There are millions out travel apps out there for all mobile devices. It’s important to choose wisely, although with free apps you can download as many as you want, trial them and decide if they suit you. Here are just a few of the more interesting and useful travel Android apps that we’ve come across. And best of all, they’re completely FREE!
Street View on Google Maps
The single most popular Android app to date is the Street View app which has been downloaded over a million times to date. Whether you have spare time to while away or need to check out the location of a hotel, property or facility, this is a great app! FREE on all platforms.
Lots of travellers pack for trips and never really consider the weather. It's easy to assume that the weather will be comparable to the conditions at home, but this isn't always the case. The Weather Free app gives you the chance to get the information you need on the climates around the world. You never have to go to your destination unprepared when you download Weather Free. FREE for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Not everyone chooses to fly when they travel. Some people drive. The Gas Buddy app makes the thought of looking for gas stations a lot less alarming, especially if you’re on the red! It helps travellers save money by finding the lowest gas prices in different areas. It can help to find the nearest gas station without driving too far off track. FREE for Android, iPhone, Blackberry.
Travellers that hit the road on a whim and make travel arrangements at the last minute will rejoice at the Hotel Tonight app. This is the perfect travel companion for anyone that needs some last minute room rates. Often travellers can get much better rates when booking at the last minute. The Hotel Tonight apps allows access to accommodation deals when there is no time left for advance planning. FREE on iPhone, Android and iPad.
Lots of travellers venture outside of their own country and simply forget to do the currency rate conversions. With this useful app people can see the very latest conversion rates on the fly. This is the best way to make sure that you are getting the right cash back during your conversion process. FREE on iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone.
The Wi-Fi finder app is a fantastic resource for finding hotspots in an area that you are not familiar with. This app has hotspot locations for more than 144 countries and is internationally recognized as one of the best hot spot finders. It helps travellers stay connected and avoid those shockingly high roaming fees on your return home. FREE on most platforms.
Travellers can now send pictures back home to family and friends with the photogram app that allows you to turn your photos into postcards. Old school tradition meets 21st century! Your postcards can be sent to friends all over the world digitally, skipping the l-o-n-g wait for a postal delivery. FREE on most platforms.
Translator with Speech
This app is incredibly useful for people that are venturing overseas and don't speak the local language. It allows travellers to speak and translate into 40 different languages and is so much more helpful than trying to use a book with translations. And the beauty of it is that it’s instant – in fact, as soon as the phrase is typed the touch of a button brings up the response. FREE on most platforms.
The easiest way to keep up with your spending during your travel adventure is through the Expensify app. It allows users to scan their receipts which can then be saved and transformed into a report. This is a really useful app for business travelers or families that just want to keep track of their vacation expenses. FREE on all platforms.
Finding you way around the exciting city of London is a doddle now thanks to the London travel app. With live departure times for the Tube, DLR, overground rail, buses and London flights, you’ll be the very model of organization! Bookmark your favourite stations and get up-to-date service updates. FREE on most platforms.