Mobile GPS Navigation Apps

What Is? - Logo.What is a Mobile Navigation App ?

Mobile Navigation Apps are software applications for Mobile Devices such as Smart Phones  and Tablets to guide a visually impaired person to a destination using GPS co-ordinates.


NaviLens logo.NaviLens -iOS and Android – Free.
NaviLens is a new and enhanced kind of QR code reader, but unlike existing QR codes that can only be read from a short distance, the NaviLens tag can be detected by your smart phone camera up to 60 feet away with a 160 degree wide-angle range. This means that you will now be able to detect NaviLens tags that are almost at your 9 o’clock or 3 o’clock direction, thus being simple to find if you are blind or visually impaired. For example, you will now be able to find an indoor room if you are walking down a hallway, or another destination as you are approaching a bus stop or store front. And with NaviLens, you don’t even have to aim or point your phone as precisely as before. 
In addition, there are home-use NaviLens tags that are free and you can print them out on your own personal printer and use them at home, and customize  them for whatever purpose you want: labeling your record or CD collection, items in your fridge or pantry, clothing or medications, Then you can find things as easy as opening up the NaviLens app on your phone. (This feature also places ‘naviLens’ in the ‘Identifier’ apps category.
NaviLens will be launching a new and more dynamic feature called NaviLens 360 Vision which gives you detailed step by step, foot by foot guidance to your destination with all kinds of really cool navigational assistance, such as audible tones to guide you left or right or straight to  your destination.

NaviRec LogoAmedia NaviRec for iOS - Free.
Amedia NaviRec is a guidance recording app developed for the visually impaired to record audio and its locations during an entire travel. The app is a combination of a voice recorder and GPS device. NaviRec has three modes: Record Mode, Replay Mode, and Guidance Mode. Record Mode and Replay Mode work just like a voice recorder. It records and replays the audio recorded during a guidance. When traveling, the user can use Guidance Mode, and the app will replay the recorded audio clip based on location, helping the user to remember the guidance, and navigate towards the destination.




Microsoft Soundscape logo.Microsoft Soundscape -iOS and Android – Free.
Microsoft Soundscape uses 3D audio technology to enhance your awareness of what is around you, and thereby help you get around and explore your surroundings.
Soundscape will place audio cues and labels in 3D space such that they sound like they are coming from the direction of the points of interest, parks, roads and other features in your surroundings.
You will need a pair of stereo headsets that you feel comfortable wearing outdoors. For example, bone conduction headsets, Apple AirPods and in-ear open headphones have proven to work well.
Soundscape is designed to live in the background and provide you with effortless ambient awareness. Therefore, feel free to use it in conjunction with other apps such as podcasts, audio books, email and even GPS navigation.