10 best family travel apps
We’re going to put it out there – this app will save many a family argument! No longer do you have to roam a new city with absolutely no idea where you’re going or risk spending a fortune by connecting to the internet. Instead, oMaps enables you to search for and download a map before you go. Once abroad you can access the saved map without logging onto the internet.
Available from iTunes (compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.Requires iOS 3.0 or later). Not currently available on Android Market.
This clever app allows you to keep track of your flight in real time. The bonus for families? It’ll keep you updated about cancellations, delays and even gate number – so that means you won’t have any unexpected waiting around at the airport.
Availabe from iTunes (compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.Requires iOS 3.0 or later) and Android Market (1.6 and up, £3.20).
Don’t know your pounds from your Japanese Yen? Now with the currency app you don’t have to. This clever app will automatically change one currency to another, meaning you won’t get short changed for that growing list of ice creams.
Available from iTunes (compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.Requires iOS 3.0 or later). Comparable app available on the Android Market Google Play (2.0 and up, free).
Take some of the worry out of holiday booking by getting fellow travellers’ views on hotels, destinations and local cuisine. If the hotel isn’t that great for kids, or not easy to navigate with a buggy, you’ll find out before you travel, not when you arrive.
Available from iTunes (compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.Requires iOS 3.0 or later) and Android Market (2.0 and up, free).
360 Panorama, £0.69
Travelling light with kids in tow is hard, so being able to leave the camera behind is a bonus. This 360 panorama app means you’re not scrimping on the quality of your pics either. A fun app to try with the kids and easier for necessary social media boasting later.
Available from iTunes (compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation) and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.)
Comparable app available on Android Market (2.2 and up, free).