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Best apps for the spontaneous summer traveler

Best travel apps iOS

There are two kinds of travelers in this world: those that love to plan ahead so that every single minute is accounted for and those that are ready to jet off to new places at a moment’s notice.

While there are plenty of apps out there that can help the discerning traveler plan every step of their journey, you may be surprised to learn that there is a dedicated section of the app development community that share spontaneous travelers’ love for adventure without hesitation.

Customize your travel maps with Relay

Relay multiple location maps iOS

There is no guaranteed path to success on the app market, but one of the most surefire ways to stand out has always been to provide users with something they didn’t know they needed until it was available to them. If an app can make you say “Why didn’t I think of that?” after hearing about it, there’s a fairly good chance that its creator has stumbled upon something special.

Bar Roulette makes it easy to find new bars and break your routine

Bar Roulette iOS app

When you live in a big city, it’s hard to not eventually fall into a routine over time.

Even though you are in a situation where an entire world of unknown destinations is available to you, the tendency for many is to stick to the same. You work the same job, you come home to watch the same shows on Netflix and, when you go out, it’s with the same friends to the same bars.

Apple Working Around the Clock to Improve iOS 6 Maps

For those iPhone owners who aren't the biggest fans of Apple's home grown Maps application, take heart. The company has explicitly stated during its earnings call today that work continues on improving Maps. Apple made the decision to replace Google Maps with the launch of iOS 6.

iOS 6 maps features

The announcement came directly from CFO Peter Oppenheimer, who stated that Apple has "made a number of improvements to Maps over the past month and will work nonstop until Maps lives up to our incredibly high standards." No doubt Apple has Google in their sights and does not want to be considered the inferior solution.

iOS 6 Maps Loses Some Features Without Google

The early reviews are in, and Apple has some work to do on its new iOS 6 Maps application. Highly-touted features such as turn-by-turn directions are no doubt an upgrade, however there are other things that will be missed by fans of Google Maps. As pretty as those 3D Flyover graphics may look, basic functionality is said to have suffered, especially overseas.

iOS 6 maps features

Apple replaced the Google-based back end of the Maps application with its own alongside the launch of iOS 6. One big complaint from users in urban areas is the lack of transit directions. Instead of detailing options to take public transit, the new Maps simply offers a list of third-party transit apps installed on your device.

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