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Nearby Explorer 1.0.8 Released with Recent Destinations, Clock Face and Degrees Modes, Bug Fixes, Mo

This must be the week for accessible GPS app updates. APH has released version 1.0.8 of Nearby Explorer for Android to Google Play. This version includes a recent destinations list, the ability to use clock face and degrees when giving directions, more support for Google address services, the ability to use an alternate voice for the app, and several other improvements and bug fixes. The complete list is below. Nearby Explorer is available from Google Play for $99.

What's new in Nearby Explorerâ„¢
 American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
Version 1.0.8, August 12, 2013
Works around a problem in TalkBack with Android 4.3 where list items get repeated.
They now get repeated, at most, every 15 seconds.
Adds Nearby Explorer to the choices you get when you pick an address from another
Adds Clock Face and Degrees as additional ways of displaying the
Adds a setting to turn off
Parking Lot mode
Adds the ability to
obtain the street address from Google
 services. Some users may find this address reporting more accurate than the reports
from the onboard maps.
distance indication to the tone played when using Geobeam
 to point to a POI.
Adds the ability to pick a different voice from the normal voice for use within Nearby
Explorer. This helps prevent TalkBack from cutting off speech for important announcements.
Adds the ability to use metric measurements.
Adds additional information about the state of the
 after it becomes invalid.
Adds a Radius menu option to make it easier to change the search radius in the
Search screen
Saves the last 20
 to make returning to recent destinations easier.
Adds Geobeam to the Map View screen. This makes it possible to virtually move to
a position on the map and use Geobeam to get a perspective about what is around that
Adds a "Set to Here" option to the
 context menu to help fine tune favorite points.
Moves the Create Favorite from Lat/Long item from the context menu to the Favorites
Corrects a problem that prevented the Transit feature from notifying you about expired
Corrects a problem that caused Nearby Explorer to reroute during guidance on unknown

Here's a Complete list of changes for all releases.

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Category: Cell Phones

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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.

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