Top 4 Free Android Travel Apps
Portable devices like smartphones and tablets have changed the way people travel. Whether commuting to work, or going on vacation, having an Android tablet or smartphone is a must. With the rapidly expanding app market, there are hundreds of travel apps available at your finger tips. The next time you plan to go out of the house for an excursion, make sure you have downloaded a few of these free Android tablet apps.
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If you are going to fly the friendly skies, hit the road, or do anything that involves being miles away from home, you need Tripit. This travel app is a great tool for organizing and sharing your travel plans. Tripit can do this better than a human can, and collates all the relevant information on your smartphone, Android tablet, desktop or laptop. As soon as you have registered, simply forward all your travel confirmation emails to the app (this includes hotel reservations, plane tickets, and car rental information). From there, Tripit takes over and compiles this information into an organized, easy to follow itinerary. Tripit also has a social facet. If your family members, coworkers or friends use the app, you can add them to your network and keep up with their travels as well.
Voted the “Best Augmented Reality Browser” 2009-2011, Wikitude lets you travel the world through your Android tablet or smartphone. Wikitude is more like a travel guide, overlaying Wikipedia and other user-generated content, on your camera viewfinder, to provide relevant information about your current location. The app uses GPS, compass, and movement sensors to detect landmarks captured on screen. Wikitude also lets you search for specific places like restaurants, ATMs, hotels, etc.. With more than 100 million places listed and interactive content from multiple providers displayed, Wikitude really makes for one of the ultimate travel guides.
You may think of this one as a no-brainer—it is already installed on your phone, and even in your Android tablet. For individuals who are born of the Internet age, GoogleMaps is something that one cannot live without. Gone are the days when people use maps for travelling by road. They now use GPS on a range of devices to navigate through unknown streets, and reach obscure locations. With its excellent mapping features and powerful Street View capabilities, you just can’t ignore this app while on the road. When heading overseas or to a place with bad mobile coverage, make sure to pre-cache map data map information before you go.
- Hotels Near Me
This app takes advantage of the GPS chip in your Android device to consult more than 60,000 hotel databases to locate an available place to stay in your proximity. Hotels Near Me also features star ratings, hotel contact information, and user reviews for every featured hotel. As soon as you select a place to stay, the app shows you an image gallery, and lists price quotes for the duration of your stay. You can even book a hotel room directly from your device.
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