In a world increasingly defined by the synergy of travel and technology, an iPad application ... More
In a world increasingly defined by the synergy of travel and technology, an iPad application known as Momondo Places offers free and in-depth city guides of seven of the world's most popular cities (and more to follow). However, this travel search engine has taken a few interesting steps in relation to how the content is presented. So, it proves wise to take a further look at this interesting smartphone app. Travel Based Upon Mood One of the main amenities that allows this application to be different is the fact that travellers can search for the specific attractions of a city in relation to their mood. For example, one may desire to encounter the most romantic spots in London or instead wish to quickly view the best family destinations in Barcelona. Although there is indeed an "everything" option for a quick overview, these selective categories will streamline the search process and enhance the user's experience. Offline Capabilities A second feature that is worth noting is that Momondo Places can be downloaded and viewed offline. This is a key consideration for tourists witihn a location that would otherwise incur hefty roaming charges by viewing online content. Thus, all of the choicest attractions of a city can be viewed while abroad. Also, this capability is matched with the rather traditional "feel" of a book; users can flip through virtual pages much in the same way that they would view a physical travel brochure. Heightened Functionality Thus, this application designed for the iPhone is intended to provide a seamlessly integrated database of popular cities while simultaneously allowing users to apply a "mood" and focus their search on specific sights and desires. While choosing a particular mood and being able to view all of the content offline once it is downloaded is advantageous, perhaps the greatest benefit of Momondo Places is that the application is absolutely free. As the popularity of this travel guide continues to grow, Momondo claims that it will soon be presenting a wider selection of cities to compliment their initial seven choices. This application is certain to make a lasting impression upon those looking for a quick and user-friendly guide to their favourite destinations.
Last updated 6 Aug 2015
Published 14 Feb 2014
Regular readers of FeedMyApp reviews will know only too well our love of the well-made travel application. We all have our favorites in the office but it's hard to believe that this colorful and comprehensive travel app for iOS isn't going to feature very strongly in all of our top ten lists pretty soon. MomondoPlaces offers free, in-depth city guides for seven of the most popular cities in the world. And while the app features a detailed study of each city, it's has a unique factor in that you can search for things to do based on the mood you are in. Momondo is rather like having a really good travel book with you at all times - but kept on your smartphone! And herein lies the app's other great feature. Just download the app and you can view it all even if you have no Internet connection.
The world of travel is dominated these days by apps for your smartphone or tablet but sometimes I hanker for a good opinionated travel guide to show me ALL the different aspects of a city - maybe something written by Bill Bryson would be nice. While MomondoPlaces can't deliver me Bryson, it does manage to deliver an app that has the same feel of a travel book. At the moment, the app serves up wonderful guides to seven top cities - London, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, New York, Paris and Rome - but, if these are anything to go by, there...