Best business travel apps android 2012


Going to somewhere you’ve never been before can be a stressful experience. Luckily, modern technology can help you out through your travels so you can actually enjoy your vacation.
Yes, it’s cliche, but there’s an app for that.
We’ve compiled a list of free mobile apps that could help a tourist in any situation, because you don’t need to pay any more for that extravagant vacation you’ve planned.

Screenshot via iTunes App Store
TripIt is a serious app for the organized traveler.
It keeps track of all your confirmation emails for flights and housing and creates an itinerary for you to follow. You can even book restaurant reservations or reserve tickets for a show through this app.

Screenshot via iTunes App Store
Sure, you want to stay in the best hotels, but what about layovers? You shouldn’t be miserable at an airport, so search through GateGuru’s free app to find an airport with upscale amenities.
The app provides maps of terminals, security line wait times and tracking for your flight.


Stay safe and healthy with this free app from MedJetAssist. Users can access MedJetAssist’s medical guide with first-aid treatment information on their phones/device, or store their own medical information — emergency contacts, allergies, medications — through the app.
The app can be accessed without an Internet connection or cell phone signal.


Hipmunk takes the guessing game out of booking flights.
Instead of just showing which flights are the cheapest, this free app takes into account the “agony” of flying, like layovers, when recommending the best options for a user. Hipmunk can also recommend hotel bookings.

A handful of Aussie airports have their own iPhone apps, and those for Australia’s two busiest airports are the best of the bunch.
There’s the basic arrivals and departures information for domestic and international flights, although the Sydney Airport app doesn’t support flights to and from Qantas’ domestic Terminal 3 (it seems that Qantas doesn’t share that data with the Sydney Airport app).
You can also see the check-in counter and boarding gate for outbound flights.
Best of all, live updates on any specified flight – such as alerts of when boarding commences and the dreaded final call – are pushed to your iPhone and appear like SMS messages on the screen.Owners of the latest Windows-powered smartphones such as Nokia’s new Lumia series enjoy a rare one-up over their iPhone and Android counterparts with this slick app created by Qantas and Microsoft.
It offers a start-to-finish experience for your flights on the Red Roo, from mobile check in (complete with a mobile boarding pass on your phone) to help with baggage drops, finding the airport lounge and reporting the weather at your destination.
But the winning feature? Live updates which sit right on the smartphone’s home screen, so you can keep an eye on your flight without having to open the app.Created by Adam Ware, an Aussie frequent flyer and iPhone developer from Brisbane, FFC is the ultimate manager for your Qantas Frequent Flyer points – and better than anything Qantas offers.
It lets you work out how many Qantas Frequent Flyer points and Status Credits you’ll earn on domestic and international routes, based on your travel class and current status.
This includes complicated itineraries which span several flights with Qantas and oneworld partner airlines like BA, American Airlines and Cathay Pacific.

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