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Top 5 Travel iPhone Apps via True Auto Protection In a world that depends more and more on technology, mobile phones and apps are taking over. The mobile phone industry allows for people to stay more connected than ever before. Instead of hauling along the atlas, drivers are able to use apps, such as Google Earth and Hotel Tonight to map out a route and book a hotel room for a night. Travel apps help to stay more connected with your surroundings and save money at the same time. Having an number of these will help you stay in the loop no matter where you are. Get to know the apps a little bit better! 

1. Uber 

Uber allows users to get a reliable ride in minutes, no reservations or waiting in taxi lines. From low cost to premium, every ride option feels like an upgrade to the everyday. The process is simple: Create your account using a credit card or PayPal, and your fare will be charged automatically at the end of your ride. (You can also pay in cash in select cities.) After your trip, you receive your receipt via email. Source: Uber

Uber Website


2. Yelp

Whether you’re looking for a pizzeria that’s open now or a coffee shop nearby, Yelp is your local guide to finding just the place to eat, shop, drink, relax and play. Discover great local businesses and search for nearby restaurants, shops and services. Read over 70 million reviews written by the community of active and expert locals. You can also find Deals offered by your favorite local businesses and make reservations directly from the app. Source: Yelp

Yelp Website


3. Lyft - Taxi & Bus App Alternative

Need a Lyft? Try Lyft for a friendly, affordable ride whenever you need one. Request a ride with the tap of a button and get picked up by a nearby community driver who’ll take you to your destination within minutes. You are able to split the cost of the ride with friends. It’s east, fast and secure. All Lyft drives pass comprehensive background and DMV checks. Drivers are rated by passengers and only there highest-rated drivers are allowed on the road. Left provides a first-of-its-kind 41M liability insurance for total peace of mind. Source: Lyft

Lyft Website

4. Google Earth

Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Goodle Earth. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Search for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads borders, places, photos and more. Visit the Earth Gallery to find exciting maps such as real-time earthquakes, planes in flights, hiking trails, city tours and more. Integrated Google Maps Street View allows you to explore the world at street level. Use the new  “tour guide” to easily discover exciting new places to explore. With a quick swipe on the tab at the bottom of the screen, you can bring up a selection of virtual tours from around the globe. With new 3D imagery, you can now fly through complete 3D recreations of select cities, including San Francisco, Boston, Rome, and others. Source: Google Earth

Google Earth Website


5. Trip Advisor Hotels Flights Restaurants

Use the millions of traveler reviews, photos, and maps from TripAdvisor to plan and book your next perfect trip. With over 225 million reviews and opinions by travelers, TripAdvisor makes it easy to find the lowest airfare, best hotels, great restaurants, and fun things to do, wherever you go. And booking options for hotels, restaurants and flights are just a tap away. The TripAdvisor mobile app is free and easy to use. Browse millions of reviews, opinions and candid photos by travelers. Find the best hotel for you, including Travelers’ Choice award winners. Explore restaurants and reserve tables online. Use Near Me Now to discover places near your current location. Add your own reviews and photos. Source: TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Website

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Topics: Uber & Lyft, Ride-booking Apps, Trip Advisor, Mobile Phone Industry, Ride-hauling, Mobile Apps, Uber, Google Earth, Lyft, Car Services, True Auto Vehicle Breakdown Protection, Driving Mobile Apps, Technology, Car-pooling, iPhone Travel Apps, Yelp, Staying Connected

5 Mobile Apps to Increase Driving Experience


Make Your Drive That Much Better

In a world that depends more and more on technology, older gadgets are being phased out. While you can still purchase a portable GPS system, mobile phones have taken over that function. Also, with the advancement of the 'connected car,' newer vehicles are coming equip with built in GPS systems, Bluetooth and Wifi.

The mobile phone industry is being brought to new heights with dashboard displays that allow drivers to run third-party music applications, as well as, read notifications such as messages and emails. My top 5 must-have apps allow you to stay connected with your surroundings and save money at the same time; All in all, make for a better drive. 

  • GasBuddy - Find Cheap Gas Prices. The goal is to save money every time you fill up at the cheapest stations. GasBuddy allows you to find the cheapest gas near you while searching the city/zip/postal code. Users can report gas prices to help other people find cheap gas. In doing so, users have the chance of winning $100 of gas every day and earn points for reporting gas prices, as well as earn awards in the process.

Platforms: App Store (iOS), Google Play, Windows Phone Store and Blackberry


  • Openbay: Book car repair with Confidence. Openly empowers its members by delivering repair quotes from shops nearby, combined with an easy-to-use platform to schedule and pay for services (works with Apple Pay). Users have the ability to exchange photos and videos with mechanics at auto repair shops.

Platform: App Store (iOS)


  • Spotify Music - Spotify allows you to listen to millions of songs, while playing your favorites and discovering new tracks. You are able to listen to readymade playlists or create your own.

Free ($0/month) - Enjoy your favorite albums and artists, with occasional ads.

Premium ($9.99/month) - Play on-demand, Listen offline, No ads and High quality audio. 

Platforms: App Store (iOS), Google Play, Windows Phone Store, Tablet and Computer


  • AroundMe - Allows you to quickly find out information about your surroundings. It identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest Bank/ATM, Bar, Gas Station, Hospital, Hotel, Movie Theater, Restaurant, Supermarket, Theater and Taxi. It shows you a complete list of all the businesses in the category you have tapped on along with the distance from where you are.

Platforms: App Store (iOS), Android and Windows Phone Store


  • PlugShare - Allows users to find and review charging stations, and to connect with other plug-in vehicle owners. PlugShare provides the most accurate and complete public charging map worldwide, with stations from every major network in North America (Tesla Supercharger, Blink, EVgo, ChargePoint, SemaCharge, GE WattStation, AeroVironment) and Europe (RWE, Clever, Endesa, Enel).

Platforms: App Store (iOS), Android and Web


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Topics: Spotify, Mobile Phone Industry, GPS Systems, AroundMe, PlugShare, Car Services, Driving Mobile Apps, Technology, Connected Car, GasBuddy, Openbay

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