With smartphones and tablets being taken with us everywhere we go, it is no surprise that apps that make travel easier and more convenient have become increasingly popular. OROGOLD takes a look at some of the top travel apps of 2015.
Hopper quickly became popular in 2015, especially around those who were looking to save a bit of cash when booking an airline ticket. Hopper predicts the optimum date and time to book a ticket for the trip you are planning to take, by analyzing billions of different air fares each and every day and detecting certain moments when those fares will drop to an all-time low. If you aren’t in a hurry to book your ticket, you can input your preferred travel details into Hopper and it will send you a notification when there are fares that are worth your attention.
AirBnB needs no explanation, and 2015 saw the company experience growth like never before. With over a million listings, AirBnB has so much more to offer than even the most well-connected hotel booking site, and the options on AirBnB are far more diverse. Whether you want to stay in a historic castle, a gypsy caravan or an isolated watchtower, AirBnB will have the perfect accommodation for you.
With smartphones and photo editing apps always at our fingertips during travel, it only makes sense to use one of your vacation snaps as a postcard, rather than purchasing a pre-printed postcard to send. Postagram is an app that OROGOLD loves as it allows users to upload a holiday photo and type in a greeting, after which Postagram will print the postcard and send it anywhere in the world that you desire.
Travel calculator is an app that OROGOLD would highly recommend if you frequently travel overseas. Rather than standing at a shop, struggling to work out the exchange rate with the local currency, Travel Calculator will instantly convert this for you, based on real-time exchange rates. The app also has an offline mode, so you don’t need to worry about eating up all of your international data allowance while you are traveling, and it also has Tip and Tax features that may also come in handy.
Thanks to the increase in ‘staycations’ in 2015, Gas Buddy became a popular app. Gas Buddy keeps track of all of the cheapest gas stations in your chosen area, with its information updated by other users, who earn points for the data that they can then redeem for prizes. If you are out driving and need some gas, simply open up the app, tap on the cheapest gas station near you, and it will use Google Maps to provide you with clear and concise driving directions.
From apps that make finding affordable accommodation a breeze, to ones that make international shopping so much more convenient, these travel apps all made their way to the top of download lists in 2015. Each of these apps are continually developed, and OROGOLD is sure that 2016 will see them becoming more useful than they are now.