Posts tagged Travel App
ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies, today announced the availability of ABBYY PhraseBooks for iOS, an application that helps travelers communicate in 6 languages including English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian. It also allows them to quickly learn most common phrases for various occasions and feel at home when abroad and offline.
PhraseBooks for iOS offers an up-to-date language content grouped by ABBYY’s lexicographers into 11 topics, most vital for traveling. Each has a special Useful Words subgroup containing most popular words and phrases on the subject. All
phrases are voiced by native speakers and illustrated with descriptive, humorous visuals from the ABBYY designer team. Additionally, from within PhraseBooks users can send their own suggestions for ABBYY developers about new phrases or languages they find worthy of being included in the application.
“ABBYY PhraseBooks is there to help when you have to explain your needs or thoughts in a language you can’t speak freely”, explained Katya Solntseva, Director of Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. “Special exercises will also help you memorize useful everyday phrases while traveling or preparing for a trip abroad.”
To learn new words or collocations, a user adds them to the Learning list and runs the exercise they like the most. The Remember Translation exercise displays a learning card with an illustrated foreign phrase to be translated into user’s mother language, while in the “Remember audibly” exercise a phrase is voiced over. Statistical data, available in the end of each task, indicates one’s personal progress.
ABBYY PhraseBooks for iOS is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category. It is available under the localized titles, including ABBYY Frasari, ABBYY Sprachfuhrer and ABBYY Guides de conversation. Supported interface languages include English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian.
Izatt International today is proud to announce the launch of the new MileBug 2.7 for iOS as a Universal App, making it available for the iPad. The UI is now optimized for both the iPhone and iPad. With this release, the award-winning and highly ranked Finance mileage log app, MileBug, can now be found in the Finance section of the iPad App Store, where it has quickly risen to the Top 40 in only 2 days. This iPhone mileage app is now an iPad mileage app that lets users track miles driven for business use and get their deduction or reimbursement.
Compatible with the markets most popular mobile devices such as the Apple iPhone(R) and Apple iPod touch(R), in
addition to Android(TM) compatible mobiles (e.g. Galaxy SIII) and Windows Phones, MileBug is the perfect electronic mileage logger and expense tracker generating logs that export beautifully for ease of use come tax time.
MileBug is not only the perfect companion to keep track of the miles you drive for your business, charity, personal or medical reasons – it also aids you in keeping track of your expenses. With MileBug you are not only helping the environment by conserving paper, you also spare yourself from grief and calculating headaches as the app includes a plethora of great features, all wrapped in an intuitive and easy-to-use interface.
MileBug is quickly establishing itself as the preferred choice for consumers seeking the perfect mileage companion and expense tracker. Over a period of the past four years this popular app has consistently ranked high on the download charts in numerous countries and is currently ranked in the Top 10 on the Apple App Store in the Finance category, and in Business in the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Download MileBug today and be assured you receive the correct tax deductions you deserve by tracking your miles and expenses in the simplest way possible.
- Track your full path with GPS and map display
- Use the Mileage Tracker for multiple businesses and multiple vehicles with a simple choice
- Setup frequent destinations and purposes for easy use later
- Choose either kilometers or miles
- Define custom rates for business, charity, medical and other
- Watch your deductions add up with each addition to your trip log
- Email HTML and Excel-friendly reports to your home computer
- Backup/Restore data for security and peace of mind
MileBug is $2.99 and is available in the App Store
As a frequent business and pleasure flyer, I have an army of apps on my iPhone to help me through the process of getting a flight, a ticket and getting to my destination. One of those apps is SeatGuru and TripAdvisor – who own SeatGuru – have just released a nice update to the app which is available for free in the App Store.
The update, version 2.0 for those keeping score, brings significant improvements to the image quality of seating arrangements of hundreds of airlines and aircraft. In the old version it was very much pixelised and in a rush (translation:
working your way from one gate to another to catch your connection flight) was difficult to read. That is not the case with this update. Images are crisp and clear, taking full advantage of the iPhone 5′s extra screen real estate if you have one. In all there are over 350 image updates in this release, all of which are designed to help you understand the seating arrangement of an aircraft and the advantages or disadvantages of a particular seat.
This release also has Facebook integration so flyers can post photos from aircraft and seats to give you an even more realistic view of a seat assignment or aircraft. When you sign in to SeatGuru with your Facebook account you can also post reviews of seats or aircraft.
In all there are 20 airlines that have been updated in SeatGuru including American Airlines, British Airways, Frontier, United, US Airways, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Air France, KLM and Air Canada to name a few. Be sure to check out the release notes in the App Store to see the full list.
SeatGuru is a free app and is available in the App Store. It is designed for iPhone – sadly no iPad interface just yet.
TripIt has released an update to their iOS app that brings more features, control and functionality to the travel management app-and-service, particularly for Pro users. The update, which is available now in the App Store brings several new features that previously were relegated only to the TripIt website. These features include:
- Pro users now able to add, edit and delete reward programs in the app.
