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The Top iPhone Apps For Travel

Date Added: September 15, 2011 03:02:30 AM
Author: James
Category: Travel

Thanks to a technological revolution, the world of travel has undeniably changed. From phrasebooks and translators , torches and alarms, street maps, subway maps, tube maps, flights and hotels rooms, we have the power to access these wherever we happen to be in the world with just the push of a button...



Flights are often key to travelling! Download the Skyscanner app and you'll have instant access to the most flexible, powerful and unique flight search app in the world. The best thing about this app is the flexibility it gives you within dates and airports. For example, let's say you're thinking of flying to Jamaica. You haven't booked your accommodation yet so you don't mind which airport you fly to (Norman Manley or Montenegro). Likewise you're based in London so can fly from any of the three London airports. The Skyscanner app gives you all of this functionality (see the Skyscanner website as an example). says "If you only download one iPhone travel app, make sure it’s this one."



Packing bags for travel is not most people's idea of fun, but with this handy app it can certainly be made a whole lot easier. Basically an inventory of what you've packed and still need to pack, this list is one of those indispensable things to have if you unhappily find your bags have gone missing at the airport or not arrived at their destination at all, or you think you've had some items stolen while travelling. This list is a must when trying to claim back compensation on insurance.


Help Call

When we go on holiday, most of us prefer to fixate on the positive aspects of travel rather than the negative. This is understandable but not always practical. Help Call is one of those apps that you would be glad to have in a worst case scenario. Help Call connects your iPhone directly to emergency numbers no matter where you are. You can even set a number to dial when you shake your phone in case you are unable to dial for any reason. The interface is simple with four pictures; police, fire, ambulance and friend. Don't leave home without it. You can't buy peace of mind.


Lonely Planet Phrasebooks

If you're not a natural polyglot don't let a lack of languages inhibit you from travelling. At the same time, there is no need to pack a truck load of phrasebooks either. All you need to do is download the fantastic Lonely Planet Phrasebook that gives you more than 600 common phrases in languages from Spanish and Italian to Czech, Swahili and 12 more. Arranged in categories, every phrase is spelled phonetically making it easy to pronounce but comes in audio format too if you need some extra help.


World Customs

Having an appreciation and grasp on local culture and customs could mean the difference between making a friend for life or an enemy. With this app you can simply select your location and find out everything you need to know about greetings, how to communicate, etiquette, issues around gender, cultural facts, taboos and laws. There is information for over 165 countries leaving you able to blend in like a local, with your knowledge of local customs.