Description

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

guide@rcpd.msu.edu

What's New

Version 1.2.6

I’m very sorry this update took so long to get out the door. Thank you to everyone that emailed or got in touch.

C H A N G E S
● Updated visual design for iOS 11 and iPhone X
● Added shortened/colloquial versions of some building names.
● Update search function to work with abbreviated names such as IM/MSU etc.
● If VoiceOver is running while using the Wand, the sound effect played when a building is detect now changes depending on the current accuracy, removing the need to manually check the accuracy. A low or awkward tone indicates a low accuracy, a neutral tone indicates medium and an upbeat tone indicates a high accuracy. Note that you can still swipe right from the building pointed at to get the old Wand accuracy.

F I X E S
● Prevents an issue where the app would crash if launched from the 3D touch menu.
● Fixes a bug where help menu would not work on iOS 11
● Removed Spartan Village building numbers from Search
● Removed 3D Touch support temporarily to fix some issues with accessibility

Again, please email us at guide@rcpd.msu.edu and if that doesn’t work iMessage us with guide@rcpd.msu.edu in the address field. Sometimes fixes take a while to implement, test and make sure changes work for everyone, but we absolutely are working on every single suggestion that you have sent us.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Fantastic way to figure out your new surroundings

MrHudson

I love the way you can use the one featured a point in a direction to know what building that is over there. I also appreciate seeing what's around me and being able to set that is a target and then have an audio queue when I'm getting closer.

Good app with limitations

Sodderlund

One major drawback to the app is that when searching for a location, you are not able to move the map from that point. The search feature locks you into a, tightly zoomed, static view of the location.

Some parking lots should also be added to the search feature so they can be searched by #.

“Spartan Village XXXX” also flood the search results when searching with a number.

The most useful feature is probably the ability to see the entrances to buildings.

The app is still lacking in iPhone X display support which is disappointing. I hope support will be added soon.

Developer Response

Thanks so much for the detailed feedback!

Sorry about the delays in support. I’ll be working as fast as I can to address everything you listed before the next semester begins.

Excellent tool for real-time identification of buildings around you

Spartan Alum

This app is extremely useful for quickly finding out what is around you. I have enjoyed it and Found it useful on several occasions. Thank you for creating it.

Information

Seller
Michigan State University Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities
Size
5.1 MB
Category
Navigation
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2016 Michigan State University
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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