Thursday, April 24, 2014

Allstays Camp and RV App

Review by GeeksOnTour
a/k/a Chris and Jim Guld

We’ve run into so many people who already have Allstays Camp and RV, that we won’t spend much time telling you all the details.  Suffice it to say, if you travel the USA or Canada, and you camp or RV, this is a Must-Have App!  It has a price tag of $9.99 – and it is well worth it! You can visit the Allstays website and search all the campground listings for free, but if you want to be able to look at your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone or tablet and find the best place to park or where you are, the Allstays Camp and RV app is the way to go.
imageAllstays has it all! Notice this screenshot where you can specify that you want to see Army Corps of Engineer parks, County/City Parks, even Elks Lodges. And this screen is just the basic list — there is also the advanced filter where I’ve asked for Escapees, Passport America and Thousand Trails parks specifically. It will show you Walmarts, Cracker Barrels, Truck Stops and Rest Areas. This is my go-to App whenever we need a place to park the RV. If Allstays can’t find you a place to park, you’re in trouble!
Once you’ve located a park, just a tap will open up the detailed information about that park. You can see their amenities and read reviews. If you’re using it on your phone, a simple tap on the phone number will dial for you and you can make a reservation. Once you’ve decided to go there, another tap on the directions link and up pops your map and turn by turn directions to get you there.
Name: Allstays Camp and RV
Author: Allstays LLC
Price: $9.99
Available for: iPhone, iPods, iPads and Android

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Field Trip App

Review by GeeksOnTour
a/k/a Chris and Jim Guld

Field Trip is a virtual tour guide in your pocket. You can configure it to sound a special alert when a point of interest is nearby. When you're traveling down the highway, it can alert you to historical markers nearby and give you the complete text of that marker! You can even turn on settings that make the app read the text to you in your phone's voice!

If you're walking around in a historic district, turn on Field Trip and up will pop info cards on the different items of historical interest as you walk by. Or, you can use the map view to navigate to some far away location and learn about the points of interest there.

Name: Field Trip
Author: Niantic Labs (spinoff of Google)
Price: Free
Available for: Android, iPhone

Click here for the Field Trip website