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Airbnb Android App, Book Unique Accommodations

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 in Top Rated Apps, Travel | 2 comments

The Airbnb Android app offers a trusted community marketplace for searching and booking unique accommodations anywhere in the world.

  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Size: 7.21MB (apps2SD enabled)
  • Category: Travel
  • Price: Free

The Airbnb Android app lets you discover unique travel experiences in place of the standard, uninspiring hotel rooms many of us are accustomed to. Whether you’re looking for an “apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for month,” this app has you covered at any price point. Currently there are over 100,000 listings across 19,000 cities in 192 countries!

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Buildings Android App, Find Great Architecture

Posted on Aug 20, 2011 in Top Rated Apps, Travel | 3 comments

The Buildings Android app was created by architects as a mobile encyclopedia of thousands of structures from all around the world.

  • Version: 1.0.9
  • Size: 850KB (no apps2SD)
  • Category: Travel & Local
  • Price: Free

Buildings is an incredibly elegant app (as it should be) focusing on the beauty in and genius behind surrounding architecture. The over 40,000 buildings currently in the app’s database were crowd-sourced and assembled from countless architects and other users.

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Skyscanner Android App, Find Cheap Flights Fast

Posted on Jul 27, 2011 in Top Rated Apps, Travel | comment

The Skyscanner Android app helps you find cheap flights, fast. Quickly compare prices from airlines, travel agents, and third party sites.

  • Version:
  • Size: 8.66MB (no apps2SD)
  • Category: Travel
  • Price: Free

Skyscanner independently searches and compares over 600 budget and scheduled airlines offering a total of more than 700,000 routes around the world.

The app opens to a screen displaying boxes we are all very familiar with. Fill in your departure and destination airports, dates you plan to travel, and the number of passengers flying. Then, hit he search button and let the app do its work (quickly).

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Localicious Android App, Find What’s Good in the Hood

Posted on Jul 24, 2011 in Top Rated Apps, Travel | 3 comments

Find “what’s good in the hood” with the Localicious Android app, powered by WhitePages.

  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Size: 1.66MB (apps2SD enabled)
  • Category: Travel & Local
  • Price: Free

Localicious automatically detects the neighborhood you’re in to instantly provide you with trending business and hot spots right around you. Currently, there are over 80,000 U.S. neighborhoods and 21 million local business at your fingertips.

This app’s core function is to provide you with the information necessary to make a quick decision on where to eat or what to do. I know at one point or another, we’ve all been out with friends or family with some time to kill, and the question of “now what should we do?” goes unanswered. But next time you can be ready with Localicious, and its real-time tips and trends, to hit up only the best venues around.

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Foodspotting Is a Visual Guide to Good Food

Posted on Mar 6, 2011 in Top Rated Apps, Travel | comment

Foodspotting is a visual guide to good food and where to find it.

  • Version: 0.0.1
  • Size: 787KB (no apps2SD)
  • Category: Travel & Local
  • Price: Free

Foodspotting is a new way to share your favorite dishes. Unlike Yelp and other restaurant review websites, this app puts the emphasis on images and short description snip-its.

If you’re trying to decide what to eat, this app gives you the visual cues to find what you’re craving. You can browse dish images based on three category filters; nearest, latest, and best. Simply slide through the roll of images until you see something you like.

Toggle between image and map mode with the icon in the top right of the screen. When in map mode, you can adjust the map window and re-scan for foods in the current area. This is a very handy feature, especially if you know where you’ll be when lunch/dinner time comes around.

If you discover a great new restaurant or want to share your favorite dish with the world, use the photo upload option. All you have to do is select the restaurant, the type of food, and any comments you’d like to add along with your picture. Additionally, you can choose to share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, or Flickr.


  • Find what you want to eat with pictures rather than text reviews
  • Elegant interface
  • Adjust map area and scan for new restaurant locations

Areas for improvement:

  • Methods of browsing more than a single image at a time would improve usability
  • Option to search for specific restaurants or foods

Conclusion: Unleash your inner foodie and share pictures of your favorite dishes.

[AppBrain Link]

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