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General Traveling - Applications to use/avoid?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sytar, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Sytar

    Sytar Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 23, 2009
    Systems/Network Support
    This is something that I have been trying to get my head around for a bit, and I did find one post over in the Inc forum that had a mix of applications that were good for traveling, but I wanted to see if anyone in here might be able to help with some ideas...

    Here is what I was thinking would work:

    Footprints - If anyone has a link for where I can download this, my rooted ROM dosn't have it included.

    Finding stuff:
    Trip Advisor - Just released, but looks a lot like some of the others listed here.
    Nearby Places

    Layar - Augmented Reality is kinda cool, but in some ways just a gimmick to find the same stuff as shown above.

    My Tracks - Although it can eat up batteries, it can be good to know how far you have traveled or even where you have been if you wanted to backtrack for some reason.

    c:geo - Geocaching app, since I am hooked, this is one of the best I have seen.

    Although I am not a big fan of updating everything I do, or places I go, when traveling, I was thinking of adding an app that could update my Facebook when I wanted to.

    I also use Google Maps, and Google Navigation for getting around for pin pointing locations.

    I have Mobile Defense installed JUST IN CASE I loose my phone or it is stolen.


  2. grvthang

    grvthang Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    I like Where. It has gas prices, yellow pages, restaurant reviews, movies, local news, weather,traffic, events - even has a feature that gives the closest locations of commonly-used places (Starbuck's, McDonald's, etc.).
    I loved Poynt on my Blackberry, but it hasn't come to Android yet.
  3. WineJones

    WineJones Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    I used Where for awhile, and then Google Places, but think I'm getting equivalent functionality from Google Maps - I can search for "Gas," or "Starbucks," in maps and don't need a separate app. I have NOT used it extensively, so YMMV.

    My friend likes Google Latitudes for showing people where he is and updating locations, but I find it a little creepy.

    Have fun in your travels, and come back and tell us what worked!

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