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Getting around in a country when you can't understand the primary language can be tough. Fortunately there are several options available to help wold travellers with the important stuff like giving directions to a cab driver or asking where the restroom is. Now we can add the Insight Guides Phrasebook app to that list.
Heart to Heart, by nomtasticapps,is a new Apple watch app that translates your speech to others using abluetooth connection. It's like having a babelfish strapped to your wrist.
There's a new way to leave notes for your friends and loved ones called Shotnote. You can use it to take aphoto or video and tag it to a specific location.
Dwellable is a new travel app that helps you to find rental homes for your vacation, allowing you to swipe your way through listings from over 15,000 destinations worldwide.
The Make My Day app, by Lonely Planet, gives you access to a new series of mobile guidebooks that focus on some of the worlds most famous cities.
Field Trip, by Google’s Niantic Labs, is an exploration app that gives you details about the awesome places you can discover wherever you find yourself. The app can show you local history, delicious restraunts, the best places to shop, and places to just have fun. Field Trip curates information from over 200 publishers such as Thrillist, Zagat, Spotted by Locals, Arcadia History Press, and Cool Hunting.
You can start your adventure today by downloading Field Trip for free.
It’s not here yet but there’s that developing sneaky feeling that the Apple Watch, despite its price tag and low battery life, might yet change quite a lot about how we conduct our lives. While I don’t think it’s going to be an overnight transformation, I can see it being a slow but steady process. One such area where the Apple Watch could make all the difference is when it comes to convenience while traveling. Here are a few ways in which it could simplify our traveling life.
Hitch-A-Ride is a social media app that lets you connect with other people going your way. You can either use your own contacts or expend your horizons and accept rides from new friends as you carpool to your desired drop off.
Hitch-A-Ride requires you to sign-in to your Facebook account so there's less worry about getting in the car with a stranger (always say no if they offer you candy). If you decide to be a driver you can even make a few extra bucks picking up Hitch-A-Ride customers. The app saves you time and money by letting you carpool instead of having to catch costly cabs or call car services.
You can Hitch-A-Ride for free on the App Store now.
With its release just around the corner, Expedia has shared some details about their app designed for the new Apple Watch. The Expedia app gives you all the information you need for travel with actionable notifications for flight status, gate changes, hotel check-in and check-out, and more.
Expedia also uses Glances, which lets you swipe up on the watch face to scroll through the most relevant information. The app saves you time and aggravation by keeping track of all the details, itineraries, departure and arrival times, gate numbers, terminals, check-in and check-out times, maps, directions, and phone numbers.
Expedia will be available alongside the Apple Watch on April 24.