DigiDrops #006 — Holiday Apps
Summers here and almost over! :( If you’re planning on extending your yearly dose of sunshine and escaping somewhere exotic you will definitely want to take a look at this month’s apps which help you prepare and enjoy your holidays to the fullest.
Hopper lets you plan and find the best priced ticket by looking at available dates and suggesting the optimal time to book your ticket. Type in your desired destination and the app shows you a color-coded calendar that indicates when flights are the cheapest. Green means you’re getting a good deal and red means you’re paying the max. You can also set up price alerts and get notified when fares are coming down. Store your passenger and payment info, so you can book as soon as the flight fits your budget
Still not sure where to go yet? No worries. Use LuckyTrip to find the best package deal tailored to a budget you set. When you open LuckyTrip it asks you set a desired budget for your trip then it does its magic and finds you a city, hotel, and activity to do when you land all within your budget!
Once you get a destination you can choose from three different hotels and activities or if you’re not feeling it try again and it will serve you up a new destination. It’s pretty much the travel version of Google’s feeling lucky. It takes away all the traditional stress of organising a trip (The average user visits seven different platforms, spending over 6 hours researching a single trip) and solves it with clean UX.
Great! Now that you’ve booked your holiday and accommodation what next? Arriving in a new city always poses plenty of questions. How do you get to the city centre? Which local SIM provider should you choose? All of this just got easier with Landed. Landed gives you all the information you need to get off to a great start in a new city.
Landed lets you know the best way to get to the city centre and how to get around once you’re there, tips on the best local SIM card provider. Landed also explains the local currency and where to change money, and has a currency converter. On top of popular local phrases, up-to-date weather information and Uber integration. Oh and it works offline too.
Live like a local, wherever you go. Musement’s free travel app helps you find the best places at your destination by turning your phone into a local city guide.
They have a selection of the most authentic and locally sourced attractions, restaurants, bars, neighbourhoods, and concerts, meaning you’ll always have access to the best choices. You can also book event tickets, directly through the app. The city is in your hands.
So now you’ve booked your trip, found some activities, bars and restaurants to check out with your friends. Last thing you should all do now is download Zenly. Zenly lets you see your friend’s location in real-time. So if you somehow loose each other at a festival or just around the city you can see exactly where they are.
Users won’t be able to see your location until you accept their request, timing out after 30 minutes. It also doesn’t drain your battery, the app doesn’t track your location when nobody wants to see it. If a friend opens the app, then Zenly will request your location. But during most of the day, Zenly doesn’t do much.
Once you’ve spotted your friends Zenly presents you with options to get to them including, google maps, citymapper, and Uber.
That rounds up this month’s offering. Till next time! (Which is soon)
If any of these apps were useful I would appreciate you liking and recommending so more people can enjoy. I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments or shoot me a message