No matter where you?re going, whatever the purpose, an Android smartphone in your pocket is an indispensable tool to help you out in many situations. There are a horde of Android travel apps out there to assist you on your journey. It?s impossible to mention them all, so we rounded up just a few of the most useful ones that deserve that precious space on your mobile device.
This Android travel app literally needs no introduction. Since its introduction and until now, Google Maps remains to be the gold standard in mobile mapping services. With its expansive collection of data, this app is a practical tool to use when navigating and searching for places anywhere in the world. You can drop pins and save local maps for offline use. With recent updates, Google Maps has gotten even more efficient along with a new Uber integration, which we will talk about later.
You?re shopping in a foreign country and wonder how much that shirt would cost in your home currency ? well, we?ve all been there. One solution is to download currency converter app. There are many of these available, but XE Currency is one of the best. With its simple interface you can just input the amount of the foreign currency and the app will convert it into U.S. dollars (or whatever currency you like). If you don?t expect to have Internet connection on the place you?re travelling to, you can download a Currency List including your destination?s currency beforehand.
A crucial part of travel planning (and often the worst part) is looking for and booking flights. Since there are a lot of airlines and possible routes available, any tool that will help out in the painstaking process is welcome. Fortunately, there is the SkyScanner app. This Android travel app is one of the most established services in its category. It functions to compare flight prices and times across different airlines and destinations. The app covers thousands of airlines worldwide and users seem to find it effective as it already enjoys over 20 million downloads.
Its Google Play description reads, ?Uber is your private driver in more than 130 cities and 30 countries.” This Android travel app lets you hail a cab or other cars in the list and will estimate the arrival time to your destination. It will also send you a message saying that your driver is on the way.? In the app, you?ll be able to see a photo of the driver along with the name and phone number. A car icon is also visible in a map showing the exact, real-time location of the car. Uber also offers the option to pay for the ride using your credit card.
Whether you?re trying to figure out what the waiter has just served or what the road sign means, Google Translate is here to help. This app will let you break through language barriers with its support to over 80 languages. One cool feature lets you use your device?s camera and frame the image of the word or phrase you don?t understand and the app will translate it for you. This essential Android travel app also gives the option to download language packs so you can use it even when Internet connection is not available.