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07 Oct 2019 Developer News
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Camping is a great way to get unplugged from the world and out into the country. That being said, it doesn’t mean there’s no place for technology in your tent or on your hike. Online marketplace Caravans For Sale have highlighted 9 of the best iOS and Android apps for the camping and outdoors enthusiasts.

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1 Culture Trip

Culture trip allows you to discover cool experiences wherever you are, both across the world or the UK. Whether you’re looking for clubs, beaches or everything in between, make sure you make the most out of your trips.

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Where to find it:

 

Apple app store:
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/culture-trip-explore-travel/id1146832951 

Google play:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=culturetrip.com&hl=en_GB
 

Price: Free

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2 Wikiloc Outdoor Navigation GPS

If you're looking to find new trails across the world, whether you’re a keen Mountain Biker, Hiker, Kayaker, Hiker or Skier, the Wikiloc app allows you to find trails for up to 70 different types of activities. Not only can you follow other users trails, you can also track your own activities and add waypoints and take pictures along the way. If you have no data or signal wherever you are, there are free offline topographic maps from all over the world, so you never have to worry about trying to find data!

Where to find it:

Google play:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wikiloc.wikilocandroid&hl=en_GB

Apple App Store: 

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/wikiloc-outdoor-navigation-gps/id432102730

Price: Free

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3 Trip Advisor

When you’re away and looking for something to do, Tripadvisor allows you to seek out nearby attractions, restaurants, hotels and more. Along with each trip, there are over 700 million combined reviews allowing you to see other people honest thoughts and opinions, so you can know whether to go...or avoid it. Trip advisor also allows you to use ApplePay or PayPal to make any of your tour activity bookings which avoids the hassle of having to call companies up and make bookings over the phone or the internet!

Where to find it: 

Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tripadvisor.tripadvisor&hl=en_GB

Apple App Store:

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/tripadvisor-hotels-restaurants/id284876795

Price: Free

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4 Google Maps

Google maps is an essential for anyone traveling or exploring a new place. It allows you to get directions to any desired location using an address or postcode. When you are searching it also gives you the option to ‘Explore Nearby’ this shows nearby restaurants, groceries, ATM’s, things to do and much more

Google Play

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.maps&hl=en_GB
 

Apple App Store

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/google-maps-transit-food/id585027354
 

Price: Free

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5 Search for sites

If you own a caravan or motorhome, searchforsites is the easiest way to find over 31,000 sites across Europe. The app allows you to breakdown the categories on the site to suite your needs such as; Overnight parking, Off-site parking (wild camping), Touring campsites, Independant and club campsites and small and friendly campsites. No service? No problem! You can download the app so it is available offline, choose from either individual country maps to download or a single base map of Europe.

Google Play: 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kal.searchforsites.searchforsites&hl=en_GB

Apple App Store:

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/searchforsites/id1391657133

Price: Free

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6 Packing List Checklist

When getting ready for your trip, you’re going to want to make sure you have everything you need to ensure you have the best time possible. Nine times out of ten you are likely to forget something you wanted to bring, so by using Packing List Checklist you can set your list before you go and tick them off one by one until you have nothing left. This way you’re enured to not miss anything! Packing List Checklist will let you choose from suggested items from the following categories: Essentials, Accessories, Baby, Backpack / Carry on, Beach Camping, Clothing, Electronics and many more. So if you can’t think of something, this will help you think of that missing item.

Apple App Store

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/packing-list-checklist/id1235121075
 

 Price: Free

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7 AllTrails

Similar to Wikiloc, AllTrails is ‘your guide to the outdoors’. When turning up in a new place you’ve never been to before it can be hard to know the local routes that could be hiding just around the corner that you wish you’d found! Within the app you can explore over 75,000 hand-curated trail maps and photos from millions of hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners, allowing you to check out the trails before you decide to go ahead. If you want to record your route you can do so with the GPS tracking within the app along with adding your own photos and even leave a review for other people to see. You can then share your route on social media for friends and family to see what you’ve been up to!

Google Play Store:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alltrails.alltrails&hl=en_GB

Apple App Store:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/alltrails-hike-bike-run/id405075943

Price: Free

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8 AirBNB

When people hear of AirBNB they think of places to stay, but AirBNB has a huge range of Multi-day adventures, restaurants and experiences to choose from, all you have to do is put in the dates you require, how many people are in your group and the location you’d like. For each experience it shows you the location, duration, what's offered and the languages spoken. It also then tells you about the host, what is involved in-depth in the experience and if there is anything else you should know before coming to the experience. Should you be hesitant about the experience, it shows you reviews of other poeple who have partaken in the experience and an overall star rating. 

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Google Play

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.airbnb.android&hl=en_GB

Apple App Store

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/airbnb/id401626263

Price: Free

9 Met Office Weather Forecast

No one wants to be caught short with the weather, there is nothing worse than not being prepared by not having a rain coat when it’s bucketing down with rain or not having a hat and sunscreen if it’s scorching hot! The Met Office Weather Forecast app allows you to to get the most accurate weather wherever you are, with coverage from 1 hour to 7 days ahead. The app comes with an interactive rainfall map and a text forecast for the next 24 hours if your looking to stay updated. Another great feature of this app is the severe weather warnings for rain, snow, strong winds, ice & fog, allowing you to stay safe and out of any trouble. 

Google Play Store

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.gov.metoffice.weather.android&hl=en_GB

Apple App Store

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/met-office-weather-forecast/id1068146838

Price: Free 


 

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