MSU Guide - Navigating Michigan State University
By Michigan State University Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities
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Guide is an exciting new way to explore and find your way around the Michigan State University (MSU) campus in East Lansing. Designed at the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities(RCPD) to help those with visual, spatial, and mobility disabilities discover their surroundings, Guide is interactive and provides real-time location-aware information about campus landmarks while remaining accessible and useful to all. Guide is uniquely ready to help students, employees, and visitors identify important campus landmarks using 3 core tools available when walking campus:
● WAND - Point your phone at any building on campus to discover its name and more information including wheelchair accessible entrances.
● MAP - A map that lets you view campus landmarks. Tap to drop a pin, then click on it to view a compass that locks on to the closest landmark under the pin.
● SEARCH - Use the iOS home screen search function(Spotlight) to locate any campus building by name. Once you search and identify your building, simply select it and we'll lock onto it so you can always check where it is relative to where you are without needing a map. You can even use navigation from Spotlight results to view detailed directions to a landmark.
We are only getting started and have a ton of new features in the works to help you navigate campus. Stay tuned!
We welcome feedback, suggestions and any issues you may be having with the app at
What's New in Version 1.2.4
This update addresses the following issues:
● Improved compass accuracy and tolerance for errors in case of magnetic interference. This improves Wand and Compass Lock. As of iOS 10.2, known compass issues have been addressed by Apple and all the work to compensate for errors in prior versions is included in this update. Under normal operating conditions, you shouldn’t notice any change in Wand or Compass lock. If you are still having issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
● Font sizes increased in Search, Spotlight icons and Wand. Most text within Guide should now respond to Dynamic Text Size settings on your device.
● Added abbreviations for a few more buildings. You can also search for buildings from spotlight with their three letter codes now.
● Basic support for Continuity: Viewing a buildings details in Guide will suggest it at the bottom of the App Switcher and in Apple Maps’ autocomplete.
● A huge Thank you to MSU Freshman Stephen Schwarz who helped debug a crash affecting iPhone 7 Plus users.
● Another belated Thank you to Ryan Qamar who was instrumental in catching a bug in early versions of Guide.
● New option to hide suggestions in the Search Menu. This essentially lets you open the keyboard directly to do a search when switching to the Search item, saving you a tap if you never use the suggestions.
Please do reach out to us on email@example.com if you are having any issues, have feedback or even features you’d want to see in Guide.
The following are the major changes from the 1.2 update:
● Wand now displays an accuracy indicator, summarizing Compass and Location accuracy.
● Wand and Compass Lock for a building now include a set of concentric circles indicating your devices positioning. Keeping the circles centered will help give more accurate results.
● Wand and Compass now support full screen operation. Single tap with two fingers anywhere to hide navigation bars.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Jan 30, 2017
- Version: 1.2.4
- Size: 4.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Michigan State University Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities
- © 2016 Michigan State University
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.