Be My Eyes iOS app – Gives the Power of Virtual Eyes to the Visually Impairedby Abhishek P July 27, 2015
We all know that apps are the life lines of the smart phone, the plethora of apps that we use help us accomplish our various daily tasks. But, with the innovation in the app creation has taken the usability of the apps to another level altogether. The launch of the new app ‘Be My Eyes’ helps the visually impaired people to make their way through the smart phone usage. It literally acts as their virtual eye and helps them accomplish their daily tasks efficiently and without facing too many difficulties.
It is no surprise that such an innovative app is developed for the smartest of all operating systems, iOS. This new smart app helps the visually-impaired smartphone users to pair up with the sighted people to help them carry out different tasks like browsing the internet, count money and even choose a dress. The app uses the camera of the phone to help the sighted people see things around their paired user.
To be able to pair with the sighted people, the visually impaired users have to send a request to them. They can send the request to multiple people at the same time. As soon as anyone accepts the request for help, the app immediately starts a live audio-video connection between the two users and the sighted person can then instruct the person about the things around the visually impaired person as they turn their phone around using the rear camera. Kudos! to the app developer for coming up with such amazing app! It is a boon for all the blinded people around the world.
While you are paired on the app and guiding your blind friend or relative you need not have to worry about missing your call. If you choose to drop from the pairing, the app will automatically find the next person and connect with them who accepts the request. You are only a small part of the Be My Eyes helper network.
The app is available for free download on the Apple App Store. With the news of the app spreading far and wide the visually impaired are all getting excited about using the app. After all, they have only lost their vision but they can still be able to use the web and communicate through chat and e-mail. Thanks to this awesome app, they can now also connect with new people and get their work done with ease.
From the time the app was released, nearly, 230,000 people who have their vision perfectly in order have been helping more than 19,000 visually impaired users through the Be My Eyes app. The number of people signing up to help the visually impaired are increasing every day. The app is a wonderful way to help the needy. If you cannot donate your eyes, you can at least lend your sight to the needy and help them!