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