Planet Of The Apps – Travel (Part 2)

9/14/2012 9:02:18 AM

5.    Strava

Price: $free | Android, iOS

Score: 4/5

On holiday, you’re often heard boasting to your fellow hikers: “I must have walked a hundred miles today – all uphill!” Well – not really. PS tracking app Strava says you only walked 4.3 miles, and your elevation gain was only 200m. Still, it’ll show you a map of your gentle amble and store it online.

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6.    Polyglot

Price: $ 1.5 | Windows

Score: 5/5

Not so many years ago, we were marveling at speech-to-text and instant translation, and predicting Star Trek Tricorder-esque powers for phones. How right we were – this app will shift your language into 30 others and then talk it back at you, all before the waiter disappears.

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7.    Maverick

Price: From $ free | Android

Score: 5/5

If you’re then hiking, biking type, then maverick is here to help. It’s a GPS map serve that uses data from various UK and European map providers. Make waypoints and trails, and share them via email or social networks. Want more detail? The $ 4.69 Pro app has Ordnance Survey 1:50k and 1:25k maps.

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8.    Kayak

Price: $ free | Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows

Score: 4/5

This app from the popular, albeit US-centric, price comparison site Kayak returns hundreds of prices on searches for flights in seconds. Extras range from the useful currency convertor or flight tracker to the silly romantic break packing list. Remember to take the sexy boxers.

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