Mobile Apps are hard to get away from these days; there seems to be an App for everything, and don’t deny it smartphone owners, you have all been guilty of muttering those tiresome words: ‘I’ve got an App for that!’ The world of travel is no exception, which is why My Destination thought a roundup of some of the more novel offerings for the modern traveller was in order…
1. Sit or Squat
Does this sound familiar: you are engaged in a painful-looking Irish jig, desperately clueless as to where you are, and wondering wildly where on Earth the nearest restroom is? If so, Sit or Squat is the App for you. Listing over 52,000 free restrooms in more than 10 different countries, this handy App maps your current location and then directs you to the nearest restroom, so you will never have a piddle panic abroad again.
Travel and discovery are age-old humanly pleasures, with maps making traveling the globe possible. The Cartographer App customises your Google Maps into vintage-style works of art on your smartphone, transporting your navigation back to the times of Sir Walter Raleigh and Marco Polo. Not only does the App provide you with an exquisite interface with which you may traverse your path, you can also save any number of maps from your recent trips, pinpointing favourite locations you have discovered as well as some you are yet to explore.
We’ve all been there, waking up to a conductor shouting ‘Last Stop!’ as you struggle in a dazed state to realise that you should have alighted your train over an hour before, and are now stranded in completely alien surroundings. Sleepy Traveller App combats this problem by using GPS to trigger an alarm as you near your destination. All you have to do is punch in your desired destination and then relax. Please note: this is definitely not a substitute for sensible travel, but it could help to avert a few little blunders along the way!
4. Postman App
Whether you are tightening your purse strings or just plain skint, you no longer have to waste money on postcards from around the globe with the Postman App. Use your smartphone to take a snapshot in time, tailor the message and style, and then share it over a plethora of social networking sites. Not only are the postcards highly customisable, but they can also induce high levels of envy amongst your friends who are sat at home wishing they were there with you.
5. Trip Journal
Trip Journal is, in our view, the ultimate trip tracker. This App enables you to document every step of your journey,ANDit’s integrated with Google Earth, so however remote your location, the App can still pinpoint your every movement. In addition, you can add comments, videos and photos to each location you visit, and you can add to the App after your trip to create a fabulous scrapbook of your entire adventure.
Sitting, squatting and sleeping aside, often all we yearn for when off on our travels is good old-fashioned information (with a few deals thrown in too). So, with that in mind…
For up-to-the-minute travel guides highlighting top things to see and do in destinations all over the globe download the handy app from My Destination. From where to shop, eat, stay or stroll to current events, weather updates, flight info & special offers you’ll have all you need, wherever you need it, right in the palm of your hand.
Click HERE to get the My Destination App now!
Plug over, you can get back to your Angry Birds now…
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