Thursday, October 14, 2010
Touring the Middle East with your iPhone
Do you own an iPhone? If so, here are some iPhone apps on Israel and other destinations from the Bible you might want to download!
Israel MFA is a free application by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that provides updated information on current events, including the official Israel response to key events in the news. This can be a helpful way to keep up with Israel's reaction to events in the Middle East.
Israel Tourism is a free application from Israel's Ministry of Tourism that provides information on sites and accommodations by region. The site is still being developed, so some areas have no data. But over time this ought to become a helpful application for those planning a trip to Israel.
Greece Travel Guide is a $.99 application with information on regions, cities, and sites in Greece. Once the information is loaded, the application claims that no internet connection is needed to view the material.
Egypt Travel Guide is a $1.99 application on regions, cities and sites in Egypt. Once the information is loaded, the application claims that no internet connection is needed to view the material.
Turkey Rocks is a free application with details on the archaeological finds at ancient Ephesus, one of the major attractions for visitors to Turkey.
One caveat in using your iPhone for travel. If you use your data plan overseas, it can be very expensive. If you choose to use these applications, turn off Data Roaming and only access the internet in a hotel or other location that offers free WiFi access!