Don’t leave home without your trusty smartphone. It’s an essential piece of survival gear, if you know what apps to preload. Without them you could get lost, get hurt, eat poisonous berries and be unable to call for help. Check out our top picks for awesome outdoor navigation, first aid and survival guide apps.If I had to sum up the future of travel in one word, ?mobile? would be it. The desktop isn?t quite dead yet, but mobile applications and social media are fast usurping the space that websites once occupied. Mobile apps offer users unprecedented convenience with travel decisions that previously involved a host resources, be they travel agents, ticketing websites or magazines
Personal security and Mobile lost /Stolen situations
However it?s never too much ,to be prepared for any situation.
No one has the time to dial an emergency number when they are in danger. The VithU App lets a potential victim skip through the number-punching, and lets you push your power button twice to instantly send an SOS alert to contacts. Alert messages are sent out every two minutes to listed contacts, who will receive a message along with your physical location, which will get updated each time the message goes out.
Nirbhaya: Be Fearless App
The Nirbhaya App is another app that lets the user send an sms alert or call with a single touch in the event of an emergency. When activated, it will send your precise GPS location to your pre-selected contacts, with exact location updates every 300 meters you move. Other features include the Geo Fence (which helps keep your contacts informed of your location), the ?Shake to alert? function, and you can use the power button to send out a distress signal.
Google map easily locates the nearest hospital,ATM & Police station .
Mobile lost or Stolen
Backup contacts,call logs,files and all other data.Store a backup copy at home.Store another copy online(in the cloud). Even if your mobile gets stolen,you still have the data intact.
First set a security code for unlocking phone + another code for locking apps.
This helps protect your personal data from criminals.Set a wipe all data option .
First Aid app is a free app that provides a wealth of basic first aid information for burns, injuries, and other medical emergencies that might arise. A “Learn” mode lets you read up on a type of injury, basic first aid treatment, and a Q&A section, while an Emergency mode dispenses with the extra information while providing concise first aid instructions in a single page, sometimes accompanied by videos and diagrams.
Need to book bus tickets on the go? Redbus is the first app you should try. The Redbus app makes it easy to choose a bus based on bus type (AC, Non-AC, Sleeper) and customer ratings, select a boarding point, and lets you save your card details for future transactions.
Ola Cabs Ola Cabs works in most major cities of India. The app lets you choose from three types of cabs — (Mini, Sedan and Prime) and lets you pay after you reach your destination. Your location details are shared with the cab driver, but a follow up call is often required to have the driver show up at your doorstep.
Booking train tickets on the IRCTC website can be a frustrating, time-consuming experience. IRCTC Connect, launched a couple of months ago, makes life a little bit easier, by letting you search, book and cancel tickets. Most apps launch first on the iPhone, but IRCTC Connect is available only on Android for now. The app retains passenger details so you don’t have to repeat yourself, and new users can register from the app directly.
UTS on mobile app is an Indian Railways official android mobile ticketing app to book unreserved train tickets.Paperless ticket has been enabled in entire Chennai suburban section, entire Mumbai suburban section and New Delhi – Palwal section, in continuation of Paperless ticket now Season and Platform Tickets are introduced. In addition to that, now ‘Change Handset’ feature is introduced which is used to Change passenger old handset to new one, and active Season Ticket will transferred from old handset to new one.Using ‘show ticket’ feature the ticket can be showed to the TTE(Travelling Ticket Examiner) or TC. Off-line mode is available to show the paperless ticket if Internet connection not available in the mobile.
1. GPS based live Train enquiry – Running status of any train anytime. Share trips with your friends via whatsapp and/or track them as they enjoy their travel. 2. PNR Status Predict ? PNR Status Predictor predicts the future status of your Wait listed PNR based on the history of over 15 lakh PNR numbers. Proprietary mathematical algorithm with tested accuracy. Save money by not buying multiple / tatkal tickets. 3. Time Tables – Works offline to save your data costs, Check on-time ratings of trains at your station to help you better decide on a train. 4. Platform numbers – No more entering from the wrong side of the station. 5. Seat availability- Check which WL has the best chance of confirmation. Make informed buying decisions. and much more features
Yes,we have our own app It is however,a basic app and needs some improvements.It has useful good features like Hostel contact info,trek reviews,Reminders and much more.
