When it comes to travel, you can and should take your iOS device with you! For a list of essential apps to pack before travelling, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks of the Best Travel Apps for iPhone and iPad, or read on for breaking news and reviews of travel applications from the App Store.
ToucHotel Finds Hotels with Just a Few Touches
As the summer travel season is approaching, there are some serious benefits to being an iPhone user. If you haven’t already discovered the numerous ways to use your iPhone to find restaurants, buy tickets, book hotels, and perform other useful tasks while traveling, then it’s time to start living a little.
ItalyGuides: Vatican Museum Tour Shows You Places You Might Not Otherwise See
If you're planning to take a trip to Rome, Italy, the Vatican will undoubtedly be on your itinerary. When you go, take along ItalyGuides: Vatican Museum Tour, from ComPart Multimedia. It’s a pocket tour guide that will help you navigate through the Vatican’s many museums and treasures with the least amount of wear on your shoes and lower back.
Put Manhattan's SOHO Shopping District in Your Pocket
SOHOinmypocket, from AppFury, LLC, is a straightforward directory and location-aware navigation app that informs you of what’s around you and how to get there. In this case, it’s New York City’s famed SOHO and NoLita districts, a 50-block area of Manhattan replete with restaurants, galleries, funky little shops and other retail outlets.
A Look at Flook the Location Browser
Flook the Location Browser was released last month in the App Store and while it’s categorized as a travel app, it offers a bit of a social entertainment value to boot.
Basically, Flook lets you see events, people, and places both near you and around the world.
PixTalk Conveys Many Different Meanings With Pictures
PixTalk — Wandering about a foreign country and wondering where you can get your hands on a deadly weapon? Well, there’s an app for that!
In all seriousness, though you could conceivably convey that very message (or one much more frightening) with Space Lama’s PixTalk, the whole point of this app is based on that age-old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words.”
PixTalk is an app designed to allow users to convey their meaning through pictures when verbal communication fails.
Globemaster: Offline Travel Guide is Clever, Polished and Endlessly Interesting
Whether you're planning an exotic itinerary or just imagining a trip to foreign lands, Globemaster: Offline Travel Guide is a good place to start.
Paris 3D Presents a New Way to Discover the City of Lights
Paris 3D is more than just an awesome map app, it's a practical guidebook for discovering Paris on foot, in a car, or from your living room.
Disneyland iGuide by Walkee is a magical link to Walt's Kingdom
I wasn't too sure I could test the Disneyland iGuide by Walkee without a visit to the "happiest place on Earth." However, since my app purchase did not include a ticket I realized I'd just have to give it my best shot.
3 Numbers is a Travel Utility App that Provides Way More than 3 Functions
3 Numbers - Despite the influx of tip calculators, currency converters, note apps and other utilitarian applications for iPhone, the new releases keep coming. One of the latest, 3 Numbers by Politepix, is a traveler’s multi-tool, enabling conversion of currency and units combined with both standard and tip calculators and more.
Qype Radar is Not on My Radar and Probably Not Yours Either
Qype Radar is a free app designed to be an on-location guide to places to go, eat, and shop based on user reviews. Qype.com is apparently a European web portal and appears to be a widely used web-based user referral and review site for parts of the UK and some other major European cities.
Not For Tourists Manhattan City Guide Debuts in App Store
I don’t live in New York, but if I did or were to travel there, I would have no qualms about taking along the Not For Tourists Manhattan City Guide on my iPhone. If you’ve ever seen the Not For Tourists book series, the comprehensive award-winning city guides available for several US cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Washington D.C., as well as one for London, then you are already familiar with the Not For Tourists style.
Want to be a Pro at Packing? Check Out Packing Pro
Packing Pro is an organizational packing checklist for anyone preparing to travel for any reason. From the very beginning when I first checked out this app, I felt as if Quinn Genzel, the developer of Packing Pro and the lite version, Packing, personally knows me and wants to be my travel buddy.
Lingopal-Fun Multilingual Phrasebook Flirts with Travelers
Global travelers, especially the flirty kind, will find Lingopal-Fun Multilingual Phrasebook, can help them get along with the locals.
The best place to start with Lingopal-Fun Multilingual Phrasebook is the Setting icon on the right side of the bottom menu bar.
Hear Planet: This Audio Tour Guide is Slightly Off Its Axis
HearPlanet Inc. bills their HearPlanet iPhone app as the Worlds First Talking Tour Guide for your cell phone! Sometimes being the first is not necessarily the best position to be in. While Hear Planet is a wonderful concept much fine-tuning is definitely needed to have this planet rotating properly.
ICOON Traveler's Picture Phrasebook is a Reassuring Travel Buddy
Nervous about traveling someplace where you cannot speak the language? Fear not. ICOON global picture dictionary by AMBERPRESS is less complicated than any translation phrasebook I have used and it is handily accessible right on your iPhone.