Where the Hell Am I?

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Description of App: 

This app provides a quick, easy way to find the street address of your current location in a city. It would seem to be an essential part of any blind iPhone user's app toolbox.

As described in the iTunes Store:

Did you ever . . .

  • Come upon an accident scene and need to tell the emergency services where to find it?
  • Wake up in a strange apartment and not want to ask the person lying next to you how you got there?
  • Go on a long concert tour and forget which city you’re in?
  • Find yourself in the trunk (boot) of a black sedan and need to tell the good guys where to rescue you?
  • Stalk you favorite celebrity so long you lost track of where you are?
  • Fall asleep on a train and wonder whether you’ve missed your stop?
  • Get taken to a great restaurant and want to find out what street it’s on?

If so, this application is for you.

Operation:

In keeping with the KLR Applications philosophy of deploying the simplest possible user interface, the Where the Hell Am I? application requires only that you start up the program. The software does the rest. No configuration required.

In a matter of seconds, it will display four vital pieces of information . . .

  • Your approximate street address
  • A map showing your current location
  • Your GPS location
  • The accuracy of the location information

Where the Hell Am I? automatically keeps you in the center of the map as you move, so that you don't have to constantly be fiddling with the map as you walk or drive.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.1

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Accessibility Comments: 

The app is almost completely accessible and all important functions are usable by blind people. The button for reading more about the app is unlabeled. The display of the user's street address is not always available in the flicking order, so it may be necessary to touch the upper left-hand portion of the screen below the status area to get this information.

The company's website does not appear to be accessible in all browser and screen reader combinations. Testing has shown, for instance, that the page is blank when browsing with JAWS 11 and Internet Explorer 8. The page can be accessed with no trouble using JAWS 11 and Firefox as well as with Safari on the Mac.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

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