These days smartphones such as the Apple iPhone has been shown to be a really useful and versatile tool for a number of purposes. Some people, of course, may use it just as a device to make and receive calls on, but this powerful handset is the tool of choice for all sorts of reasons.
One such reason the iPhone can be useful for is when people are planning or going on road trips. For the most part, people tend to head off towards destinations they have never been to before, so it can sometimes be a bit challenging to find out the locations of various amenities.
If you are planning or going on a road trip with your friends or family soon, then you should download these 5 awesome iPhone apps before you go!
Using your iPhone’s built-in GPS system, the AroundMe app will helpfully tell you the location of a variety of amenities close by. So if you need to buy some fuel but don’t want to pay rip-off prices at motorway services, you need to be downloading this app right now!
2. TomTom U.K. & Ireland
Although you might have a satellite navigation device already in your possession, nothing beats the flexibility and versatility of using a sat nav app on your iPhone. One of the best sat nav apps for the job is the TomTom U.K. & Ireland app.
3. JamCam Traffic Cameras
It can be a real drag to have to sit in a traffic jam, or you know that you are about to head into one thanks to the information shown on a motorway overhead gantry.
If you choose to plot an alternative motorway route around any traffic, you can use the JamCam Traffic Cameras app to give you live video feeds so that you know what’s going on.
4. AA Parking
Recommended by www.swcarsales.co.uk, the AA Parking app will help you find the locations of car parks wherever you go in Britain – perfect for those times when you need to find a space near a town or city centre!
Instead of filling your car up full of your favourite CDs, listen to them all from the convenience of your iPhone thanks to the Spotify app!
It’s now free to listen to music on the device (although you’ll have to put up with the odd advert being played every now and then), but you will be able to have access to hundreds of thousands of songs!
There are loads of features that the app provides, and if you upgrade to the £10/month premium service you can even store the tracks within the app for offline use – perfect for avoiding any hefty mobile data charges.