I wrote up a list of applications that I have on my phone for a trip over at Symbian-Guru.com, but I wanted to add one here – WorldMate. There’s simply no reason to travel without it, honestly. It is hands-down the best travel application that I’ve used, and for a few reasons.
First, it handles flight info like a champ. I’m able to search for my flight, and quickly get important details such as the departing gate, any posted delays, etc. Brilliant. However, WorldMate takes this one step further with Flight Alerts. This brilliant feature allows me to enter my flight details, and then get periodic updates as to the status of your flight. The best thing is that this works over your Bluetooth headset, so that you can simply be walking around the airport, and if your gate changes, or the flight gets delayed, your phone will actually tell you ‘Flight status change’, so that you can easily pull it out to see what the change was. AWESOME.
Obviously, though, that’s not perfect, as I would much prefer to have it actually tell me, ‘Your departure gate has changed to A19′ or whatever is appropriate. That would be amazing, and I’m sure the team is working on it.
The weathercaster is easily one of my other favorite features, though. You set your location, and then at a pre-defined time, your phone lights up and you get a spoken forecast of the next days’ weather. LOVE IT.
WorldMate is available for all the leading smartphone OSes, so go download it – now. If you’re a traveller, you’ll thank me later.