impaired. It provides turn-by-turn directions and information about
your surroundings. NowNav was developed by the blind, for the blind.
NowNav continuously announces:
+ Upcoming turn instructions if turn-by-turn navigating
+ Your compass heading
+ The nearest street address
+ any nearby cross streets or POI
+Any nearby user defined waypoints.
NowNav uses Android's built in Text To Speech service. NowNav is
optimised for walking.
* it's simple to use.
* Works when the phone screen is off and tucked away out of sight in a
* Uses Google's online services. NowNav is ready to go as soon as
its installed - no need to download map data files.
* Uses the same high quality navigation data as Google Maps
* Turn-by-turn directions with Automatic rerouting if you get lost
* List all nearby places and place details. Phome, browse and get
directions to a place.
* Addresses, Places/POI and navigation data available globally,
anywhere Android can get on line
* Can be controlled by shake gesture or headset media button.
* Only announces eighgt compass points (North, North East, East etc).
* Has intelligible speech and does not continuously interrupt itself with updates.
* Announces cross streets and POI.
* Allows multiple waypoints to be saved. These may be named, deleted,
made active or saved on a PC.
*Nearby active waypoints automatically run or pause NowNav. This may
be used to hands free start NowNav when leaving home, and then
pausing it when arriving at work, for example.
Full usage instructions are at
Like all such apps, NowNav depends on the quality of the GPS fix, connectivity and Google's data. Any information presented by NowNav may only be approximate. Use NowNav to augment your local knowledge, clues from the environment and your orientation expertise.
By using NowNav you are bound by Google’s
Terms Of Service.
NowNav uses the Google Maps and Places API and you are bound by their
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