You’re getting all excited, anguished about the next trip out, but you’re not quite sure what to bring or best equip your mobile smartphone, let alone your image capturing device … Well, here’s our top two for the quarter.


You never leave home without it — the XE Currency application is by far the double R in currency. That means exchange is on the dot at all times, even to the minute if you’d allow it. We have been using the application on all our devices even before apps were commercialised. Get it here: XE Currency Converter

XE Currency
You never leave home without it — the XE Currency application is by far the double R in currency

Debuted on iTunes App store in 2009, our next up favourite application after the foreign exchange has been dealt with, is to look at the most comprehensive program on the planet  — Most proactive travel agents or even airlines would, after your booking online the itinerary would, ask you to download such an application for you to manage all your travels. Truly the best, to date, travel organiser for your devices. Download your copy here: Tripcase Itinerary Manager

TripCase
Truly the best, to date, travel organiser for your devices.

Now that our top two have been notched, let’s look at the closest your devices might want to mingle with.

TripAdvisor started way back in the nineties when everyone was still experimenting what best business to migrate online, and they did have a pool of talents, and started curating content. Good business model, and now comes with applications for all types of devices. You have no excuses for getting lost with TripAdvisor. They’ve everything you need to know about hospitality, or even the most unheard of shade where everything’s cool, calm and collected — all for your ideal escapade.

There’s the Dutch startup that recently launched an application without having the need to be connected via GPS 24/24. Making use of what’s best of technology, the application allows travellers to jot down their latest whereabouts wherever they may be. When there’s an Internet connection the data is updated onto an interactive world map together with stats about the journey. This can later be shared. This makes it ideal for solo travellers journeying into the far depths of the planet where even Intelsat isn’t covered. Signup for Polarsteps here.

Polarsteps Pages
Ideal for solo travellers journeying into the far depths of the planet where even Intelsat isn’t covered

Before we wrap up, we must mention our third fav, for the month — Rome2Rio, one of the web’s interactive real-time map showing how to get where fast, and affordably. Just do a search, and it will tell you how to get where you want to go in alternative ways, and if your local transportation infrastructure is not listed, its high time your tourism governance do something about it. Connect to Rome2Rio, here.

Rome 2 Rio
Rome2Rio, one of the web’s interactive real-time map showing how to get where fast, and affordably

Lastly, if you love group trips or offer incentive travel where you reward your employees to a project well executed, where they can indulge with the company’s VVIPs and do twenty thousand things within that moment in-time? Well look no farther than TrulyVisit, an application which makes travelling a joy.

StartUps, if you’d like us to preview your applications for the next update, drop us a note, and we’ll take it from there.