Asked & Answered: What mobile apps do community members use in Germany?

Stuttgart community members asked and answered: 

Q: What do community members use in the way of mobile smartphone apps in Germany?

Answers in no certain order.

Communication:

  • Google Translate

Tips: Turn on the “camera” in the app and it will change the words you see on signs etc. to your selected language. Download the dictionary before traveling (available in multiple languages) to use translate features without data.

  • Facebook Messenger/Calling on WiFi
  • WhatsApp
  • Viber
  • MagicJack

Public Transit:

  • DB Navigator

“Arguably one of the most helpful apps for travel. Period. It can route you through public transit in every city in Germany, down to the specific bus stop. In many cities, it also allows you to buy the appropriate ticket straight through the app. It does not require a data connection to display the ticket once it is purchased and loaded onto your phone,” said Bardia Khajenoori.

  • VVSMobile or SSB Move
  • Car2Go
  • MyTaxi
  • Call A Bike by Deutsche Bahn
  • Komoot (hiking, walking, biking)
  • MapMyRide (biking)

Driving:

  • Google Maps

Tip: Download the region in advance for any area you are traveling and still navigate to your destination without data or WiFi. The negative is traffic doesn’t populate without data, so your drive time estimate may differ when operating on airplane mode.

  • Waze
  • Esso Fuel Finder
  • Here Wego

Travel:

  • AcuWeather
  • Booking.com
  • EuroWings Blind Booking
  • Kayak
  • Skyscanner
  • TripAdvisor
  • Yelp

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