Talk:Smartphone apps for travellers

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Smartphone apps useful for travelers[edit]

Please help expand the article with more items as well as specific prominent apps you recommend for each category of apps. ויקיג'אנקי (talk) 00:39, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

Should a noncommercial site like Wikivoyage really be in the business of promoting smartphone apps? -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 07:39, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
Only to the extent we support restaurants or hotels. --Traveler100 (talk) 07:47, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
That's apples and oranges, don't you think? There's a believable argument that "Sleep" and "Eat" listings don't constitute promotion of thoe respective businesses — if a restaurant or hotel is listed in one of our destination articles, the only thing that implies is that it's not so utterly terrible that we can't in good conscience recommend anyone patronize it. But I think a travel topic that has no other purpose than enumerating a list of commercially-developed smartphone apps sold by outside sources, many of which don't provide any information we couldn't theoretically include directly in our articles, and to then describe these apps in the title of the article as "useful", is a bridge too far. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 08:18, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
I also think it is problematic to link a few apps, which may or may not be the most useful, such as the list of a few social media ones, or to advocate image editing on the phone instead of doing it with a computer with a decent (or good) screen and much more computing power. That said, I see no problem in noting useful uses of smartphones, mentioning some classes of apps, as is done in the article. The discussion could be more thorough than what is desirable in Mobile phones (where Smart phones currently redirect). That more thorough discussion should be written though. --LPfi (talk) 11:58, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
I do think that having destination specific apps would be quite useful. Owing to the lack of curation of the Apple and Google app stores almost every destination and language has a ton of very low quality apps, and it is hard to know if it is worth downloading to see if it is any good.
For example the Australian NSW government provides a decent app for the Convict Trail, and that is quite useful for the traveler (and has no commercial aspect at all). Andrewssi2 (talk) 21:07, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
Destination-specific apps should be mentioned in the destinations' guides, if they're useful. Powers (talk) 02:22, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
One omission from the page is the offline Wikivoyage App(s). Although I use an Andoid App occasionally, I don't know enough to add a paragraph about these. (see Wikivoyage:Offline Expedition) AlasdairW (talk) 00:25, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
Offline WV app is great. Open Street Maps is another one of my favorite as it is offline. Travel Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 00:42, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Wikivoyage App[edit]

Hi, I only just learned about the existence of a Wikivoyage App that enables offline viewing of Wikivoyage, which is fantastic! But I don't manage to get it installed... Is there any support provided for it by Wikivoyage? And if so, where? 51.9.171.39 22:21, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Try the Pub. I believe there's been a discussion there about the Wikivoyage app recently. --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 00:15, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Title?[edit]

I propose moving this page to Smartphone apps for travel; it's shorter, more to the point and it avoids the traveler/traveller spelling issue. Comments? K7L (talk) 03:59, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

I like Smartphone apps for travellers. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:51, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

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The banner was changed today because the former one was deleted on Commons ("Media without a source as of 29 December 2018"). It seems we got no notification, perhaps the bot was not yet working. I do not remember what the former one looked like, thus I do not know whether it is worth fighting for on Commons. --LPfi (talk) 12:27, 19 January 2019 (UTC)