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Put Your thumb Away and Stop Hitchhiking, Hitch-A-Ride Now Live on the App Store

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 8th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

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.

Here's an Early Look at Expedia on the Apple Watch

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 10th, 2015

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.

Travel Money Tracker Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 21st, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EFFORTLESS CONVERSIONS
Need to keep track of your finances while travelling? Don't fully understand the local currency? Travel Money Tracker solves all that.
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Take a Spelling Journey Around the World with Words On Tour

Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 15th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Have you ever wanted to spell words in new and exotic places? Zynga thought so! They have released their newest game, Words On Tour, in which you will travel to places such as Tokyo, Cairo, and London. Unfortunately travel is not without its hazards. You'll have to overcome things like bad weather and roadblocks to get to your destination.

As a sort of successor to Words With Friends, Words On Tour is also a social game. You can play with your friends and help them out by giving them bonus lives. The game has hundreds of puzzles including Hidden Phrases where you find words to solve a phrase, Catch the Bus where you must get pas obstacles and find your bus, and ​Collection, which has you collecting passport stamps and tiles.

Words On Tour is available to download for free on the App Store now.

ShutterBee Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 5th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: GOOD IN THEORY
ShutterBee lets you track your travelling adventures and check out other folks's journeys, too.
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Tripnary Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 26th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TRAVEL BUCKET LIST
Want to create a travel bucket list? Tripnary is a fun way to do exactly that.
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The New Expedia App Combines Hotel and Flight Searches

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 9th, 2014
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Expedia has released a new app that now allows users to search for hotels and flights at the same time. Using a single search box you can enter a city name, landmark, or airport code and the app will find hotels and flights without having to enter dates specific details at the start. This will save travelers valuable time in trying to match up different flight and hotel offers.

The app also includes a Collections section, which presents you with vacation destinations if they are not sure where they want to go yet. Once you're sure about your vacation locale, the Expedia Tablet App has an integrated trip planner you can use. It takes care of booking, lets you view upcoming travel details, and can share your itinerary with family and friends via email or text message.

You can pick up the Expedia Hotels & Flights on the App Store for free.

OMW - On My Way: Anti-Texting While Driving App Might Just Save Your Life

Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 16th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Texting and driving is a serious problem. According to the National Safety Council, mobile use is now the leading cause of death behind the wheel with a crash occurring every 30 seconds involving texting and driving. OMW (On My Way),by Studio Tentpole, is a free iPhone app that is trying to change that. OMW believes that many of these texts are to people you’re on your way to meet.

The app allows users to connect with the people you are going to meet and then the app creates a custom webpage where invited friends can follow your distance and ETA from any phone, tablet, or computer. The page is updated in real time so there is no need to constantly text where you are and when you might arrive.

Studio Tentpole says "The idea for OMW came when cofounder Mark Tholking was picking up his wife from her office in downtown San Diego. Every day, he would text his ETA, and every day, whether he was early or late, one of them ended up waiting outside, annoyed. He decided to build an app that could let him focus on driving while giving her updates on his location until he arrived."

In no time flat, OMW became the featured app in the Travel section of the App Store. You can pick it up for free from the App Store.

Jump Means You Never Have to Wait For a London Bus Again

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 7th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

London based or simply planning on visiting soon? Jump might just be what you're in need of.

Newly released to the App Store, the app lets you to track bus progress in real time - allowing you to not only see what bus stops are around you but also giving you the heads up on when you should start heading to the bus stop to catch your ride. In theory, it'll mean you need never wait around in the rain for your bus again. Because, yes, London can be pretty rainy at times.

The free version of the app allows you to view what buses are coming up as well as what bus stops are nearby, while for $1.99, you can enjoy push notifications so you know when to get moving.

Jump is out now on the App Store.

Go Barmy for London with the New Friendly London Travel App

Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 24th, 2014

Friendly London, by Intervox (makers of Friendly New York and Friendly Barcelona), is a travel guide for having the best time you can in London. With its insider take on local-only places, restaurants, music venues, and more, Friendly London makes finding your way around that much easier.

The app allows you to filter what you want to do by interest and includes info on opening hours, websites, and phone numbers. You can easily figure out directions as each location is pinned on a map. Friendly London also offers offline mode in the full version.

Make London feel more like home with the Friendly London app, which is available now on the App Store for free.

Kamino Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on May 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: INFORMATIVE HIKES
Offering user-created hikes, Kamino is a great social networking app for those who want to find some undiscovered journeys in their local area.
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Expedia Updates its iPhone/iPod App, Adds in a Digital Media Lounge

Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 14th, 2014

Expedia just updated its iPhone/iPod Touch app to add a digital hub called the Media Lounge.

The Media Lounge presents users hand-picked content meant to make travel easier and more enjoyable. It allows them to download premium content every month via iTunes - stuff like travel guides, wi-fi finders, and more. The first Media Lounge offering is Over, a photo-editing app (regularly $1.99) that enables travelers to personalize photos by adding text and artwork.

All this is in addition to the saving, booking, and itinerary tools already present in the app (which, outside the update, are also available to iPad users).

The Expedia app is available for free on the App Store.

Routes Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Charlie Miller on April 3rd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PLAN YOUR ROUTE
For users who need to plan multiple stops along their way, Routes is handy for both planning and navigating the ride.
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Flight Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 19th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PRACTICAL FLIGHT DATA
Making it stylish and easy to look at flight information, Flight is a handy tool for the regular traveller.
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ETA Review

iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
By Charlie Miller on March 6th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: GET THERE ON TIME
You know where you’re going, you just need to know how long it will take. ETA wants to get you there on time.
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