Consumers are relying more and more on mobile apps to search, plan, entertain, educate, and organize just about every aspect their daily lives. From the looks of it, there seems to be an app for everything, but in a survey conducted by TripAdvisor, it was travel that prompted the most action with 6 out of every 10 respondents claiming they had downloaded and used a travel-related smartphone application.
According to Digby.com, consumers are presently averaging 127 minutes per day on mobile apps. “The mobile industry has been growing non-stop,” says Nicky Senyard, CEO of Income Access, whose affiliation with the gambling app, Pocket Fruity prompted other companies to launch mobile versions of their own products. In fact, in 2013 alone, there were 48 billion app downloads for Apple and 50 billion for Android with 60% of those being travel related.
So if you're one of the many looking for the next helpful app to assist during your next family road trip, check out the below and happy travels!
4 FREE travel apps not to leave home without
A necessary app for any roadtripper, this mobile app provides information on upcoming gas stations, eliminating the need to aimlessly drive around looking for one. Additional features of the app include weather updates and even traffic information.
Store all vacation information in this one app. Whether it is car rental information, hotel reservation, or any other travel details, everything can be kept collectively under TripIt.
Rest Area Finder
Get rid of restlessness from spending long hours on the road with this mobile app. It uses your current location and searches for nearby rest areas and welcome centers. That way, everyone has time to stretch their legs and grab a few snacks before heading back on the road.
Mothers may not be aware of the family-friendly places in their vacation spot, so parents have contributed their reviews of parks, play areas and restaurants in this handy app so that everyone can have a little downtime.
Posted on Fri, May 23, 2014
by Elise Edwards filed under