It’s summer and it’s finally time to vacation, trips to the beach or the mountains, inland tourism or visits to other countries and different cultures . Generally, the sites we visited are full of mysteries and worthy places to visit and admire but often do not know because they are not well documented or not to bring a good travel guide to draw attention to us and put us on the way to visit these places.
Before there was the smartphones it was normal to visit the tourist office of the town or city where we were and buy a tourist guide with which to discover the charms of the site where we were, but a few years here it has changed dramatically and it is all due to increased guidebooks applications on mobile platforms and, as far as we are concerned, the Android ecosystem.
For this reason and because we know that you are planning a trip with your family, partner or friends, we show what we consider today ‘s top five applications guidebooks there on Android right now, so you do not miss a single detail site visit because not everything is going to be beach and pool.
TouristEye – Travel Guide
This application, which was recently updated with a renewed simpler, minimalist interface , is for us one of the best applications guidebooks.
Used by more than 800,000 people, provides interesting information about the city in which we find ourselves, tips from other users and area maps without being connected to the Internet . You can save your favorite sites or recommendations of places to visit that you make on the wish list and then you can refer to plan a trip with more than 10,000 locations and 300,000 places and activities available in the application.
A new feature is a recommender activities and places to visit on the place and time where we are in the style Google Now, all offline . Furthermore, TouristEye – Travel Guide offers the possibility to receive alerts and notifications if the weekend produced some interesting offer to make a getaway. It’s definitely one of the best apps of guidebooks.
Google Play | TouristEye – Travel Guide (Free)
This is another guidebooks aesthetically better maintained and offers a complete and useful services. It is also developed in Spain and certainly meets the most critical demands of tourists who want to plan your trip faster, reliable and neat style.
With minube you can choose the type of trip you want to do, whether it’s with family, partner or friends, relaxing or a more lively place where the party and night to shake hands. You also get the opinion of more than 1 million people who have used the app with lists of places to visit and activities to do and can use it as a social network , giving “likes” in the places they have visited other users in our environment.
As we read in Google Play, minube application is fully optimized for tablets , which is appreciated in order to better visualize the images of the places you’re planning to visit. For us it is a travel guide as complete and especially attractive.
Google Play | minube (Free)
One of the platforms for planning trips excellence TripAdvisor is the reference website for millions of users have visited through the computer also has application for mobile platforms and Android which is, undoubtedly. With TripAdvisor have the possibility of planning a vacation or a weekend getaway in the blink of an eye because it has thousands of registered locations and the ability to book hotels, flights and restaurants directly from the app .
We will also have millions of comments and images from other users and thousands of activities to do in the city we choose target. The only fault I can find you this app is the need to be connected to Internet and data consumption that entails, but definitely less bad considering the possibilities offered by its huge database of destinations worldwide.
Google Play | TripAdvisor (Free)
MTrip Travel Guides
This application offers a slightly different service to others and that is not focused on planning a trip , but once chosen town visiting, we can download a complete and detailed guide book where we get information like: parks, museums, restaurants, bars, hotels, theaters and shops with opinions, photos, detailed travel information, prices and times we can not find in other applications.
The problem with this application is that although there are over 35 full guidebooks, we can not dispose of them for free , since the mTrip application only allows us to download a free preview, having to pay up to 3.99 euros for complete guide. Having to pay for the tourist guide is compensated with quality content and this app committed to quality rather than the quantity of options to consider.
Google Play | mTrip Travel Guides (Free guides to 3.99 euros)
The last of our applications guidebooks Field Trip is a simple, lightweight app that uses the GPS positioning and to be constantly running in the background . With this application, as we leave it closer to an interesting point or event to consider emerging notify us cards and if you have a headset connected, you will also receive audio information.
With Field Trip can be found from the local history of remote places , architecture, cuisine and folklore, to the most immediate feedback concert offers restaurants, shops and many other places. In the settings we can choose the frequency of notifications warn us of new content as well as save favorite places that we like to go the application of our learning preferences as does Google Now.
Google Play | Field Trip (Free)
As we have seen, if we go on vacation somewhere, either into or coast; we have no excuse to miss the corners and interesting places to our destination city or town may offer. With these applications we can perform a multitude of tasks from planning our escape and inform on leisure activities and cultural around us to learn the history and local culture without having to resort to traditional paper guides. A real advantage when you consider that we go where we go, we always take our smartphone above.
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