Travel Apps Archive

Expedia App Goes Universal

The popular Expedia Hotels & Flights app for iOS has been updated this week and it now comes in a universal build for both iPhone and a new, beautiful iPad version.  The Expedia app leverages the Expedia service you are likely familiar with and makes finding hotels and flights to destinations around the world quick and easy.

The new version has a completely revamped interface for both iPhone and iPad but it is the latter that is really eye popping.  Now you can simply tap and swipe your way to finding hotels and flights and you don’t even necessarily have to put in travel dates.

Expedia (Universal App) – Free – Download Now

Alti for iOS – A Minimalist Altimeter

Alti for iOS is the perfect companion for hiking, routing, biking, climbing and walking. Alti sports a clean design, includes a wide selection of background colours and provides a distraction-free experience. It features an altitude indicator, a magnetic and true north compass, and coordinates for DMS and degrees.

Alti (Universal App) – Free (In-App Purchases) – Download Now

iPacking App Makes Trip Packing Easy

Personal and business travelers who want the new app that according to Lifehacker.com makes packing for any trip quick and efficient, can now head to the App Store and download the iPacking app from developer Nexti Inc.

iPacking – $1.99 – Download Now

Described by enthusiastic downloaders as “genius” and “really useful”, the iPacking app lets users create, customize, save and even

iPacking for iPhone

iPacking for iPhone

print as many packing lists as they need for different trips, or even for different pieces of luggage (i.e. checked-in bags vs. carry-ons, and so on). And when they’re ready to pack, users simply refer to their printout, or tell the app to walk them through each item one-by-one until they’re done.

Other iPacking special features include:

  • A great “Pack Now” option to help users efficiently complete their packing list, while they use simple and intuitive gestures to navigate through each item.
  • A database of over 340 possible travel items, plus the option to add an unlimited number of items.
  • A database of various travel templates – such as camping, business trip, and so on – that can be customized to fit each user’s current and future requirements.
  • The ability to create an unlimited number of lists and categories to easily manage the packing duties for any kind of trip – whether it’s across the city, or on the other side of the world.
  • A handy filter to see items that are packed or unpacked.
  • Social integration to share packing lists with family, friends and colleagues via Facebook, Twitter or email, so they can confirm that the packing list is complete.
  • An “Unpack All” option for travelers who are essentially repeating the same trip, and want to ensure that they take the same items.

Furthermore, while the inspiration behind the iPacking app came from the desire to help travelers achieve all of the above goals, the app is also perfect for everyday tasks, such as shopping, to-do items, and so on. Add it all up, and iPacking achieves three goals that both casual and regular travelers will truly appreciate:

  1. It makes packing extremely efficient, which saves valuable time that can mean the difference between catching or missing a flight or train.
  2. It makes packing stress-free, as travelers no longer have to worry about forgetting or missing important item(s).
  3. It makes packing fun, and turns it from a dreary or even dreaded task, into one that travelers enjoy and even look forward to.


“Whether someone is heading out on a business trip, taking a vacation with their family going camping, or getting ready for a road trip adventure, iPacking makes the packing experience faster, simpler, more accurate, and more fun!” commented Sean Lee of Nexti Inc. “There’s no limit to the app’s functionality, and users who give it a try will soon be wondering how they ever managed before!”

The iPacking app is designed for iPhone and requires your device be running iOS 7.0 or later to use.

iPacking – $1.99 – Download Now

Pocket Travel App Helps With Currency Conversions Virtually Anywhere

The Pocket Travel app is a new currency calculator developed specifically for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. With simplicity in mind, Pocket Travel is designed to facilitate calculating how much to pay, and how much it’s worth, in the currency you know and in the currency of the country where you are traveling.

Pocket Travel – $2.99 – Download Now

My World for iPad App Updated With Improved Maps

Exploring your world with the My World for iPad app! This app is fun for all ages, and has been updated with new features and improved interactions. This update, one of Laura J. White Mobile Development team’s most popular and most downloaded apps is available now in the Travel category of the iTunes App Store.

Tap around the world to explore coordinates and distances to and between your favorite places or places to plan to go to in the future. This app provides the capability to:

  • Get the coordinates of your location

    My World for iPad

    My World for iPad

  • Get the distance from your location to any other place in the world
  • Get the distance between any two places in the world
  • Get the time it will take to travel those distances by car, by plane, or by a user specified speed

This app provides shortest and equirectangular distances represented in both the Metric System (kilometers) and the US Standard System (miles). Don’t worry if you get lost, you can use the Find Me feature of this app to get back to where you started.

My World for iPad is an iPad only app and is .99 Cents in the App Store.  It requires that your iPad be running iOS 7.0 or later.

My World for iPad – .99 Cents – Download Now

Personal Travel Guide Street Notes App Released for iPad

Digital Handstand has announced the release of their Street Notes app for iPad, an app for collecting notes and ideas for travel destinations and using them as a personal travel guide. The Street Notes app lets anyone save personal favorites of great places, restaurants, and venues and arranges them beautifully on an interactive map. This app was specifically developed to assist the individual traveler, who rather trusts suggestions from friends, magazines and the concierge than “insiders’ tips” from tourist guides.

