Mobile Geo, the best GPS solution for the blind and visually impaired
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Mobile Geo is Code Factory’s GPS navigation software for Windows Mobile-based Smartphones and Pocket PCs. Powered by GPS and mapping technology from the Sendero Group, Mobile Geo is the first solution specifically designed to serve as a navigation aid for people with a visual impairment which works with a wide range of mainstream mobile devices. Although it is a separately licensed product, Mobile Geo is seamlessly integrated with Mobile Speak for Windows Mobile.
With Mobile Geo, you can pinpoint your location, learn about the points of interest (POIs) in your immediate vicinity, plan a route between specified points of origin and destination, and get instructions on maneuvers about waypoints along a route that you are following.
- GEO IS BACKED BY THE BEST
Based on the revolutionary technology of the Sendero Group, makers of innovative refreshable Braille navigation products such as the BrailleNote GPS, Mobile Geo is the first, best software GPS solution for the blind and low vision that can be installed on mainstream mobile phones and wireless devices.
- GEO WILL LOOK FOR YOU
When you’re on the move with Mobile Geo, be it at either 1 mile per hour or 101 miles per hour, relax while Geo automatically announces upcoming intersections, points of interests, city names and so much more; all through the comfort and convenience of your mobile phone. Want privacy? No problem, simply attach your favorite wired or Bluetooth headset to your phone and “You’re Ready to Go.”
- GEO GIVES YOU VIRTUAL REALITY
Want to experience a real virtual reality? With the combined power and technical resources of Code Factory and Sendero, use Mobile Geo to explore your world without ever leaving home. That’s right! Geo lets you preview a route or visit a distant city, including its points of interests, with the virtual flick of a real switch.
- GEO’S GOT YOUR BACK
Seamlessly slide Geo to the background when you want to make or answer a telephone call, send text messages, read emails, surf the web, whatever and whenever you want and Geo will continue to provide “LookAround” announcements.
- GEO LISTENS TO YOU
Mobile Geo is the first and only world-class GPS navigation software solution for the blind and low vision that is 100% compatible with Microsoft Voice Command, a voice interface solution that allows you to issue commands by merely speaking them into the phone. So, the next time you find yourself walking up the boulevard or rolling down the street ask Geo and it will tell you where you are, the distance to the next intersection or what turn you should make next. Don’t worry, even when you’re exploring your world in Virtual Mode, Geo can still hear you and will respond to your commands. It just doesn’t get any better than this.
- GEO’S HOT
Feel the heat of Mobile Geo one-touch Hotkey commands; just tap a key and enjoy Geo’s lightning-fast reply, telling you everything you want to know.
- GEO’S GOT VIBES
Not only will Geo navigate, listen, and reply with speech and audio feedback, it will also shake you up. Geo will move your body as it tells you how to move through your world with its innovative Morse Code based vibratory feedback alert system. Deaf-blind travelers will find this feature especially useful.
- GEO’S GOT POI POWER
Looking for a particular point of interest? With Mobile Geo, you have the world’s most powerful POI and intuitive mobile search engine at your fingertips. Mobile Geo is the one and only GPS mobile software solution that, in addition to the traditional search criteria such as name, street, City, and web address, allows you to search for points of interests in a specific direction of travel.
- GEO IS INDEPENDENT
With Mobile Geo, no data plan? No problem. Because all of Mobile Geo’s active mapping and POI information is stored directly on your mobile phone, there is absolutely no need to pay for a wireless provider data plan. When you’ve got Geo and built-in or external GPS receiver, you’ve got all you need.
- GEO WILL MOVE WHEN YOU WANT IT TO
Code Factory has implemented its User Centered Licensing policy into Mobile Geo. So, when you’re ready to move to another mobile phone or wireless device, Geo will move with you, for free.
- GEO KEEPS COUNT FOR YOU
With its onboard pedometer, Mobile Geo will count the distance you travel, so you don’t have to.
- GEO WILL CONTACT YOU
With the new Mobile Geo Contact interface, not only can you lookup and call those listed in your phone’s Contacts List, but you can also set the Contact’s address as a destination or virtual position.
- GEO LETS YOU DABBLE WITH THE DETAILS
When you open a POI’s Details Screen, Mobile Geo lets you act on its information such as dialing its telephone number, sending an email, or browsing to its web page.
- GEO KEEPS YOU WARM
Engage Mobile Geo’s “Getting Warmer” function to gage the remaining distance and direction-heading to a specific destination or street.
- GEO LETS YOU SET THE STANDARD
Mobile Geo lets you set your preferred settings like never before. Quickly and easily modify the look and feel of your Mobile Geo experience by customizing everything from sounds and vibration to adjusting the announcement distance for approach and arrival.
- GEO REMEMBERS YOUR HISTORY
Avoid missing important navigation alerts because of ambient noise, SMS notifications, calendar reminders, or incoming telephone calls by using Mobile Geo’s “Announcement History” feature. Engaging this robust navigation tool insures that you will never again miss a step, turn, or route instruction as you travel from place-to-place.
- GEO LETS YOU SWITCH
Because Mobile Geo is a Windows Mobile application, you can switch between the two wireless signal networks, GSM and CDMA. Note that in the USA, AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile are the major GSM wireless providers while Verizon Wireless and Sprint PCS are the major CDMA wireless providers.
- GEO LETS YOU BUY MAPS AS A BUNDLE
With Mobile Geo, you can purchase maps for 15 European countries, as a map bundle, for only 60 USD.
- GEO LETS YOU TRY A TRIAL
Want to test-drive Mobile Geo? It’s so easy! Simply follow the instructions at:
- GEO’S WAITING FOR YOU
Purchasing Mobile Geo is only the first step in becoming a member of Team Geo. Code Factory is the only accessible Mobile GPS navigation software developer committed to cultivating a world-class, real-life, on-demand customer-based support system. When you’re ready, apply to become a Mobile Geo Beta Tester, or an Email ListServe contributor. Team Geo is right here, waiting for you.
- European Map Bundle includes maps from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Kingdom.
- North American Map Bundle includes maps from United States, Canada, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam.
- Asian Map Bundle includes maps from Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia.
- South African Map Bundle includes maps from South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.
- Single countries: Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates.
Mobile Geo is compatible with all devices supported by Mobile Speak for Windows Mobile, click here to check the full list of supported devices.
- How to call a POI from Mobile Geo
- Bookmark your current position so that you easily find it later
- How to use Microsoft Voice Command with Mobile Geo
- How to get a free 30-day trial
- How to upgrade to Mobile Geo 2.5
- Listen to Mobile Geo's audio demos
- Read the testimonials of Mobile Geo's users
- Read Mobile Geo V2.0 Press Release
- Read Mobile Geo V1.5 Press Release
- Read Mobile Geo V1.0 Press Release
- Read Mobile Geo's End User License Agreement
Note that Mobile Geo by no means replaces a cane or dog guide, and use of this product when traveling independently is recommended only when the user has received training in the skills of orientation and mobility.