As a trade for that great series, I wrote a post over at Nomad Chique about travel applications for the iPhone. Enjoy.
I want mobile applications to fill a very specific need. I might have several applications on my phone like that. When you consider how much traveling costs, I think spending $25 for a few applications is worth the investment for a better trip.
The best applications are designed with the user experience in mind, by filling needs within the context of your trip. For example:
- Is my flight delayed?
- How much does it cost for a taxi to my hotel from the airport?
- Where do I get something to eat that's inexpensive, but recommended by locals?
- How do I get to a neighborhood?
- How do I call a taxi?
- Where's free WiFi if I'm out of the country?