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.
TWENTY REASONS TO GET GOING WITH GEO
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.
GEO WILL LOOK FOR YOU
When youâ€™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 â€œYouâ€™re Ready to Go.â€
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. Thatâ€™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.
GEOâ€™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 â€œLookAroundâ€ announcements.
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. Donâ€™t worry, even when youâ€™re exploring your world in Virtual Mode, Geo can still hear you and will respond to your commands. It just doesnâ€™t get any better than this.
Feel the heat of Mobile Geo one-touch Hotkey commands; just tap a key and enjoy Geoâ€™s lightning-fast reply, telling you everything you want to know.
GEOâ€™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.
GEOâ€™S GOT POI POWER
Looking for a particular point of interest? With Mobile Geo, you have the worldâ€™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.
GEO IS INDEPENDENT
With Mobile Geo, no data plan? No problem. Because all of Mobile Geoâ€™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 youâ€™ve got Geo and built-in or external GPS receiver, youâ€™ve got all you need.
GEO WILL MOVE WHEN YOU WANT IT TO
Code Factory has implemented its User Centered Licensing policy into Mobile Geo. So, when youâ€™re ready to move to another mobile phone or wireless device, Geo will move with you, for free.
GEO KEEPS COUNT FOR YOU
With its onboard pedometer, Mobile Geo will count the distance you travel, so you donâ€™t have to.
GEO WILL CONTACT YOU
With the new Mobile Geo Contact interface, not only can you lookup and call those listed in your phoneâ€™s Contacts List, but you can also set the Contactâ€™s address as a destination or virtual position.
GEO LETS YOU DABBLE WITH THE DETAILS
When you open a POIâ€™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.
GEO KEEPS YOU WARM
Engage Mobile Geoâ€™s â€œGetting Warmerâ€ function to gage the remaining distance and direction-heading to a specific destination or street.
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.
GEO REMEMBERS YOUR HISTORY
Avoid missing important navigation alerts because of ambient noise, SMS notifications, calendar reminders, or incoming telephone calls by using Mobile Geoâ€™s â€œAnnouncement Historyâ€ 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.
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.
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:
GEO LETS YOU TRY A TRIAL
Want to test-drive Mobile Geo? Itâ€™s so easy! Simply follow the instructions at:
GEOâ€™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 youâ€™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.