Saturday, June 29, 2013 (14:00) | Gonny van der Zwaag
After planning the vacation, book a ticket and pack your suitcases is the time to really travel. If you choose a fly holiday, you’ll find in this episode of the Holiday Special iCulture useful apps to arrive. At the right gate time There are iPhone apps that alert you to delays, which the retail and catering services at airports show or send push notifications when flight status changes.
iCulture advises: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
General Airport apps show only departures, flight status and gate numbers. You leaving from Schiphol, it is useful to have some more information. The official Schiphol app provides the most complete information that you need as a regular traveler: information on arriving and departing flights, parking, shopping and maps of the arrival and departure halls. The app is suitable for travelers as well as fetch them and gives free push notifications for status changes. You’ll also find information on baggage, gate numbers and other useful info. Version 3.0 introduced a new side menu and a new interface for flight. Users complained that certain information is no longer displayed, such as aircraft type and encoding. This is information that is fun for plane spotters, but leisure travelers will not miss. Useful, for example, the fact that Schiphol app for departing flights shows how much time you have left to boarding and how much time you need to walk to the gate. You also get the weather situation at the place of destination to see, you can find out where the meeting point is located and can immediately book a taxi from the app. The only thing we would like to see is a notice once the bags appear on the baggage carousel. Then you can use information from this app look up the nearest place to smoke the fetch them to tell you. Trip adventures
Read more about the official Schiphol app
Download : Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (free, iPhone, iOS 5.0 +)
The unofficial Schiphol app Evolution Host sees himself embroiled in a strong competition with the official Schiphol app. Though the Schiphol Airport there are hardly worry about worry about: they do have to download the official app that travelers anyway. It is the unofficial app that slightly more features will have to face in order not to praise from the market. And that’s he doing well: for example, by showing how late suitcases on the baggage carousel flops and which runway to use the aircraft. Nice to know, but for 90% of travelers is not necessary info. With the free app you can follow two flights per month. People who can often fly for € 1.79 (was € 2.69) follow unlimited flights and receive push notifications. For information about parking, t ax-free shopping and other facilities at the airport, you are however in the wrong place: this app is focused only on flights: departure times, flight numbers, any delay and push notification when something changes in flight status
Read more about the unofficial app Schiphol Evolution Host
Download: Schiphol (free, in-app purchases, universal, iOS 6.0 +)
Flying for iPhone
Flying for iPhone is an app that is still in beta phase. You can install the app from the App Store and use air travel plans. Flying provides departure and arrival times, terminal information, gate and weather conditions. All practical information, but simultaneously Flying has another side: a social. In the message flow, follow the flights of friends. Are you both in the same city, you can speak to the app. Away You can earn stamps for performance, such as crossing the Atlantic or a certain number of air miles. This makes the app a bit more focused on the frequent fliers and less on the occasional vacationer. Not everyone works in a multinational company and is several times a week on the plane. The competition aspect is therefore not fun for everyone. The creators of Flying have pai d great attention to creating a beautiful, user-friendly app. They promise that they will add more features in the future
Flying We discussed earlier iPhoneclub
Download:.. Flying (free, iPhone, iOS 6.0 +)
Mobiata is known as the developer of the FlightTrack app that allows you to track you. flight With Flight Board they bring out an app for people who want to see. Signs with departure and arrival at the airport These signs also hang around at the airport, but with this app you can move into the taxi already looking at which gate you should be. Apple called Flight Board wanted to become App of the Week, so who iPhoneclub follows closely the app has already received free hands.
The interface of Flight Board is inspired by the signs that hang at Charles de Gaulle in Paris. Flight Board works worldwide: 3,000 airports get the arrival and departure of 1,400 airlines to see. The information is updated every five minutes, but can also manually refresh. With the press of a button you switch between the departure and arrival at a particular airport. The flight shared with friends and family via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail
Read our discussion of Flight Board
Download:. Flight Board (€ 3, 59, universal, iOS 5.0 +)
It was recently reported that the developer of TripAdvisor vliegveldapp Gate Guru has taken over. The name fits nicely with an earlier acquisition: Seat Guru. While SeatGuru specializes in finding the best airline seat, Gate Guru focuses on information about airports. The nearest airport is at your fingertips with a click. You get weather information, maps, amenities and tips from travelers to see. Gate Guru is known for its information on bars, restaurants and shops. Looking for a good pizza, explains Gate Guru from where you should be and whether the restaurant is located before or after passport control. You sort the restaurants, shops and services by name, star rating or gate. At Schiphol Starbucks and the Food Court highly valued, whil e McDonalds and Multivlaai not be satisfying. In Services you include Wi-Fi, ATMs and hotels. Only the major airports are in there (Eindhoven, Maastricht and Rotterdam net), with the most complete information at U.S. airports.Read more about Gate Guru
Download : Gate Guru (free, iPhone, iOS 6.0 +)
airport Other apps
- Schiphol + HD (€ 0.89) – Arrival and departure times in universal app. Also sends push notifications.
- Airports by Travel Nerd (free) – Airport Information in easy app, can also be used offline
- WorldMate (free) – A comprehensive travel application that allows you to plan a complete trip, including flights, car hire and hotel. Also shows flight schedules, flight status, weather, itineraries and more.
- Schiphol Parking (free) – Displays the parking at the airport, coupled with real-time information about arriving and departing flights
- Schiphol Safety & Security Pocket (free) – Pocket for personnel working at the airport, official app, created by the Schiphol Airport
- Schiphol Airport Guide (Free) – Unofficial app with flights, trip planner, forecast and overview of restaurants and other amenities
- Eindhoven Airport (free) – All current flights to and from Eindhoven AirPort, which include Ryanair, Transavia, and Arkefly Corendon leave
Opening Photo:. Redjunasun via Flickr CC