I am about to be the proud owner of a new BlackBerry. Soon to be my CrackBerry, I am sure. It'll be coming in the mail, hopefully today.
Ever since I ordered it, I have been browsing the applications on-line, like a kid in a cnady store, trying to figure out which of the coolest ones I think will be helpful to me. Especially helpful as a traveler.
There are thousands, and I am sure this won't be the last post on this subject-rather the first of many to come.
So, here are 5 Blackberry Apps that I think could be helpful for travel. And the best part- they are absolutely free!
1. Google Maps. Unless you have Verizon (like I do) and are forced to use their VZ Navigator (which I won't) because any other application is locked and Verizon charges an extra 10 bucks/month (because they are Capitalist Pigs- yeah I said it), then I think Google Maps can be a great GPS system that can be useful for everything from driving directions to pinpointing your location. Download Google Maps Here: http://www.google.com/gmm/index.html
2. Viigo. Like to keep in touch will all your favorite blogs, new, weather, sports and entertainment? Get em on the go on your blackberry. Your best way to stay connected without TV or a Laptop! Download Viigo here: http://beta.viigo.com/crackberry
3. WorldMate Live. This one is awesome. Get free itinerary tracking, weather, currency convertor, world clocks and more. If you want to pay a little extra for the Gold upgrade, you also get your flight status indicators, flight schedules an even gate information! Download WolrdMate Live here: http://www.mobimate.com/
4. Twitterberry. Wanna keep in touch with everyone on the road? Maybe you need a questions answered about your location? Or maybe you just to show off and keep your tweeple up to date about your travels? Twitterberry is the app for you! The best part is -It operates just like Twitter- so if your already a twitter-er, there is no learning curve! Download Twitterberry here: http://www.orangatame.com/products/twitterberry/
5. Citysense. This app is limited to only San Fransisco right now, but with any luck, more cities will be added. It uses real-time info and historical data from other mobile devices, smartphones and GPS systems to show the busiest bars and hotspots in San Fran. Yelp and Google offer some help on this one as well! I think this one will really take off. Download Citysense here : http://www.citysense.com/home.php
Now, please don't ask me any tech questions about these programs as I am not the right girl for that job! It'll be stressful enough for me to set up my device.
And though there will be future installments of this, I would like to know what your favorite BlackBerry apps are for travel? Have you used any on the list?
And it looks like Cherrye from My Bella Vita is up and running again! Stop by her place and see what she's talking about this Travel Tip Tuesday!