Dave Purdum Butler University, Gabbi Forsythe Butler University, Ryan Graham Butler University
Faculty Sponsor(s): Panos Linos Butler UniversityA Butler Software Engineering team of students have developed an innovative phone app for the blind and visually impaired called GuideDawg. GuideDawg has been used by students at the Indiana School of the Blind to navigate from one location on campus to another. We have expanded upon this previous work to radically update the application. The main purpose of the updated version of GuideDawg is to provide features customized for Butler’s own visually impaired students on our campus. Based upon feedback we received from a Butler visually impaired student, we have implemented new app-wide features such as speech recognition, allowing users to interact with the app by voice. In addition, new practices and technologies have been utilized to develop the updated application. For example, we now use Xamarin, a cross platform mobile framework which will allow us to minimize development time but provide a solution for all devices.
Mathematics & Computer Science
When & Where
Gallahue Hall 105