Whether you’re up-to-date on the latest technology or not, there’s no denying that smart phone apps can make caravanning, camping and motorhoming much easier.
Last month, to find out which app is the most popular with all you caravan and motorhome enthusiasts, we asked you to vote for your favourite. Thanks to all who participated.
With 22 caravan and motorhome apps to choose from, plus the option to vote ‘other’, we were interested to see which you would vote as your number 1 app.
The scores are in…
In first place with 14% of the vote is Campsites and Caravan Parks (£1.99), an app that helps you locate campsites throughout the UK and Europe quick and easily.
The results were decidedly split for the rest of the top ten though. Unsurprisingly we had a number of well known apps tied for second place with 9% of the vote. These were the satellite navigation app TomTom Western Europe and UK and Ireland, the popular free online calls app Skype and the Park4Night app which allows you to find a places to stay overnight when motorhoming. ‘Other’ also clocked up 9% of the final vote and we explain some the app suggestions in this category below.
The National Trust app which allows you to find you nearest National Trust locations was also one of the popular choices amongst voters with 6% of the vote.
Those who voted ‘other’ explain their answer…
“The Antennna Aligner App (0.69p) is very useful when you arrive on site and want to find the best signal for the TV,” says Simon Coyle. Okay you can copy others in pointing your ariel in the same direction but this app works out where you are and tells you which transmitter has the stronger signal. When you tap on your choice it then points to the transmitter with the compass so you know for certain that you have the best signal available.”
Derek Haslam thinks “The Dutch app Camper Contact (free) is great. It lists motorhome Aires throughout Europe and allows you to add photos and grade them. Great supplement to the Aires books.”
Similarly, Aires Campingcar-Infos gets Tom ‘s vote, “It’s ideal for locating Aires and offers feedback and photos.”
P Garratt thinks the Ookla WI-FI speed test app is the best as it “saves a lot of frustration” when trying to connect online.
Steph prefers the Caravanners R Us app because it “has handy tools and information on the go.”