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Welcome to the June 2019 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly series
which aims to highlight
what’s new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website. Below, you’ll find a
selection of the best content
posted to AppleVis by members of the community – from new app entries, to
app updates, to the latest
news and podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this post
are at heading level 3, and each
individual item is at heading level 4.
New and Noteworthy App Entries
Backgammon with Buddies (iOS, US$2.99)
Backgammon with Buddies lets you play backgammon with your friends whether
nearby or far away.
You can open the app and play on your phone or tablet, just as you would
with a board.
It’s also possible to play with your friends through the Messages app, by
sending the
board back and forth after every turn. If you don’t know the rules, the app
also contains
a small guide to help you get started.
Backgammon with Buddies also supports a wide range of accessibility
features, such as
Dynamic Type, reduced transparency, VoiceOver and custom rotors. This means
you can play Backgammon with all your buddies, not just those who can see or
the board.
* Beautifully designed board with rich wood textures and felt lining
* An integrated Messages app experience to play with far away friends
* Highly accessible with VoiceOver and Dynamic Type
* A lightweight app that respects your privacy

Read Backgammon with Buddies’ AppleVis App Directory entry for more
Visit Backgammon with Buddies’ App Store page

2. Sundial – Solar & Lunar Times (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Sundial displays the sun and moon’s rise/set cycle in a handy 24-hour ring.
You can
create iOS notifications for common events, including sunrise, solar noon,
moonrise, lunar noon, lunar midnight, and moonset. Notification of full
moon, new
moon, first quarter moon, and last quarter moon is also supported. You can
also create
alerts for astronomical, nautical, and civil twilight start and end,
including dawn and
Sundial is great for runners, hikers, campers, walkers, boaters, sailors,
pilots, gardeners,
farmers, photographers, film/tv production crew, astronomers, and travelers
of all
kinds. Parents, want a reminder that twilight is over and you need to get
the kids inside?
This is for you. Like to take your dog on a walk 30 minutes for sunset?
Sundial has you

Current Version: 4.3 (June 25, 2019)
Read Sundial – Solar & Lunar Times’ AppleVis App Directory entry for more
Visit Sundial – Solar & Lunar Times’ App Store page

3. The Piano (iOS, Free)
Start playing The Piano: the ultimate asset when practicing for a rehearsal,
or just for fun!
Always have a keyboard with you!
The Piano is used by music teachers, singers, songwriters, and beginners!
Enjoy the great and realistic sounds of The Piano!
The go-to app to express your musicality and creativity.
Get access today to the recording feature! Record your music, and play it
whenever you like! Play along to your own recordings for the ultimate music

Current Version: 1.2.10 (February 20, 2019)
Read The Piano’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit The Piano’s App Store page

4. Tonality – Music Reference (iOS, US$0.99)
The ultimate music theory reference tool for musicians of all skill levels.
Tonality allows
you to view and listen to a large database of piano chords and scales and
features a
chord-recognition tool that can identify chords you play on your instrument.
* Over 1,000 chords and the ability to create custom chords
* Search for chords by root, quality, extension, or any combination of
* Reverse search for chords containing certain notes
* Sort chords by key, number of pitches, key span, and more
* View different inversions and omittable notes
* View chord scale degrees and note names
* View a table of related scales
* View chords on a piano and in the staff (treble or bass clef)
* Chord identification – record a chord through your device’s
microphone and
Tonality will transcribe and identify it
* Commonly used scales and fingerings and ability to create custom
* Search for scales by root and name
* Reverse search for scales containing certain notes
* Sort scales alphabetically, by key, by number of pitches, and more
* View scale degrees and note names
* View ascending and descending versions
* View scales on a piano and in the staff (treble or bass clef)
* Add custom fingerings
* Interactive circle of fifths: view key signatures and scales for
major and minor
* Jump to relative or parallel keys
In addition to adding your own custom chords, scales, and fingerings, you
* Change the color scheme
* Choose the playback instrument (piano, electric piano, organ,
strings, or guitar)
* Choose whether to show all keys (including theoretical ones) or only
used keys

Current Version: 2.3 (June 28, 2019)
Read Tonality – Music Reference’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
Visit Tonality – Music Reference’s App Store page

5. Trace See (iOS, Free)
This App is based on the concept that people with visual impairment can ‘see
color by
sound’. By touching the picture screen with your finger, you can recognize
the shape,
the shade, the color of what is being photographed, in this order, by voice
and sound.
When you want to know the sight in front of you, take a picture. In
addition, you can
select a picture from your album and use it. If the picture is decided, turn
off the Voice
It represents eight colors of Red, Yellow red, Yellow, Yellow green, Green,
Blue green,
Blue and Purple with the organ “CDEFGABC” scale.
Brown and Beige are represented by the low sound “C” or “B” of piano.
It also expresses the light and shade with the sound of percussion
It is the App that people who can not see the picture feel the shape and
color with
sound. By the side, you can enjoy the photograph more directly if the
visible person
explains the photograph.

Current Version: 1.5 (May 31, 2019)
Read Trace See’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Trace See’s App Store page

6. Trace See Plus (iOS, US$0.99)
Use App when people with visual impairment want to know what is in a
picture. The
application selects the closest thing from the 1000 categories of the
learning model and
answers in English the probability of the correct answer as to what the
image is. Also,
detect the person’s face and answer the number of people. Since all
processing is
completed inside the device you use, you can use it with confidence without
information such as photos to the outside.
After recognizing the image, by touching the screen with your finger,
examine the color
and shape of what is being seen with voice and sound.

Current Version: 1.20 (May 30, 2019)
Read Trace See Plus’ AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Trace See Plus’ App Store page

All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at:
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