Senderro Seing Eye GPS 1.1 for iOS

Dear Registered Seeing Eye GPS User,

Start looking for this new version in your app update list any day.

To give thanks to all of you early adopters of the Seeing Eye GPS, we have a gift. All subscriptions will be reset to begin August 20. Hence, your use of the app so far has been free. Thank you for your confidence and for your suggestions.

The following 9 improvements have been made to Seeing Eye GPS version 1 in addition to a few technical changes under the hood.

1. You can now select 3 conditions for automatically hearing intersections and POIs announced, based on 15 MPH or less, 40 MPH or less or announced no matter the speed. The default is set for intersections at 40 MPH and for POIs at 15 MPH. You can also turn off both of these LookAround items.

2. When a route is active, the two most important pieces of information are the distance and direction of the next turn and the distance and direction to the final destination. This information is better organized and is now at the top of both the Location screen and the Route screen. You have the option to shake the phone to get these announcements as well. The Shake feature has been improved so it won’t activate as easily when not being held in the hand.

3. An Auto Repeat function helps to ensure that you hear important information automatically. This applies to the next turn and destination information. As you get closer to your destination, the turning announcements automatically repeat more frequently based on the same parameters as the Getting Warmer function. This is every 15 seconds under 500 feet, every 30 seconds from 500 to 1,000 feet, every minute from 1,000 feet to 5 miles and every 5 minutes beyond 5 miles. The destination information is also repeated under 1,000 feet. An On/Off selection is available under the Settings Routing menu for auto repeat.

4. A vibration has been added to indicate turn now, and arrived at destination. There is a Vibration On/Off selection on the Settings Routing screen.

5. The POI LookAround announcements are now tied to your POI content source.
The default is Foursquare, which used to apply only to searches. If the default Foursquare POI content is chosen, this will apply to both POI searches and to the LookAround POIs you hear automatically announced. A maximum of 3 Foursquare categories can be manually selected for POI searches. The default is to have the All Categories button selected. Navteq POI categories are a bit different from Foursquare and have not been changed.

6. The POI search distance has been expanded from 50 miles to 200 miles. You will be prompted to search further if no matching POIs are found within 50 miles and every 20 additional miles thereafter. In less populated areas, the search may go up to 200 miles without prompting.

7. Improvements have been made in the handling of turning announcements when the network is lost. The next turn and destination as well as the ETA will update even when there is no phone service. It will not recalculate if you go off-route but if you stay on the route, the information is nicely updated.

8. OpenStreetMaps, OSM, are now an option for Location Information and creating of Routes.

9. Here are some small but helpful changes.
Some wording changes have been made to improve clarity and brevity.
The Subscription button now identifies the email account name.
Distances to the route History items are now relative to your current location and not just where you first created the route.
The items in the Settings Routing menu have been reordered.
There is a link to the updated version 1.1 Seeing Eye GPS manual from inside the program. You can find it at http://senderogroup.com/support/supportseeingeye.htm

There is no phone support for Sendero phone apps, however, you are welcome to send suggestions or questions to iPhone@SenderoGroup.com

Note: Thanks to everyone who voted on features for this app. The two leading features are not in this version but they remain a priority for another release. We have taken down the voting page but will reinstate it again after we have made sufficient progress on the features you have already requested.

Kim Casey, Marketing Manager
Sendero Group
Developers of accessible GPS

Phone: 888-757-6810
Fax: 888-757-6807
Email: Kim@SenderoGroup.com
Sendero web: http://www.senderogroup.com
General GPS Web: http://www.AccessibleGPS.com