Posts tagged ‘Travel’

Popular Travel App ‘Places Around 6.0’ Lands in the App Store

Neoappz, a mobile application development company, today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Places Around 6.0, an important update to their popular travel app for iPhone and iPod touch. Places Around is a user-friendly application which allows anyone to easily find places in their surroundings. It works world wide and provides accurate and concise information. It is useful for travelers as well as for locals who want to discover new places in their neighborhood.

Places Around features a Category Search which provides one tap access to over 40 common categories such as Restaurants, ATMs, Gas Stations, Parking, Shopping Malls etc. The custom search feature allows users to find places by providing a name or a keyword. The App also contains Voice Search, which is a very helpful feature. With Voice Search users can simply say what they need to find without typing or selecting.The Voice Search feature makes it possible to search for anything from Japanese Restaurants to ATMs and Hotels to Pharmacies instantly.Place results are displayed in user-friendly map views and list views. Map views include Standard, Hybrid and Satellite modes. The distance to the places as well as the directions of the places are shown instantly.

 

Places Around is integrated with a diverse range of services as Yelp, Foursquare, Google, Groupon and Booking.com to provide comprehensive information. Reviews and Photos from different services are shown in elegant user interfaces. Additional information such as open hours and restaurant menus are provided to help the users. Restaurant Reservations and Hotel Reservations can be made within the app it self. Restaurant Deals in surrounding areas can be viewed and deals can be bought within the app it self. The app also provides Panoramic Views of places. With this feature users can take a virtual tour and see how a place looks like before actually visiting it.

 

Place details can be easily shared using SMS, Email and Social Media. Places can be saved as favourites for easy access.Places Around is integrated with the Apple Maps App and the Google Maps App to show directions. Places Around also consists of a feature to change the search area to a location of choice. By changing the search area users’ can search for places in a distant location without being there (ex. Search for Restaurants in London from Boston in USA).

 

Handoff is another feature that is included in the app. Handoff is helpful when making a restaurant / hotel reservation or viewing a website on the iOS App. With Handoff, users can open the browser on their Mac and continue the task on the Mac.

 

Places Around also comes with a useful Widget, which helps users to discover nearby places without even opening the app. The widget provides real time distance to the places as well as the directions of the places.

 

The Places Around Watch App allows users to find places and services around them on their wrist. With the Watch App users can simply tap on a pre defined category or speak to the app to find what they need. Places are sorted by the distance and displayed instantly. Information such as open hours, contact details and distance are provided on the watch.The places can also be viewed on a map and the Apple Maps App can be used to find the directions on the watch.

 

Version 6.0 introduces a user-friendly new design and many improvements.

 

Places Around 6.0 is a free upgrade for all users of the app. Places Around 6.0 is available for $1.99 in the App Store in the Travel category.

Spotted Places – A More Social and Visual Way to Travel

We all want to have the best travel experiences, but we don’t always have time to do extensive research and so we miss out on incredible opportunities. We get the best recommendations when we ask our friends, but it can be hard to track them down and have them curate a list for us. On the other hand, when we do find great experiences we don’t share many of them with our friends for fear of bombarding their social news feeds or coming across like we’re bragging. Spotted Places solves this problem by making it fun to share your favorite spots and see spots recommended by your network around the world.

 

Spotted Places allows you to visually explore the world from your phone. By choosing who to follow, you can customize your map and trust the recommendations you receive, resulting in a human and social traveling experience. You can see where your friends have been and stay up to date with their latest adventures, unlocking those hidden gems we’re all looking for. You can leave your mark on the world by sharing spots you love, which creates a list of travel adventures that your followers can see. This makes Spotted Places an amazing travel companion app.

 

Travel doesn’t have to be once a year; Spotted Places can help you travel locally as well as globally! You can easily discover hidden treasures nearby for your next weekend trip or evening out. By following your friends’ adventures, you can build a list of places to go and things to do. Spotted Places makes the world small, with a swipe of the map you can easily explore the other side of the globe.

 

Some of Spotted Places highlights include:

 

* The map hub – The easy to use map lets you visually explore the world and find things to do anywhere, anytime. With its dynamic design, zooming in and out will make the best content appear right at your fingertips.

 

* Follow people you trust – Following a user features their spots more prominently on the map, allowing you to see the places your network thinks are truly great and gives you a personalized experience. The spots posted by the people you follow also show up on the newsfeed, helping you to stay up to date and discover places as your friends find them.

 

* Staying Positive – Spotted Places only shows the best experiences recommended by other users. If you don’t like a place, you don’t post it. This cuts down on unnecessary data and results in a map filled with only places worth exploring.

