Top iPhone Travel Apps Everyone Should Take on Their Next Trip

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With the release of the new iPhone 4G the multi-tasking functionality becomes enormously handy for travelers as you can switch quickly from one favorite travel application to the other just when you need to. These applications can save money, help sightseeing, overcome language barriers, organize flights and so much more.

Over the last couple of years the mobile phone has developed to a must-have companion in any travel situation. It can do all sorts of everyday things e.g. make phone calls, surf the web, play MP3s and take pictures. But furthermore a new set of very useful applications have evolved that can make your trip even more pleasant, safe, cheaper etc.

Mobile Life has reviewed & picked a list of the very best iPhone Applications currently available on the iStore:

1. Tripwolf Augmented reality
This exciting new application utilizes “augmented reality” or expanded reality through the iPhone camera to show information about an area while it is “layered” over the actual view of the landscape around you. Its viewer functions offline as well as online, which allows you to utilize it for free while you travel, because you do not have to pay for roaming costs.
Price: Free
http://www.tripwolf.com/en/page/iphone

2. ICE 4 TRAVEL
Critically important for travelers who don’t speak the local language. ICE stands for “in case of emergency” and this application allows you to store and translate your medical information e.g. Allergies, Immunizations, Conditions etc. into 7 different languages when you need help from a foreign doctor far away from home.
Price: £2.39
http://www.ice4travel.com

3. Kayak
With a slicker flight search interface, Kayak’s iPhone version is just great for finding flights. From the automatic saving of flight searches to the neat airport search and easy sort parameters, this is probably the nicest flight application on iStore.
Price: Free
http://www.kayak.com/iphone

4. TripAdvisor App
Recently launched, TripAdvisor’s mobile app let’s you browse through millions of reviews and opinions of hotels, restaurants & attractions, and also let’s you add your own.
Price: Free
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/InfoCenter-a_ctr.mobile

5. Urban Spoon
This interesting application requires that you give your iPhone a quick, but gentle, shake to get information on the best restaurants in the city or resort you’re visiting. Shake your iPhone and the Urbanspoon slot machine will pick a good restaurant, using GPS to find a restaurant near you. Keep shaking until you find a restaurant you're happy with. It
Price: Free
http://www.urbanspoon.com

6. XE Currency
This a very useful FREE application from XE Currency. It enables you to convert pounds into as many as 180 different currencies, quickly and easily. You can discover, in an instant, the conversion rate for most European and Asian currencies.
Price: Free    
http://www.xe.com/iphone

7. Flight Status
In volcano and cheap airline times it’s good advice to check your travel situation before moving to the airport. Flight Status lets you check the status of thousands of flights across 1200+ Airlines flying between 4250+ Airports world wide making it the only app you'll need for your air travel. You can check the status of flights one year in advance.
Price: £2.99
http://www.flightstatus.us/flight-status.html

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