Having a useful app on the phone makes it even more worthwhile... here are a few that I use and have found useful - Road Trip, TapaTalk, Offline Maps and the generic GPS app:
This is a very useful app for keeping track of your vehicle expenditure. It tracks fuel consumption, service and repair costs and plots neat little graphs which will impress those of us that love statistics. It allows for multiple vehicles, multiple currencies, tire log, GPS location and an import / export feature for backup purposes. Additional screenshots of the app are linked via the image below (showing the fuel consumption of my Series III SWB Diesel). This App is a must for anyone with an Apple smartphone!
|Road Trip App|
This is a useful app for keeping updated or posting new updates to your favourite overland forums. It has links to the most popular forums like Expedition Portal, ADVRider, BuschTaxi etc.
The website describes the app:
Tapatalk is a mobile app built specifically for forum access. Different from mobile skin or mobile version that comes with the forum system, Tapatalk allows user to have a unified interface to access multiple forums at the same time. With million of Tapatalk users, your forum can be discovered by potential new members thru Tapatalk Network and our ranking and recommendation system.I have found it useful for those odd occasions where I want to research or keep updated on a specific topics. An additional benefit of the app is the smart way it integrates into the forum. It's simply not a screen re-size of the original forum rather a smart interface that uses the same look & feel for all your favourite forums.
|Tapatalk Forum App|
I did a quick search on GPS apps on the Apple App Store. The list was huge! I have not downloaded any specific GPS applications so let me know if you have any useful recommendations.
|GPS App Search on Apple Store|
|Overland by simvex|
Offline mapping and GPS tool for expeditions,adventures and overland.
Specially designed for the independant overland traveller. Allows downloading maps from Google Maps while online ,and using them offline . It has connectivity to go-Overland.co.uk waypoints database , containing more than ten million expedition-related waypoints such as campings , embassies , hotels , borderposts etc.
OffMaps uses the very useful OpenStreetMap to provide offline access to your favourite locations. The app is best used whilst planning for city navigation.
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I often state that planning for your expedition is as important and almost as much fun as your overland trips - planning the technology you use is just as important.
Be sure to let me know if you have any useful apps that you find useful.
Updated: May 2012