[NABS-L] Enhanced Google Maps Navigation

David Andrews dandrews920 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 16 01:59:26 UTC 2019

Unless you bought the app very recently, your 
money is not down the drain.  That is, you got 
use of the program for some time, and development costs money.

Nothing is forever!


At 07:18 PM 10/15/2019, you wrote:
>Yes Jamie, frustrating indeed. The app 
>description for the paid version of Nearby was 
>updated to mention this discontinuation 
>announcement. There goes my $79 down the drain
>Seyoon > On Oct 15, 2019, at 7:15 PM, Jameyanne 
>Fuuller via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> 
>wrote: > > You're kidding! I just spent $79 for 
>paid nearby explorer last month! I wouldn't have 
>done that if I'd known it was going to be 
>pulled. > > -----Original Message----- > From: 
>NABS-L <nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of 
>Seyoon Choi via NABS-L > Sent: Monday, October 
>14, 2019 8:15 PM > To: National Association of 
>Blind Students mailing list 
><nabs-l at nfbnet.org> > Cc: Seyoon Choi 
><blindinsider1 at gmail.com> > Subject: Re: 
>[NABS-L] Enhanced Google Maps Navigation > >> 
>Hey Ian, >> >> Yes, I've tested this feature and 
>appears to work even with screen locked. It 
>lacks the feature such as announcing 'nearby 
>points of interests, but am very impressed by 
>its accuracy and Google's ability to pull this 
>off. Also disappointed to let you know that the 
>paid version of Nearby Explore is pulled from 
>the App Store and APH has decided to discontinue 
>in favor of free Nearby Explore online... If 
>you're disappointed, I understand. Many of us 
>spent $79 for this app, myself included and 
>seeing it gone without much notice is rather 
>frustrating. > > Regards > Seyoon >> >> Sent 
>from my iPhone >> >> On Oct 14, 2019, at 4:38 
>PM, Ian Perrault via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> 
>wrote: >> >> Hi, >> I heard that Google Maps, 
>when using walking directions, gives more voice 
>guidance. How is it? Does it work if my phone is 
>locked? Is it as good as Nearby Explorer's 
>guidance? This will be good, until IOS 13.2 
>comes out when Nearby Explorer works again. Does 
>the google maps guidance also announce points of 
>interest? Can the app run in the background, or 
>does google maps have to be in focus? >> Ian >>

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