Autour 4+

The Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning (McGill University)

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.0 • 4 Ratings
    • Free

iPhone Screenshots


Autour is an eyes-free mobile system designed to give blind users a better sense of their surroundings. Places around you are read to you from a map as you walk !

Autour is an eyes-free mobile system designed to give blind users a better sense of their surroundings. Although other systems emphasize navigation from one specific location to another, typically accomplished by explicit turn-by-turn instructions, Autour uses spatialized audio to reveal the kind of information that visual cues such as neon signs provide to sighted users. Once users notice a point of interest, additional details are available on demand.

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Requires iPhone 4S or later.

What’s New

Version 1.8.0

Removed support for Google Places. Replaced Google Geocoding by LocationIQ geocoding for saying "you are standing at" in status. Maximum distance increased from 70 to 300 metres. OSM (alias OpenStreetMap) was the source of intersections, park shapes and large building shapes, but now it can also be used as a regular Place Data Source instead of FourSquare. Name of current mode is restated when you exit the main menu. The place menu now tells you the category of the place and, if you chose OSM Places, it can also tell you the website, the phone number and the opening hours if OSM has them, and Autour can dial the number or open the website. Screen sizes of the iPhone X models are now supported.

Bugfixes : Plugging stereo headphones after Autour was launched in mono mode now switches to stereo mode without restarting the app. Maximum radius of location error increased from 35 to 70 metres because iPhone 7 and later report much higher values than earlier phones. Intersection rendering is now always enabled, independently of whether the 'Services' category is selected. Fixed problem in which some devices continued rendering locations from the tutorial location after the tutorial was complete. Also fixed problem from iOS 13+ that prevented users from re-entering a given menu until restarting the app, and another iOS 13+ problem that froze the app if the menu was exited by swiping the page down.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

grecomac ,


Vous pouvez être fier de l'application que vous avez conçu pour les non-voyants.

cri christ ,


Je trouve ça dommage que cette Application ne fonctionne pas dans la ville de Joliette
L’application Démarre et ensuite après quelques information Arrête de fonctionner

App Privacy

The developer, The Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning (McGill University), has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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