Nearby Explorer

Product Type: 
Device modifier
Approximate Cost: $80.00

Product Description: 

Nearby Explorer is a location exploration app for Android and Apple devices designed for people who are blind and visually impaired. It uses a GPS and the phone’s compass to speak real-time information about its surroundings. 

Main Features: 

  • A free version is available for Android and iOS.: Nearby Explorer Online.
  • Includes millions of points of interest (POIs) in the U.S. and Canada.
  • When used with a built-in compass, the app also provides feedback about features in its environment.
  • Users can employ Nearby Explorer to add and share their own POIs.
  • In addition to spoken information, it also displays maps on the screen that provide audio feedback with touch.
  • The program enhances its onboard data with Google Places business listings and Foursquare (iOS only).

Primary Specifications: 

  • Android 4.1 or later; iOS 13.0 or earlier.
  • GPS receiver on phone/tablet.
  • 4GB of available memory for locally stored maps.

Options & Accessories: 

  • Nearby Explorer is available for Android.
  • Nearby Explorer Online is a free copy that is available for Android and iOS.

More Information: 

Nearby Explorer for iOS: This product is discontinued by the manufacturer until compatibility issues with later iOS updates have been resolved.

See Nearby Explorer for Android in Google Play.