Road Trip Apps for Android, iPhone and Windows 8
These are the best road trip apps for Android, iPhone and Windows 8
We’ve compiled this list of free, helpful apps for Android, iPhone and Windows 8 to make your road trip go smoothly. Download and use on your motorhome vacation.
Billboards become redundant with the free RoadNinja app — users learn the locations of restaurants, gas stations and points of interest near every highway exit. View real-time gas prices and access RoadNinja special offers and coupons. Download: Android and iOS.
We like Waze because the social navigation app does the job of both GasBuddy and Trapster, serving up crowdsourced fuel prices, road hazards, and speed traps. Plus, Waze offers great turn-by-turn navigation with traffic data. Of course, Android and iPhone users have a number of great choices for navigation apps, including Scout by Telenav, Magellan RoadMate, and, of course, Google Maps.Download for Android
Download for iOS
Take the road less traveled with this app, which finds obscure small businesses and attractions on your custom vacation routes. Roadtrippers — both a web and mobile app — gives you a localized road trip, for a more adventurous feel. Download: iOS.
CoPilot GPS offline navigation
Google Maps, Scout, and Waze are great navigators, but they only really work when you have a data connection. If you happen to find yourself off the grid, having a secondary offline navigation app like CoPilot GPS can be a lifesaver. Just be sure to download the free maps for the areas you plan to travel to before you hit the road; you’ll only have to sacrifice a few gigs of storage space.Download for Android Download for iOS
This free Google app runs in the background of your smartphone, alerting you to locations fit for a field trip: historical sites, architecture, entertainment, etc. The app talks about interesting places as you drive by and will customize recommendations based on your “thumbs up” or “thumbs down.”Download: Android and iOS.
The Traveler app organizes, documents and stores your trip all in one place: a virtual road trip scrapbook. When you capture photos and videos, the app will add corresponding markers to your map. Compatible with the newest version of Google Maps, it takes pictures through the app’s action bar. Download: Android.
Always get the best gas prices by using the Gas Buddy app. Dian from Grocery Shop for Free says: It maps the trip and tells you when and where to buy gas and how much to buy for the best value for the trip – tells you exactly how much the trip will cost! Sounds like an app worth downloading to me!