Whether a well-planned traveler or one often traveling on an impulse, if you happen to be the owner of a droid, then apps are sure to come to your rescue, no matter what. The Android market has its travel app category fully-loaded, and we’ve managed to pick out the Top 10 Android travel apps, which could come handy. If you have newly hand-picked your Android smartphone, which is the latest trend in the Indian market, then you can dig here for the travel app that would suit you the best.
Foursquare - Free
For many, Foursquare’s popularity is restricted to a social app that keeps everyone updated about the cool place they are visiting and with whom. However, this app can be quite handy for when plan your next trip. It provides details about the city and of course you can keep your social circuit updated about your whereabouts. The app gets brownie points as it allows you to discover places and also take advantage of the discounts.
More than just notifying your hangout joint
TripAdvisor - Free
TripAdvisor is a great way to check out for newer holiday locations, resorts and hotels. It has millions of reviews of places to guide you to pick the one that suits your taste and budget the best. The Near me now option enables finding places around your location and this app is absolutely free and simple to use. Along with reading about places, the app has a slew of pictures of the location.
Google Goggles - Free
This is a great app, which is both fun and informative. Goggles uses image recognition to recognize places. It identifies the place, store or artwork and gives you all the relevant information. Users can even scan barcodes and QR codes using Goggles, translate text, scan text using OCR and it also recognizes 2D images. The app even adds in the Sudoku game, in case you are an ardent fan of number crunching.
Makes travel fun
TripIT - Free, 214.97
This is a popular travel app and places the planning and all related elements of one's trip in one place. Moreover, the app takes care of all the reservations, tickets, once you forward your reservation e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. It syncs your plans with others through several Google services and tools. TripIT’s master itinerary has all the tools you’d require including maps, directions and weather details.
WorldMate - Free
Those who want to give TripIT a break, can use this app. It manages your itinerary in a similar fashion. However, WorldMate key feature is its ability to allow users to send in all their travel mails on email@example.com, and the app arranges and manages the itinerary accordingly. Now, that seems quite convenient. The app pulls out Google Maps, and one can also make bookings with the app.