Sendero Group offers a $5 iPhone app that aims to help blind people navigate outdoors using their iPhones.

After installing the LookAround app, following these steps makes a great deal of information about the user’s surroundings immediately available.

  1. Orient the iPhone so that its screen is facing up toward the sky, the back is facing the ground and the power button is facing away from your body.
  2. Find Sendero GPS on the Home screen and double tap it to launch the app.
  3. Shake the iPhone to hear the direction you are facing, your address, nearest cross street and closest point of interest.

Download, Play or Pause – Exploring the Neighborhood with Sendero GPS LookAround Version 1.1 for the iPhone