I am still fairly fascinated with the technology of today that can help a traveler, compared to even 10 years ago. If you have a smartphone, travel apps can help you out tremendously. Listed below you’ll find some of the most popular travel apps listed in the cybersphere.
GateGuru: described as “a new tool to transform the chaotic and unfamiliar airport environment into a more satisfying experience before and after flights, and during layovers. GateGuru serves as the leading light to locate the best food, shopping and service options within any airport…” Sweet!
Flightboard: A very basic application, users can check in on any airport’s “Arrivals and Departures” screen. Also, receive alerts with real-time flight updates.
Sitorsquat: This sounds laughable, until you need it! This app helps you locate a public toilet. Just enter an address, zipcode, city, or interesection and the app gets to work!
Foodspotting: We all need to eat! Bonus — Foodspotting is also a social network that allows reviews.
Google translate: Ahh, yes. Essential. Enough said.
WordLens: Are you kidding me? This is an instant translation service using an iPhone or iPad’s camera. Hover over the foreign text (say on a public sign) and the translation appears almost right away. WOW.
Share-a-bill: Pure genius for people traveling with friends. Share-a-bill says, “Simply input participating individuals…and see how the numbers fall.” This applies to food, gas, accomodations, entertainment…what a blessing.
Weatherbug: A good place to check the weather at the location you will be going.
Many of these apps are free, but not all are. However…travel apps in general? PRICELESS.