Submitted by David Goodwin on 1 March, 2013 - 11:15
The number of iOS games which are playable by VoiceOver users seems to grow daily, with developers either releasing new titles that are accessible out of the box (such as The Inquisitor Audiogame Adventure and Clever Clues) or joining the VoiceOver party by making existing games accessible.
No matter what your gaming preferences are, there should be something to suit your tastes - whether you simply want to roll a dice, play card or word games against sighted friends, care for virtual pets, immerse yourself in roleplay, or go on a zombie killing rampage.
These were suspended for the past two months so that we could focus on the AppleVis Golden Apple Awards. Now that those have all been handed out, it's time once again to find another app worthy of a place in our Hall of Fame.
Submitted by David Goodwin on 7 January, 2013 - 12:52
At the end of each month the AppleVis Editorial Team take a look at all the apps that have been posted to the site during that month - either for the first time or where there has been a significant update - and decide which of these we think is the most noteworthy.
Submitted by David Goodwin on 28 September, 2012 - 03:18
Apple have just rolled out further accessibility improvements to the App Store in iOS 6.
Firstly, the rating of an app is now read by VoiceOver.
Secondly, the app screenshots now have a clear label for VoiceOver users.
Lastly, and this is a real nice one, when on the Search or Genius tabs you will now find a picker control that allows you to move quickly through the listed apps. As I said, this is really nice, and makes browsing search results quicker than it was in iOS 5.
It's great to see that Apple are still actively working on accessibility improvements to the App Store and are rolling out fixes in double-quick time.
Be sure to let us know if you spot any additional improvements.
Submitted by David Goodwin on 18 September, 2012 - 02:20
I am pleased to say that the major problems we reported with the App Store in the Gold Master release of iOS 6 have now been fixed by Apple.
This is great news, and our thanks go to everybody at Apple who has been busy working on these last minute fixes.
Those who said that this would happen have been proved correct, and I have no problem in saying that I am very pleased that they were!
When alerted to these problems, we had 2 choices - say nothing and hope that they were fixed before the public release, or give people a warning that there were potentially major problems that they should consider before updating.
Submitted by David Goodwin on 10 September, 2012 - 07:44
Each month the AppleVis Editorial Team take a look at all the apps that have been posted to the AppleVis website during that month and decide which is our pick - the one app that stood out from all the rest.
Quite frankly, August was a lean month for noteworthy apps. Unlike some recent months, when the decision was made hard by the number of high quality apps that were in the mix, the choice this month was difficult because so many of the apps were mediocre at best.
Ultimately, we felt that only a very small number of apps were noteworthy enough to be considered. Of these, Muxic - The Music Lovers App was the clear favorite among our Team.
Submitted by David Goodwin on 13 July, 2012 - 10:51
AFB have just announced the forthcoming release of AccessNote, their note taking app for iOS.
With many of us already using mainstream apps that offer more functionality than appears to be present in the initial release of AccessNote, it will be interesting to see where it will fit in the iOS marketplace. At $30, some might anticipate that it will sit rather uncomfortably.
We'd love to hear your thoughts on AccessNote. What do you think it will bring to the iOS platform that isn't already available, and do you think that you'll be lining up on the day of release with your $30 in hand?