibly inaccurate because anyone can add them. For example, people like to mark their own house as a bar or nightclub. You'll come across places that dome actually exist. It would be so much more accurate if they dropped the FourSquare integration entirely and used something like Google Maps or Navteq to find points of interest.
  • Street Notification vacations

    By Dave_from my Nevada
    This app is pretty good but you have to know where you’re going in order for this app to be successful, I would like to see when it announces upcoming streets what side of the street they are on Briggs ample if you were walking along the right hand side of the street and it says Apple Street 10 o’clock it would be nice to know if it’s only on your left-hand side or straightahead of you anyway other than that pretty good app besides getting turn by turn
  • Still my first go to app when figuring out where I am and what's around me.

    By ,happy ,mom
    Even though the GPS is not great in my area, this is the first app I open when I get turned around in my town or need to know which train stop I am coming up to. I also used this app extensively to mark my tent and other landmarks on camping trips. This app gave me the option of being far more independent while camping. This is also the best app for identifying both the walking paths and parks along side the cafes and businesses that dot my town. I have 2 complaints. 1 The bluetooth connectivity warning should not open every time that I open the app. Once is enough. 2. The Tracking a location using the clock face or cardinal coordinates takes a lot of practice and concentration. It was very cool once I figured it out.
  • Best app to use for navigation

    By visionoftouch
    I am so looking forward to be able to use this app for indoor navigation I’m currently using Planet Fitness and it would be awesome to know where all the different equipment is more easily than the way I have to do it now
  • No Customer Support

    By Marilyn Monopoly
    I'm not sure what the point is to paying $39.99 for an app which no customer support exists. The app is difficult to navigate and prompts many questions. I contacted the developers prior to purchase and received NO RESPONSE. I then tried contacting them via Twitter and received NO RESPONSE despite the fact they were active on Twitter. Lack of response and non-existent customer service service is pretty useless, unprofessional and frustrating.
  • Perfect app

    By Khan222222
    I purchased this application about a year ago. This app is wonderful in terms of navigation. However, this app does not provide navigation like other GPS such as Apple Maps. Though it is extremely helpful navigation
  • Great app

    By @Fredwurtzel
    cI. use this app for off-road hiking and tracking my fitness walking statistics. I can find single tree in the woods after marking it in my places.This is a very good tool for any blind person who wishes to go off-road. It is a great value compared to other accessible navigation apps.
  • Great app Love it. Very easy to use and affordable.

    By Livininseattle
    This app is very user-friendly if your blind and it's very affordable. I would recommend it for anyone.
  • Awesome app

    By S LB 123
    I love this app! Really helps me feel that I know where I am traveling. Makes me very aware of my surroundings.