Top 5 mobile apps while on the road

Thursday, September 02, 2010
By Sara Moore
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Whether you plan on taking a late summer road trip or going away for Labor Day weekend, here are the top five mobile apps that you should have on your travels according to Gripd.com, developers of Web and iPhone applications, and these apps work on the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android phones.

Waze
Waze is a social mobile application that enables drivers to build and use real-time road intelligence. The service includes constantly-updated road maps, alerts on traffic and accidents, and data providing users with the fastest route to get to wherever they need to go. Map and traffic updates are automatically collected and generated as users drive with Waze activated, and drivers can also actively report and update other users with what’s happening on the road.

Weatherbug
The simplicity of Apple’s Weather app, but with a few extras for your phone. It’s the largest network of professional weather stations in the U.S. and is the only source for truly live, local weather (as taken from their site).

Car Care & Roadside Emergencies
Whether you have a flat tire or your car won’t start up, this app is a must-have to get the help you need.

BePut
Users can share their whereabouts with people they want to find them. Use the application to locate your exact position and with a touch of a button, send an email or text message to the desired recipient with this location. The recipient gets a special FindMe Key which is secure.

Shazam
This app is the most fun! When you can’t figure out what song is playing on the radio, Shazam is there with the answer. Hold your iPhone to the music and within seconds Shazam will tell you the artist and track name. You can even download the song through iTunes on your iPhone.


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