It seems as if 2011 has barely started, but we’re already coming up on President’s Day weekend, which means March is just around the corner. For those hitting the road for a three-day getaway this holiday, or anytime, really, here are eight road-trip applications from GetJar—the large open app store that secured $25 million in funding this week—to help make your travel planning smoother.
Trip Journal – Rated by Google as the No. 1 travel application, Trip Journal is for trip tracking, recording, documenting and sharing. Available for Android-powered smart phones.
HotelPal – Browse and book from more than 100,000 hotels worldwide. Features live rate availability, full-screen photos and secure, in-app booking. No hotel booking fees.
Weather Underground – Provides weather information for worldwide locations, including current conditions, hourly forecasts, radar and satellite maps.
GPSed – A location-based service for trip tracking from mobile. Real-time tracks are traced on Google maps and stored in an online archive; includes geotagging feature.
TMileage – Keep track of all your road travel expenses (gas, mileage, oil checks) using just your mobile phone. Includes a gas mileage log with comprehensive summary, mileage statistics and graphical history. The app also sends the mileage and trip logs to your computer by e-mail.
Locago – A map/local-search app with directions and GPS support. Browse business listings and traffic info, Wikipedia articles, geotagged images, weather forecasts and touristic webcams on a map in your phone. And you can create new layers with your content, just like making map mashups on the web, but for mobile phones.
WHERE – Use this app to discover great nearby places, get personalized recommendations on where to go next, save and share your favorite places, and find exclusive deals from local businesses.
Pageonce Travel – Sends live flight-status updates, and provides one-page itineraries and alerts when your travel details change.
For more information, visit www.getjar.com.
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