[BCAB] my thoughts on android
steve at comproom.co.uk
Fri Jun 14 09:27:09 BST 2019
Only one thing I don't get from your post, you say not many scanning apps. Envision AI, Eye-D Pro, KNFB Reader, one called Speak, and that's just off the top of my head. How many do you want? 😊
Oh not to mention that even Google Keep which is a note taker for Android has OCR.
All the best
From: john gallagher <john at pianotuner.plus.com>
Sent: 13 June 2019 18:22
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: [BCAB] my thoughts on android
well at last after hours of mucking about i have got the two finger swipe up gesture working so i can get to the app drawer it's not easy a very fast swipe up.
although i am a very good touch screen user i must say this pixel three is very good indeed but still android is on the fidderly side.
braille is just about a non starter and this is where ios scores. sadly there are not a lot of very good scanning apps on android but again i am very lucky to have the choice of both systems.
as phil said earlier a lot of understanding is needed when using android as a totally blind person.
the big thing at the moment is typing out an invoice or letter. this is why again i am so lucky to have the polaris.
one strange thing on the play store is it says google assistant not installed but if i say okay google it is there i am sure steve said something about this months ago. but i forget what he actually said.
it will be interesting to take both phones out when it stops raining to try lazarillo out. for the price though i am more than well pleased.
Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
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