Top business travel apps

Top business travel apps

Summary: ZDNet UK presents a rundown of the best apps for people on the move, from flight checkers and Wi-Fi finders to tube maps and translation tools

TOPICS: Mobility, Apps

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  • Met Office weather app

    Met Office app
    Weather is a fact of business as well as of life. The free Met Office app for iPhone offers up-to-date weather forecasts and warnings, along with weather maps, UK rainfall radar and satellite imagery.

    Photo credit: Met Office

  • Transit subway maps app

    Transit app
    The £1.19 Transit app for iPhone offers underground transport maps of 20 major cities worldwide. The maps can be stored and used offline, and the app features a 'locate me' button that pinpoints your nearest station.

    Photo credit: Critical Point

  • Google Translate for Android

    Google Translate
    The free Google Translate app for Android supports 53 languages and voice input for 15. It also features an alpha version of its conversation mode, which records speech, translates it and reads it back aloud — providing you have the text-to-speech (eSpeak for Android) engine installed. At present the conversation feature only supports English-Spanish translation.

    Google also recently launched Google Translate for iPhone.

    Photo credit: Google

    Have you tried any of the apps on this list? Can you recommend any other essential apps for travel? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Topics: Mobility, Apps

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  • As of 22/3/2011 the Met Office App is no longer on the iTunes App store.
  • @TRT
    According to the Met Office, the app has been taken down temporarily while they make changes to the Weather Warnings aspect of the application. Once they have Apple approval, the app should be back up the store. Thanks, Jon
    Jon Yeomans
  • I tried to use the app to book a hotel but ended up freezing my phone. it seems to utilise a lot of resources. Ended up using my old useful site to book the hotel anyway as could no wait at