GPS Navigation 2 - skobbler (US/CAN)

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Description of App: 

This is a free, open source turn by turn navigation app! It relies on map data from OpenStreetMap.org and Local Search powered by Google Maps. Unlike other so-called free navigation apps, this one is truly free. It is possible to set up an account and, from the Skobbler page, locate a destination or input an address and send it to the Skobbler app, pick it up and go! Skobbler will provide built-in spoken turn-by-turn directions, which are very good in quality and timing. You can input your home address, where there is a take me home button, select it and home you go. You can save addresses and it integrates with your contact list.

Version: 

3.0

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 3GS

Accessibility Comments: 

AppleVis Editor Note: this app was submitted before Usability Ratings were introduced, so one has been chosen on the basis of the accessibility comments made by the original poster. If you have used this app, please post a comment to let us know if you agree with the Rating.

Original Comments: The Skobbler app is very accessible. Address searching, Local Searching, settings, save address, contact integration are all very accessible. With spoken turn-by-turn directions, it doesn't announce the street to turn on, but that info can be quickly checked towards the top of the screen with VoiceOver. I am working with developer to help make this app 100 percent accessible.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.