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Useful Android Apps for the road?

Hi wife's phone was on the blink so I've bought her a smart phone. All you users out there what apps have you found useful for motorhoming? I'll be looking at the icampsites one. Does it work for everyone? The USB one didn't for me and a couple of others at least.

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france meteo is a fairly accurate french weather forecast on android.
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How about the Alan Rogers campsite guide? Plenty of local and overseas sites reviewed. As usual with Alan Rogers it is well researched and the app works a treat. The Brucie Bonus is that it's free :0).

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Catch that bus, brilliant app. Shows all the bus stops near and times and is searchable. Brilliant when away in the van , saves a lot of grief


Review here

http://www.knowyourmobile.com/smartp...uk_review.html



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We have icampsites for the iphone- absolutely invaluable for finding the nearest campsite(s) to your present location.
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I really looked forward to having and using all my apps on holiday in France. I had maps, information, and translation apps. I had a tracker so that I could record where I went on my holiday. All great stuff, and the ability to pick up my emails any time any where.

Only one problem >>

Data roaming abroad isnt included in my plan and the cost of leaving it on would land me a bill of several hundred pounds. So it would have to be switched off.

All my apps, my email even weather apps >> useless!!!

I even found the number of wifi spots seem to be fewer than in previous years (Mac D excepted)

Next time I need to register with a french public system but I didnt know how.
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McDonalds location finder, it links on the GPS as well if you have that on the phone and shows you the closest ones.

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Just bought a SIM only plan from Vodafone for my iPhone after suffering rubbish signals from O2. For £26 a month, you get all of the following.
The 25MB a day European roaming data allowance appealed to us as we are off the France next Saturday.



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Search in the Android Market, these are some I find somewhat related to Motorhoming:

Amazon Kindle, saves carrying a bunch of books around
Bubble, it is a level
Compass
Covert Pad, converts everything number wise
Currency converter, gets the latest exchange rates online
First Aid Guide
Google Sky Map, for those nights under a dark sky
GPS Status, includes, level, compass heading, pitch and roll and lists the gps sats connected to
Infoblu Traffic, autostrada live traffic online in Italy
iTriage, another first aid program
Satellite AR, free online program to locate TV and other Sats
Skype, online phone calls
Fring, calls and video calls
Translate, from Google, it will even say the words for you, tried it on my Swiss son in law, it works.
Tune in Radio, listen to most any radio station anywhere
WebMD, might help you decide if you need to go to a hospital
WiFi Buddy, locate and hook up to free wifi
WiFi hotspot, comes with most phones, use your phone as a wireless router to hook up your laptop to the net.
BBC News, keep up to date on the news BBC style.

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