Where Am I With Speech is designed specifically for the visually impaired but anybody can use it as a simple way of finding your current location. The interface only has a few buttons, swipe gestures & shaking of the device. The main feature is that it has speech built in so with a simple shake or double tap it tells you the road or street you are in. If you are near a property, it also says the house number & road / street, postcode / zip code, name of the town or area. On the second Map screen it displays the area you are in & tracks your movement. It reads out the road name you are in & those you pass nearby. Use while walking or while on public transport so useful if you are making an unfamiliar journey on a bus. There is also a Zoom button so it shows the road names. Shaking device turns tracking back on & speaks location. If you double tap with 4 fingers it disables the 2 buttons. This is useful if you want to put your iDevice in a pocket & keep your hands free. Repeat double tap & they are enabled again, there is also audio conformation of these actions.Basic method of use: -1/ When you start the app it gathers details of your location and after a short delay displays them on the screen.2/ Touch the Refresh Button, shake the iDevice or using one finger double tap anywhere on the screen and it speaks the road name and number if available. 3/ If you double tap with two fingers, it reads out all 3 lines of information. 4/ If you need help using the app then touch Help button bottom right and it speaks the instructions. Swipe Gestures: -To view the map, just swipe horizontally either from Left to Right or Right to Left. There also is a Map button bottom left. Shake Gesture: In Main screen a quick shake reads the name of the road / street you are in. If the audio is reading the help instructions a shake pauses the speech, another shake it continues. To stop speech, touch either the Refresh or Help buttons. In the Map screen to hear the road you are in just shake iDevice. Touch and Hold: -In Main screen touch and hold any of the grey boxes and it turns Green to confirm it has copied the information to the Clipboard for use in other apps or to add to a contact. There is also audio conformation of this and touching any other button or shaking device returns screen to normal state but retains the information in Clipboard.
What's new in version 1.4.4
Minor improvements and additions.
New web site
ReleaseJuly 24, 2018
Date AddedJuly 24, 2018
Additional RequirementsApp is Universal and compatible with any iPad (with cellular connection) including iPad Pro all iPhone's and iPhone Plus's including iPhone SE.
Requires iOS 8.0 or later.