Which device?It doesnt matter whether
youre using an iPhone or anAndroid device, so long as you have a smartphone with anactive account in the applicable app store:The majority of the apps youll see here are free but mayrequire in-app purchase.
Important Travel Phone TipsWhen travelling
internationally, most phone networks charge excessive feesfor data usage. Be sure that you understand the cost of data on your network.Liberty Travel encourage you to speak with your service provider in advance tolearn more about fees and activating or de-activating Global Data Roaming.Without global roaming activated with your service provider you may not beable to use your phone at all to make calls or send/receive messages. You mayalso need to find out how to enable/disable this option on your device.Finally, download all your apps, maps and resources before you hit the road.You dont want a phone bill that costs more than your vacation!
Word LensPlatforms: iOS, Android See
the world in your language:Cost: FREE w/ in-app instantly translate printed wordspurchase using your built-in video camera, in real time! Currently this app supports French, Italian and Spanish for a cost of $4.99 each. (PLEASE NOTE: each language pack must be purchased separately from within the app.)
TripItPlatforms: iOS, Android No more
frantic searching forCost: FREE confirmation emails in yourDownload inbox - or worse yet - hunting down that pesky manila folder. TripIt is an easier way to organize and share travel. TripIt “automagically” takes all your trip details and creates one truly helpful itinerary that’s there when and where you need it – on your iPhone or iPad, syncd with your calendar, and online at tripit.com.
GogobotPlatforms: iOS Gogobot is the
best way to travelCost: FREE in the know! Whether youreDownload planning your next getaway or simply exploring your own city, Gogobot is the complete travel companion. Explore destinations, plan and book your next trip, document your travels and share it all with your friends.
Lonely Planet Travel GuidesPlatforms: iOS,
Android Start your journey with theCost: FREE w/ in-app purchases world’s favourite travel guidesDownload and phrasebooks designed specifically for your iPhone, all available in one free app. Lonely Planets location-aware city, country and regional guides - as well as phrasebooks and walking tour apps - work offline so there are no data roaming fees, even when travelling internationally.
XE currencyPlatforms: iOS, Android Convert
every world currencyCost: FREE on-the-go with the universallyDownload optimized XE Currency App for iPhone and iPad. It features live currency rates, charts, and even stores the last updated rates, so it works when the Internet doesnt. This FREE and simple currency calculator has received over five million downloads. XE Currency was an app of the week in iTunes, and has been featured by the BBC, the LA Times, CNN, and The Travel Channel!
WikitudePlatform: iOS, Android Wikitude is
your "third eye" andCost: FREE allows you to see things youDownload wouldnt normally see. By using the camera, simply hold up your smartphone and engage with your immediate surroundings. Get information on places, find restaurants, discover people and even play games - all through Wikitude’s field of vision.
Google TranslatePlatforms: iOS, Android Translate
words and phrasesCost: FREE between more than 60Download languages using Google Translate for iOS. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations. ● Translate text between 64 languages ● Translate by speaking the text instead of typing it (17 languages) ● Listen to your translations spoken aloud (24 languages)
GroundlinkPlatforms: iOS, Android GroundLink makes
it easy forCost: FREE you to book a car service rideDownload world-wide. Get picked up immediately or plan ahead with the app. A leading provider of ground travel, GroundLink’s fleet is on the ground and ready to get you to your destination in over 110 countries. Where the innovative “Ride Now” service is available, watch your driver moving en-route to your pick-up location.
AroundMePlatforms: iOS Similar to Wikitude,Cost:
FREE AroundMe allows you toDownload quickly find out information about your surroundings. How many times have you found yourself of finding the closest Gas Station? Using your location, AroundMe will find you nearest Bank, Bar, Hospital, etc.
FlightAwarePlatforms: iOS, Android Free, live
flight tracker and flightCost: FREE status from FlightAware for your smartphone. This app allows you to track the real-time flight status and tracking map of any commercial flight worldwide. Search by aircraft registration, route, airline, flight number, city pair, or airport code. Tracking data includes complete flight details and full-screen maps with NEXRAD radar overlay.
FourSquarePlatform: iOS Android Heading out?
Foursquare helpsCost: FREE you and your friends make the most of where you are. ● Get personalized recommendations and deals based on where you, your friends and people with your tastes have been. ● Search for anything (from free wi-fi to ‘dumplings’) or browse popular categories. ● Discover insider tips and lists from local experts, brands, and celebrities.
Taxi MagicPlatforms: iOS, Android Free
electronic taxi bookingCost: FREE, but you still pay nationwide with the award-for the taxi! winning Taxi Magic app.Download Taxi Magic is revolutionizing the taxi industry with the first online taxi booking service directly integrated into taxi dispatch systems, so no phone call is needed.
NextStopPlatforms: iOS, Android NextStop is
an iPhone/iPodCost: $2.99 Touch app for New York CityDownload Subway riders who dont like to waste a minute. At a quick glance, it tells you when the next train is scheduled to arrive based on your current location, selected station, or pre- defined favorites. With this information in hand, it’ s easy to figure out the quickest route between point A and point B.
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