The BusBank’s Favorite Travel Apps
By Brandon Dudley March 22, 2012
The world is all about apps as you may have remembered from the 2009 Apple commercial , “There’s an app for that. Travel is an area where a lot of great and wonderful phone applications have been developed. Both iPhone and Android phones have a variety of great apps that people can use for travel. Besides working for a group travel service, many of our employees love travel use a variety of them when they travel.
Here are some of the favorite Travel Apps of The BusBank
Spotify – While not a travel application in the traditional sense it makes travel a lot better with the ability to bring all of your music from your computer to your phone along with the large music catalog that they have to offer. If you love music and want to have access to music wherever, you are it is perfect. As many hotels have added music docking stations, it allows for you to enjoy your music library easily in your hotel room. Spotify has various price ranges ranging from free to an annual fee.
TripIt – This travel application works via the web, tablets, and all major phone software including IOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7. Tripit’s tag-line is “organize your travel” it does a great job at doing this. You are able to keep all your flight, hotel and rental car confirmation e-mails in one place. Sharing this information is really easy as well with Tripit allowing you to share via e-mail or social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Tripit has a pro version with more features and a business version that can help keep track of expenses for you and your company.
Lessor Known Travel Apps
Where – This is a lesser known application that the other’s that we mentioned, but it is still a great application. Where is very similar to Foursquare in that it is a location based application that allows users to find great things to do nearby. Where currently is available on all major phone software including IOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7.
Waze is a free, social, mobile crowd-source navigation and real-time traffic application for iPhone that gives its users travel conditions in areas, such as traffic congestion, roadway construction, police “speed-traps,” car accidents, and red light traffic cameras. It’s a live description of the road/driving conditions around them based on what other Waze users situations are… It’s a free, useful, fun application everyone should download and experience! Not only is it free, but it gives its users some of the best turn by turn navigation available for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry.
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