Top 5 iPad Travel Apps
Traveling with your iPad? Today’s guest post by Danielle Wigzell suggests some must-have travel apps.
With gadgets such as iPads being as popular as ever, it’s hardly surprising that new applications are being released for them all the time. In this article we take a look at 5 of the most popular travel apps that can be used on the iPad.
One of the most popular travel apps for the iPad is TripAdvisor. This clever little application allows you to find tourist attractions, parks, restaurants, hotels, transport and shopping destinations almost anywhere in the world. All you have to do is type in the town, city or country you are in and TripAdvisor will open a map of the location along with comprehensive lists of what you might like to find or explore. TripAdvisor also includes user reviews and a star rating to help you find great accommodation and places to eat amongst other things. You can easily filter and sort listings by budget, rating or cuisine types to make it easier than ever to find exactly what you are looking for. A huge advantage of this travel app is that the information is stored on your iPad so you can access it without a network connection – ideal if you’re travelling.
Developed in Australia, this innovative application will help you make the most of public transport wherever you are. You can download transport maps and routes for a large number of cities and use it to plan routes to where you want to go. You can add stops wherever you want, save trips for future use and even share trips on Facebook. TransitTimes+ also enables you to see the location of transit vehicles in real time in some cities, allowing you to see if a mode of transport is approaching or where the best place to get on it is. This app also includes a summary of travel times and cost for convenience too.
This application for the iPad has been designed to allow you to find and avoid delays in your journey. It can be used for commuting to the office or on holiday and the application will identify your current location through your iPad to save you time entering your location. Similar to a sat nav, this app will show you the route whilst areas in orange signal slow moving traffic and red indicates delays.
TomTom is renowned as an in-vehicle satellite navigation system and now it can be accessed through this fantastic app for the iPad. Create journeys and find routes with options such as quickest, shortest and most fuel efficient to save you both time and money. View maps and scroll through menus at the same time thanks to the split screen capabilities. With advanced lane guidance technology, you can even be sure that you’re in the correct lane at complex junctions and motorway exits – perfect for navigating around new holiday destinations.
This clever application allows you to review, compare, check availability and book millions of hotels around the world. You can search in the town or city of your choice and filter the results by star rating or price in a similar way to TripAdvisor.
With an iPad in your hand, you’ll be able to access everything you need whilst on holiday, anywhere in the world. Try these 5 applications to enhance your experience with your iPad on holiday.