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5 Best Apps for your Summer Holidays
Off on your Summer holidays? Here are 5 apps you'll find handy whether you're staying in the UK or heading abroad.
WeatherPro (iOS, Android, BlackBerry,Windows - £2.49)
If you’ve got your holiday booked and want to keep an eye on the weather or you’re looking for a last minute deal and want to chose somewhere which has perfect weather forecasted, check out WeatherPro. Featuring weather reports for over 2 million locations across the world, the handy 7 day forecasts give you the weather details for 3 hourly intervals as well as predicted temperatures including ‘feels like’ temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction (ideal if you’re planning some water sports) and sunrise and sunset times. There’s also a premium version which will give you a 14 day forecast and hourly intervals, sea temperatures and more.
TuneIn Radio (iOS, Android, BlackBerry,Windows – Free)
Listen to radio wherever you are in the world with this great free app which features over 70,000 live radio stations around the globe as well as 2 million podcasts, gigs and shows. Perfect for keeping up to date with the latest Ashes tests, your favourite sporting events over the summer or just relaxing on the beach to your favourite music. You can search for stations by genre so it’s easy to find stations playing the type of music you like. Features include preset lists so you can save your favourite stations and the option to fast forward or rewind podcasts.
Viator (iOS, Android – Free)
If you’re looking for a day trip, tour or activity to book whilst you’re away but don’t have time to search around for the best trips or deals available, Viator offers thousands of travel experiences at great prices. Choose from top attractions, interesting excursions or an activity to keep the whole family occupied and happy. Book the trips directly from the app and get your paperless voucher so you’re all set to go.
AA Travel Companion (iOS, Android – Free)
Keep details of all of your travel documents and information stored in one handy app with the AA Travel Companion. It holds your insurance details, passport information, credit card contact numbers in case of emergencies, tour operator/travel agent details, flight details and even an email of your holiday itinerary. It also features weather and travel advice for your holiday destination and a useful currency converter so you can keep an eye on how much you’re spending.
Jiwire (iOS, Android – Free)
This brilliant WiFi finder is one of the best apps for finding both free and paid public WiFi hotspots wherever you are. Featuring more than half a million locations in almost 150 countries across the world, it can find you WiFi for your phone and/or and tablet saving you a small fortune in overseas data roaming charges. You can upload the WiFi hotspot database before you go on holiday which means you can easily access your nearest WiFi without having to use up any data.