Planet Of The Apps – Travel (Part 1)

9/14/2012 9:02:22 AM

The three ‘p’s of travel (pennies, passport, pants) just gained an un-alliterative fourth: travel apps. Pre-load your phone with these before boarding your flight

1.    Paper Camera

Price: Form $ 1.09 | Android, iOS

Score: 4/5

Travel rule number one: do try not to be a super-touristy snapper. But if you must shoot the Eiffel or the Eye, at least tweak your pics. There are loads of apps for this – Vignette, Instagram – but Paper Camera fires out dramatic snaps with ease and the graphic-style filters work well with landscapes.

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Paper Camera

2.    Jetset

Price: $ 1.08 | iOS

Score: 4/5

A game that casts you as airport security – you vet hordes of passengers, stripping them of banned items. But it’s smarter than that, recognizing it you’re actually in an airport and rewarding you for it. It was written by a man who came up with the idea while in an airport security queue. Meta.

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3.    Foursquare

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

Score: 4/5

The original location-sharing app, Foursquare hasn’t quite realised its dream of giving discounts everywhere you check-in. it hasn’t stopped Facebook from borrowing the idea, either. But it has built up a huge database of user recommendations, which makes it vital on holiday.

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4.    HostelWorld

Price: $ free | Android, iOS

Score: 5/5

Don’t be put off by the world ‘hostel’: yes, this app will find you a 20-bed dorm for peanuts, but it’ll also serve up affordable private rooms. Over two million user-written reviews make it easy to sort the bad from the good. Found a nice place? Book your room – or 20-bed dorm – in-app.

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