Everyone should spend some time exploring. This world is mind boggling in both it’s scale and it’s depth, you never know what you might find or what connections you could forge. Embrace the wonderful mess in all it’s glory and step onto ground yet unchartered to your eyes. Thankfully we now have technology to help make the travelling experience easier and more fulfilling. In this article we’ll be looking at some of the many apps designed to enrich your travelling experience. They can help you find that spark, that someone or that direction that will provide the memories you will cherish for the rest of your life.
Meeting New People
Before you set out apps like Miss Travel connect people looking to go on trips. You can state how much you’re willing to pay, from contributing nothing to contributing everything. It is often used by businessmen looking to alleviate the repetitive nature of work travel, and boasts of 300,000 trips organised.
If this isn’t your scene, MileHi links up travellers on the same flight. It allows you to set up a profile before browsing and chatting with other users headed to the same place as you. This could allow you to get some plans on the go before you’ve even landed.
These all have romantic connotations but an app like Tourbar is more clearly geared towards finding a connection. It uses the engine from Tinder so you can get swiping away just as usual and perhaps finding something to stand the test of time.
Communication & Translation Apps
If communication is the problem, there are many apps designed to make the experience easier for everyone involved. Check out this selection of the best translation apps on the market, collated by translation company Morningside Translations;
TripLingo has a wide range of phrases alongside awesome features like an instant voice recorder and translator. It also carries important information about the place you are in with emergency numbers and currency data. This app is key to anyone travelling abroad. You never know when you might need it.
The Google Translate app is also useful, allowing you to use the camera to provide text to translate. Point your phone at the writing and it will be translated directly onto the screen. Soon apps like these may seem outdated though, as this year.
The ili is being released. It is a device that hangs around the user’s neck and translates speech in real time, much like the Babel Fish in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, without all the unpleasantness of putting a fish in your ear. Mashed pronunciation and mixed up syntax may become a thing of the past.
Using apps to connect with the locals and help order your food is all well and good, but maintaining a conversation might be a little harder.
This is where iTranslate iMessage comes in. It allows you to translate messages directly in your chat window, meaning that your local love reads it in their native language and so do you. Seamless communication is here, and the potential it has to empower the travelling experience is unprecedented. Get downloading and before you know it the world will be at your fingertips.