Travel Apps

May 2nd, 2016, 10:06 PM
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Travel Apps

Can anyone tell me the best travel apps?
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May 3rd, 2016, 12:30 AM
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CAMRA Good Beer Guide
CaskFinder
XE Currency
DB Navigator
Google Goggles
Google Translate
Google Maps
National Rail
National Trust
Offi (Directions, Networks, and Stations)
OsmAnd
VGN
WeatherUnderground
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May 3rd, 2016, 04:34 AM
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in the USA, WAZE for traffic, etc.
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May 3rd, 2016, 04:36 AM
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How is WAZE better than Google?
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May 4th, 2016, 02:55 PM
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Waze and Google are essentially the same thing. Google bought Waze last year. The only difference at this point is that Waze looks cooler

My top travel apps
Traverse App (Save places you go and discover new places + tips from friends)
Google Maps (directions are great and best search)
Kayak (only use it for car rentals but it rocks there)

Hope it helps!
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May 5th, 2016, 10:24 AM
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Thanks for your replies guys!! Any app to save on data roaming or make it free ?
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May 5th, 2016, 10:37 AM
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I use T-Mobile, and turn off a lot of background stuff. Doubt that such an app exists.
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May 6th, 2016, 09:35 PM
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When you say apps, do you mean phone apps or web apps? Since you mentioned National Rail, I highly recommend "Captain Train", at least for France and Italy and I think a few other countries. The story of how those guys sued the France rail company to get access to their data is really interesting. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Train
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May 6th, 2016, 09:37 PM
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Oh, to answer searchmaster's question, there are mapping programs you can get that don't use any data because they download all the map data ahead of time. But they're expensive and take up a lot of memory. Aside from that, use wifi whenever you can.
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May 7th, 2016, 09:44 AM
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What about roaming apps to save phone bills?
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May 9th, 2016, 05:36 AM
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Obviously, apps like Expedia and Air Sharing, to book hotels and plane tickets. Also, weather forecast apps : http://forecast.io/ Some kind of map, Google Maps or something that builds on it, allows you to plot a route and calculate the distance, for example: http://en.cutway.net/distance/40-41/ There are many similar road map apps like that, choose what you like. For finding interesting places locally, you can use Foursquare. In terms of sharing and proving once and for all and that you have existed and traveled, I am not original and use Instagram.
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May 10th, 2016, 10:29 PM
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Hi, thanks for the question. There are many travel apps which are easy-to-use and provide real convenience to the user. For eg: Duolingo is one such app that helps you escape the language trouble if you are travelling to another country. Likewise, an app called Ajura is too good for your wallet. It slashes the international mobile roaming charges to a good extent; https://www.ajura.com/
Another good app is Foodspotting which helps you find your favorite dishes when you search for a restaurant offering your likeable cuisine.
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May 10th, 2016, 11:46 PM
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Foursquare? Is that still a thing?
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May 11th, 2016, 11:16 PM
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Well, I use it, but I am ready to agree that I can be somewhat slow on the uptake, or clingy.
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May 12th, 2016, 04:47 AM
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Thanks all for your answers! Got a lot of information...
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