Phones are not only meant for calling and messaging especially if its smartphones. Smartphones are nowadays built with extraordinary functionalities which are just perfect for almost everything from studying, investing, photography all the way to travelling. Take, for example, Samsung Galaxy S8, a phone with excellent features such as the ability to use voice commands and water resistance. With such powerful phones, you can efficiently accomplish all your travel needs on your hands with the help of phone applications and tools. Here is how your phone helps you.
It Gives You Directions
If you own a smartphone, I bet you will never get lost even if you are travelling to space. There are a lot of reputable applications known to give directions to anywhere in the world. Some of these apps include Google Maps, Maps.Me, Field Trip, and Waze. Whether you are planning a road trip, a flight or any other kind of travel you will always kick out confusion along your way by using these apps. Some can even store maps offline so you can conveniently use them where there is no internet. You can also use some of them to plan ahead or get back on track in case you are getting lost or changing your destination.
It Keeps Your Business Going
If you are travelling for a business purpose, you would want to convert currency, buy goods, and make bookings on time. You`ll get everything done with the help of smartphone applications from where you are seated. An app like Oanda is a very useful tool when it comes to currency conversion. The app will help an international traveller convert between currencies so you can transact conveniently since it uses updated rates.
Apps like Hopper, FlightAware, and App in The Air will help you travel on time, alert you on affordable travel costs, and get you updated on delays or changes affecting departures and arrivals. Sometimes you do business with people who you do not speak the same language and this can be a great mess if you see yourself missing important information. Translation apps can save you out of such situations. For example, if you use iTranslate, it will translate the other person`s language into yours as you speak through the phone.
It Helps You Find Accommodation
Thanks to smartphone applications and the internet, you can get accommodation anywhere without the help of a broker or agent. If you get a few apps like Booking.com, Cleartrip, and Expedia on your phone, then you will find accommodation anywhere so you’re travelling won’t be a bother.
It Gets You Deals and Shopping
Be it travel deals or shopping deals, your phone can get you anything you want. Using travel apps like FlightAware will always keep you updated on the flights and their prices. You can wait for the best prices and when they come, you know about them immediately without having to visit any booking office
As you travel, you wouldn’t do without shopping. Sometimes you find yourself in places you are completely not familiar with but that should never worry you if you travel with your phone. Online shopping has made shopping easy so you can take advantage of this and order anything. Your order will always be brought to wherever you are as long as you provide the seller with the right directions. Shopping tools such as eBay, Amazon, and ShopSavvy are some of the trusted ones you can use no matter your destination. You can also use your phone to search local shopping centres.
It Keeps You Entertained
You would want to ensure that you get the most out of your travelling and you can’t do it without entertaining yourself. You would need friends to talk to, watch your favourite shows, and even take photos of everything you like. All these can be accomplished with your phone. If you own Samsung Galaxy S8 for example, you can use it to capture clear photos and videos of things you like. Your phone can also help you connect with new friends on social media, friends with whom you can have fun. You can also use apps like Netflix to watch your favourite shows and movies wherever you go.