Episode 151: Goodmaps acquires the former Sendero GPS mobile apps and makes them free, adventures in Android, and Siri loses smarts

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The former SenderoGPS mobile technology is now free and comes to Android. Mike May of Goodmaps and Troy Otillio of Aira have all the details and look to the future.,0:27
Ever wonder what became of the Sendero GPS subscription apps, Seeing Eye GPS, RNIB Navigator and Guide Dogs NSW? There is one word to describe them now: free, free, free!

GoodMaps is pleased to announce the impending release of these former Sendero apps in all respective markets under the name GoodMaps Outdoors. The apps will now be free and there is an Android version for the first time in addition to the iOS version.

GoodMaps Outdoors is an excellent complement to GoodMaps Explore, which features a simple interface and indoor navigation where available. GoodMaps Outdoors has features not available in other GPS apps such as:

  • detailed intersection description
  • built-in route directions with detailed turning prompts
  • a bread-crumb waypoint route mode
  • the benefit of features suggested by users over the past eight years as well as the rich expertise of Mike May and the GoodMaps team

For more about GoodMaps Explore and GoodMaps Outdoors, visit goodmaps.com/apps/outdoors.

Feedback on iOS 15,42:55

Siri has lost some features on all iOS versions,1:00:30

Adventures inAndroid,1:05:26

Listener feedback on Android,1:22:00. Check this page for more info on the Commentary screen reader for Android.

Hints for using a slate and stylus,1:39:42

New Microsoft devices are coming,1:48:12

I know someone who regularly cries about my blindness,1:48:48

A demonstration of Jump Desktop,1:51:47

Closing and contact info,1:59:08