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Neo Compass App

Table Of Contents

A. Guideline 2.1 – Information Needed

Vid. 1 — Initial pairing process

B. Guideline 4.3 – Design

Fig. 1 — Luna Navigator
Fig. 2 — Neo Compass
Tab. 1 — Luna & Neo Features

C. Guideline 4.3 – Design

Fig. 3 — Luna App Icon
Fig. 4 — Neo App Icon
Fig. 5 — Vernier App Icon

D. Closing Statement

E. Guideline 2.1 – Information Needed

Vid. 2 — Initial Pairing Process Repeated

History of App reviewer rejections — with developer responses

A. Guideline 2.1 – Information Needed

we need access to a video that demonstrates the current version of your app in use on a physical iOS device, which shows the initial pairing process and entire app workflow with the designated hardware.

provide a link to a demo video in the App Review Information section of App Store Connect, then reply to this message. The demo video must include the entire app workflow, beginning with pairing the iOS device to the hardware.

-App reviewer

Vid. 1 — Initial pairing process

B. Guideline 4.3 – Design

This app duplicates the content and functionality of other apps on the App Store, which is considered a form of spam.

Specifically, this app is available in the same locations as another identical app you submitted to the App Store.

-App reviewer

No, this app does not duplicate the content and functionality of Global Tactile’s, or ANY other apps on the App Store.

If you are specifically referring to the Luna Navigator by Global Tactile, then here is a list of similarities — AND MAJOR DIFFERENCES — in computational algorithm, form, and function:

First, let’s compare the user interfaces featuring completely different instrument clusters:

Fig. 1 Luna Navigator

Fig. 2 Neo Compass

Tab. 1 — Luna & Neo Features

Table 1 hi-lights the similarities and major differences between the Luna Navigator and Neo Compass:

The Neo Compass and Luna Navigator compare and contrast similar to Apple’s very own “Compass” and “Maps” Apps.

The Neo Compass serves blind people the same way Apple’s “Compass” App serves sighted people. It provides a robust visual-tactile COMPASS experience for blind orientation, and tactical orienteering. You can choose a bearing, based on an estimate of True North, and follow it. That is the necessary and sufficient definition of a compass.

Conversely, the Luna Navigator serves blind people the same way Apple’s “Maps” App serves sighted people. Luna allows users to LOAD MAPS and FOLLOW COURSES, thereby providing a robust visual-tactile NAVIGATION experience for blind and tactical navigation. Luna computes Geodesic routes based on location and orientation estimates.

There is no way to use the Luna Navigator as a tactile Compass, and there is no way to use the Neo Compass as a tactile Navigator. In fact, it is impossible to use either App in exchange for the other, because they compute different courses. These two products could not be more different in their functionality.

We would be more than happy to further help the reviewers understand the differences in functionality between a COMPASS and a NAVIGATOR.

C. Guideline 4.3 – Design

We noticed that your app icon is identical to the icons of other apps already submitted to the App Store.

Apps that use the same icon make it difficult for users to find apps and are considered a form of spam.

-App reviewer

Here is our NEW icon set for the Luna Navigator (all releases), Neo Compass (1.2+), and Vernier App (1.1+):

Fig. 3 — Luna Icon
Fig. 4. — Neo Icon (release 1.2+)
Fig. 5 — Vernier Icon (release 1.1+)

First, the Luna Navigator icon features a black background with a green stylized “G” on the left, pointing to a magenta Moravian star on the right.

Second, the Neo Compass icon features a black background with a green stylized “G” on the right, rotated upside-down, pointing to a magenta Moravian star on the left.

Third, the Vernier App (version 1.1+) icon features a green stylized “G” on the bottom, rotated 90 degrees, pointing to a magenta Moravian star above.

Although these icons correlate statistically, they in fact appear strikingly different to the visual system of a regular or visually-impaired user. The bright green curve sweeping along one side of the space, in contrast with the bright magenta sprite on the opposing side serves two functions simultaneously: 1) orientation matters and allows the low-vision and regular user to find the correct icon using the aforementioned cues; and 2) it unifies our product line.

D. Closing statement

Thank you for your continued consideration. We hope we have provided sufficient information, and we would be happy to elaborate and clarify as necessary and requested.

If you have any further questions, as always please feel free to contact me at anytime.

Thank you

Christopher S. Kallie, Ph.D.
Creator & President

(262) 563-1145
GlobalTactile.com
Kallie@GlobalTactile.com

Global Tactile, LLC
155 E Capitol Dr, Ste 9F
Hartland, WI 53029

E. Guideline 2.1 – Information Needed

we need access to a video that demonstrates the current version of your app in use on a physical iOS device, which shows the initial pairing process and entire app workflow with the designated hardware.

-App reviewer

Vid. 2 – Initial Pairing Process Repeated

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