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5 Android Apps to Help You Explore Your New Surroundings after a Home Move

Posted In Android, Home Technology & Gadgets, Mobile - By Techtiplib on Friday, December 20th, 2013 With No Comments »

Just moved into your new dream home? After a hectic move, finally settled into your new comfy crib? If yes, it’s now time to get up and start exploring your new surroundings! Adjusting to a new place and a new locality can be a tad irksome, especially with the feeling of starting fresh all over again overwhelming you. However, technology has an amazing way to help you out in such a situation. There are some incredible apps out there that will not only help you get familiar with your new surroundings, but will also make you feel more enthusiastic about exploring your new territory. Listed below are five such Android apps that deserve your attention.

AroundMe

AroundMe

Have you just moved into your new dream home which happens to be in a different city? Rooting yourself in a new place can be a tough job, and it gets only tougher when you’re supposed to adjust with your new surroundings. Nevertheless, here is one app that will make you feel a tad comfortable and enthusiastic about your new surroundings. AroundMe is a brilliant app that detects your exact location and helps you locate points of interest around you. The app helps you get a better understanding of your surroundings and the businesses located around you. Be it restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, gas stations, banks, hospitals, and much more, AroundMe will list out all the businesses to you around your area, along with the distance from your location. If that wasn’t enough, you can even have a look at the location or route on the map that the app provides to you – a perfect way to explore your new hometown!

GasBuddy

GasBuddy

Once you’re done with your shifting, you might want to have a look at your neighborhood and explore your new vicinity a bit. For this, you’re going to need your car and so to start with, how about discovering the cheapest fuel stations around your new locality? Moreover, chances are that you’re going to be making quite a few rounds driving to furniture stores, supermarkets, restaurants, and so on, post your home move, and so some cheap fuel would certainly do you good. As the name of the app suggests, GasBuddy takes in your location with the help of your PIN code or GPS, and helps you nail down the nearest gas stations selling the cheapest fuel. What’s more, the app also lets you compare prices entered by other users, and even allows you to enter real-time fuel prices in your area.

Yelp

Yelp

After moving into your new home and the new surroundings, here comes the most interesting part – discovering new exciting places to eat and drink! Whether you’re craving for some burritos or if you fancy some chicken tikka, or even if you feel like watching your favorite football match over a pint of beer, Yelp is a great place to start your hunt from. Yelp is an ingenious app that gives you access to a huge database of restaurants, cafes, pubs, coffee houses, and tons of other businesses at the tap of a finger. You can further narrow down your search to distance, category, pricing, and so on. What’s more, Yelp also lets you have a look at images, contact details, addresses, reviews, ratings, open timings, and much more. With its intuitive interface and awesome search options, Yelp will be glad to help!

AllTrails

AllTrails

Are you more of an outdoor person? Like spending your weekends hiking in the woods? Love exploring new walking and biking trails with your kids? If yes, you would definitely be interested in exploring beautiful trails around your new home or vicinity, and this is exactly why you’re going to love this amazing app. AllTrails is a fantastic app loaded with information of more than 40,000 trails along with guidelines and useful comments from other users. It also contains information on things like snowshoeing, fly fishing grounds, biking trails, and so on. As a user, you can add new trails using GPS tracker, edit existing trails, add images, and more.

Fandango

Fandango

Once you’ve discovered the best of eating and drinking joints, and after you’ve enjoyed a few lovely hikes around your new vicinity, you might want to explore a few cinemas nearby and catch up with some movies. Fandango is a cracking app that helps you locate nearby theatres and showtimes by using your phone’s GPS system. The app also allows you to set up a list of “favorite” theatres so that the next time you don’t have to scroll the entire database; you can just quickly browse through your “favorites” and book movie tickets in a jiffy. With its accurate show times, convenient purchasing options, and smooth search options, Fandango is the ultimate app for a movie buff in an unfamiliar location.

Today’s featured writer, Nancy Baker, is a freelance blogger, who often writes for Tender Touch, leading commercial moving company. She likes to practice yoga to stay healthy and fit. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.

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