Planning A Road Trip? Make It 'Appen With These Mobile Apps Page 2

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If anything is going to spoil your trip it's being caught by a speed camera. Trapster minimizes that risk - the app's users submit the locations of speed traps, cameras and road hazards, and the message is passed on to users in the local area. Users have reported over 4 million traps!

AAA Roadside Assistance

We've looked at the AAA's roadside asistance app before. Rather than making a call when you break down and attempting to describe your location, the app does it all for you. One press of a button and a truck will be dispatched to your location using your phone's GPS signal. If your battery is flat, the app lets you price the correct model for your car, and also gives you the locations of over 7,000 AAA Aproved Auto Repair facilities. Nice to know next time you're in the middle of nowhere...

Route 66

Here's a fun one - far from just giving you directions down the Mother Road from Chicago to Los Angeles, Route 66 gives you thousands of maps that you can access via your smartphone, or even tablet PCs. The app's maps have impressive 3D graphics and can be navigated using simple finger swipes and taps. The app's best feature is the "Follow Me" function, that superimposes a virtual car on the screen showing the road ahead using the phone or tablet's camera, which you can then follow to your next destination.


You've been on the road for hours. You're getting hungry. You can't stand the thought of another slightly dubious burger. Worry not! The FastFood app will give you a choice of all the closest restaurants, and you don't even need to fret about quality as you can access reviews and menus too.


Got all that? Good! Now you're ready for the perfect road trip, with the world's information just a click away. Just make sure you remember to bring your friends along...

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