I’m an animal city. I was born in, grew up in the city, and although his time as a lot of time spent in the forest or in the mountains (and I hope to come back), then let’s face it – this is where I spend the lion’s share of my life. And since she appeared smartphones try to make life more comfortable it was.
My first smartphone urban apką was … Gadu-Gadu. I know that today it seems ridiculous, but when in 2004 I put on my Palm Treo status gg “I’m going by bus,” most people thought I was crazy 🙂 And then – well, then the applications began to appear more and more. My experience with the resignation of the smartphone showed me just how much I need him. And by no means only for the eternal seat fejsie just about facilitating real life.
So I decided to introduce you to these applications that I use most frequently in the city.
1. Google Maps / Waze
Without a map or move. I still remember those archaic times, when the car clung to plan. The index, searching the street – today for me prehistory. Even before I bought a smartphone I had installed the Automap on my handheld. Today, I use mainly Google Maps – both when I want to hit somewhere on foot and by car. Has the advantage over ordinary applications with maps, first, that almost always has a current map (as opposed to automotive GPS-s, which updated costing some sick money), the second is information about traffic jams.
The route I also use Google Maps, although I recommend also check Waze. It has some other features, however, such as transferring ETA friends (or travel time) or warning radars. Waze, however, are often confused in smaller cities – to function properly, you need a large number of users who provide information about traffic jams and other events.
2. How to get
Recently moving increasingly zbiorkomem. Firstly, there are growing problems with parking in the center, on the other hand do not have the patience to stand in traffic jams, thirdly makes it more bearable, and I have a few metro stops away from the house. With this app you always know how many minutes I got on the bus, I also know how best to get to a place. In the summer I move a scooter, which is good for a relatively short distances, easily jumps also to buses, trams or underground. A foreign city? Here is the only sensible solution, of course, except for taxis. But I like when the weather is nice ride zbiorkomem after foreign cities, better them then meets.
When I arrive
But the thing – this application allows for maintaining the route from point A to B, taking into account the departure of each line of bus, tram or subway. It is brilliant in its simplicity, I recommend it to anyone. Of course, great if zbiorkom was as punctual as Switzerland or Singapore, but no …:>
I fell in love with this application, really. I would recommend it to anyone – I do it delivers a lot of things. Because it’s a little apka – combine.
First I buy tickets for public transport. It is convenient – you can pay either powered up before the account, or the predefined cards. When payment is enough to give the CVV code (I learned it by heart, in the end only 3 digits).
SkyCash – tickets for public transport
Second, pay for parking meters. As a person cashless always hated when I had to toss a coin. Now much of the parking ticket machines supports card payments, but still I’m so is convenient. The more that you can park without defining the time, you only need to remember to turn off the schedule of charges after the start of the space. I paid twice dozen gold at 18.00, while counting off. Well, gapowe.
SkyCash – parking meters
It is also useful in other cities – in any other systems are parked and apka supports many of them.
Thirdly, I buy train tickets. This is done as comfortably as in the application Intercity, you can search for trains, so I use only her.
SkyCash – train tickets
Truthfully I do not use all the features and a lot of them. Cinema tickets (must try!), Tickets to the National Stadium, bill payments, transfers, withdrawals from ATMs without a card or recharge GSM. Really cool application with a nice interface. I would highly recommend!
4. iTaxi / Uber
In the beginning there was iTaxi and although Warsaw was not enough taxis that was serviced this service, you have used up to me with this pretty cool. I prefer to order a taxi application than call – I’m such a geek. To see the location of the car. But I admit without beating that I gave to the Globe, which is simply a lot of cars – the time for me was always the most important.
Until he appeared Uber. I do not want rozpętywać ideological discussion, using both the taxi and the Uber, a mega-convenient, cheap, I have a clear settlement rules. Taxi choose when in Uberze is mega multiplier, or when I get up in the rush hour bus lane.
5. Foursquare / Foodspotting
Yes, Foursquare. There used to “checkowania the” Swarm, truth be told he me a little bored. On Foursquare check reviews of restaurants, especially in foreign cities. There are more and more, and the algorithm really cool to suggest where to go.
With Foodspotting already using less, but I still like to look there to see the cool pictures of food – sometimes it this way, making a choice 🙂 application allows you to watch the reviews and photos, “foodporn” in the area. Sometimes really tasty!
I have a rule that if you have any cards or documents, all litter into one portfolio. Unfortunately, getting this quite a lot, and although my wallet chose just the place for the enormous amount of cards, all do not fit. In Stocard I keep most of my discount cards, such as the IKEA Family, if Payback which can significantly reduce the weight of the portfolio 🙂
7. Banking Applications
I can not imagine life without trap banking on the phone. The most intensive use of Inteligo and where we have the whole system of the division of accounts (it used to describe). This requires making time to time internal transfers, I’m doing this course application. Currently I test as intensely mBank – unfortunately Inteligo not have their applications properly, it’s just exploding mobile version of the bank, but it works. For this reason, among others I am testing a moving permanently to mBank.
BLIK / IKO
For this IKO – I was not too sure about this form of payment, and still do not want so much addicted to the phone battery, but it is perfect when you forget a wallet, so you want to be configured. For those who do not know – IKO (and other systems, depending on the bank) allow using the application to withdraw money from ATMs – without the card.
I do not write about the applications to take pictures, because it’s obvious, but mention Instaplace – Polish production, which is brilliant in its simplicity. Adds various masks to your photos. I thereby form a photo album different cities, with the inscription. Simple, but fun and enjoyable 🙂
You’ve heard of the APCE? Another cool production in which the fingers dip Poles – it allows you to quickly put photos from the dressing room for others to decide what you look better. It’s better to throw anything on Fejsa – and certainly deprive you of the traditional element fejsbukowego, or ridicule and jeer at the photo 🙂
Last but not least. I added at the end, because in this production stand including me. It may not be developed at the rate of lightning, but it is exactly 😉 application used among other things to remind you of important dates related to your vehicle. Maintenance, insurance, technical examination – it never should surprise you. Good for both owners of single cars and service mini fleets. By the way, you have szasnę on news related to the desired brand or find automotive service points.
And that’s about it – what are your favorite trap, without which you can not live in the twenty-first century? 🙂