Blind in the City / Blind in the Holy City of Mecca is a navigation tool acc. to the Munich Orientation Convention. It divides the city like a cake into 12 sectors and shows location codes, making it easier to answer the question "where?" than with names, post codes, lat/lon or here on maps. This app works with GPS and VoiceOver, includes a compass and also let know the direction to the centre of town. With this, anyone can VolksNavigate(c), that means, guide himself around the centre as elegantly as in Rio de Janeiro around the Christ statue: inwards/outwards and clockwise/counter clockwise. Blind in the city is proper for all those who can't or dont like to read maps and/or prefer to handle with 12 instead of 360 directions. The main benefits are a higher awareness for locations, directions, distances and angles, a common language for all nations and a self-guiding in many cases.Other apps for cities acc. to ww.volksnav.de/mapplet will be released.
It’s easy to think that all you need to carry with you these days is a smartphone and you’re ready for anything. But some extended periods away from my desk have discovered four things that are ‘must-haves’ for the traveller.