If your business means you are out on the road all day, you’ll no doubt want a handset that offers some nifty little apps that keep you sane and can help you do your job. Whether it is searching for the cheapest van insurance or reminding you to pick up milk on the way home, the iPhone is one device that’s equipped to offer you a host of great options – here are just a few of the best.
If you’re a rep or a courier there are all kinds of reasons you’ll need to capture and log your mileage and one of the simplest ways to do this is to use your GPS. The Automilez app means no more messy paper logs and allows you to set distance calculations in kilometres and miles – as well as predetermined rates of cost if you need to. You needn’t worry about losing coverage either – as the gadget is able to resume functionality automatically when it has passed through areas with low or no network coverage.
Most people will probably be familiar with MoneySupermarket as a place to go and compare everything from credit card deals to van insurance. But the site has also released a wonderful app that not only does all of the above, but also collates special offers on food, entertainment, fashion, groceries and much more – all by GPS. This means that if you’re out and about and want to take a client out to lunch, for example, you’ll be able to see if there is anything nearby that will help you avoid blowing the company’s budget.
If you’re the type of person who is likely to forget to do one of those all-important tasks set by your other half, the GPS-R app has got your back. Whether you need to post a letter, pick up some groceries or collect some tickets while you’re out and about, this nifty little widget will help. All you need to do is add in what you want the device to remember and it will tell you when the GPS picks up a relevant location. Need to visit the supermarket on the way home? No problem – it will even wake you up if you fancy a nap on the train and don’t want to miss your stop!
In addition to all of the above, of course, the iPhone itself comes out of the box with some wonderful GPS options including great maps software that can help you get where you want to go. Sure, it may not be quite as good as a purpose-build sat nav system, but it provides a more than adequate backup.