Announcing the release of version 2.5 of Sendero's iPhone GPS apps:

December 19, 2016

Thanks to continued underwriting from Guide Dogs NSW ACT Australia, we have over 10 improvements in the Sendero version 2.5 iPhone GPS apps including collaboration with Blindsquare to generate routes.

Warning: Before you install the update, share your user points of interest with your email; otherwise, they will be deleted from the app. You can then click on the attachment of the email on your phone to import them into the new version.

As always, make the most of your phone's portable convenient functionality by using it in conjunction with Sendero Maps on the PC, on the Apex or on the Braille Sense to explore and familiarize yourself with an area. Find the iPhone apps in the App Store and the other Sendero GPS products

New Features

  • Ability to select a destination within Blindsquare and be able to select a Sendero GPS app to create a route to that destination.
  • Ability to create route to an address in your Contacts database.
  • Simplified the process of adding a User POI with the following changes:
    1. Added a Record User POI gesture, one-finger double tap and hold on the location screen to go directly to the Add User POI screen.
    2. Automatically default to the ‘User’ category so that users do not have to do the extra step of selecting a category if they are not going to share user POIs.
    3. Create a free-text field for tags so that the user can type their own tags and add further information about the user POI.
  • Added a shortcut gesture to go directly to a list of nearest points of interest. Perform a one-finger double tap, hold and release on the POI tab, (only available when VoiceOver is on).
  • Revamp nearest POI search to be more consistent and relative to user’s immediate location.
  • Increased the number of POI's in announced in the LookAround wand.
  • Added a Submenu screen on the location screen to announce less essential information such as altitude, GPS accuracy and speed.
  • Added an accuracy filter for Side of Street indication in routes. Now if the POI has a questionable location, such as in the middle of the street, the app will not announce the side of the street for the route destination.
  • Fixed bugs introduced in iOS 10 including correcting the background functionality.
  • User Interface improvements include:
    1. Streamlined User Interface to reduce duplicate announcements.
    2. Fixed the voice over cursor issue.
    3. Fixed low vision contrast issues, border color to all buttons.
    4. Removed irrelevant POI categories, “points_of_interest” and “street_address.”
  • Under the POI tab, the Beacon feature has been temporarily removed.


Use the following links to purchase The Seeing Eye GPS™ app in iTunes, The Seeing Eye GPS™ XT app in iTunes, RNIB Navigator app in iTunes, or Guide Dogs NSW/ACT app in iTunes.

The subscription products are free to download, but when you launch for the first time you will be prompted to select one month free trial or a subscription plan for either one year or one month.

Product Support

There is no telephone technical support for Sendero iPhone apps so use the Frequently Asked Questions section to address most items. Send suggestions or questions not addressed by the FAQs to .

There is a link to the updated version 2.5 Seeing Eye GPS™ manual from inside the program. You can also find the User Guide on the Sendero Website