Couchsurfers share their homes, cities and lives in profound in meaningful ways, making travel anywhere in the world a truly social experience
Not everyone who rocks a smartphone can afford to stay at The Savoy every night, so thank heavens for this ? a geo-tagged directory of 35,000 listings for budget hotels, right at your travel-weary fingertips. The app also provides access to over 3.5million user reviews,
Stripping away the glossy magnificence ladled on by just about every online travel agency out there, this is the place to find brutally honest reviews of hotels, restaurants, attractions and more. The userbase is notoriously hard to please, so be warned that you?ll most likely find exclamation mark-strewn rants next to your favourite spots. Still, on the flip side, touch down in a strange city with nowhere to stay and you?ll only ever be a few prods away from the warts-and-all opinions of travellers just like you, but angrier.
Explore the stars ,birds and wildlife from your YHAI campsite
Tripigator is a go to travel app to plan personalised multi-destination travel itineraries with route maps and guide, Discover new destinations in India and Explore the best places near you. Conde Nast Traveller says: “The Beautiful Travel App: This could quickly become your go-to app for holiday planning.
Foursquare is your ultimate city guide, in your pocket. Find the best places to eat, drink, shop, or visit in any city in the world. Access over 60 million short reviews from local experts.
We tend to cherry-pick the best of ourselves for our social media avatars, and that?s as true of the holiday pics we publish as anything else. So, in the spirit of transparency, Tripcast requires you to invite people to your photo album before you?ve uploaded anything. They will then receive every single photo that you post in real time, together with a location tag so that they can track your progress.
MapMyFitness has an app for every outdoor activity under the sun, including hiking. MapMyHike uses your phone’s sensors to track and log your hiking route, complete with information on pace, distance, calorie counting and route navigation. In addition to logging your own hikes, you can also search and download other nearby routes.
GPS Essentials (Android)
GPS Essentials is a free Android GPS app that is filled to the brim with options, features, and widgets. A ridiculously configurable dashboard can be set to display a wealth of navigational and route data, while route and track functions let you set and manage waypoints on a map and import or export them into a variety of formats. An augmented reality HUD feature is even available, allowing for easier orienteering with the use of your smartphone camera as a viewfinder.
Having detected the UVI rating of your current location, this nifty little app sets a countdown timer to alert you when you?re due your next slathering of sunblock. All you have to do is input your skin type and the SPF of your lotion, then kick back and soak up some worry-free rays. Android users can download the near-identical Sunscreen Reminder Pro.
Former British Special Forces officer John Wiseman?s 500-page survival bible has long been invaluable for adventurers; now it?s an offline app. Included are expert tips that range from first aid to emergency foraging. Also useful: a modern-day SOS alert that converts text messages into Morse code light signals. From $3.49, Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone,
Outdoors types who like to document and journal everything about their trip should check out Ramblr .A mobile journaling app designed for hikes and mountaineering trips. Ramblr allows users to record everything from their route, statistics such as average speed, distance traveled, and highest point, as well as record geotagged audio, video, pictures or text, allowing you to easily create a blow-by-blow account or relive the trip in the future. Additional features include built-in mapping, the ability to upload and share your trips, or check out where other Ramblr users have gone to.
Keep forgetting those numerous passwords for websites you keep signing up for? This is the perfect app for you.Just enter the password once and it will auto fill it for you after that .Works on desktop ,Tab,Smartphone.Recommended by industry experts, multifactor authentication adds a second login step when signing in to your LastPass account, so that your account is even more safe. Select one of the many multifactor authentication options we support to better protect your personal information. Add Another Layer of Security. Download the app and login with the same LastPass account. Your stored data will automatically sync to the app.
Speak to the locals. Say ?Hi? ,ask directions in the local language .
This app support for more than 50 languages including Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. You can translate any SMS you have received to any language you wish. You can also type in a phrase to see its translation.There is also a text to speech mode which reads out a message in your choice of language. There is a dictionary which tells you the meanings of words, their pronunciation etc.
Smart phone ran out of battery,you are running around with a charger ,
looking for a unused power outlet in the wall .Get a powerbank.
