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Apps for smart phone for Turkey Trip

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This will be my first time traveling with a smart phone (wish the phone's owner were smart but alas, that is not the case). I have downloaded some Rick Steves apps. I gather it would be helpful to download a Turkish/English dictionary. How do I know which one to pick? Can't some apps be problematic or accompanied by viruses, etc.? What else would be helpful to have? If it matters, I have a droid.

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    Most relevant considerations are not what you have mentioned. You can read about them in reviews.

    Whether you have data access or not determines what you can do with the apps. Turkish is one of the many languages that are suffixed to death. Unless you can separate out the part of the words you would find in dictionaries, you cannot do Turkish --> English translation irrespective of whether the dictionary is online or offline capable. In this sense, translation app, such as Google translate, is more useful. However, translation apps require data access.

    If you don't have mobile data access, apps would be usable only when you have WiFi access. For this kind of use, email, airline app and weather apps are useful for managing your check-in and to check the next day's weather.

    One useful item is the offline map. With Android, Nokia's HERE map is very good. Be sure to download relevant maps to your phone while at home. It can be maddening slow to do it using Hotel Wifi. Once you have done that, you can use it without mobile data access.

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