In this day and age we have the power to do many things with our mobile phones. We can use it as a photo editing studio, web conferencing app or even a bar code scanner. The possibilities are endless when it comes to mobile technology. One of the very handy features of most modern phones is the GPS function. The GPS functionality of the iPhone can allow you to utilize a number of very helpful apps that will come in handy for any traveler. Today we’re going to discuss some of the best travel guides for the iPhone. We’ll cover their functionality, price and features. Let’s get started!
1. Next Flight
Anyone who has traveled in the past knows just how frustrating it can be to deal with airline delays. This handy little app will give you all of the updates on your flight. Rather than waiting around without a clue, you can have access to information from more than 4,200 airports as well as over 1,100 airlines. This is the perfect solution for anyone who wants an extra heads up for their flight status. The app is reasonably priced at $2.99.
2. Urban Spoon
How many times have you sat around for hours trying to decide where to eat at? Well, this app will save you a lot of time and frustration. All you have to do is give your mobile phone a shake and it will spin around a slot machine-like dial that will land on a local restaurant. Don’t worry; the restaurants that are featured in the app have all been given good ratings. The best thing about this app is that it’s completely free!
3. Hear Planet
Everyone knows that hiring a tour guide is very expensive. This awesome iPhone app will let you hear everything you need to know about your surrounding area. The app will read aloud Wikipedia descriptions of your area based on your GPS location. This is extremely handy for those who want to learn all about the history of the region that they’re visiting. The app does cost $3.99, but it is certainly much cheaper than hiring a tour guide!
4. Wi-Fi Finder
One of the most frustrating things about traveling is not knowing where to find a Wi-Fi spot. Thankfully, there is a programmer out there who has been through this very same frustration. This is a great little app that will tell you where to find Wi-Fi spots in over 135 countries. It will also display information about the hotspots and alert you as to whether or not they cost money. This is a completely free app, but it has proved to be invaluable!
Wondering what the weather will be like after your flight, but still want to keep an eye on your current location’s weather? This app is for you. You will have the ability to look at multiple weather forecasts for places all around the globe. The Weather Channel app is highly customizable as well. This app is also free.