In this age and time of emerging technologies and applications, the app stores are full of useless apps. These apps are full of adverts and become more and more hectic to use over time. If you’re planning a recreational or a business trip you probably won’t have time to waste. You need well organized, functional and time saving apps. Here is a list of 5 of the best applications, that will not only save your precious moments but also provide support and ease throughout your journey.
Airbnb began in 2008 when a simple couple from San Francisco let three strangers crash in their apartment for about 80$ per head. This sparked the idea for an infrastructure of places people could book to stay a night or two. Now, with over 6 million apartments, rooms and houses available for rent on the Airbnb app. They offer a quick relief to the travelers who are looking for shelter in a foreign country or even for someone just looking to rest their head.
Both the Android and iOS apps of Airbnb are seamless and efficient. When you register on the app, they ask you for the payment information and from there every available room on Airbnb is just one click away. You can search for places near your location or book rooms in advance in a city you are heading towards. You can also contact the hosts if there is trouble in locating the place. App Store || Play Store
Bringing all the essentials of traveling under one roof, TripAdvisor offers its users a multidimensional outlook on the country or city they are planning to visit. By planning and preparing better for your trip, you can focus better on enjoying the trip rather than worrying about what you will have to do for food, sleep or even your flight back. With TripAdvisor, users can plan and track every second of their visit.
The added advantage is that along with proper scheduling users are also informed about the prices and costs of each activity thus saving the hassle of going someplace and finding out that it is out of your budget. As more and more people have started using TripAdvisor, the app only gets better. With the world still recovering from the pandemic, TripAdvisor ensures the safety of all its users by providing all the necessary information about hotels, cafes and touring sites. App Store || Play Store
3) TRAIL WALLET
One stop solution to all your budgeting problems, Trail wallet offers easy tracking and planning of your trip to another country. This app is essential for those who always have a tendency to overspend on the things they like and then not have enough for the things they need. The users can plan daily or weekly or even monthly budgets and have a steady outflow of activities while keeping the budget for essentials separate. By offering the quick add function, the user can add the receipts as soon as they arrive. The spent amount is automatically added to your budget for the day. The app also offers limit reminders that the user is now close to reaching their daily limit.
The app is currently only available for iOS but the users can find similar applications on android like the Wallet app which provides the same basic features. The idea is to have a check and balance of your expenses abroad, so that you don’t run out of money in a foreign country. App Store || Play Store
Bored while in another country? Make sure you have Meetup downloaded on your phone. This app makes sure no matter where you are and what you’re doing, you don’t have to do it alone. By connecting you to like minded individuals or groups who are interested in the same activities as you and are willing to participate. By browsing the events happening in your area, you can choose to save them and be reminded of the time beforehand so that you don’t miss them. The app also gives the user the ability to publicly host events and invite people who want to share the experience with you. This helps in creating an environment of enjoyment and passion.
By utilizing the group functions of Meetup, you can choose to share pictures, videos and messages with everyone in your group and keep in touch with them even after you’ve left the location. App Store || Play Store
Speak & Translate: Video, Voice and Tap to Translate
One of the biggest drawbacks to traveling to a foreign country is that you are not able to communicate effectively. This creates a barrier of culture between you and the locals barring you from enjoying the trip to its fullest. Speak and Translate offers you an alternative. With various translating features such as: Typing, Speaking, Picture, Video and simultaneous chat translations.
By utilizing Machine Learning algorithms, this app provides you with the opportunity to translate into multiple languages with just a few clicks. The user can download and save language dictionaries that can even be used to translate without a stable internet connection.
Speak and Translate provides the users with communicating thoroughly and enjoying the rustic local experience they came for. Developed by an emerging firm, Leed Software Development in Canada, the application will be released on Google Play soon.