Top ten caravan and camping apps for iPhone and Android
There are some brilliant apps on the market for caravan and motorhome enthusiasts
Thursday, 03, Feb 2011 12:13
by Holly Tribe
Whether you're techno whizz or an analogue-era purist, it would seem the technological revolution is here to stay, and as all the best defeatists say; if you can't beat them, join them!
At the last count there were well over 100,000 applications or 'apps' for handheld mobile devices on the market. There's an app for almost everything from identifying the track title and artist from a short burst of music, to apps that can replicate the glow of a burning candle.
We've had a look around the burgeoning app-market to find ten of the best for campers and caravanners.
1. AA Camping & Caravanning Guide
Here's an app that let's you search the AA's recommended caravan and camping sites in England Scotland and Wales. It features over 850 inspected sites with detailed descriptions including site facilities, images, price and location information.
2. Dishpointer Augmented Reality
An ingenious app to help you find the nearest television satellite in relation to your touring pitch. It's great if you're setting up at a site for the first time and are struggling to find a TV signal. Raise your phone to the sky while the application is running and it will show a real world view of where the satellites are, even if they're behind tall trees and buildings. $9.99
3. Motorway services UK
Not only can you check to see what on-site shops and services are available at service stations up and down the country - users can also switch to satellite view and zoom in to check for caravan spaces and get an idea of the surrounding roads before arrival.
The iCampsites app lets users locate a campsite by name or location, or by using filters such us 'hardstanding' and 'hook ups available'. It currently claims to be the only campsites app with European coverage and is linked to a large database of reviews submitted by users.
Hunt down your nearest butcher and check the weather forecast for the perfect bbq. This great app also had recipe ideas and gives handy tips on how to cook the perfect steak.
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