TRAVEL APP | OffMaps
Most travel apps are lacking the key component that makes them worthwhile in the first place. International data roaming is brutally expensive. What’s the point of having all these amazing travel apps if it costs too much to actually use them while you’re abroad. OffMaps has brilliantly bypassed this problem by offering their entire catalogue offline. So, if you need to find a hip bar, cheap hotel or awesome design house while in Helsinki, you don’t need to find a hotspot or pay $20 in roaming to do it. Not only does OffMaps provide you local maps, it gives you the Wikipedia profile for your city, public transit info, and even restaurant reviews.
Even with an international data plan while I was in Mexico last month, I still spent an extra $80 on my phone bill. And the majority of that roaming was spent on trying to use apps and the internet to find hip places to check out while I was either hungrily or drunkenly stumbling along the cobblestones of Old Town Puerto Vallarta. I only wish I had been using this app then.
Get it here.