Get the Android app:
- from the Google Play Store
- or download the APK file directly: WalkersGuide-Android-1.0.1.apk (2019-10-05)
For those who have used the old app up to version 0.5.1: The application above is not an update but a completely new app. Please uninstall the old one. It's not longer supported.
- Server: git clone https://github.com/scheibler/WalkersGuide-Server.git
- Android Client: git clone https://github.com/scheibler/WalkersGuide-Android.git
The base for the WalkersGuide project was the diploma thesis with the title " "Navigationssystem für blinde Fußgänger und ÖPNV-Nutzer" ("Navigation system for blind walkers and public transportation users"). It was completed at the TU Dresden, faculty of computer science in march 2014.
The thesis starts with a state of the art chapter, which lists current navigation aids for the blind and also covers some related research projects. After that follows a list of user requirements. The main part contains a concept for such a navigation system, based on the priorly defined user requirements. One of the concept's key components is the integration of the public transportation system into the route calculation process. After a chapter about the prototypal implementation follows an evaluation of the created navigation system.
The document is only available in German and can be downloaded here: PDF and BibTeX.