With the début of BA’s Boarding Pass iPhone application signalling the end of printed boarding passes the world is rapidly becoming more and more digitised.
The iPhone may put the world at your fingertips, but with over 180,000 apps it can be a daunting task trawling through them to try and find what you want. The users of WhichBudget.com and Thetravelmagazine.net have voted for their favourite travel iPhone applications, which aim to make travelling just that bit easier. The full list is as follows:
1. Tripit (free)
Who needs a personal assistant? Tripit, the high performance itinerary tracking app, puts all of your travel plans in the palm of your hand.
2. Mission:Explore (free)
Get out of the guidebooks and explore London! Mission:Explore is a fun way to get to know the city through a series of missions and micro-adventures for kids, families and tourists of all ages. We can’t wait for it to include more cities!
3. World Flights (£1.19)
Don’t get stuck waiting hours to pick up a loved one at the airport – download this app and get up-to-date late arrivals and departures information for all commercial flights around the globe.
4. GateGuru (free)
A must-have for frequent flyers, GateGuru guides you through airport security and offers a comprehensive list of airport amenities. Currently covering 86 airports in the US, major European and Canadian hubs are coming soon.
5. Gorillacam (free)
This hugely impressive app vastly improves the iPhone camera, offering advanced functions such as multi-shot, timer, spirit level, on-screen grid, and many, many more.
6. TripWolf (free)
Forget weighty travel guides, TripWolf gives you one click expert advice from Footprint Travel Guides, and an Augmented Reality Viewer that’ll have you looking at the world with new eyes. And the best part? All features work offline, so you don’t incur any unwanted browsing charges; just download what you want before you leave!
7. iTranslate (free)
Translate words, phrases and whole sentences in over 50 languages.
8. Super Twiddler (£1.79)
One to watch: (currently only available in US) With a tagline of ‘Don’t Twiddle your thumbs, twiddle your iPhone’ this app can’t fail to impress. Massively fun to use with a spin and shake interface, Super Twiddler suggests up-to-date activities based on your mood, location and how much time you have to play with.
9. Postman (£1.79)
Break away from the token tacky postcard and turn your snaps into an eco-friendly, professional card that can be emailed or shared on Facebook and Twitter.
10. What’s Next (£1.79)
Setting a new standard for ‘what’s about’ applications, the NileGuide’s ‘What’s Next’ offer tips and personalised travel guides to go help you traverse the big wide world with just an iPhone. Whether you want a kid-friendly activity or to get off the beaten track, What’s Next has a comprehensive directory of attractions.
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