Note: See below for special ordering instructions.
Nearby Explorer is an Android app that empowers the user to independently explore, discover, and enjoy their neighborhood & beyond with poise and confidence!
Nearby Explorer is a powerful location exploration app for use on your Android phone! Nearby Explorer is now available in two versions:
- Purchased App: purchase from Google Play; downloads all mapping data and does NOT require a network connection -or-
- Free Online App: free-of-charge from Google Play; mapping data is stored on the web, so free version DOES require a network connection. Free online app is a "lite" version of Nearby Explorer.
Use Nearby Explorer to explore and navigate independently as you walk or ride in a vehicle. It includes built-in maps covering millions of points in the United States and Canada. You can also add your own points of interest. Nearby Explorer uses GPS and your phone’s compass to speak real-time information about your surroundings. It also displays maps on the screen.
Independently Sense Your Surroundings
Nearby Explorer makes independent travel for blind pedestrians and passengers efficient, informative, and fun! It includes surrounding and approaching streets, businesses, institutions, and public facilities. It continually updates distance and direction to the nearest point or to a selected point. It enables the blind passenger in a vehicle to aid the driver with directions and suggestions. All announcements are optional, so you control how much information Nearby Explorer is giving you.
When walking, Nearby Explorer should be used along with a human guide, dog guide, or cane because does not provide sufficient information to act as a substitute for your preferred O&M method.
When using Nearby Explorer to assist a driver in navigating, please ensure that the driver is paying attention to the actual streets, as the mapping information in Nearby Explorer may be somewhat out of date.
Nearby Explorer, Purchased Version (full version of software, maps are downloaded to Android device, internet connection not required) D-20000-AN -- Price: $99.00
Nearby Explorer is available for purchase in two ways:
- Via the APH File Repository, a part of the Louis Database
- Via the Google Play site
Note: This app cannot be purchased directly from this APH shopping site.
Purchase Nearby Explorer from the APH File Repository:
Note: Nearby Explorer IS available with Federal Quota funds! All Quota purchases must be made via the APH File Repository, the Google Play site cannot be used for Quota purchases.
Direct link to the Nearby Explorer app in the APH File Repository:
For general information about registering and purchasing files from the APH File Repository, please visit: http://louis.aph.org/pages/AboutE_Files.aspx
Purchase Nearby Explorer from the Google Play Application Site:
(cannot use Quota funds through Google Play)
Direct link to the Nearby Explorer app in Google Play:
For general information about registering and purchasing applications from Google Play, please visit:
Nearby Explorer Online: Free-of-Charge App from Google Play Site
The online version of Nearby Explorer is now available to download for free from the Google Play site! It contains no onboard map data, so there are no licensing fees to pay, therefore, it is free to you! While Nearby Explorer Online is potentially very useful as a tool everywhere, the online version does require a device with a network connection to use.Note: Nearby Explorer Online is a "lite" version of the app. It does not give directions, offer a map view, offer Compass Mode, or explore nearby intersections.
For complete details about Nearby Explorer Online, see http://tech.aph.org/neo_info.htm To install, see Nearby Explorer Online on Google Play, Free Download