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City Guides, Offline Maps Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Angela LaFollette on August 9th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TRAVEL WITH EASE
This travel app lets users collaborate with friends, download offline guides, book reservations and so much more.
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Plan a Vacation and Create Digital Postcards Along the Way with Gogobot

Posted by Rob Rich on October 24th, 2011
iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad

Gogobot, the useful social-networking travel website, has just released Gogobot, a useful social-networking iPhone app. It's less confusing than it sounds. Trust me.

The website allows users to chronicle their travels throughout the world and post questions for recommendations on where to eat, stay, etc... Other users can then make their own recommendations, which are automatically linked to database entries with images, addresses and contact information. The app allows users to access their trip plans, check for recommendations, write up their own reviews for a location on-the-spot and even create their own digital postcards to commemorate their travels. The only feature that really seems absent is the ability to post recommendations for other users, but on-the-spot reviews will be saved to their account to be used later if need be.

Given the sheer amount of useful applications, the whole "make a postcard" thing seems almost quaint by comparison. That's not to say it's not a neat idea, though. I can imagine it would save a lot on postage. Additionally, their look can be customized somewhat, and who doesn't enjoy creating nifty looking photo-things to send to friends and family?

Anyone who travels or plans to do any traveling should take a look at Gogobot. It's totally free, and it's in the App Store right now.

Gettysburg Battle App Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Monica Stevens on August 2nd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: EDUCATIONAL STAYCATION
A free virtual exploration akin to a day spent in a museum wing of American Art.
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Best Of... 30 cities, nationwide.

Posted by Chantelle Joy Duxbury on April 20th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Village Voice publishing recently launched an app to help you find the Best Of... anything, in one of thirty major cities in the US. If you're looking for the best pizza, best art gallery, best spa, best ice cream, best music venue. All in, there are more than 10,000 listings for in the Best Of, like having the yearly rundown for each city published right in your pocket.

Unlike other apps that offer users opinions, and the possibility of ballot-stuffing scoring, each and every entry in the Best Of app is selected from the writers and editors from the publications from which these entries were taken. You're getting the top opinions as researched by Houston Press, LA Weekly, Village Voice, Miami New Times, and many other cities weekly publications. You're going to receive expert opinions based on years of experience and familiarity with these locations.

Search for the Best Of near you, the app offers a location based searched based on your location. You'll be able to find what's been recommended as The Best Of nearest you, as you never know what might be just around the corner! Perhaps you're only steps from the Best Cupcakes in Denver, or the best Sushi in Chicago. You're also going to be delighted to find quite a few unique and surprising lists too within each city, like Best Hangouts for Lefties or Best Winter Golfing.

Facebook check-in is integrated so that you can share your findings with your friends, and have your say about where you've been or would like to go. Earn badges for your check-ins, and take pride in your travels from city to city. Perhaps you'll want to try the Best Coffee in every city you visit? Especially if you travel a lot, for business or pleasure.

The app is completely free, while it is ad supported. You should check the iTunes description page before downloading as there are only 30 major cities included at this time, however Village Voice boasts of not only adding to each list, but adding additional cities in the future as well.