 

* Amazing content – Spotted Places has been partnering with hundreds of travel bloggers, foodies, and local experts to provide amazing places for you to discover. Don’t forget to add your own, too!

 

* Hoot a spot – If you think a spot is a “hoot” you can save it for later. This could either be a new spot you saw on the map, or a place you already love. This then shows up on your “hoots list” which are sorted by your current location, so you always know which spots to check out no matter where you are.

 

* Take action – Once you find a spot that you want to experience, Spotted Places allows you to call an Uber, get driving directions, or even book a hotel by tapping on an icon. Spend less time planning, and more time enjoying your trip.

 

Spotted Places 1.0 is Free and available through the App Store in the Travel category.

Chop Commute – See Traffic and Drive Times on Mac Menu Bar

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts – Indie developer, InchWest is proud to release Chop Commute 1.61, a Mac app that takes the guess work out of daily commute by showing real-time traffic and drive times right on the Mac menu bar as a tray icon. Beat the traffic – save time and money by leaving for work or home at the right time.

 

No need to manually check the traffic on your phone to figure out the best time to get out of work – Chop commute does the work for you and always shows you the best time right on the OS X menu bar. Chop commute is like Google Now for OS X, only better since it is designed specifically to help you get home quicker. Long commutes or heavy traffic can easily be avoided by being strategic about when you leave to or from work.

 

Key features of Chop Commute include:
* Live traffic information for almost all countries (using traffic data from Google Maps)
* Status icon displaying color coded commute information
* Save time and money by leaving at the right time

 

The app is useful for daily commuters (whether to work or school), but currently works only on Mac computers (Windows version is in the works).

 

System Requirements:
* OS X 10.10 (El Capitan) or later
* 64-bit processor
* 2.8 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Chop Commute 1.61 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Travel category. For more information about Chop Commute or InchWest, please contact Praneeth Veerepalli.

 

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Located in Boston, Massachusetts, InchWest is an indie developer creating beautiful, unique and useful products for iOS, macOS and Windows devices. Their products are built to improve productivity and lifestyle by utilizing cutting edge technology. All Material and Software (C) 2016 InchWest / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

World Uncovered for iOS Gamifies World Travel

Anawiki Games has released World Uncovered for iOS devices, a new app that’s part game, part travel companion.

 

World Uncovered for iOS Gamifies World Travel

It’s a simple concept with the potential to go far: A “gamified” world map which tracks the user’s travels and rewards them for visiting new places. When the app is first installed, the map is completely covered up. By traveling around – whether on foot or by road, sea or air – the user begins to uncover the map. They score points in the process, which they can add to through various types of achievements, including visiting famous landmarks. Those scores can then be shared through social media and with friends, creating friendly competition to encourage users to switch up their routines and see more of the world.

World Uncovered allows users to display their map in one of four modes. The first and most basic is “Uncovered,” which simply shows the map with visited locations uncovered. The other three employ color-coding to enhance the experience: Height uses a color gradient to display topographical information; Speed mode shows different-colored tracks depending on how fast the user was traveling; and Routes changes the color of paths as the user retraces their steps, providing a map of daily routines and favorite destinations.

 

World Uncovered knows the locations of over 120 of the world’s greatest landmarks, and keeps your checklist updated automatically whenever users visit one. The Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, Big Ben, Machu Picchu, the Golden Gate Bridge, Great Pyramids, Westerplatte, the Burj Khalifa, the Colosseum, Sagrada Familia, Petronas Towers and many more sights await users.

 

World Uncovered 1.0 is free to download and use for the first 270 miles/500 kilometers of travel, and available through the App Store. Unlimited use is a one-time unlock for $1.99 during the launch promotional period.

Delivit Links Shoppers to World Travelers

Delivit LLC thas released Delivit 1.5, an update to their popular shopping app developed for iOS and Android devices. The app connects shoppers with travelers, who purchase and then deliver foreign goods, allowing the users to take advantage of the duty free allowance permitted by certain airports.

 

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With Delivit, users identify the exciting products they want at deep discounts available in duty-free shops across the globe, and connect with travelers who agree to purchase the items and deliver them to their Delivit customers. Just install the app, complete a request form for a specific item, search the Delivit database for your personal shopper – and agree on a delivery fee when you receive the item.

Features:
* Worldwide shopping without the hassles of worldwide shipping
* Eliminates customs duties, within the free limits of the traveler
* Guaranteed reimbursement protects buyers if the deliverer doesn’t show up
* Guaranteed delivery fee, if the buyer fails to honor the agreement
* Currency converting feature for easy transaction

 

The app is available for free with in-app purchases, and is available at both the iTunes app store and Google Play store.

