In previous post I asked you if “Speech History” would solve the issue when you need to get back to something that BlindSquare told you a moment ago. I got some replies in twitter and they suggested to go for it.
The new feature is called “Recent Places”. It is a list of 30 last places mentioned. You can browse them with voiceover, in order of latest first. You can find this feature under Tools/Recent Places.
BlindSquare has several functions where you can browse list of places: Search, Search by Category, FourSquare Venues list and previously mentioned Recent Places.
In current version, action what you can do with the place depends on the list. I had also request for new information about places. That is the reason why I made another big change: We have a new page that is used in all lists to give more information about place. This makes user interface more consistent, even though I always try to avoid such big changes. But I hope you like it!
Whenever you select a place (from search, category list, foursquare venues listing or recent places), you get into a new page. It shows always name of the place, full foursquare category (e.g. Food / Asian food), distance and direction. You can also find address, telephone number, twitter account and even menu of the restaurant if they are available. And yes, you can make a phone call or open your favorite twitter client directly from BlindSquare if you want to.
This page has also buttons to go to the next or previous place, start tracking or correct coordinates. If distance is under 500 meters you can also make foursquare check in. And yes, now you can Shout a message to your check in! That was one common request for BlindSquare and I just needed a new page for this. Now we have it!
Possibility to correct coordinates is based on several user request: Sometimes FourSquare coordinates are a bit off. It means that you might not find front door or when shaking the device you are suggested to check in to place nearby. In new version of BlindSquare, when you once find a place, you can press a button “Set correct location”. It saves that address to your device and via iCloud to your other devices. Next time this new coordinate is used just for you. It is also used when you shake the device to enable fast check in.
I hope you find these new features useful. And there is lot more! Version 1.15 is currently waiting for Apple review. It will be available as a free update early July.