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Handy Driving Apps You Need To Download In Time For 2019

 

 

 

Driver using GPS navigation app on their smartphone

We have a huge collection of apps to choose from when heading to our smartphone’s app store today. In fact, Statista forecasted that there were 197 billion mobile app downloads recorded during 2017 alone. With the world’s population standing at around 7.7 billion people at the moment, that works out at around 25 apps being downloaded for each person on Earth every year.
 
Of course, the storage found on our smartphones does mean that we can only access a limited number of apps on our devices at any one time. Fortunately, Volkswagen dealer Vindis has helped us to advise on a trio of handy driving apps that all motorists should be using throughout 2019 and beyond…
 
1. Enhance your motoring life with the HERE WeGo app
 
All drivers have encountered this motoring nightmare. Just as we drive into a busy city centre and have no idea about the road layout, our smartphones lose their internet connections and, as a result, the sat nav on the devices stop working. However, the HERE WeGo app should mean that you never need to go through it again.
Offline maps of the UK and various other nations can be downloaded straight onto your smartphone by opening this app. Other nations covered include France, Spain, Italy, the US. This means that you can be navigated to your destination even when you haven’t got an internet connection.
 
Even when your car is sitting at home, the HERE WeGo app still has its uses. This is because it’ll inform you of carsharing opportunities nearby whenever you need it and can call a local taxi too so that you never need to worry about being stranded in an unfamiliar city.
 
Download the app here:
 
2. Enhance your motoring life with the JustPark app
 
How many times have you been left in a rage due to being unable to find a parking spot? Fortunately, help is at hand in the form of the JustPark app. 
It’s an award-winning service that has been applauded at Richard Branson’s 2015 VOOM event and the 2017 British Parking Awards. The app itself has made up a database of 1.4 million parking spaces, off-street parking options (think car parks, private spaces and even driveways) and on-street parking possibilities (that’s stretches with parking meters and free parking zones).
 
You’ll be forgiven for thinking that you only need to open the JustPark app to find a parking space mind. You can also reserve a guaranteed space and pay for the spot via the app using either a card, PayPal or either Apple or Android Pay services. You’ll even be provided with easy-to-follow instructions and directions to the space once it’s reserved.
 
Download the app here:
 
3. Enhance your motoring life with the Android Auto or Apple CarPlay app
 
The Android Auto and Apple CarPlay apps are smart driving companions with similar setups and functionalities. However, the choice of which one you download will depend on the type of smartphone you have.
 
Does your smartphone come complete with the Android operating system? Then you’ll be wise to enhance your gadget with Android Auto. This smart driving companion essentially means that while you’re behind the wheel, you only need to mutter ‘OK Google’ in order to…
  • Set up real-time GPS navigation and be informed about traffic alerts.
  • Check your calendar for any occasions that you have scheduled.
  • Set reminders.
  • Get up-to-date news.
  • Setting up a do not disturb message on your phone.
  • Make or answer phone calls handsfree.
  • Access so many of your media apps, such as those containing your favourite music playlists, audiobooks and podcasts.
Own a smartphone that makes use of iOS instead? Then Apple CarPlay is the alternative option. Featuring Siri voice control, here’s just a few things you can do once you open the app:
  • Search for attractions while driving by simply asking for directions by the following means: “Siri, where’s the closest petrol station?”.
  • Have the app predict where you need to be by analysing addresses on your recent emails, text messages, contacts and calendars.
  • Make calls and listen to voicemail handsfree.
  • Have Siri read and reply to text messages, as well as send messages in new conversations too.
  • Gain access to content via your iTunes, Apple Music or other audio apps accounts, as well as even request for Siri to become your personal DJ for the duration of a road trip.
Download the app here:
 

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