Using the ‘mTrip’ Travel App
Apps for a smart phone are some of the best tools you can have at your fingertips. An app is a very brief program that offers just one function; you might have an app for a calculator or one for tracking all the food you have eaten in a given week, or an app that takes you right to a favorite website. These apps make it easy for you to get information you need when you need it, even when on the road. The new ‘mTrip’ app is designed to make traveling a breeze for anyone.
The ‘mTrip’ app is meant to act as your own personal travel guide for any major city in the world. It creates an itinerary just for you, and allows you to share your trip in real time. To use the ‘mTrip’ app, you enter your travel destination and dates, as well as the hotel at which you will be staying. You can then manually create your own trip by entering destinations and sites, or allow the mTrip app to suggest destinations for you.
For the ‘mTrip’ app to create a trip for you, a few selections are needed as to what interests you when traveling. You can choose museums, parks, religious monuments, bars, nightlife, or special moments, or opt for top attractions. The ‘mTrip’ app will then create your itinerary according to proximity to your hotels complete with a travel route.
You can change up the suggested itinerary at any time by deleting sites or adding in new ones by hand. You can also choose traveling by foot or subway or another means, and the ‘mTrip’ app will tell you the travel time between destinations based on your chosen means of travel.
The ‘mTrip’ app has what is called an augmented reality tool which shows museums, restaurants, and other locations in real time. This can enhance your visit as you can note additional information about any point of interest along the way.
There are no roaming fees associated with the ‘mTrip’ app. When you have a Wi-Fi connection, you can sync your ‘mTrip’ app for automated updates. There are also no charges associated with using the map features on ‘mTrip’.
Advantages to using ‘mTrip’ include constant updates provided by other travelers, and the privilege of using the app for free. You can get updated information on sites in and around the city you are visiting and easily change your route or itinerary while ‘mTrip’ updates your schedule for you. You can also easily take the app with you wherever you go, unlike a tour guide or travel agent. However, the ‘mTrip’ app is limited as to what it can offer you by way of guidance according to the updates provided by other users, and the app cannot get you deals on hotels and rental cars the way a travel agent might.