TRAVEL TIPS AND TOOLS
April 2010 BMPR
Donna J. Tuttle @writeontime
MOBILE APPS FOR TRAVEL
How it works: take a photo of your mouth and
iLingual animates it to hundreds of phrases in three
languages. Find it in the iTunes app store.
How it works: take a photo on your trip, choose an address from your phone, type a
message, and a hard copy postcard is sent. 99 cents in the U.S./$1.49 international
Digital postcards that you can email from your
address book or upload instantly to your Twitter,
Flickr or Facebook feed.
Taxi locating service that is integrated with taxi
dispatch and GPS services for use with iPhone,
BlackBerry, Android and Palm.
In case of weather and other emergencies: Live feeds
from police, ﬁre, EMS, railroad and more.
Add trip details from multiple sources by using the
record locator or trip ID
Updates on ﬂights, cancellations, warnings, etc.
MORE MOBILE TRAVEL APPS
I’m in Town
Local Gas Prices
Just a few in the myriad travel websites to help plan and
make the most of your trip.
Ultimate Experience for iPad
Guidebooks for iPhones: Made them available free
after the volcanic ash left many stranded. 3 million
downloads in one week.
Q. I'm driving from Bris to Melb but need to stop overnight in
A. So if you want some place to stay there is a Hostel. YHA, pretty cheap
maybe $30 a night. It is meant to be good but I have never stayed there.
You wont see snow unless it's July and you go through the Snowy
Can’t get that one question answered about your
destination? Post a question and get answers from
locals and visitors.
Find a tour guide for
the city to which
schedule and pay
A website for
View other people’s
trips, budgets, photos,
tips and tools
Travel for families of
Lists hotels that will
accommodate at least
6 in a room