Your company sends you and your team to a sales trip in Germany or an engineering project in Spain? Coordination as a group of travellers is not always easy. You won’t spend every minute together but then knowing who is doing what and where everybody is can become nerve-wracking. Besides, as a driver you want to avoid hurting the group dynamic by choosing the wrong turn too often or picking a radio station that will only please you. To make sure your trip goes smoothly, have a look at these 4 apps we rounded up for you.
Since its split from the main app in 2014, Facebook Messenger has become one of the top messaging apps next to WhatsApp and a host of others. Similar to its competitors making video and phone calls over Wi-Fi networks means keeping the phone bill to an absolute minimum and those are words every travel manager wants to hear. The app also now allows users to send money and will soon introduce “M”, Facebook’s virtual assistant who will be able to buy things for you. It is simply one of the best apps to coordinate with your team, provided you’re all Facebook friends.
Open the app, discover and reserve. It’s that simple to book a restaurant on the go with your colleagues using Reserve. Instead of spending time on various websites looking for the best Italian option and then phoning around to discuss table openings, the app manages your dining experience from start to finish. Once you have eaten pay for the meal via the app. Reserve is currently serving New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. with plans to expand.
Car dash mode apps have risen in popularity over the past few years and introduced drivers to a stress-free interface that acts as a meeting point between your phone, GPS and car dashboard all in one. Visual clarity is one of the best things about iCarMode. You won’t find yourself squinting your eyes or pressing the wrong thing and having to start again. The app supports radio, Spotify and your music player. Since this is an IPhone only app, Car Dashdroid is an alternative for Android users.
Access an unlimited number of podcasts from a range of business and leisure topics. The app recently became free for everyone. Making use of long awkwardly silent drives couldn’t be easier, as those podcasts are great conversation starters. Smart speed and voice boost are by far the most exciting features. The first minimises distortion and shortens silences within the podcast. Voice boost is best suited for environments like cars since its purpose is to normalize the volume so that it’s easier to focus on the voices you are hearing.
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