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Flight chronicles of the backpacker Tutubi, with travelogues, pictures/photos/videos, travel guides, independent and honest reviews, affordable, recommended resorts and hotels (including inns, guesthouses, pension houses, lodges, hostels, condotels, bed and breakfast and other cheap accommodations), commuting guides, routes (sometimes street maps and GPS coordinates/waypoints) and driving directions to answer "how to get there" questions, information and tips on tourism, budget travel and living in Philippines, Exotic Asia and beyond!

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    Useful Apple iOS (iPhone/iPad) and Android Free Apps for Travellers

    These are what Tutubi has currently installed in Ring-O (his iPhone 4S) and Claire (his value for money Cherry Mobile Flare) to aid him in his daily dring and regular travels.

    DISCLAIMER: Not all of them are listed though. Some apps he used in particular trips like the off-line maps of Singapore and Singapore Transport maps he used in his recent trip to Singapore. If you have other recommended apps for travellers, feel free to leave comments and suggestions:

    Recommended Travel Apps for Apple iOS devices (Apple iPhone/iPad)

    CityMaps2Go: offline free maps from OpenStreetMap

    Mytracks: records your GPS tracklogs, nice to map unmapped places or just review where you've been

    Waze: social community with maps and traffic data sharing

    Maps: Apple's own maps introduced in iOS 6 (forget about this though)

    ProCam/Almost DSLR: turns the iPhone camera into a DSLR with granular control on ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed settings

    Fast camera: turns your phone into a shooting machine so as not miss a beat of the scene

    Instagram: does this need any introduction?

    Passbook: introduced in iOS 6, stores all your boarding passes in one place

    Viber: to get in touch with friends when abroad. require Internet connection

    TripIt: travel organizing including importing plane tickets (etickets) to the app (Tutubi has this for months now
    but still not using it)

    Blogger: to publish/update Blogger-based blogs (Blogspot)
    remarks: no way to approve/delete comments here, needs improvement

    Wordpress: free blogging app to update Wordpress-based blogs

    MMDA: traffic situation in major metro manila roads

    Facetime: built-in video conferencing. needs good Internet connection though

    Flashlight: turn iPhone camera flash into flashlight

    Mirror: if you want to re-touch or fall in love with yourself :P



    Recommended Free Apps for Android Devices

    Tutubi is still new to the world of Android, will just update this list from time to time

    OSMAnd: GPS navigators and Off-line maps (OpenStreetMap)

    TrekBuddy: GPS navigators and Off-line maps (OpenStreetMap)

    Viber: to get in touch with friends when abroad. require Internet connection

    Instagram

    MMDA: traffic situation in major metro manila roads

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    Free GPS Maps Philippines


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