We’ve spent a good deal of time on apps that will work on your iPhone, what with its built in cell-data capabilities, but wanted to find some great ones for you iPad-only owners as well. Yes, apps made for the iPhone or iPod touch can run in enlarged mode on the iPAd, but we’re kind of iPad snobs and really only want to run iPad apps natively. That’s why you’ll only find Universal or iPad-only apps in the next list for road-trips with your iPad.
The Weather Channel for iPad
This one is for the iPad only, and contains all the weather info you might need for your road trip planning and while on the road. It’s gorgeous as well, and full of neat little touches for weather geeks, like an interactive world weather globe, radar weather maps that move, pollen information for the U.S., and some storm and breaking news footage. It’s really gorgeous on the new iPad as well.
Trip Time – Are We There Yet?
Here’s the phrase that strikes terror into the hearts of parents everywhere: “Are we there, yet?” The lucky ones who have an iPad (or an iPhone, this one is Universal) can use this app to help
the little terrorists their kids in the backseat to visualize where tehy are at in their trip, and how much longer it might take to get there. Simply start the app, set the destination, and the travel method, and Trip Time will display the distance and duration left in your trip. Sweet mercy!
Ever get to where you’re going, then realize you have no idea what to do there? No clue where to go eat, what to check out in your free time, where the best selection of beers on tap is? Well, universal app Goby has you covered. Download it, connect to your Facebook account,a nd it will immediately start showing you things to do in your local area based on your Facebook preferences. Search across 350 categories like Live Music, Children’s Museums, Yoga Studios, and – obviously – Brewpubs. Never be bored again, on a road-trip or in your own backyard.