Android apps for Road Trips [LIST]


Android users celebrate! Android now comes with apps for road trips. Equipped with GPRS chips inside, Android gadgets will always keep you preoccupied with amusing activities when you are on the move too. With this intelligent chip inside, now you can get around faster that those around if you are an Android user.

Let us find out how:


Android treats its users with a grand new application that is absolutely free! This is nicknamed Wikitude, which basically acts as your personalized global travel guide. This application integrates the information supplied by the contributors at the Wikipedia and other such blogs and websites. These develop the knowledge base in order to supply you with all the travel related feedback of your surroundings. If you are inquisitive to know how the system works, we will inform you that the in-built GPRS system, movement sensor and compass provided with this app do the needful. These amalgamated systems judge your position in relation to your nearest landmark. Together with being your most trusted tourist guide this Android app also gives you thorough information of the history of a particular place.

Hotels Near Me

Once you land in a foreign land, it is perhaps the accommodation that comes first in your mind. You might certainly look dazed about finding the best hotel in the area and the offers it has. Android has lessened your tension to a great extend. The ‘Hotel Near Me’ app is offered to its users absolutely complementary. The GPRS chip installed inside your handset uploads in depth information of as many as 60,000 hotels within your proximity. It gives more vivid information of the particular hotel you prefer too.

This is accompanied with the pictures of the rooms, dining hall, balcony, toilet and other places within that hotel along with the rate packages needed you are supposed to spend for boarding. You can even book the hotel room straight from your Android species before you actually land up in that place! A counter email confirmation will follow your hotel selection and booking as a mark of acceptance by the
hotel authority.

Layar Reality Browser

This is another app for Android users, which acts almost in the similar concept as Wikitude. This is also a hi-fi augmented reality browser that displays various images connected to the place you are interested in. However, a greater detail is provided in the form of digital description as well, which appears at the header section of each of the image frames. The camera provided with your Android handset does the needful by capturing the image of the place and using the GPRS chip inside it to extract information connected to the site which you have captured in your mobile camera. You will have a bonus option of adding numerous layers to your clicked image and storing information obtained from various social networks and websites connected to the same in each of the layers.


This is perhaps the handiest app that for the “travel freaks”. Together with the provision of various technical and travel information regarding your preferred location, it also gives you feedback on real-time information such as nearest gas station, cheap gas supplies, movie theaters,
show timings, news headlines, restaurant recommendations and traffic conditions. The most appealing news about this app is that it is absolutely free. This all new personal travel guide of yours also lets you browse through the pages of Yellow Pages and Yelp Directory as well. The information in this app is also supported by real-time images.

Trip Journal

If you are an Android user, all you need to do is to pay a very nominal fee if $2.90 monthly for Trip Journal. You will be reciprocated back in the form of exact travel routes that connect with your preferred location. You can add customized place markings and notes too in the preferred location of the route plan. This app also gathers all the necessary statistics of your chosen location and also that the distance you have covered till now. These routes can also be shared with your friends and close ones by means of Google Earth or as picture information through Facebook or Picasa web album. But, if you are not interested to spend money on this app, you can use the free ‘lite version’ of the same. However, you will be exempted from the facility of sharing pictures in that case.

FXware Currency Guide

Money is utmost important wherever you go. But, the most pathetic condition appears when you have to sit back and calculate the exchange value of each and every penny you pay or get back while on a foreign tour. Android app lessens your agony in this case too. This app helps you to convert as many as 160 currencies of the world in just a few fractions of seconds. Moreover, the software is upgraded every other minute, which means that you will get the exact exchange rate. It also combines a portable travel guide along with, so that you are equipped with a ready reference of your destination too. There a handful of extra features in this app as well, such as tip calculator, quiz game on global exchange, Forex market updates and share market commentary. All these facilities come to you on your Android gadget for just $0.99!

Star Translate

If you are a global traveler and language becomes a major barrier for frequently, then it is time to get hold of Star Translate and end you language problem forever. This is a free app that comes with a translator and a dictionary so that you are never stuck when you are interacting with foreign delegates and language problem becomes an issue. You have the freedom to convert as many as 50 international languages. An in-built speaker translates whatever you say instantly, so that they create the right impact in the right place.

Android apps are definitely great measures that improve the experience of using the same manifold. But, these travel apps will be a blessing for those who are frequently on the move.

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