SFB launches MyWay app to aid blind people

Europe, February 27 2012

Swiss Federation of the Blind (SFB) developed MyWay app for iPhone to aid people who are blind.

MyWay AppMyWay is a GPS orientation aid which provides distance and directional information to a selected point of interest. These might include an address from your address book or a point on a self-defined route.

Enter a name of the route first, for example “From Home to the bus stop” Then you can add a route point you think important whenever you want, for example at an intersection. The app offers many ways to define a route point. The simplest way to do this is to shake the iPhone.

Lite version of the app is available for free, whilst the paid version currently costs $19.99.

The paid version 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.

By Aqeel Qureshi

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