must have apps for traveling to london

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by firedogut, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. firedogut macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2009
    will be in london for 2 weeks. what are the must have apps if any
  2. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    American to English translator
  3. PhantomZone macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2009
    [app]Tube Deluxe[/app]
  4. firedogut thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2009
    must also data plan. i'll have the phone in airplane mode with wireless on. so that apps need to work with out data connection.

    hopefully there is a lot of free wireless there.
  5. diesel macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2007
    Having lived in London in the past, and as a now frequent traveler to london, here are the two apps you should have:

    1) London A-Z
    2) London City Tube app

    Both are by Visual IT.

    Pre-iphone days, I used to carry a mini London A-Z around with me and that book is indispensable in London, especially if you don't want to get hit with a huge data charge for using google maps over there.
  6. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2008
    there wont be that much free wifi, most of it you have to pay an hourly/daily rate. You know how it is ;) Maybe if you have WiFi in your hotel and then you just use google maps/a tube map you will be fine.
  7. firedogut thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2009
    looking at buying a month of "the cloud"

    they have access plans from 3.99 (iphone), 6.99 and 9.99 for multi device.

    maybe get the 3.99 and figure out how to tether on os 3.1....:eek:

    seems like they have a lot of hot spots.
  8. PeteB macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2008
    Mini London A-Z is completely off-line.

    Tube Deluxe can work in offline mode and will be invaluable in navigating between stations (it has a route planner). The network option is used for informing you of any delays and departure times. That being said, you'll find that the tube services run very frequently (typically trains go through stations every five minutes or so).
  9. Firewolve macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2009
    Tube Deluxe (by Malcolm Barclay) is really great!!
    It even has push notifications if (selected) lines are closed/delayed.
  10. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

    Aug 21, 2008
    Portsmouth, UK
  11. Firewolve macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2009
    I think so. Checked out a few others but I definitely prefer Tube Deluxe.
  12. andylyon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
  13. Stampyhead macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2004
    London, UK
    Absolutely. I've tried just about all of them and TubeDeluxe is the one I keep coming back to. The push notifications are very useful if you rely on the Tube for getting to work, etc.

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