T+L's Top Travel Apps 2010
Advice and Resources
Check for rain
Not only does
WeatherBug give you hour-by-hour forecasts and corresponding satellite views
but it also has live camera feeds from 1,600 locations around the country. On
Android phones, you can set up weather widgets for specific locations; on
BlackBerrys, you can upload forecasts to your calendar, so you’ll know what to
Cost: Free–$0.99; $4.99 for enhanced updates and maps.
Runs On: Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Palm WebOS, Symbian,
Know what to tip
information on what to give everyone from concierges and waiters to ski
instructors and tour guides in 108 countries and regions, there’s Tipping Tips.
What’s more, the app advises what to give based on both the standards of the
destination and the level of service received. And if you’re dining with a
group, the calculator will break down how much each person owes.
Runs On: iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch.
Find a restroom
Using your GPS
location, address, intersection, or zip code, Sit or Squat provides you with
the nearest restrooms, along with maps and even candid user ratings and
Runs On: Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch.