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Offline VeloVeg

Must have Android apps
« on: January 25, 2012, 01:33:25 pm »
Not being an iPhone user, I'm sure there are Android apps that some might find very useful. I plan to use:
  • Camp and Tent ( http://www.allstays.com/apps/camptent.htm )--From their web site: "14,000+ Campgrounds: Independent, KOA, National/State Forest, State Parks, Public Lands, Army Corps, National Park, Military, County and City Parks" I plan to use this one on my upcoming tour.
  • BackCountry Navigator ( http://www.backcountrynavigator.com/ )--From their web site: "Explore safely beyond the limits of cell coverage...With the BackCountry Navigator app, your Android phone becomes an outdoor topo mapping GPS." Very useful for touring or hiking in more remote areas.
  • Wish "TrackMyTour" was available for Android.

Are there other "must have" apps?

Many safe journeys,

Ted
www.bikewithamission.org

Offline VeloVeg

Re: Must have Android apps
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 02:39:46 pm »
Here are a few more very useful Android apps for bike travellers:
  • RailBandit: (http://www.railbandit.com/mobile-train-schedule.htm ): "RailBandit is a mobile app for Amtrak, train, light rail and subway throughout the US and Canada. Puts train schedules at your fingertips."
  • HostelWorld: ( http://www.hostelworld.com/mobile-android ): "Book a bed anywhere in the world. See what hostels are ‘Near Me’. Secure, guaranteed bookings with confirmation sent to your phone. View detailed descriptions of every hostel including photos, maps and facilities. Browse over 3.5 million traveller reviews."
  • USPS Mobile: ( https://market.android.com/details?id=com.usps&feature=search_result ): "Find US Post Offices and collection boxes, track packages..."
  • MapMyRide: ( http://www.mapmyfitness.com/imapmy/android/ ): "MapMyRIDE+ tracks the route, distance, pace, and more in real-time using GPS."
  • Bike Shop Locator (USA): "Bike Shop Locator (USA) helps you find bike shops in the United States. You can search bike shops by current location, by address, or by zip code. Contains more than 8,000 bike shops in database."
  • Book or reading apps, like Kindle, Nook, etc. I like to read when travelling. Now we have an endless supply of reading material at our fingertips. No more heavy books to bring on tour.
  • Happy Cow: ( http://www.happycow.net/android.php ): "Healthy eating guide. Locate vegetarian and natural food markets and restaurants in more than 90 countries or at your current location."
  • Still hoping for a Warm Showers app for Android

Any other apps that you've found useful, especially for touring? Favorite photo editing or camera apps?

Ted
« Last Edit: January 26, 2012, 02:41:38 pm by VeloVeg »

Offline Marc P. SoCal

Re: Must have Android apps
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 10:06:23 pm »
Although MapMyRide is good, I personally had better luck with Strava.   Strava, IMHO, does better post-processing on the web (my favorite addition of theirs is that it
breaks down 'riding' time from total time).  Also, although I may be wrong, it seems to me that Strava used far less battery power than MapMyRide.

Offline Twoteller

Re: Must have Android apps
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 11:09:09 pm »
  Also, although I may be wrong, it seems to me that Strava used far less battery power than MapMyRide.
 

Agreed, I used MapMyRide once upon a time and there was no way I could do a real ride and expect the battery to last. Presumably--but I can't say for sure--you'd run into a similar situation with Strava?

Offline Gus Riley

Re: Must have Android apps
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 02:25:29 pm »
    ...
    • Still hoping for a Warm Showers app for Android

    Any other apps that you've found useful, especially for touring? Favorite photo editing or camera apps?

    Ted
    A free Warmshowers app is now available[/list]
    « Last Edit: April 20, 2012, 02:31:11 pm by Gus Riley »