Google Maps Adds Vocal Guidance for Visually Impaired Users

Now available on Google Maps iOS and Android apps (one day after World Sight Day), a more detailed voice feature will update and guide visually impaired people more effectively. To turn on the feature, access the settings page within the app and toggle through the navigation features and turn on detailed voice guidance under the walking options tab. A milestone in mobility tools for the …

Lyft Expands App to Include Maps and More Options

In an effort to rebrand their service as a multimodal transportation hub and to compete with the likes of Google Maps and Apple Maps, Lyft expanded their app to include nearby ride-shares, bikes, scooters, car rentals and public transit options. When a user opens the app they’ll be greeted with a real-time map that will display the aforementioned transport options within their proximity. “At Lyft, …

Radiooooo Maps Music From 1900 to Now

Currently in open beta (which anyone can use or download), Radiooooo, “The Musical Time Machine,” is a goldmine for lost or forgotten tracks from around the world. Presenting their library as a map, the site allows users to choose a country and decade and then listen along as tracks (popular and obscure) rattle off. The track’s title and attributed artist appear in the bottom left …