BagApp Allows Travelers Find the Best Luggage Storage Service

AllSharp Corporation Ltd. has released BagAPP 1.2, an update to their popular travel app for iOS & Android devices. BagAPP is a hands-free service that allows travelers to search, choose and reserve the most convenient luggage storage service right when and where they need it.

 

BagApp Allows Travelers Find the Best Luggage Storage Service

Easily compare prices, offers and book the deposit in two clicks. Travelers can also save time via a built-in pre-check in feature. The service is now open in Berlin, Prague, Rome and Milan with many more cities to follow.

BagAPP allows users to book whenever, with just one click. No advanced payment is required, and cancellation can be done up to an hour before the date/time it is reserved for.

 

BagAPP 1.2 is free, and is available through the App Store. The app is also available for Android devices through Google Play.

Packing Pro is a New York Time ‘Travel App Worth Downloading’

The New York Times on June 28, 2016 published an article entitled “10 Free (or Cheap) Travel Apps Worth Downloading” which recommended QuinnScape’s Packing Pro as not only one of the worthy 10, but also as one of only “three that are worth your money.”

 

Packing Pro is a New York Time 'Travel App Worth Downloading'

Packing Pro is an iOS mobile travel packing list app that features unlimited, 100% customizable packing lists, an extensive, yet flexible, catalog, handy sample lists, iCloud auto-sync and various list sharing options.

 

Features include:
* Multi-item selection from catalog for speedy list building
* Multi-item editing for easy list & catalog management
* Collapsable categories with floating headers & running item tallies
* List sorting & filtering by packing status, priority, need to buy, bag and/or person
* Item, weight and value totals & subtotals
* Item images to eliminate any confusion – never again pack the wrong item
* Item & list alerts for user-set reminders
* Email export for file sharing
* Wireless printing
* Fully customized device support for all sizes of iPhone, iPod touch & iPad
* Full multi-lingual support for English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Japanese & Chinese

 

Packing Pro also offers users the following Pro-level features:
* iCloud auto-syncing support
* Expert packing list wizard that can “automagically” create a list
* Email, iTunes, AirDrop, Dropbox & Box file sharing, backup & out-of-app editing support
* Customized design (themes, layout, fonts, colors, textures)
* Double-sized Master Catalog with over 800 items and to-do tasks
* Twice as many sample lists
* Smart Search (lists & catalog)

 

Packing Pro is a universal iOS app that is available in the App Store for $2.99. The basic Packing (+TO DO!) sells for $0.99.

Packing Pro Travel App for iOS Gets a Major Update

QuinnScape has released Packing Pro 12.0, a major upgrade for the 7-year old iOS travel app. Version 12.0 now supports all devices running on iOS 8 and 9, new search and sort functions in the Master Catalog, as well as a more convenient search tool on list pages.

QuinnScape says over 20,000 lines of code were revised or completely re-written, leading to much smoother operation on current devices. The design and user experience were also revamped, and a few new features were added as well, such as search & sort in the Master Catalog.

During the seven years Packing Pro has been on Apple’s App Store, it has been highlighted several times. Currently, it can be found in the “Travel Survival Kit” and “Travel Expenses” promotions. It has also ranked at #1 for iPads and #2 for iPhones in the U.S. App Store’s Travel section. Besides Apple, Packing Pro has also been recognized by CNN, WSJ, BBC, The New York Times, Expedia and Budget Travel, and has earned glowing reviews on major tech and app blogs (Gizmodo, Mashable, Macworld, CNET and iPhone Life, among others).

Features include:

  • Multi-item selection from catalog for speedy list building
  • Multi-item editing for easy list and catalog management
  • Collapsible categories with floating headers and running item tallies
  • List sorting & filtering by packing status, priority, need to buy, bag and/or person
  • Item, weight and value totals & subtotals
  • Item images to eliminate any confusion – never again pack the wrong item
  • Item and list alerts for user-set reminders
  • Email export for file sharing
  • Wireless printing
  • Fully customized device support for all sizes of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
  • Full multi-lingual support for English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Japanese and Chinese

Packing Pro also offers the following Pro-level features:

  • iCloud auto-syncing support
  • Expert packing list wizard that can “automagically” create a list
  • Email, iTunes, AirDrop, Dropbox and Box file sharing, backup & out-of-app editing support
  • Customized design (themes, layout, fonts, colors, textures)
  • Double-sized Master Catalog with over 800 items and to-do tasks
  • Twice as many sample lists
  • Smart Search (lists & catalog)

Packing Pro is available for the iPhone & iPad in the App Store for $2.99. The basic Packing (+TO DO!) app sells for $0.99.