Are you travelling regularly, or do you plan to travel soon, for work or personal experience? Regardless, what you probably need is a handful of applications that can help you out on your travels. Below you will find a list of 9 Android apps for travellers that you should definitely consider.
The Expedia website has been around for quite some time, but you can now take advantage of its features through the Expedia app for Android. It can help you find discounts on hotel bookings, search for flights, check the weather and read reviews.
If you reside in the US, then “911″ is the number to call in case of emergency. However, other countries have different numbers, and it’s always good to know where to find help if needed. TravelSafe Pro contains a database of emergency service numbers for pretty much every country in the world.
It can be quite tedious to exchange currencies without knowing what rates you can expect. Currency Converter gives the necessary information, and allows you to convert between international currencies, both online and offline.
Marine: Europe is a very rich application that includes downloadable charts for coastlines and lakes, allowing you to plot your aquatic adventure ahead of time and without headaches. Information on changes in weather is also provided by the app, so is data on currents and tide predictions.
The Kayak.com website has become one of the most popular travel search engines around. Now, it includes booking options as well, and with the Kayak app, you can pre-pay hotel reservations, flights and car rentals.
If you plan on visiting other countries then you’re probably going to need a language guide / translator. Google Translate is what you’re looking for, as it is capable of translating 63 languages, and can translate text-to-text as well.
Wikitude is a great application if you plan on visiting points of interests. It uses augmented reality technology, and in combination with your phone’s camera, it can provide tons of information regarding the POIs around you.
One of the joys of visiting another country is to try out the local cuisine. Foodspotting provides user-generated recommendations on various dishes and restaurants located in the area you’re visiting. It’s a great app to help you find the best restaurant in town, depending on your culinary tastes.
While this isn’t necessarily a travelling app, WhatsApp made the list simply because it can be used as a text messaging application from all over the world. No roaming? No problem. WhatsApp uses Wi-Fi connectivity for text messages, so all you need to do is to find a Wi-Fi hotspot and you can be in touch with your friends from thousands of miles away.