Hi. We are at a point in the development of the Georeader App to look for some early beta testers. Here is what the App will do.....
Did you ever drive by a sign (like a historical marker) and wonder "what the heck did that say?" Well this App will read aloud the sign's contents when you drive by it.
Did you ever drive through a nameless town and wonder, what ever happened here or what is going in in this town? This App will say aloud interesting facts about it or its famous residents as you travel through it. In essence it makes your Droid phone becomes your personal tour guide.
You can also create any short message, like Twitter, that people will hear when they enter into its range (like a GPS POI) and place it anywhere in the world.
It's designed to be completely hands free when you drive so you just have to listen to information as you approach the site.
You can share points (we call them Talking Points™) with your friends, make them public so all can listen when they pass by, or private so only your buddies can hear them.
The app will be free.
The website (We are still under development, so not everything is working) is http://geo.dev.phodder.com/ and it gives out more info about the app.
The site will move over to myGeoReader: Hear As You Near. Learn As You Go. when it's out of the development stage and the App will be in the Android market.
The App works with Pandora so you can drive around and still listen to tunes and it doesn't interfer with Google Navigation so you can drive the back roads and listen to those landmarks and learn about all kinds of things.
It will start with over 130,000 pre-loaded Talking Points™, and for some states ( like Virginia or Georgia for example) it has all the state's roadside historical markers available to listen to. It should work for all Android based phones.
I am looking for people interested in beta testing the App. If you are, please Email me at email@example.com. Put "Droid Georeader Beta Volunteer" in the subject line. We need about 5-10 folks to play with it for a week. I'll email mail you the App and instructions. It should be fun and I think you will like it.
Thanks again, Dave