15 Best Android Apps for Travelers Among You

Google is activating some 400,000 new Android devices every single day now(source) and Android is already the fastest growing and most popular smartphone OS in many parts of the world. In tune with its rising popularity, Android's applications base is also showing stupendous growth. We have already featured a bunch of must have open source Android applications and now here is a collection of Android apps dedicated to travelers among you.

Google Goggles Android App for Travelers

Google Goggles is an Android app you can't ignore if you are a travel junkie. Google Goggles is a visual search application for Android phones. It can recognize places and objects without any manual typing and searching, you just need to fire up Google Goggles app and point your Camera to the object. Download Google Google for Android.

WeatherBug brings the most accurate, reliable and timely weather information directly to your Android smartphone complete with Doppler radar, severe weather alerts, maps and forecasts. It lets you access the largest network of professional weather stations in North America and thousands of locations around the world. Download WeatherBug for Android.

FactBook for Android

FactBook is a fast and easy access to the CIA World Fact Book and United Nations data and statistics. It covers a wide range of topics and presents information neatly. The latest update made the application a lot more slicker. FactBook now has the capability to share stats wit your friends as well. Download FactBook for Android.

Yelp for android

Yelp for Android is one among the most popular apps for Android, nearly 5 million downloads to date. Yelp determines your current location and then lets you search for nearby businesses like hotels and restaurants. Yelp also have user generated ratings and review support that lets you find what you are looking for faster and easier. Download Yelp for Android.

FlightTrack Android app

FlightTrack for Android gives you real-time flight status and map tracking for airline flights worldwide. Track flights with zoomable maps, get real-time departure info, delays and gate numbers at a glance. Download FlightTrack for Android(non-free).

TripIt Travel Organizer

TripIt Travel Organizer puts all your travel plans right on your Android. You can forward travel confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com to build a trip itinerary. If you use Gmail or Google apps, you have the option to let TripIt fetch travel itineraries from your inbox automatically. Download TripIt Travel Organizer for Android.

TripCase Android app

TripCase is a very good alternative for TripIt Travel Organizer. Functionalities are pretty much the same, but many users have claimed it to be less spammy. Download TripCase for Android.

Talk To Me Android app

Talk To Me is a one-tap speech to speech translation app for Android. It is compatible with SVOX high quality voices and supports 7 languages that include English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese. Download Talk To Me for Android.

Kindle for Android

Kindle for Android is optimized for Android devices giving users the ability to read Kindle books on a clean interface. You will have access to over 900,000 books, including popular new releases and New York Times Best Sellers. Download Kindle for Android

TripAdvisor android app

TripAdvisor is perhaps the most most popular travel portal out there. TripAdvisor for Android lets you search for hotels, restaurants, cheap flights and more. But the highlight of TripAdvisor is its humongous cache of user generated ratings and reviews. Can be quite useful while travelling to places you haven't been to. Download TripAdvisor for Android.

Google Maps Android

Google Maps is perhaps the most popular application in this list. Downloaded and installed many million times over. And it is free of course. Download Google Maps for Android.

GPS Essentials for android

GPS Essentials is the Swiss army knife of GPS navigation. It shows navigation values such as Accuracy, Altitude, Speed, Battery, Bearing, Climb, Course, Date, Declination, Distance to name a few. Download GPS Essentials for Android.

Street View on Google Maps lets you explore the world at street level. To use Street View, open Google Maps, search for a place or long-press the map, and tap the Street View option. Download Street View on Google Maps.

Lookout Mobile Security is an award-winning security app for Android. It not only protects you from viruses and malware, it can even locate your lost or stolen Android device on a map from the web. Download Lookout for Android.

JuiceDefender Ultimate for Android

Nothing is more important than battery life of your phone while travelling. JuiceDefender Ultimate application for Android does exactly that, save your phone's precious battery life. It sports a ton of fully customizable and extremely powerful features tailor made for power users. Download JuiceDefender Ultimate for Android(non-free).