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Walking with Mobile Geo 1.5 Part 1

March 7, 2009 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

By popular demand, Karen and I are once again exploring the possibility of returning to podcasting. In this new episode, we take a short Saturday afternoon walk while I experiment with the new Mobile Geo 1.5 accessible GPS solution developed by Code Factory and Sendero Group. We hope you enjoy this sound seeing adventure. As always, your feedback and active participation is appreciated.

Correction: Though Mobile Geo relies on technology licensed from Sendero, the product is developed and sold by Code Factory. I make several references in the podcast to the need for Sendero to fix certain problems. That may or may not be entirely factual, depending on the technical nature of the issue. It is the case, however, that Code Factory is the first line of attack on any concerns having to do with the Mobile Geo product. I apologize for my unintentional misrepresentation of fact in this podcast episode.

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  1. TWENTY REASONS TO GET GOING WITH GEO

    1.
    GEO IS BACKED BY THE BEST
    Based on the revolutionary technology of the Sendero Group, makers of innovative refreshable Braille navigation products such as the BrailleNote GPS, Mobile Geo is the first, best software GPS solution for the blind and low vision that can be installed on mainstream mobile phones and wireless devices.

    2.
    GEO WILL LOOK FOR YOU
    When you’re on the move with Mobile Geo, be it at either 1 mile per hour or 101 miles per hour, relax while Geo automatically announces upcoming intersections, points of interests, city names and so much more; all through the comfort and convenience of your mobile phone. Want privacy? No problem, simply attach your favorite wired or Bluetooth headset to your phone and “You’re Ready to Go.”

    3.
    GEO GIVES YOU VIRTUAL REALITY
    Want to experience a real virtual reality? With the combined power and technical resources of Code Factory and Sendero, use Mobile Geo to explore your world without ever leaving home. That’s right! Geo lets you preview a route or visit a distant city, including its points of interests, with the virtual flick of a real switch.

    4.
    GEO’S GOT YOUR BACK
    Seamlessly slide Geo to the background when you want to make or answer a telephone call, send text messages, read emails, surf the web, whatever and whenever you want and Geo will continue to provide “LookAround” announcements.

    5.
    GEO LISTENS TO YOU
    Mobile Geo is the first and only world-class GPS navigation software solution for the blind and low vision that is 100% compatible with Microsoft Voice Command, a voice interface solution that allows you to issue commands by merely speaking them into the phone. So, the next time you find yourself walking up the boulevard or rolling down the street ask Geo and it will tell you where you are, the distance to the next intersection or what turn you should make next. Don’t worry, even when you’re exploring your world in Virtual Mode, Geo can still hear you and will respond to your commands. It just doesn’t get any better than this.

    6.
    GEO’S HOT
    Feel the heat of Mobile Geo one-touch Hotkey commands; just tap a key and enjoy Geo’s lightning-fast reply, telling you everything you want to know.

    7.
    GEO’S GOT VIBES
    Not only will Geo navigate, listen, and reply with speech and audio feedback, it will also shake you up. Geo will move your body as it tells you how to move through your world with its innovative Morse Code based vibratory feedback alert system. Deaf-blind travelers will find this feature especially useful.

    8.
    GEO’S GOT POI POWER
    Looking for a particular point of interest? With Mobile Geo, you have the world’s most powerful POI and intuitive mobile search engine at your fingertips. Mobile Geo is the one and only GPS mobile software solution that, in addition to the traditional search criteria such as name, street, City, and web address, allows you to search for points of interests in a specific direction of travel.

    9.
    GEO IS INDEPENDENT
    With Mobile Geo, no data plan? No problem. Because all of Mobile Geo’s active mapping and POI information is stored directly on your mobile phone, there is absolutely no need to pay for a wireless provider data plan. When you’ve got Geo and built-in or external GPS receiver, you’ve got all you need.

    10.
    GEO WILL MOVE WHEN YOU WANT IT TO
    Code Factory has implemented its User Centered Licensing policy into Mobile Geo. So, when you’re ready to move to another mobile phone or wireless device, Geo will move with you, for free.

    11.
    GEO KEEPS COUNT FOR YOU
    With its onboard pedometer, Mobile Geo will count the distance you travel, so you don’t have to.

    12.
    GEO WILL CONTACT YOU
    With the new Mobile Geo Contact interface, not only can you lookup and call those listed in your phone’s Contacts List, but you can also set the Contact’s address as a destination or virtual position.

    13.
    GEO LETS YOU DABBLE WITH THE DETAILS
    When you open a POI’s Details Screen, Mobile Geo lets you act on its information such as dialing its telephone number, sending an email, or browsing to its web page.

    14.
    GEO KEEPS YOU WARM
    Engage Mobile Geo’s “Getting Warmer” function to gage the remaining distance and direction-heading to a specific destination or street.

    15.
    GEO LETS YOU SET THE STANDARD
    Mobile Geo lets you set your preferred settings like never before. Quickly and easily modify the look and feel of your Mobile Geo experience by customizing everything from sounds and vibration to adjusting the announcement distance for approach and arrival.

    16.
    GEO REMEMBERS YOUR HISTORY
    Avoid missing important navigation alerts because of ambient noise, SMS notifications, calendar reminders, or incoming telephone calls by using Mobile Geo’s “Announcement History” feature. Engaging this robust navigation tool insures that you will never again miss a step, turn, or route instruction as you travel from place-to-place.

    17.
    GEO LETS YOU SWITCH
    Because Mobile Geo is a Windows Mobile application, you can switch between the two wireless signal networks, GSM and CDMA. Note that in the USA, AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile are the major GSM wireless providers while Verizon Wireless and Sprint PCS are the major CDMA wireless providers.

    18.
    GEO LETS YOU BUY MAPS AS A BUNDLE
    With Mobile Geo, you can purchase maps for 15 European countries, as a map bundle, for only 60 USD. For more information, visit:
    http://www.senderogroup.com/shopmgeo.htm

    19.
    GEO LETS YOU TRY A TRIAL
    Want to test-drive Mobile Geo? It’s so easy! Simply follow the instructions at:
    http://www.codefactory.es/additional_docs/en/MG/MG_get_a_trial.html

    20.
    GEO’S WAITING FOR YOU
    Purchasing Mobile Geo is only the first step in becoming a member of Team Geo. Code Factory is the only accessible Mobile GPS navigation software developer committed to cultivating a world-class, real-life, on-demand customer-based support system. When you’re ready, apply to become a Mobile Geo Beta Tester, an Email ListServe contributor or even a Mobile Geo script developer. Team Geo is right here, waiting for you.

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