Mobile Travel Apps

Mobile Travel Apps
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 15, 2010

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AutoPilot is the perfect app for all travelers, frequent flyers and seldom flyers. AutoPilot allows you to store your flight, hotel, or car reservations. It has convenient features such as flight status updates, weather in your destination, and a place to store all of your confirmation numbers.

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Ever been stranded in a new city and you need somewhere to crash for the night? Yea, so have we. Instead of ending up at a filthy cheap motel, pick up your iPhone and browse through the almost 40 million hotel reviews on TripAdvisor. The app also allows you to view resturantes, things to do in the area and flights.

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Forgetting to pack a belt or a certain amount of socks can be quite irritating when traveling away from home. This app makes packing easy while making sure you don’t forget the little necessities.

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MetrO covers 400 cities. This app allows you to choose the cities you want while being your hand held GPS system. The app allows you to see your location on a map as well as show you what shops are around you.

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It’s almost unheard of to still use paper maps and tour guides. If you’ve upgraded like us, download HearPlanet, your pocket tour guide. This neat app also plays the Wikipedia descriptions for the nearby attractions aloud.

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As one of the coolest ways to view an area, Google Earth’s satellite images gives you an accurate and precise view of the area your traveling to. Once you get there, you’ll know exactly where everything is.

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Often getting lost in airports, or just plain old bored while waiting for your departure? GateGuru has maps of 86 airports in the U.S., 12 in Canada, and London’s Heathrow. The app allows you to see what’s available and where you can find it in each terminal. GateGuru also features reviews for restaurants, and souvenir shops.

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Next Flight enables you to track scheduled departures for over 4,200 airports and 1,100 airlines. You can conveniently track these thousands of flights by carrier. Don’t let the numbers scare you.

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Absolutely perfect for road trips, Cheap Gas shows you exactly where the nearest inexpensive gas station is.

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It’s a complete waste of paper and energy to lug around multiple translator books. Babelingo has 300-entry phrases with 11 languages, and it’s all in a small hand held device! So convenient.

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Next Flight enables you to track scheduled departures for over 4,200 airports and 1,100 airlines. You can conveniently track these thousands of flights by carrier. Don’t let the numbers scare you.

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Your airline/online travel agent—Book flights, check in, cancel reservations, and track your flight status for just about any airline. You can also manage your itineraries from your online travel agencies such as Expedia, Travelocity, and Hotels.com.

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