One of the niches where smartphone apps have really made a positive impact is in the lives of people who love to travel. These apps which are available for the iPhone, iPad and in some cases even for Android devices are interesting additions to the adventure seeker’s or even ordinary travellers smartphone. While some of these apps are free, others offer a free basic version with the paid version costing more. Check out this list of smartphone apps for adventure seekers.
10 Smartphone Apps for Adventure Seekers
This augmented reality browser is a nifty app that lets you point your smartphone to a particular location and see what the web says is around you. It is extremely useful for tourists backpacking through Europe, US and other popular tourist destinations. It even has interactive content for more popular global locations.
So you’re in a foreign country and have no idea what a sign says. All you need to do is to shoot a picture with this app and it will translate the sign for you. This is great for printed text in menus, newspapers, road signs or maps. It supports 15 languages, most of them European. This app can also read out the text in the native language to make sure that you get the pronunciation right.
3. Sit or Squat
This app helps you locate one of the most important locations that you need while travelling – restrooms. It shows you the nearest restroom facilities on a map, and simplifies your search.
Helps you translate words and phrases in more than 50 languages. This universal translator is a must have for travellers with iPhones. It works by letting you choose the language that you need a word in, and then providing the translation for the word that you type.
This is a great app linking to the Kayak website that allows you to search for deals on flight tickets, car rentals and hotel rooms across the globe.
It converts the screen on your iPhone into a white screen that you can use a flashlight in times of emergency. It is a very handy app for dim situations.
This Android app uses the GPS function on your phone to identify your position. It lets you preload offline topographical maps, aerial maps and road maps that help you explore deserted countryside safely.
8. Google Earth
This app is an essential for all travellers. The contents are updated by users and from official maps and can be trusted most of the time. The satellite view and street view really allows you to get a feel of the place that you will be visiting even before you reach the place.
9. Help Call
This paid app available for the iPhone is a godsend for regular travellers. The app has the fire, police and ambulance numbers for over 126 countries stored. In case of an emergency, it automatically detects the country that you are in and calls the appropriate number.
10. Hotels Near Me
As the name states, it allows you to identify the hotels near you using your phone’s inbuilt GPS function. It has a database of over 74000 hotels spread in over 70 countries.
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