[nabs-l] blindsquare vs seeing eye gps

Kathryn Webster kathrynwebster.nfb at gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 01:46:52 UTC 2016


Jameyanne,
  Welcome to the list!
The app, last I checked, costs $30. Definitely worth the money, but drains the phone battery remarkably fast.
Kathryn 

Kathryn Webster
President, National Association of Blind Students
(203) 273-8463
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> On Jul 16, 2016, at 7:34 PM, Jameyanne Fuller via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone,
> I've never used Blind Square, but I did try out the Seeing Eye GPS on my iPhone 6S last fall. I got it for only one month, and I'm glad I did it that way, because it was horrible. I tried it at first on a route I was familiar with, to see how it worked, and it had no idea where I was and kept trying to send me in the completely wrong direction. I've also heard from other Seeing Eye grads that it really drains your battery and isn't all that accurate, as I discovered. After reading this thread though, I think I'll give Blind Square a try. How much does it cost, and am I right in assuming from what James said below that there's a trial version?
> Also, probably should have said this first, but I'm new to this list. The convention a few weeks ago was my first experience with NFB and I loved it. So hi. I'm looking forward to talking with and learning from all of you.
> Jameyanne Fuller
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Joseph Hudson via NABS-L
> Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2016 12:13 AM
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> Cc: Joseph Hudson <jhud7789 at outlook.com>
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] blindsquare vs seeing eye gps
> 
> Hi James, I'm glad that you've had success and talking with the lines where developer team. I would also like to point out, he has a mailing list as well below will be going to where anybody can join.http://cruising.ultragroups.com/mailman/listinfo/blindsquaregps_cruising.ultragroups.com
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> On Jul 9, 2016, at 10:38 PM, James Alan Boehm via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org<mailto:nabs-l at nfbnet.org>> wrote:
> 
> Good day. Here is my experience with the actual app and then with the companies.
> As far as apps, I hav eonly used Blind Square. It is relatively easy to use and is very effective. I use it quite often when looking for businesses or buildings on my campus.The Blind Square team are very customer oriented and friendly. If you contact them with an issue, they respond within the day if not sooner. I have been really happy with it’s  abilities and features.
> Now the Seeing Eye app I have not tried. I wanted to though.Last year, I contacted the Sendero  and the Seeing Eye app team and asked them if I could have a demo or trail version to see if I like the app before purchasing. After 3 emails and one month later they finally responded. I also told them that I was organizing a state convention and that it would be a great opportunity to promote the app and let some folks try the app; I even offerred to promote and have a discussion on the app. Their reply was, and this was March, that they had already expended all that they could to give out trial or demo version. They said they would not be interested and stated taht people should just purchase the app if they want to try it.Not very customer service oriented.
> Now notice the difference. I contacted Blind Square They immediately contacted me on the same day and said we would love to have you promote our app at your convention. In fact, they said we will make our app free to all of your attendants at the convention so that anyone can try it out. Plus, they gave us several full version codes that we could give away as door prizes.
> So here are my thoughts. Blind Square’s customer satisfaction and service far surpasses the other. Also, Blind Square’s app works wonderfully   with many great and easy to use features. Thus, I highly recommend the Blind Square app
> Thanks
> James Alan Boehm
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> On Jul 8, 2016, at 7:08 PM, justin via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org<mailto:nabs-l at nfbnet.org>> wrote:
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> Does anyone know anything about how good the Seeing eye gps app is?
> I hear it is great.  Has anyone used it?
> Justin
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Alosha Moore
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> Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2016 7:34 PM
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> Cc: Alosha Moore <aloshamoorenfb at gmail.com<mailto:aloshamoorenfb at gmail.com>>
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] blindsquare vs seeing eye gps
> 
> Good evening Petras:
> I believe most people would choose to pay for one or the other, making it
> difficult to compare by one person. I personally use BlindSquare in my
> travels and love it. It's a great app for planning roots as well as
> exploring new locations spontaneously.One thing I love about blind square,
> is it's incorporation of other apps such as maps or Google maps, whichever
> you prefer and Uber or other local public transit options. I've also found
> it to work accurately abroad and easy to use and would highly recommend it.
> Best, Alosha.
> 
> Sent from my iPhone.
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> On Jul 9, 2016, at 11:22 AM, petras via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org<mailto:nabs-l at nfbnet.org>> wrote:
> 
> Hi, I've been interested in buying the Blind square app, but I would like
> to know the difference between both apps.  Which one is better? I had  jaws
> training  almost a month ago and discussed about the app.
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