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Old 06-16-2011, 07:26 AM   #1
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Default What smartphone apps do you use?

Wondering if anyone can recommend a camping app that would be useful for TM owners? I just did an iTunes search and came up with about 30 different apps, some free and some you have to pay for. It would be really nice to find one that lists dump stations and overnight parking friendly parking lots, like the Flying J/Pilot Travel Guide that Tim posted. I noticed one of the apps had a level feature included which could be handy. Also, Woodalls has an their camping book available as an app. Thanks, Betty
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:26 AM   #2
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Wondering if anyone can recommend a camping app that would be useful for TM owners? I just did an iTunes search and came up with about 30 different apps, some free and some you have to pay for. It would be really nice to find one that lists dump stations and overnight parking friendly parking lots, like the Flying J/Pilot Travel Guide that Tim posted. I noticed one of the apps had a level feature included which could be handy. Also, Woodalls has an their camping book available as an app. Thanks, Betty
I use a DroidX so I'm not really aware on all that may be available for the Iphone.

But, I just received an email from goodsam and they said that their new Good Sam/Trailer life Iphone App will be out shortly - and droid later this year.

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Old 06-16-2011, 06:05 PM   #3
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I grab a free app from time to time to review them, but find all of them lacking in one way or another. I tend to use website research for camping sites more than apps.

I have a free bubble level that I can use in the TM, but I don't think that app is free any more.
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I use my Garmin GPS to find those sorts of things.

I have a phone that fits in my pocket. It was free. If I drop it and break it that is not a big deal. I carry my phone at all times, including when backpacking in the high Sierras or motorcycle riding in the forest, or doing chores outside the house.

I carry the GPS when I have a use for it. My GPS will locate stores, restaurants, gas stations, hospitals, etc. If I break my GPS, it will cost more to fix or replace than the phone. It has a problem now. It runs on the USB cable but not on batteries. I can swap it for a rebuilt unit for $110.

My GPS has street and road maps for the entire US. I only have enough memory to load the TOPO maps for the entire state of California. It works everywhere. I do not need internet or cell phone access.

I can not think of any other application that would be useful when camping in the forest or driving to and fro between home and the forest.
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Good deal on iPhone 4 thru AT&T when I joined my daughter's plan thru her work. $35/mo. includes taxes, fees, etc. for unltd. phone/text plus 200MB data - enough for me. We don't have a nav system of any kind but find the map apps on iPhone work for us. On a recent visit to DC we used the turn-by-turn walking directions on the Google map app to go all over. Also use it to find restaurants, stores, etc.

It's virtually replaced my laptop for travelling, but that's just me and I'm retired. No longer carry a camera or iPod either. Anywhere I can get wireless I'm on line with no drain on my data plan. If go over my data allowance (rare) another 200MB is $15.

Ability to text and email photos or videos on the fly is a wonderful thing for a grandma. Watch movies anywhere/anytime I want without disturbing hubbie. Free Pandora tunes on the sound system in the TM or in my kitchen at home. My favorite local talk radio station has a free app so I won't miss local news while travelling. Get push alerts and satellite images from free iHurricane. I check in online with CO airlines free app and use the phone for a boarding pass. iPhone talks to my Nikes and tracks my distance, pace, etc. on walks and runs via GPS.

AT&T coverage works for us. Wish iPhone was Flash enabled. Would love to have a good RV app for dump stations and overnite parking. Have been lucky with my phone and have dropped it several times but not broken it which was not the case with my Motorolas. I probaby just jinxed myself.

I'm hopelessly addicted, guess now I'm part of the Borg. I do switch it off pretty often. Hubbie won't touch a smartphone and doesn't want to buy a nav system, but he likes when I use them on his behalf. A bubble level app would help fry those perfectly centered eggs in the TM.

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