The American Printing House for the Blind is researching the possibility of bringing its Nearby Explorer GPS software to iOS devices including the iPhone. This detail is one of many included in its annual report, published to its website each fiscal year. In addition to this possibility, the release of a demo version and international expansion are also on the roadmap. Nearby Explorer is currently available for Android devices for $99 and is also included on the BraillePlus 18 notetaker. We've linked to the entire annual report which includes info on this and many other APH projects.Source: American Printing House for the Blind
I'm interested in international expansion, as this is one of NearBy Explorer's biggest weaknesses. The market for accessible Android devices is actually larger outside of North America due to the hefty price tag on iPhones in a lot of other regions. Also it's high time they integrate with Google Transit and GTFS feeds, as their transit support now is limited indeed.
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