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[APP] User friendly Android app for visualy impaired (Georgio)

Question asked by Neeraj Sharma in #Gadgets on Jul 17, 2012
Neeraj Sharma
Neeraj Sharma · Jul 17, 2012
Member of CrazyEngineers
Georgie app offers the visually-impaired all that they need to access a smartphone. This app is in contrast to the older gadgets that were slow and even physically cumbersome. The app bases its working on voice commands by the user. The OCR function makes the fonts bigger and also offer an audio of the menu item. The navigation occurs via a touch and describe function i.e. when a person puts his finger on a menu item, an audio clip describing that item runs that helps the user in navigating to the item he needs.
Though it is interesting, it is priced at around $465 along with a smartphone. A standalone version of the app can also be purchased at $230. Given this piece of innovation, do you think visually impaired guys will be really benefited from this? Posted in: #Gadgets
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Jul 17, 2012
CEO @ CrazyEngineers, TEDx Speaker, Guitarist
Download link, please?
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare · Jul 17, 2012
Team CrazyEngineers
I just checked it. The UI looks so good for the blind people. I watched a hands-on video on Engadget, navigation has been made a whole lot easier. A blind person will need a lot of practice initially, but once they get used to it, nothing is stopping the blind from using the latest gadgets.
I just wish it was not so highly priced. We can assume that developing this app must've probably cost a lot, but since it is right now only available for English-speaking people, how successful this app can becomes is a thing to be doubted.

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