This Guest Post is written by Srivathsan G.K, who blogs about interesting web apps, freeware tools at Madras Geek and reviews iPhone, Android apps at MobiGizmos. You can find him on twitter @dangerdiabolick
Are you a frequent traveler who has an android device ? then, here is something for you. As you can see, android is rapidly booming platform and the android market decors its shop with more than 200,000 apps. So having an Android device in your travel trip will make life easier. You can just do anything with few taps such as calling a cab, tracking your flights, finding directions, address, phone numbers, best restaurants to eat and many more. So, go ahead and grab these android apps before you travel.
Best Android Travel Apps
TripAdvisor is one of the best travel apps for android. It plays an all in one role where you can search for hotels, restaurants, cheap flights & more. With serving information you need, it also adds reviews and opinions from the public. You can view photos and reviews of any hotel, restaurant or attraction.
2. Flight Track
The best flight tracking app out there! It can track flights with beautiful, zoomable maps or get real-time departure info, delays and gate numbers at a glance. If you’re traveling by air, then must have app. It has a database of more than 4000 airports worldwide and you can also get the alternate flights at a tap.
Yelp provides online local search capabilities for its visitors. You can easily find and read reviews about local business near you. Before entering into a restaurant or hotel, you can just type the hotel name & area name to find out the public opinion. Search for places to eat, shop, drink and play then read reviews from an active community of locals. Yelp is to Help.
As you know, one of the innovative products from Google. The Google Goggles is a best augmented reality app. While the Google Goggles app is running, simply capture any text, picture, contact info or anything you want. Just click a snap and allow it to search on the web. Suppose, if you’re in a historic place and wants to find out the history behind it ? Just click a snap to an object or historic monument in your front and let the app search on Google to find out the exact history behind the place.
5. Weather Bug
While traveling, we should always have this weather app that lets you to get information about current conditions, forecast, get weather alerts, radar and more.
Local search app to find business information while on the go. With this app, you can gain access to millions of business listings, with phone numbers, addresses, store hours and more. It has integrated Google Maps and Street View where you can find the address details and store them directly in your phone. You can also read and write reviews.
Get the most out of your phone. Raw GPS data at your fingertips. It displays your GPS and sensor data: position and signal strength of satellites, accuracy, speed, acceleration, bearing. It includes tools such as compass with magnetic and true north, leveling tool, so that you can mark or share your location and navigate back later.
TripIt is a travel organizer that one must have on their smart phone. All you need to do is, just send your trip plans to firstname.lastname@example.org ( you can forward your trip email) and the rest will be taken care by them. You can customize it with maps, directions and personal touches like pictures and notes.
Best flight tracking app and works great with lot of information. You can track flights with real-time information and Get instant alerts when flight status changes.
10. Google Maps
Must have when you’re traveling. Google Maps with Navigation, Places, and Latitude. You can check this tutorial on How to find Public transport routes and walking directions using Google maps.