10+ Must Have Free Android Travel Apps – Part 2
Yesterday, I started a list of must-have free Android travel apps, as I get ready to switch to a new smartphone. Here’s the rest of that list.
Need to find a hotel near where you are staying? That’s exactly what Hotels is design for. Including more than 160,000 hotels in 101 countries, this app uses your phone’s GPS to find nearby hotels and allow you to book at great rates.
We’ve mentioned Kayak before for other platforms in our previous travel app roundups and there’s a reason why it’s also in this list. It’s because it’s one of the best ways to check out deals for flights, hotels and car rentals and also make bookings when you find the right deal. It includes trip management, flight status information, info on baggage fees, airport information and contact numbers for airlines.
Another great Android travel app is Tripit, which lets you organize your travel itinerary and share it with others. All you have to do is forward all reservations to TripIt and you get a beautiful itinerary which you can look at any time you want. An ad-free paid version is also available.
With this app, the name says it all. It’s a one stop shop for nearby local places – stores, restaurants, local businesses and more. And it’s got a social side, so you can share favorite places with friends and see where they like to hang out.
With Wikitude, augmented reality comes to your phone. Point it at what you are looking at and you can see what’s around you, get more info, bookmark favorite places and much more. Share your top spots with friends and check out tweets, Wikipedia articles on more on the places you are visiting. This is a mind-blowing app which you are sure to enjoy (it’s been installed around 5 million times, so you know people love it!)
Bonus: Angry Birds Space
No, this isn’t a travel app, but a girl needs some entertainment on a long trip and for me, Angry Birds Space is it. Having tried all the PC versions of this popular game, that’s the one I plan to install on my new phone when it arrives.
So, what are your free Android travel app recommendations? And which apps are you willing to pay for?
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