At Only-apartments we want to make an effort to make travelling better. Whether you are travelling with your family, your partner or friends it is safe to assume that the smartphone has become an indispensable travel companion. For this reason we have decided to review a new app every month to help you get more out of your trips.
The app of this month is City Maps 2Go – an app for iOS and Android that lets you download maps on a mobile device which can then be used anytime without data connection. This review is by our Content Editor Maike.
My View: Let me just start by saying that I have personally not been able to use the app on a trip yet, BUT so far it has come in very handy to share tips with anyone visiting me in Barcelona.
Here is why: The maps are accesible without data connection and there is lots of useful information neatly organized in categories such as Food, Shops, Nightlife, Architecture etc. But what I find the most useful is that you can add your own pins to the map to which you can add ratings and reviews that you can later share with other users .
Particularly in the summer months I receive a lot of visitors. Unfortunately, I can’t always spend as much time as I would like with them. While they’re on holidays, I usually am still in my full-on routine and they go off exploring the city without me. To me one of the great things of living here is being able to share “insider information” that goes beyond the touristic eye, my favorite restaurants or places to go that might not appear in a travel guide. With City Maps 2Go now I am able to pin my favorites places and share them in order for my visitors to experience “my Barcelona”, even when I can’t be with them at that particular moment.
From what I have seen and used so far, City Maps 2Go is one of the most well-rounded city guide apps in terms of information and features for users. If you like you can also add the feature of Wikipedia articles to read up on. It has made it a lot easier for me to give a personalized tour of Barcelona to my visitors and they saving money, because they don’t have to use data roaming. I’m definitely going to use it for my next trip.
The free version of the app is limited to two map downloads, but until August 16, 2013 you can use our promotional code to have unlimited maps worldwide and unlimited Wikipedia travel guides worldwide.*
PROMO CODE: ONLYAP
How to redeem the code
-In CityMaps2Go tap the “Profile” icon
-Then tap on “Settings & More”
-then on “Redeem”
-Then type in the code ONLYAP
Remember it is valid until August 16, 2013.
*The promotional code can only be redeemed in the iOS version of the app.
About the author: Maike is one of our content editors. Originally from Heidelberg, Germany she took a detour over New England, passing Denmark only to now enjoy Barcelona in all its glory. If you don’t hear her laughing, she is probably busy eating.
Whether your staying with Only apartments in Barcelona or any other of our destinations this app will be a helpful companion.