MyWay Lite

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

By Swiss Federation of the Blind from iTunes store: GPS orientation aid which provides distance and directional information to a selected point of interest. Such a point can be an address from your address book or a point of a self-defined route. The non-free version of MyWay also allows file exchange via the iTunes filesharing option. There, you can also import files containing nodes in Open Street Map format giving access to hundreds of POI in the proximity such as bus stops or restaurants. Thanks to VoiceOver, visually impaired and blind people have unlimited access to this app. We recommend to turn on speaking of VoiceOver hints.

Version

1.0.0

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

Works great; I was looking for a way to navigate cross-country over the unshoveled suburban tundra here and wanted something very simple. I have not yet figured out what all the vibrating is for exactly, but it's cheery. I could go for some more detailed documentation, but even without that, I think this one is a winner.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

I especially like that it gives distance to your target and direction via face-of-the-clock. Really nice. Careful:the paid version is $19.99 as of Jan 2012!

Recommendations

2 people have recommended this app

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Comments

Submitted by Scott on Friday, January 27, 2012

I tried the app today and found it very useful for locating self created POI's. I updates frequently with distance in feet, meters or yards from the POI. I think it could be very helpful for finding locations in unmapped areas. Works well with Voice Over.

Submitted by Deborah Armstrong on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I've tried and tried to get this app. It doesn't show up in search results on my iPod, and when I send it the direct Apple store link, I get an error about the link not being valid. I have to conclude, because I get the same behavior with The NightJar, that it's not available in the U.S. store. But why?

Submitted by Bahzad on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In reply to by Deborah Armstrong

Your problem is interesting, and I was compelled to look for the app with my iPhone. After a few results, I managed to find the light version. Sometimes the configurations on your device might be the reason for the problem. I know that changing the premium American voice into the Australian one, for instance, would cause Siri to respond differently to requests involving locations. Perhaps a change of this nature is why the app isn't being displayed. I was curious enough to double tap the "free" button, which presented me with the usual process prior to any installation. I'm not completely familiar with the results of changing from one country to another, but it's worth some investigation. Good luck.

Submitted by Bryan Jones on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I found and downloaded this from the US App Store by performing a google search on the words myway lite itunes.com. Here is the US iTunes Store link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myway-lite/id494516234?mt=8

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

In reply to by Deborah Armstrong

Just wanted to let you know that it is still available in the States. I have a copy of it and just did a search on this app on my phone just a few minutes ago and it is still there? Oddly, the link up above still works for me and can't figure out why you can't see it? Try it again perhaps and deven do a search on your device if this helps out. Sometime using it on my device is so much easier than trying to find it on iTunes on my desktop!

Submitted by Deborah Armstrong on Thursday, May 17, 2012

Solved my problem. Got the same error as if it were not available in the U.S. store, but was able to download it with iTunes on the PC. However I couldn't install it because iTunes claims it is not compatible with the iPod. With my iPod I use the XGPS150 The XGPS150 is available at: http://xgps150.dualav.com/

Submitted by the 13th bat on Friday, May 18, 2012

While you are away from WiFi do you use a lot of data with this app? How does that work?

Submitted by rdfreak on Monday, July 9, 2012

In reply to by the 13th bat

Just installed blindsquare yesterday but found this app through The Hall Of Fame. Is this more accurate than Blindsquare? Is this just for the U.S?

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 1.2.1

- New compass settings on the home screen
- Enhanced performance in "Look around"
- To get a accustic signal in "Look around" when approaching a point, first perform a directional filtering.

 

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