iPhone app taps FourSquare to improve daily life for the blind
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We've already seen several apps that aim to assist the blind in specific ways – Navatar for navigation, for instance, and the LookTel Money Reader – but it wasn't until recently that we came across BlindSquare, an iOS app that taps FourSquare to improve daily life in general for the visually impaired. Created by Finnish MIPSoft, BlindSquare begins by using GPS and a compass to locate the user. From there, it gathers information about the surrounding environment from FourSquare. Based on the details available there, BlindSquare uses high-quality speech synthesis to report the most popular places inside a user-selected radius.…
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