Ariadne GPS

Ariadne GPS

By Giovanni Ciaffoni

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2011-06-18
  • Current Version: 4.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 33.44 MB
  • Developer: Giovanni Ciaffoni
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 5 Ratings

Description

There are hundreds of gps apps. Do we really need one more? Ariadne GPS is more than a simple gps app. 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. Your position is on the center of the screen. What's in front of you is on the top half of the screen and things behind you are on the bottom half of the screen. You can also explore a different region than the one around you by telling the app the street and the city. You can ask for information about your position at any time, also activating a function, called monitor, that will give you this info periodically (Please read the note below). This app has also got some other useful features that might help when walking or traveling by bus, train etc. If you add your favourite points to the app database, you can be alerted when you get closer than a certain distance to one of them. This app is completely accessible using VoiceOver and gives you access to information that are normally unavailable to people using the speech synthesizer and can be therefore especially useful to blind and partially sighted people. Note: The features of Ariadne GPS are based on the location services and on the Maps server for what concerns the information about the position. This information may not be accurate, due to the location accuracy, which is generally below fifteen metres but in some cases can be few tens of metres and to the Maps service, which might be unresponsive at certain times (Ariadne GPS will tell you if this is the case). The aim of Ariadne GPS is to give you an idea of your position and what is around you. Please do not completely rely on it. Please note that the use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. For more info and suggestions please visit http://www.ariadnegps.eu

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Reviews

  • Great app, if you take the time to learn it!

    5
    By LaurentDeFontenay
    This is an extremely useful navigational aid for blind people, just keep in mind that, due to the complex nature of this application, you need to take the time to learn how to use it properly by visiting the developer's website.
  • Awesome!

    5
    By Navrik1323
    Awesome
  • Brilliant app

    5
    By Andy Lane
    Wonderful app for tracking but the really amazing thing in this app is exploring the map on ipad. Gives context to maps impossible before now. Could be improved but 5 stars simply for how good the app is at present. Well done and thank you!!!!
  • Excellent!

    5
    By KaraLouise
    A must have app if you're blind or visually impaired.

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