APH has released another free update to its Nearby Explorer GPS software for Android devices. This release includes bug fixes and some incremental improvements, including a Voice Search button on the search screen, support for OpenStreetMap for addresses, and support for expressing the distance to nearby places using clock face, such as 11 o'clock. It's available now from Google Play, and we've included the complete changelog below.
Version 2.2.2, April 2015
• Adds the Voice Input button to the Search screen
• Adds the ability to have the direction to the nearby place given relative to a clock face
• Automatically expands the radius to provide at least one nearby place
• Adds OpenStreetMap as an address provider. Now, onboard maps, Google, or OpenStreetMap may be used to determine the current street address.
• Keeps the device awake while active, improving performance when the screen is locked
• Filters undesirable types from Google Places results. This prevents speaking of the current street name as a nearby place, as well as political boundaries, such as Americas.
• Indicates if the current nearby place is a transit stop
• Fixes compass and Geo Beam sounds on the Moto G
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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.