[BCAB] RNIB and Sendero Grouprelease Fully Functional GPSNavigation aid for iPhone

Ibrahim Gucukoglu ibrahim_gucukoglu at sent.com
Fri May 9 07:47:23 BST 2014


    Hi Steve.

They may be free, they may be up-to-date, but when you're blind and 
navigating, you need the best and most reliable sources of data.  I'm not 
saying Google is bad, far from it in fact since I do use the Google Maps app 
on IOS from time to time, but I've been left wondering before when a Google 
POI has been inaccurate.  Every mapping provider has their strengths and 
weaknesses, however TelAtlas who provide the mapping data Tom-tom use has 
always been highly praised for the quality and accuracy of its maps.

All the best, Ibrahim.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Steve Nutt
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2014 7:42 AM
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] RNIB and Sendero Grouprelease Fully Functional 
GPSNavigation aid for iPhone

Hi Mel,

This is the problem with Sendero products.  Because they use very expensive 
maps, they tend to work out more expensive overall.  The idea is they want 
all their maps self-contained so you don't have to go online.

This is fine in itself, but the maps then become outdated, unless you pay 
for a subscription.

This is why I wish they would use Google Maps.  They can be downloaded 
offline or used online and they are permanently up to date and best of all 
they are free.

All the best

Steve

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Mel 
Griffiths
Sent: 06 May 2014 08:33
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] RNIB and Sendero Group release Fully Functional 
GPSNavigation aid for iPhone

Personally I'd rather pay an amount similar to something like Navigon than 
be faced with an on-going subscription. But that's just my take on it.

Mel

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: 06 May 2014 08:30
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] RNIB and Sendero Group release Fully Functional 
GPSNavigation aid for iPhone

Hi Kelsey,

Actually that's not strictly true.  Sighted people would have to pay for 
Navigon.

Just like in other apps, there are free and paid for GPS apps.  Seems there 
are more free navigation apps on Android though than iOS.

All the best

Steve

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Kelsey 
Trevett
Sent: 06 May 2014 07:34
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] RNIB and Sendero Group release Fully Functional 
GPSNavigation aid for iPhone

I still find it annoying that blind people have to pay for navigation apps 
whereas sighted people get an app of equal or greater abilities for 
absolutely free. I understand that it is harder to develop for a blind 
person due to accessibility (not that much of an issue) and specialised 
groups who don't get much funding. Still, I think that blind people 
shouldn't have to pay for services that sighted people get for free. Just 
saying…

Sent from my iPhone

> On 6 May 2014, at 07:30, "Ibrahim Gucukoglu" <ibrahim_gucukoglu at sent.com> 
> wrote:
>
> Hi.
>
> Unfortunately I don't know, however what you can do is go to the 
> subscription panel in settings and add additional months at the 
> promotional price, I've done this and now have three months of service so 
> I can properly and fully evaluate the app on my travels.
>
> All the best, Ibrahim.
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Graham Page
> Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 7:24 AM
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] RNIB and Sendero Group release Fully Functional 
> GPSNavigation aid for iPhone
>
> Hello. What will the long term subscription rates be?
> be?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On 6 May 2014, at 04:32, "Ibrahim Gucukoglu" <ibrahim_gucukoglu at sent.com> 
>> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Everyone.
>>
>> I am delighted to share with you this exciting news: RNIB and Sendero 
>> group have launched a UK version of their iPhone navigation app 
>> previously marketed to the US as the Seeing Eye GPS.  Click on the 
>> following link for more information and to get your one month 
>> subscription for just £2.99:
>> http://senderogroup.com/news/rnibnavrelease.htm
>>
>> All the best, Ibrahim.
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