Top 5 Mobile Travel Apps For Labor Day Weekend
By on September 2nd, 2010

A long weekend is coming up this week and many people might take short trips across the United States during the Labor Day weekend. Grip’d.com, a company who develop web and apps have spent several months testing various apps on different platforms like iPhone, Blackberry and to come up with top 5 travel apps.

If you are planning a getaway this weekend, or in future, make sure to install these apps which are highly recommended by the folks at Grip’d.com.

WeatherBug

WeatherBug Mobile App

No matter whether you are travelling long distance or just a commute to work, knowing what the weather would be like plays an important factor on how you plan your travel.

WeatherBug provides users with the simplicity of Apple’s Weather app, but with a few extras for your phone. It’s the largest network of professional weather stations in the US and is the only source for truly live, local weather.

WeatherBug is available as a free download for several mobile platforms including iPhone, , Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Nokia. Download it from here.

BePut

beput_iphone_app

BePut enables users to share their whereabouts with people they want to find them. Users simply use the application to locate their exact position and with a touch of a button, have the opportunity to send an email or text message to the desired recipient with their exact location. The recipient gets a special FindMe Key which is secure. The only guaranteed way to not get lost.

BePut is available as a download for iPhone and iPod Touch and costs 99c. You can download it from here.

Car Care & Roadside Emergencies

Roadside Emergencies App

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely hate it when things don’t go according to the plan. You have this important presentation, and you end up with a flat tire in an express way. Or maybe you are trying to get home from a concert, and your car doesn’t start up. These situations happen all the time, and they usually tend to happen when you expect them the least. Now some of us have a knack for breaking and fixing things as far as cars are concerned.

The Car Car & Roadside Emergencies app for iPhone and iPod Touch has instructions for several common problems you might face on a road trip, the step by step instructions make it easier to figure out what to do, so that you can quickly get it done and be on your way. Car Care & Roadside Emergencies can be downloaded from the App store and cost 99c. App Store link.

Waze

Waze Social Turn-by-Turn Navigation

Waze is a social mobile application that enables drivers to build and use real-time road intelligence. The service includes constantly-updated road maps, alerts on traffic and accidents, and data providing users with the fastest route to get to wherever they need to go. Map and traffic updates are automatically collected and generated as users drive with Waze activated, but drivers can also actively report and update other users with what’s happening on the road.

Waze is available as a free download for iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry and Symbian. You can download it from http://www.waze.com/.

Shazam

In the car for hours and can’t figure out the song playing on the radio? When you hear a song and wonder what it is, Shazam is there with the answer. Hold your iPhone to the music and within seconds Shazam will tell you the artist and track name. You can even download the song through iTunes on your iPhone.

Shazam is available for various platforms and can be download from http://www.shazam.com/.

These are some of the apps which will make travel a bit easier for you. Do you prefer to use other apps while you are travelling? Do share them with us and our readers.

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