Don't-Miss Travel software Stories
This week’s collection of apps include new ways to navigate the world, as well as new options for destroying the planet in your home movies.
An update Tuesday to the HipGeo travel journal app adds the ability to record and upload geo-aware videos of your travels. Philip Michaels takes the updated app out for a test drive.
Stay.com has introduced an iPhone app that helps users find their way around major cities, and get their friends' recommendations on the best places to eat, drink, and play.
With an eye on the burgeoning summer travel season, Navigon on Tuesday updated its road-navigation apps with new features to help travelers reach their destinations and keep close tabs on their driving habits.
Jochem Wijnands, one of the founding co-publishers behind TRVL, joins us to talk about his iPad-only magazine and what the iPad has meant for digital publishing.
Waze 3.2 adds the ability to find gas prices at stations in your vicinity, while also offering discounts to users of the crowd-sourced traffic app. Waze becomes the latest app maker to add fuel price searches to its mobile offering.
The latest update to Hipmunk's iPhone and iPad app integrates iCal, Google Calendar, and Microsoft Outlook events, allowing you to see if your flights run into any scheduling conflicts or what hotels are in the vicinity of planned activities.
ALK Technologies has announced CoPilot GPS, a free route planner and on-board mapping app for the iPhone and iPad. It's slated to hit the App Store this spring.
Mirroring the functionality of its Web-based travel search service, Hipmunk's iOS app now lets you search for hotel rooms in addition to flights.
ThemePark GPS Magic Kingdom-Orlando is an iOS app that provides maps, voice navigation, and more for visiting the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Resort. It also has a GPS location tool to help find your friends and family members while visiting the park.
Version 2.4 of the mobile restaurant locator arrived on the App Store Wednesday. Now, a vast majority of restaurants listed in LocalEats will also include menu information, thanks to a partnership with SinglePlatform.
Aspen Avionics is launching a new product called Connected Panel, which wirelessly connects an iPad to an aircraft’s avionics.
Hipmunk Flight Search has been optimized for the iPad. The 1.1 update to the mobile offering from the Hipmunk travel search service also makes interface changes to the iPhone and iPod touch version.
For the iPad version of its restaurant finding application, LocalEats.com expands its listings to include 50 cities outside the U.S.
Dan Frakes spent a few days at Disneyland with his family...and an iPhone. He'll never visit the park the "old way" again.