- Pro Alerts dashboard improved to better manage unread alerts.
- New users can learn about the benefits of TripIt with a new in-app tour.
TripIt is a fantastic service that helps you organise your travel iteneraries with ease as well as your Frequent Flyer and hotel reward accounts. I’ve been a TripIt Pro user for many years now and the service is one that anyone who travels more than 20% of the year should seriously consider.
TripIt is a free app or you can get the $3.99 ad free version. To become a Pro users you can subscribe directly from within the app at $49.99 per year.
I freely admit that I’m a bit late to the Yelp app. The social-networking-meets-travel app allows you to get ratings and reviews of restaurants, bars and other establishments based on your location and provides a wealth of information. I’ve become somewhat addicted!
Over the weekend Yelp updated their universal iOS app with some new features around check-ins. Like Foursquare, Yelp allows you to check into a location and yes, you get to earn digital trinkets for your efforts. With this new update, now you can do things like leave tips after you check in, leave comments for your friends to see and so forth. You can now even check in from your iPad, something that was only for iPhone before this release. There are of course bug fixes and other performance improvements in the release as well.
Yelp is a free app in the App Store and the service is free. If you want to be able to check-in and leave reviews and comments you will need to sign up for a Yelp account which is also free.
One of the newest travel apps available in the App Store is Flight+. As one who travels constantly, I’ve immediately fallen in love with this app because of how well it keeps my flight information organized as well as the beautiful UI the developers have created. This morning the developers have released version 1.2, an update that brings a lot of new features as well as improvements to the app. The biggest improvements are around TripIt where fixes for some crash issues and automatic importing are now supported.
Other updates include….
Flights and settings can now automatically be synchronized through the cloud
Flight+ now automatically calculates and displays layover times
It is now possible to be synced with Trip-It automatically (flights will be imported automatically) We also fixed some crashes that could occur during Trip-It imports.
- favorite airport/airline lists now can be sorted manually
- Improved Calendar export
- Music no longer stops when opening Flight+
- Improved description of a flight when exporting to email
- Meter to Feet conversion bug fixed
- Fixed several bugs and crashes for users with iOS 4
There are two versions of Flight+, the iPhone and iPad version, so this is not a universal app. The iPad version is $4.99 while the iPhone version is $2.99.
The Gamma Project today announces my Travel Assistant 1.7, an update to their featured productivity / travel app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. my Travel Assistant is a professional app for global travelers that integrates into a single, convenient package a smart, multi-currency expense tracker with automatic currency conversion, a 156-currency monetary exchange rate converter and a 51-language translator.
This major update brings several improvements and adds new features as well, like support for Retina Display on the new iPad (3rd gen), and the option to easily switch between currencies in the currency converter via a single tap. The app has been also further optimized for speed and smaller memory consumption.
Designed as an intelligent assistant for international travelers, the app stores all expenses in both the local and converted, home currencies. With a high-end, dark wood-grain GUI, the app includes no instructions for use; all operations are intuitive and trouble-free. One-time set-up includes entering the user’s language, home currency, and the frequency of exchange rate updates. The designers have paid great attention to human factors.
For example, English, Spanish, French, Italian and German appear in their respective places in the scrolling list that appears by touching “Your Language”, but the group of five most common languages also appears at the head of the list. Similarly, the app defaults to US dollars, with the yen, euro, swiss francs, british pounds and Canadian dollar leading an alphabetical list of 156 different currencies.
You know the story. A struggling publication creates its own App, submits it to Apple’s iTunes Store, gets accepted, receives some free publicity, consumers read it, like it, and subscribe. And the publication is saved!
That’s a great story. But it’s not our story.
No, this is the story of a 30 year old travel industry publication that has gone through multiple juggling acts in its time to survive, but came to what everyone agreed was the end with the most recent recession. As its advertisers abandoned ship in a struggling economy, it could no longer pay the printing bill, or the mailing and distribution costs necessary to continue.
“Byways magazine has gone through several transformations in its lifetime,” says editor and publisher Stephen M. Kirchner. “We always managed to pull the rabbit out of the hat at the last minute to keep going, but this recession should have been the end.”
The demise of Byways would have been a shame. While other publications focused on the travel destinations of the rich and famous, Byways had built a niche covering the destinations in North America located along the highways and byways of the United States and Canada. Places like Branson and Pigeon Forge, and great American roads like Rt. 66 and the Lincoln Highway, where people drove on vacations, traveled in RVs, rode on motorcycles, or took motorcoach tours.
As the bills mounted, and the advertising disappeared, Kirchner, like so many others in publishing, was desperate.
“We were ready to grasp at any straws,” he says, “and the most logical were the many solicitations we had received for turn-key on-line publishing.” Kirchner decided to give it one last shot, and choose a vendor to put up one turn-key issue and hope for the best.
App.Solutely, LLC., an emerging mobile applications developer, is excited today to announce the recent launch for Tank Pro for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. An innovative gas station locater, Tank Pro was created to help users save money at the pump by showing them which gas stations nearby offer the lowest prices and where they are. Tapping directly into the OPIS – the nation’s Oil Price Indexing Service – the app connects users with over 95% of U.S. gas stations, giving them up-to-the-minute pricing info regardless of where they live or where they happen to be driving. A handy price-concious trip planning feature is included as well. Tank Pro is currently available for download on the Apple App Store for $0.99 in the Travel category. A free, ad-enabled version of the app without trip planning features is available too.
Tank Pro isn’t simply the best gas pricing app on the market, it’s the only one that’s guaranteed to be accurate and effective day in and day out, no matter where users are in the country. Most pricing apps – regardless of whether they claim to find the best drink prices or gas prices – work via crowd sourcing. They depend on user’s aggregated opinions to basically guess where shoppers should look for the best deals. Tank Pro doesn’t guess. This app goes straight to the source and plugs users straight into actual down-to-the-penny market prices, gas station by gas station!
To find the most economic fuel fountain by them users can either search for nearby gas stations by area code, or simply open Tank Pro’s GPS enabled map and see what their best options are. The full version of the app also gives frugal travelers the option of mapping road trips by gas price. It’s an eloquent driving solution that doesn’t just help them find the quickest way to their destination, but the cheapest way too. You use the power of mobile tech to help you do everything from dining to dating smarter. Keep up the trend and discover the smarter way to fill up at the pump with Tank Pro too.
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 4.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Tank Pro 1.0.2 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category.
Independent software development professional Arseniy Kuznetsov today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of iCasualTours 1.0.1, his new personal travel app for iPhone and iPod touch devices. iCasualTours helps capture, organize, and share your personal travel experience. A casual walk or a two-weeks vacation, the app will help you remember it as it happened and share it with your friends.
iCasualTours records your travel routes and lets you take geo-tagged pictures as well as check-in and monitor nearby places of your interest, with instant display on your Tour Map. iCasualTours offers advanced location tracking technology, with multiple tracking modes to allow continuos use of the app without noticeable impact on your device’s battery.
iCasualTours enables uploading your Tours directly to your Google Account. The Tour Items such as routes, photos, checked-in places, milestones, motion statistics, notes, and links can be easily exported to Google services such as Google Picasa, Google Fusion Tables / Google Docs, and Google Maps – giving you the ownership and full control over your travel data.
The app makes it easy to share Tours, offering multiple upload and sharing modes including event-based, incremental Live Sharing that can happen e.g. whenever you take a geo-tagged photo, check-in a nearby place, or reach a new tour milestone. Full Email, Facebook, and Twitter integration is available.
iCasualTours App Features:
Advanced location tracking technology
* Optimized for fine balance between frequency of location updates and battery life
* Multiple location tracking modes, from exact to extremely energy-efficient
* Accurate position information, even while in the energy-preserving modes
Upload and Sharing
* Direct upload to your personal Google Account
* You have the ownership and full control over your travel data
* Integrated with Google services such as Google Picasa, Google Fusion Tables / Google Docs, Google Maps
* Configurable upload and sharing of your Tour routes, photos, checked-in places, milestones, motion statistics, notes, and links
* Easy Email, Facebook, and Twitter sharing
Event-based, incremental Live Sharing
* Can happen automatically on pre-defined events
* The events can be e.g. taking a new photo, checking-in a new place, reaching a new Tour milestone, etc.
* Intelligent use of bandwidth, with incremental data transfers over the network
* Support for multiple Tour Route Segments
* Visually appealing yet clear display of all relevant info on the Tour Map
* Configurable Tour Milestones, both time-based and distance-based
* Detailed motion statistics such as current / average / maximum speeds, distances, ascent / descent, etc.
* Fully configurable Tour Map display
* Take geo-tagged pictures anytime during a tour
* Easy upload of Tour pictures to Google Picasa Web Albums
* Easy pictures sharing on the Tour map, with optional link to entire Tour Picasa Photo Album
* Intelligent display on the Tour map, with configurable pictures grouping
* Powerful built-in photo viewer
* Full control on how the photos are sized, stored, uploaded, and shared
* Tour Nearby Places, with full Wikipedia integration
* Places monitoring, with automated proximity actions such as auto check-in and configurable places alerts
* Instant display of checked-in Places on the Tour map
* Easy share of checked-in Places on your Tour map
* Search for Wikipedia Places around you
* General Wikipedia Places search
iCasualTours App is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod touch (3rd, and 4th generations) running iOS 4.0 or later. Twitter sharing is only available on iOS 5.0 or later. Some features such as Tour Nearby Places search, Upload & Share, or Live Sharing require users to be connected to the internet for full functionality. Note that iPod touch does not support full GPS functionality. As continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease battery life, please always use location tracking mode that best fits your current Tour or Tour Segment.
Pricing and Availability:
iCasualTours 1.0.1 is $7.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel & Lifestyle category. For more screenshots and a FAQ, check out the iCasualTours website.