8 Must-Have Apps To Use On Holiday
1) Gate Guru
Track your flights with real-time updates on boarding, flight delays, cancellations, gate changes and wait times. The app also provides weather reports for your landing time, access to the closest amenities including food, drink, shopping or even the nearest airport phone charging station.
2) WiFi Map
iFi map finds the nearest WiFi provider or hot-spot locations. Moreover, it even provides you with the WiFi passwords to your nearby networks—total travel game-changer for those who can't live without free WiFi.
To beat data roaming and pricy phone bills when traveling to another country, Viber allows users to text, call and send photos to other users around the world with the app.
For food lovers, Foodspotting acts as personal dining travel agent on-the-go. Think of it as an Instagram feed dedicated solely to food recommendations in your area, the feed is filled with users (both tourists and locals) food photos and restaurant recommendations. Using the #foodspotting hashtag, the app allows you to search the nearest restaurants that have whichever cuisine or particular dish you are craving.
Travel like a local by using the app's real-time updates to see what's happening around you. LocalScope taps updates from all social networks and people in your area to see what popular events are unfolding. So if there is a spontaneous parade or a new local bistro opening, you won't miss it. The app also navigates you to nearby events and attractions with its social GPS feature.
To combat all of your jet lag woes upon landing (or returning home), Entrain takes your travel schedule, dates and times and creates a customized sleep clock plan as the ultimate cure-all to your jet lag. The travel friendly app was created by students at The University of Michigan in order to help your body adjust to new timezones quicker. Just input your travel itinerary and normal sleep patterns and Entrain will curate a sleep schedule to follow once you land.
iTranslate provides users with translations for over 80 languages—from dictionaries to voice input and voice output, this is the way to avoid a foreign language faux pas while traveling.
8) XE Currency
To ease your shopping abroad budget, XE Currency is a money converter on-the-go that provides currency rates around the world. Through the app, you can calculate prices or consult with currency rate charts to see what is worth the splurge while abroad.