Street Notes for iPad assists users with keeping notes of great places to go, and tips from various sources, ordered by city, island, or travel region. On the way, Street Notes presents all the collected places for a certain destination as a personal and individual travel map.

To remember places later, users can enter and manage places information with annotations, pictures and bookmarks. Therefore it features powerful search capabilities for places details in multiple online databases such as Foursquare, Wikipedia or Apple MapKit. Street Notes simplifies searching and browsing for places-related information such as opening times with a built-in web browser without the constant need for switching between apps.

Street Notes – $3.99 – Download Now

iiFind App Makes Road trips Easier

The iiFind app is a useful travel application that shows you everything that you need within your area, or between you and your next destination. When it comes to getting to your destination, the iiFind app keeps you on track and on-time and you will know exactly where to stop for fuel or a cup of coffee on the way!

This useful application provides you with the best route between your current location and your destination and with the simple press of a button, reveals all the amenities to you along the way. Each pinpoint is customized, making it easy for you to find the necessary facilities. Pins can be displayed either on the map itself so that you can see them in

relation to your current position or in a list for you to choose from. Phone numbers and website details are provided for each location, making it easy for you to make arrangements, should you need to schedule an important meeting at any of these locations.

iiFind – .99 Cents – Download Now

London Lines & Stations App – Optimised for iOS 7

One of the many things that I love about living in the London area is the Underground.  It is a (mostly) fast way to navigate from one part of the city to another and it is a far lesser expensive alternative to driving and parking in London.  But as anyone will tell you, you have to keep track of how particular lines and stations are doing in the London Underground to make sure your journey is a quick as possible.

Think Code Release has released an update to their app London Lines & Stations 1.4 for iPhone and iPod touch, now

London Lines & Stations for iPhone

London Lines & Stations for iPhone

optimised and fully redesigned to embrace the fresh new look & feel of iOS 7. London Lines & Stations is the perfect Underground, DLR and Overground passenger companion. A must-have for anyone who commutes or travels in London.

The London Lines & Stations app uses the official data feeds provided by Transport for London (TfL) to show in realtime the line and station status as well as live departure boards and weekend status. All using a simple and clean user interface. Besides, the app automatically calculates the nearest line and station based on the user’s current location and allows to see in a map the route to any selected station. Furthermore, all the stations can be quickly sorted by name, line or distance, and the user can save any station in the favourites section for easy access to its detailed information.

Key App Features:
* Live line and station status
* Live departure boards
* Weekend status
* Nearest line and station
* Route to station
* Favourites
* Real-time journey planner (powered by TfL)
* Quick search and sorting capabilities
* Extensive line and station details
* Simple and clean user interface
* Optimised for iOS 7

London Lines & Stations is a free app and available in the App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch

London Lines & Stations – Free – Download Now

Airport Wait Inspires New App – Air Lounge X

Air Lounge X Pty Ltd introduces Air Lounge X 1.0 for iOS. Air Lounge X’s founder and developer, Inga Birkedale, was inspired to create a new iPhone/iPad app after sitting for hours in the departure area of a foreign airport wishing that there was an airport lounge nearby. Little did she know there was a pay-per-use lounge less than 100 steps away. On discovery of the lounge (at boarding time) her partner suggested that she write an app listing all the lounges in the world so that they’d know where they could find them in the future. So she did.

Air Lounge X, launched today, is a directory of airport lounges throughout the world, with a focus on pay-per-use. There

Air Lounge X Shows You Free or Pay-to-Enter Airport Lounges

Air Lounge X Shows You Free or Pay-to-Enter Airport Lounges

are over 1500 lounges listed with 73 airlines featured and covers 141 countries and counting.

Travellers can see at a glance which lounges are available at each airport. (Symbols indicate whether they are pay-for-use lounges). The app will give you the lounge location, approximate entry costs and detail any pre-booking methods. Also included is information that is useful for Priority Pass members and links to related websites. Created for both iPhone and iPad.

Air Lounge X 1.0 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category.  It is a Universal App.

Air Lounge X (Universal App) – $9.99 – Download Now

British Airways Updates App to Support Passbook

British Airways has updated their iPhone app and finally brings Passbook support to users.  The UK-based airline has been one of the few left who haven’t introduced boarding passing being available through Passbook so it is good to seem them finally make it happen.

The new 4.5 update is available now and while the UI has also been redesigned a bit, the main functionality added is around Passbook.  When you first start the app it highlights how to get your flights into Passbook & the Release Notes promise the future will include the ability to see your boarding passes on your iPhone Lock screen.

Passbook Support Now in the British Airways App

Passbook Support Now in the British Airways App

Here are the Release Notes

We have added boarding pass integration into Passbook.

From now on, all new boarding passes will be presented in Passbook. You’ll be able to download them from the app as usual and continue to use boarding passes on your iPhone in over 100 airports worldwide.

By mid June we’ll be enhancing Passbook boarding passes by adding direct links to them from your iPhone’s lock screen as you’re ready to fly. This will make it even easier for you to access your boarding pass on the move. We’ll send you a message via the app as soon as these are enabled.

Please note: If you are already logged into your Executive Club account, updating to this version may require you to log in again. As a result, we do not recommend updating the app on the day you are travelling.

We’ve also fixed a number of bugs and improved stability with this latest update.

The British Airways App is free and available now in the App Store

British Airways – Free – Download Now