Choosing a power bank
1. First and foremost, you need to know about the battery size and the charger specifications of your smartphone. You would find it printed on the battery and the charger or on the box in which your cell was packed. 2. The power bank that you buy should at least have the same size as our device battery. This would ensure that your battery gets fully charged at least once with the power bank. However, if your phone frequently runs out of battery, get the highest mAh power bank that you can afford so that you have enough battery stored for emergencies. 3. The output voltage of the power bank should be equal to or higher than that of your device. (Also Read: How Often Should I Charge My Gadget’s Battery to Prolong Its Lifespan?) 4. Depending upon the number of devices you carry, look for the number of ports and cables that your power bank should come with. This would let you charge more than one device at a time, saving you time. 5. To ensure safety of your costly smartphones, choose a power bank that comes with a power-cut power in the event of a short circuit. 6. For a longer life of your power bank, look for the auto-cut feature in your bank. This would prevent it from getting overcharged. 7. Sometimes, it is useful to spend a little to save you further costs. Always go with a branded power bank from a trusted seller. Avoid being fooled by tall claims and regretting later. A power bank can cost you your beloved smartphone.
WHY is Kindle the ultimate mobile device to have for the trekkers who love to read.
No.1 Lighter than a paper book
Imagine carrying you collection of books up a mountain.The Kindle weighs less than This is the deciding factor for a backpacker who is carrying everything on his shoulders,climbing up a mountain.The Kindle battery lasts weeks on a single charge.
No.2 Kindle books are way way cheaper than paper books
At a small fraction of the paper book cost,kindle users get to enjoy reading the book.
No.3 Trekkers love Kindle more than dead trees
It?s Environmentally friendly,imagine all those trees saved from being cut down to make paper books..
No.4 Free books. It took me 30 mins to download 25 free, public domain books ? making back your initial investment in no time. There are still thousands of free ebooks to choose from.
Convenience Call me lazy, but I just love the fact that I can download a new book to my Kindle in less than a minute without having to even get up, without having to go to the store or wait for shipping
How to track your travel expenses successfully? We know that it?s easy. You only need to add each expense you do? no more than that! And Monefy is going to help you. Just add new transactions when you are buying a coffee or taking a taxi. It?s done in one click, because you do not need to fill anything except the expense amount. It has never been so quick and enjoyable!
It?s Equivalent for Iphone users :Mint
Freedom to do transact and much more in all these banking apps while travelling.
:Funds Transfer (Own A/c) Intra-Bank (Within SBI) Transfer Inter-Bank (Other Bank) Transfer (RTGS/NEFT/State Bank Group Transfer) Quick Transfer using QR Code to Beneficiaries without registration Credit Card (VISA) Transfer IMPS Transfer (Person to Person/Person to Account) Fixed Deposit Recurring Deposit Aadhaar /LPG Seeding to A/c Number for DBT Cheque Book Request .Pay bills.
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Some features works without a data connection too
Send flowers/gifts/to loved ones back home.Shop while you travel.
Get discounts and spend ,saved money on travelling.
– 100% Genuine Online Electronics Original and brand-new products from trusted local sellers. What you see is what you get.
– Brand Warranty & Service Genuine brand warranty on all products and easy in-app claims
– Choice of Payments Cash on Delivery, Credit/Debit Card, EMI, NetBanking,Ola Money and other wallet
Distraction-free reading. I had a Kindle app on my iPhone, but I could never read more than a few words before getting distracted. Since a Kindle is intended to be a single-use, immersive device, it?s easy to focus on the reading. You can sit for hours with a Kindle and never think about it for a second ? all your focus is where it should be: in the story.
Easy-to-read. At first, I struggled with whether or not I should get an iPad or Kindle Fire. What made me ultimately settle on the Touch was the e-ink screen (as opposed to a back-lit screen). It looks just like ink on paper!
Touch screen. I decided to go Touch, because Apple devices have trained me to swipe things out of my way. Since you?re able to use your fingers, it?s more like reading a real book. The Touch also comes in handy when you?re wanting to highlight or use the keyboard.
More reading. I read a lot already, but the Kindle makes me do it more. I like jumping around from different books, and this makes it pretty easy to do that. I can drop one and start another, picking up right where I left off.
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Wow very nice article
Thank you Sekhar 🙂
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