3 Great Apps for Travel

One of my co-workers here at Siren Media Marketing brought to our attention this great little app for traveling.

The problem with travel apps is that most do not allow you to work offline This is a great little app because you can work offline, eliminating those costly data fees and overseas charges.

1. mTrip Travel Guides are 100% offline so there are no roaming/data fees

Access to Offline maps, augmented reality, turn by turn directions etc.

mTrip will help you design itineraries and track expenses, but you can also link to any sort of travel info, scanned passport photos, videos, google maps, webpages, check-in-out times and more.

I have added their demo video for more information.

Available for Android and iPhone go here

2.Google Goggles is an image recognition application designed by Google for iPhones and Android devices. By snapping a photo using your device’s camera, the app will offer search results based on the object, landmark, or text present in the image. You can also use the app to translate text by simply taking a picture. This article will teach you how to translate text using the Google Goggles app.

This little app has the most powerful image search technology you can find in an online storage service. It uses Google Goggles technology to recognize objects, logos, landmarks, text and much more, so you can find an image even if the filename is a.jpg. The most impressive thing is that the processing happens as soon as you upload the images and there’s no setting to enable.

Let’s say you upload a scanned image of an old newspaper clipping. You can search for a word from the text of the real article. We also use image recognition so that if you drag and drop photos from your Grand Canyon trip into Drive, you can later search for [grand canyon] and photos of its gorges should pop up. This technology is still in its early stages, and we expect it to get better over time,” explains Google

And you can translate with this app too. Here is the guide: Wikihow guide 

Number 3 is another great app.

3. Tipping Bird: The world’s most incredible tipping guide: This takes care of what could be an embarrassing situation for some. Trying to figure out how much to tip, it’s called tipping bird. We love this one.

Tipping is a practice that varies from one country and culture to the next.  And some cultures don’t even recognize tipping at all.

The Tipping Bird app lets you select a country, and then it tells you a recommended tip for typical situations, such as in restaurants or taxis. You can also convert the currency to your own.

I don’t think they have this app for any other operating system yet. We couldn’t find it. If you do let us know.

Tipping Bird screen shot

Get the app for android here

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