· QR Code like scan convenience with printed street addresses
· Automatically launches Map App after multiple identical scans of address
· Auto launch can be disabled
· Scanned number can be edited so you can add or delete numbers or correct a scan error
· Contains database of cities and will correct single letter scanning errors
VisuMapper is one of iRead Solutions Inc. 'Apps With Vision'. You move your phone over city and street address information, VisuMapper reads the city and address and after multiple identical readings, will automatically launch your Map application with directions to the address. Think QR Code scanning convenience but with printed street address information.
VisuMapper allows you to quickly get directions to a printed street address you encounter. Like QR code scanners, this is done in realtime - no picture taking. You simply move the VisuMapper viewfinder box over the city and address information and once city and address are detected (within a few seconds), VisuMapper launches your Map application with directions.
Here is how the app is typically used. You see an address and you want to find out where it is, or get directions to it. You move the App viewfinder box over the city/state/province portion of the address to 'lock in' a city (including state/province). The App will 'lock in' the city after it has detected multiple consistent readings of the city and will display the city info with a blue background to indicate it is 'locked in'. You then scan the street address information and after detecting multiple consistent readings, VisuMapper will automatically launch your Map application with directions to the address for the 'locked in' city. Most of the time, this all happens within a few seconds.
You want to scan another address in the same city? Simple, just swipe your finger across the viewfinder and the address is erased but the 'locked in' city is not erased. Simply scan the new address - you do not have to scan the city again - the directions will be for the new address with the previous 'locked in' city.
Want to change the city - just press the clear city button (grey circle with X) to clear the 'locked in' city and then 'lock in' another city as described above.
What if there is no city printed with the address? VisuMapper allows you to manually enter cities which you can then choose at any time. In this case you manually enter the city and then select it. Any city that is manually selected will be 'locked in' immediately. Generally, you add manual entries for your home city and cities that you travel to frequently, in case you run into this situation.
For those devices that support video zooming (iPhone/iPod 5 and later running IOS 7 or later), you can pinch to zoom so the App can read small text.
After an address was launched in your Maps application, you return to VisuMapper using the home button and reselecting the VisuMapper App.
VisuMapper includes city databases for each US State and Canadian Province. This helps speed detection, even in the case of errors. When VisuMapper reads a city, if it matches a city in the database, the city becomes immediately 'locked in' on the first reading. VisuMapper will even detect a city when it has a single letter error during the scan. VisuMapper checks against cities for the state/province detected during scanning.
If the address information only provides a city but no state/province, VisuMapper has another database of larger cities. If a match is found, it will lock in the city and automatically provide the respective state/province.
If a city is not found in any of the App's city databases, it can still be 'locked in' by scanning. The App will 'lock in' the city after it has detected multiple consistent readings of city AND a valid state/province (full words or two letter Acronym). If the correct city is detected but is not locking, you can tap the city to 'Lock In'.
The App contains detailed help information.
iRead Solutions Inc.
Apps With Vision