Whilst life on the open road can provide us with the perfect opportunity to relax and take in the scenery, sometimes a long-distance drive can turn into a fairly tedious experience. Thankfully the digital revolution has provided us with a plethora of handy apps to turn even the most banal of journeys into a thoroughly enjoyable excursion.
Many driving enthusiasts enjoy the wealth of facts and figures available to help them enhance their driving potential. And the DriveGain app could save you unnecessary fuel costs by providing practical and fun real-time suggestions of which gear you should be using based on your device’s inbuilt GPS and accelerator. Whereas if you find yourself running low, then the Petrol Prices Pro app will instantly help you find the cheapest fuel in your given locale.
Many drivers will have suffered the inconveniences of a partially-hidden speed camera, but thanks to the EZCam app you’ll get more than a little warning. And what’s more is that the app instantly calculates your average speed in those annoying SPECS zones where your car’s speed is accounted for over a series of speed cameras.
Although driving long distances can provide the opportunity for a little introspection, listening to the radio is always a big part of any driving experience. Apps like Tune In Radio allow you to listen in real-time to any number of radio stations from around the world. Whereas those seeking something a little more immersive could always take in one of the award-winning dramas currently available via the BBC iPlayer app.
Whilst your driving attention should always be firmly on the road ahead of you, there is always the opportunity to deliver a little in-car entertainment for your fellow passengers. The traveller on the passenger side should be more than well-served by the likes of www.dreambingo.com/ which even provides an impressive bonus for newcomers to enjoy their range of bingo games with.
Apps for kids
Unfortunately it’s young children who often feel the pain of the long-distance journey more than most. So why not treat them to some of Scholastic’s great selection of apps that cover the whole spectrum of children’s entertainment ranging from simple arcade games to surprisingly fun educational packages.
And just in case your little ones are really suffering from the on-the-road blues, then the Spongebob Squarepants Dinner Dash app should provide them with the maximum amount of fun and mayhem that can be achieved with a mobile device.