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Google begins beta testing a new smart travel app

by: Robert TriggsApril 29, 2016
Google is working on a new travel app that stores your itinerary offline and offers up travel and attraction tips, but it's currently in beta testing.
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Amtrak Android application offers a “new way to take the train”

by: J. Angelo RacomaOctober 2, 2012
If commuting via railways is your thing, then this Android app might interest you. Amtrak has just released its official app on the Google Play Store, and it promises users a "new way to take the train." Aptly named "Amtrak," the app lets passengers plan their entire trip, and promises to be a one-stop-shop for all things rail-related.
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GuidePal City Guides: Your personal city tour guide on Android

by: Dan EvansAugust 31, 2012

Going on a vacation means a lot of things. Relaxing, recuperating, re-energizing, and, don’t forget, discovering things. If you’ve decided to give yourself a gift in the form of a vacation, you’ll be aware of the advantages and the disadvantages of traveling. The top problem is, of course, getting lost.

Thankfully, Google Maps has been a great help in that department, but it’s still a bit too broad. You can see establishments and buildings, but which of those little dots is a good place to grab some coffee or rest your feet and listen to a live band?

GuidePal City Guides is here to make things easier for you. This app promises to [...]

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Google acquires paper-based travel guidebooks to enhance travel, local-related services

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 14, 2012
Google has acquired travel guide publication Frommer's, and plans to integrate more reviews of hotels, restaurants and other business establishments into its online services. The goal is to ultimately broker deals between users and local establishment straight from Google's UI.
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Trip Advisor’s SeatGuru flies to Google Play as a free app

by: Bams SadewoAugust 1, 2012

Frequent flyers must be well aware that where they seat on the plane can mean the difference between a thoroughly pleasant flight and a stinker of an experience. This is where the Seat Guru app from Trip Advisor fame swoops in. Available now as a free download on Google Play Store, the travel app ensures that you know all your flight details – seat maps included.

The app is more effective to use before you book the ticket, as you can see in detail the seating arrangement of the flight, which include clues beyond the aisle or window question, but also legroom information, power port and other amenities, and more things that will affect your [...]

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New AAA Mobile Android app integrates roadside assistance, maps and driving directions for AAA members

by: AdrianJuly 19, 2012

Is there anyone out there who enjoys asking for directions while on the road? Of course not, as that would mean admitting you were wrong at some point, or admitting that you just don’t know your way around. And we wouldn’t want that to happen, now would we?

How about asking for assistance to a stranger on the side of the road when something happens to your dear car? You hate that even more, don’t you? Or getting into a gas station in the middle of nowhere, realizing that the prices are much steeper than you expected and being too proud to walk away.

Well, if you hate doing all these things as much as I do, maybe the new AAA Mobile Android app will help [...]

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Best android apps for tourists

by: Ken EastJune 26, 2012

Going on a tour means new amazing experiences, meeting new friends, and seeing breathtaking and fascinating destinations. You would always want your trip to be smooth and memorable but many people often get too excited about it, and they end up entering unfamiliar territories without bringing stuff that they might need. Chances are high that you will forget to bring a lot of things–but not your smartphone. The good thing is, it’s just the thing you need for a wonderful trip. The Google Play Store is flooded with apps that could help you on your tour and we have sorted out some of the best for you. Read on if you want to have a stress-free trip.

TripIt Travel [...]
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Best travel apps for Android

by: Paul NuñalApril 29, 2012

Traveling to faraway places or to enchanted lands is a breathtaking experience. But, with each new experience comes some problems. You might get directions that lead you to the wrong locations or you might struggle with the language barrier.

If you are tired of going around metropolitan cities, asking for directions or carrying out a map, then we’re happy to tell you that you can eliminate all of these things just by using your Android smartphone. The Google Play Store is literally flooded with travel apps, from maps to language translators, everything is already prepared for you.

But, before you leave your house for yet another adventure, be sure to check [...]

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Best Android apps for the prepared road warrior

by: AliApril 27, 2012

Back in the day, frequent travelers had to rely on dull maps, vague telephone directories, and old hotel brochures to fulfill their traveling needs. Now, all one needs is an Android device and the power of the Google Play Store to get all kinds of handy apps that can assist a road warrior or a road ninja on his or her journey.

If you travel frequently and you own an Android device, then the apps below are worth checking out. This compilation is meant to assist frequent travelers in finding locations and to give guidance for variable factors on the go, like speed limits.

SmartGas Free

This app can help you fulfill two basic traveling needs: finding a gas [...]

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