In this day and age, most of us consider our smartphones to be our biggest tool and resource for getting information that we need as quickly as possible. Whether you are looking to book the trip of a lifetime, are currently in a foreign country and need help, or just want to share your travel experiences with others, there is sure to be an app that will do it. With technology constantly evolving, here are 5 new or updated travel apps that you shouldn’t miss out on in 2015!
Parking in a location you aren’t familiar with when traveling can be stressful. A new app called Parkopedia can help you find a parking space no matter where you are visiting. The app uses GPS services to locate over 35 million parking spaces in 50 different countries. You are able to see the availability of the spots in real time, view the prices, and even what payment methods they offer.
Trover can be compared to a travel related Instagram. It allows you to browse photos from different places, like the photos, saves specific topic related lists, and even saves the pictures you have liked for easy access of viewing them again. It also lets you name and tag the location of a photo that was taken while on a trip without actually having to use the GPS device on your phone and be near the it, which Instagram does not allow.
Packing for a trip can be overwhelming no matter where you are going, or for how long. Pack Point is a new packing assistant app that will organize what you need to bring with you on your trip based on the length of your trip, the weather at the destination, and even the activities you have planned on your itinerary. You can then easily share your list with other travelers, and check off what you’ve packed along the way.
Citymapper has been named the ultimate transit app. You can plan an entire trip using all transport modes (walk, bus, subway, bike, cab, train, ferry), in real time. It provides exact times of all of the transport modes, shows when the next available times are, and even notifies you if there is a change in the schedule. With Citymapper, you will never have to worry about traveling in a city again.
Hyperlapse, a new photography app by Instagram allows you to take time lapse images instantly, that would’ve taken hours of standing still in past. You are able to create moving, handheld videos of people, places, or monuments wherever you go. This app allows you to save and share memories from trips in short, high quality videos right from your phone’s camera.
Have you downloaded any cool new travel apps this year? Let us know below!