In June this year I am heading off to South America for six weeks. Today we have been busy looking online to find out what weather will await us and therefore what clothes to pack. While there I need to manage to keep track of multiple bookings and arrangements as well as keeping in touch with my networks at home and on the Internet. Travel Apps for my Iphone are definitely one of the things that can make life easier for me – thanks to those to plod away at mobile app development!
Here are my picks for some of the best:
How much does it cost in my dollars? One of the key questions when buying a cup of coffee or a leather jacket. I found this app indispensable.
Do I need my rain jacket at the top of my bag or not. Do I need easy access to that jacket after I get off the plane. WeatherPro can help answer these basic questions.
I would not be without my Airbnb App. I am a host on Airbnb, and regularly use it for accommodation when I travel. I love staying in hosted accommodation where I can meet the locals and discover more about how they live.
As with Airbnb I am both a reviewer and a user of the information on TripAdvisor. It is a great way to find somewhere to eat or stay locally within walking distance. I love the proximity based search system. And I like food or the accommodation I can easily post a review straight away. I must say I am not one for writing negative reviews but if I love the place I like to share the experience.
Having never been that good at languages, an App like Google translate is a must for me. The first time I came across this I was in Hanoi trying to find out the cost of something. The shop owner went to his computer started typing her question and it appeared in English for me. I typed the answer in English and the deal was done.
When I was in Kerala in India recently I got a Sim card with data only which meant that I could not text so WhatsApp was fantastic. All I needed to do was to get my key friends on WhatsApp and I was sorted.
A sign saying free Wi-Fi is enough to get me to stop and stay awhile. As a blogger I want to post stories regularly and keep in touch via social media. So this Wi-Fi finder is a must for me when travelling and free Wi-Fi is not available.