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Essential Apps For the Business Traveller


The cellphone has grown to be an indispensible part of our everyday life. It is hard to imagine going to the office without your trusted mobile phone inside your pocket. Cellphones are great for keeping the lines of communication between you and your business clients but its application has outgrown its humble beginnings as mere tool for communication to an invaluable partner in business transactions.

Business trips in the old days meant bringing a plethora of office papers and cumbersome presentations. Advances in telecommunication and information technology have made this obsolete by giving us the modern day business phone. With numerous business applications readily available from your application store, going on a business trip means tagging along your favorite business suit and a trusty mobile phone.

Below is a list of business applications that can definitely help business professionals shuffling from one business meeting to another or those who are just struggling to keep ahead of their next business presentation. 

Currency Converters

Travelling to a foreign country sometimes means going to a place where nobody speaks your language or staring at paper bills with faces you’ve never ever heard of. Make your life easier and keep a hold of your budget by knowing exactly how much you have in your pockets. Having a currency converter application in your mobile phone can give you a heads up when it’s time to call the office and get that badly needed financial relief. 


This is another invaluable application for the seasoned business traveler. Not knowing what to say when you’re searching for the nearest restroom or how to get to your hotel is a scenario that can give businessmen going to a foreign trip nightmares. This application can translate simple phrases or short sentences and helps you break the ice of an important business meeting by greeting your clients in their own language.


Travelling to a new city or a foreign country can be difficult when you’re searching for the location of your next business meeting. Even simple trips to the hotel or a restaurant can turn into a maze without the help of a GPS application. This application is an attractive alternative to bringing those ungainly maps and is certainly easier on the eyes too.

Weather Applications

Having second thoughts about bringing a heavy coat to your next business travel? Weather locations for mobile phones give you up to date information about weather conditions for the next few days in the city you’re travelling in. It also gives you sufficient time for estimating how long your next drive can be given the prevailing weather conditions in the area.

With the great number of business applications available for your mobile phone, choosing the right mix of applications can help you plan and focus better on how to make your next business trip a more convenient and productive one.

This is a Guest Post by Neil Jones, head of marketing for eMobileScan. One of Europe’s leading providers of handheld computers including the Motorola MC1000 or Symbol MC3190