Today, every business traveler and corporate housing professional knows that carrying an app-loaded phone can transform everything we do, from planning a trip to making our way around a new city, to finding the best places to eat and shop in our off hours. In fact, we’ve all become so dependent upon these apps that we can barely make a move without them—whether we are near or far from home.
At present the iPhone leads the pack with over 200,000 apps and titles. But its competitors are quickly making progress. At last check, Google’s Android Market had about 60,000 programs. And my beloved BlackBerry is close behind with more than 10,000—and counting. And then there’s the iPad (I have one of these, too). It’s not a smart phone, but it’s still a versatile and gorgeous e-reader that’s just waiting to take apps to a place that’s even more mainstream. Ahh, the iPad.
Because of their growing popularity, the folks at Travel & Leisure decided it was high time to put together a report on the top apps and why they’re so great (and they are). Take a look and see if yours ranks, and what else might be out there for you to try before you hit the road again.