There are plenty of apps that can help you when you're traveling and we've got just such a thing that can make identifying the price of items easy. The Price Helper app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone allows you to snap a photo of a price and then provide you with the price in your preferred currency. You will be able to tell immediately if the item is a good deal or not and there's no need to mess with the math on a calculator or in your head.
The Price Helper app can essentially help you spot the deal so you know if you're over-paying for an item or better yet, getting a fantastic deal. When you're traveling it can get pretty confusing to try to remember the currency conversion rate and who has time to mess with that when you're in the middle of shopping, dining, or trying to book a hotel room? This app provides you with instant and simple answers to your pricing question. The app is able to support over 140 currencies from around the world so there's a good chance that no matter where you are you'll be able to use it.
The app is free to use and just recently went through some minor bug fixes. These fixes have resulted in smoother and more reliable performance. The app doesn't have a customer rating at this point nor does it have any customer comments.
Snap a photo of the item and identify the price
Convert Quickly and Easily
The way the Price Helper app works is that you take a picture of the item you are looking at, identify the price in the photo, and then it will convert it to the currency you have chosen. The currency exchange rates are kept up-to-date thanks to real-time updates from finance.yahoo.com. What's great is that even if you don't have an Internet connection you can still use the app; it will just use the last-updated exchange rate.
The app will store a history of your past conversions, you can create your own currencies if they aren't in the list, and the user interface could not be more simple. If you happen to be on a trip where you are visiting multiple countries, don't worry because the app will automatically recognize your location and determine the currency there. It's a complete offering that makes shopping a breeze while you're away.