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Boop Light Detector

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The Boop Light Detector is a mobile application developed for blind and visually impaired to detect levels of light and interpret this information with sound. It allows its users to detect whether lights are on or off. It covers a broad range of light levels which span from sensing daylight through open windows to checking whether the indicator light is on for a WiFi router. To use, permission to use the camera (first time only) must be accepted. Then, the blind or low vision user would point the phone towards a light source, listen, and feel as their phone changes tone and frequency of vibration while getting closer to the light. Only the light level at the center of the camera (directly perpendicular to the phone face) is measured. Pointing the phone directly at the light source will get the highest reading. Other features include:

Volume control:

  • Volume control buttons on side of phone control Boop's playback volume. 
  • Mute will completely turn off the sound. 
  • Toggle vibrate on or off manually with the switch at the bottom of the app.

Voice over features:

  • Two finger scrub to turn vibrate on or off. 
  • Two finger double tap to close the app. 
  • Tap center of the app to read light level.
Technical Specifications: 

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Version: 1.4

Size: 12.7 MB

Language: English

© 2016 Ariel Anders

Available

Price Check
as of: 
10/24/2016
Additional Pricing Notes: 
free download
Maker: 
Seller(s): 
Boop Light Detector

Made By:

Ariel Anders
Ariel Anders Organization Type: 
Manufacturer
Founder of apptrance and app developer. She developed the Boop Light Detector.
Web Address: 
apptrance | ariel anders

Sold By:

Apple, Inc.
Apple, Inc. Organization Type: 
Manufacturer
Address: 
Email address: info@apple.com
Phone: 800-692-7753 or 800-676-2775
Phone (U.S. and Canada): 
408-996-1010
Web Address: 
http://www.apple.com
Tags: 
Blind & Low Vision, Computers