Travel Technology - Apps for Travelers on iOS?
Jul 17, 12, 7:32 am
Do you know any useful apps for travelers?
There are many articles about those, but everyone is different.
So letís post some apps that we use.
My friend recommended this - Travel Alarm Clock Pro
He flies a lot, so he uses this alarm to manage his time.
Aug 6, 12, 4:19 pm
I love Tripit, SeatGuru, Yelp, and Hearplanet. Around Me is also a great app
Aug 14, 12, 7:34 am
WordLens (amazing, translates signs (words) on the fly through the camera)
The Layover (Anthony Bourdain)
CultureGuide (various countries)
London Tube (also others like Paris Metro)
BART (San Francisco)
HopStop (transit planner)
GateGuru (where to eat/shop in airports)
Cards (Apple postcard creator - even when overseas it allows me to send a postcard in the U.S. for $2.99)
SitOrSquat (public toilet locator)
Waze (crowd-sourced traffic)
NPR News/BBC News
Google Voice (lets me send texts to my family in the U.S. when I'm overseas for free)
Aug 14, 12, 8:53 am
You might find http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travel-technology/848219-favorite-iphone-ipad-applications.html useful, as it covers ios apps. It's conveniently placed at the top of this forum.
Aug 15, 12, 6:12 am
I know its included but thought I'd chime in and say Google Maps is amazing, and don't miss its "hidden" feature of doing transit routings. In Bangkok and other cities you just click where you want to go, hit the "bus" button and it'll show you where to get the bus, the bus times, where to get off, etc. Makes using foreign public transit a breeze.
Other apps I use frequently on the road
Yelp (USA only)
HappyHours (find cheap drinks and food specials, amazing in New Orelans!)
Talkatone for free calls over wifi using Google Voice
Skyscanner for finding cheap flights (seems to work better in Asia than USA)
Mar 25, 13, 5:54 am
As for me FlightHero + TripIt are the best.
I like design of FlightHero and other features. It looks great on my iPhone.
And sync with TripIt makes my trips simpler.
For more information look here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id519200450?mt=8
Mar 25, 13, 9:39 am
Somehow, we're all into finding new travel apps. The sticky gets a little tedious to work through.
I do like Google Maps because I can ask for walking directions and it gives me walking times.
I'm going to look at WordLens - it does sound pretty cool.
Mar 25, 13, 9:32 pm
Embark has worked well for me. Allows me to navigate transit systems even when there's no signal underground.
Moneypass helps locate surcharge-free ATMs.
Mar 25, 13, 11:16 pm
I use Embark NYC when I'm home (the push alerts for service disruptions are nice). I use All Subway ($0.99 I think) when I travel. It has full zoomable maps of most of the metro systems in most midsize-and-up world cities.
(moderator note: I agree the big sticky is hard to wade through...let's see how this thread works out.)