[gps-talkusers] Re: another new iphone navigation app

I would say the touch screen takes a little getting used to, but once you do, 
it works great. The more I use mine the more I enjoy it. Once you learn the 
gestures, you're good to go.
On Dec 7, 2009, at 9:50 PM, Michael May wrote:

> We have someone testing Navigon and hope to have a report before long. From 
> what I hear, it covers the basics pretty well assuming you can deal with the 
> touch screen interface of the iPhone, not for the faint of heart.
> 
> However, you can assume that applications designed for the sighted will never 
> provide Look Around and other modes useful to blind users.
> 
> As I know you understand, prices are based on the number of users for a 
> product. iPhone apps are based on sales to millions and apps for blind users 
> are based on low thousands of users. Sendero users have a direct voice in 
> influencing features versus having no influence on a main stream product. 
> This is the good news bad news of being a big fish in a small pond versus a 
> small fish in the ocean.
> 
> Mike
> 
> At 04:18 PM 12/7/2009, Mike Arrigo wrote:
>> I agree, though I'm not sure how accessible the new app is, I know the 
>> navigon works well. This is not meant as a criticism aganst Sendero, they 
>> have good products, but the prices are very high. Hopefully more and more 
>> main stream devices and applications will becme accessible the way navigon 
>> is on the iphone, really that's the way it should be.
>> On Dec 7, 2009, at 9:17 AM, Baracco, Andrew W wrote:
>> 
>> > This is exciting.  Another indication that implementation of principles
>> > of universal design can result in the lack of need for overpriced
>> > specialized products.
>> > Andy
>> >
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
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>> > Subject: [gps-talkusers] another new iphone navigation app
>> >
>> > Hi all, well, Magellan just released the first version of their
>> > navigation app, wonder how accessible it is. Apparently, navigon is
>> > adding walk navigation, and once they do that, it should provide just
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