The era of the 4G network has finally arrived. For those who consider themselves serious travelers, the moment has never been better to stock up on some very useful apps that help you not only get from place to place, but also help you communicate with the locals. Whether you’re looking to upgrade to a Samsung 4G Android phone or something a little fancier, whichever you choose will accommodate the following apps:
1. Talk to Me Classic
Unlike other translator apps that require the user to type in the phrase they want textually sent back to them in another language, Talk to Me lets you speak into your phone and it will repeat what you said in the translated language. The free version works with seven languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese.
Whether it’s currency, distance, or shoe size, we often have to calculate the differences between our own measuring and monetary systems with those of other nations. ConvertMe helps you manage all of these conversions in one app. Never be caught trying to figure out whether you need a sweater in 30 degree celcius weather again.
This app is primarily designed as a directory for symptoms of sickness, but it also includes a mass listing of hospitals and doctors listed by their proximity to you. You’ll never have to worry about not knowing where the nearest health facility is anymore anywhere you go. Right now, it only lists doctors and hospitals in the U.S., but more are expected to be added on soon.
4. iNap: Arrival Alert
Utilizing GPS with an alarm system, iNap allows you to get some shut eye without worrying about missing your stop. It’ll alert you when you’re approaching your destination whether you’re on a train or in a bus. Rest your weary head assured you won’t wake up 100 miles away from where you need to be.
5. Wikitude World Browser
Sure you can just use Google or Wikipedia, but Wikitude lets you have access to a direct listing of information regarding an array of destinations. It’s not just for getting museum hours either. Wikitude helps you find mass transit schedules in cities across the world as well as renowned eateries.
There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be using your smartphone to its full potential when embarking on your travels. These are just five examples; there are plenty of others that can surely help you along your way. You just have to look. As a traveler, I’m sure you’re no stranger to the thrill of adventuring into the world of Android apps.