Salk’s Airport Transit Guide now Available on Android
I’ve written several times about Ron Salk’s wonderful Airport Transit Guide, and every time I enthusiastically endorse it as a must-have travel companion when you’re going to unfamiliar destinations.
Formerly a printed book, he switched to eBook format a few years ago, initially only for iOS – iPhones and iPads. The most recent version of the eBook came out just a month ago, and I reviewed it here.
And now, at long last, it is available for Android powered devices, too. You can now get it through the Google Store (it is an App, not a Book) and hopefully perhaps even already today, through the Amazon Marketplace too.
You’ll find it $5 very well spent.
LONG BEACH, Calif.–After some two years of success as an app on iPhone and iPad, Salk International’s Airport Transit Guide, arrived July 3 as an Android app for smartphones, available at Google’s Play Store and, shortly, at Amazon Apps. It sells for $4.99, including free updates to this version (1.3), and covers more than 460 airports worldwide. A Lite version, offering two sample cities, is free.”In response to many hundreds of requests from smartphone owners, we finally had to launch the Android app,” said Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Ron Salk. “We should have done so sooner, but other priorities intervened,” he added.
Designated 25th Edition, Version 1.3, it features more airports than ever before, hundreds of data changes, and new search functions. Once it is downloaded to the user’s device, a wireless connection is not needed to access detailed price, schedule, and route information for taxis, shuttles, limousines, buses, and trains, as well as parking rates and other useful advice. See: http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.salk.atg Continue reading “‘ATG’ NOW AN ANDROID APP!” »
LONG BEACH, Calif.–An updated and enhanced version of Salk International’s Airport Transit Guide app for iPhone and iPad is now available at the iTunes App Store. It sells for $4.99, but the updated version is free to those who have already purchased the app. A Lite Version offering two sample cities is free. The full version covers more than 460 airports.
In a related announcement, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Ron Salk said that, in response to numerous requests from smartphone owners, the app is expected to be on Android by the end of June. Continue reading “‘ATG’ RELEASES VERSION 1.3 FOR iPHONE/iPAD WITH UPDATES, NEW FUNCTIONS; ANDROID TO FOLLOW FOR SMARTPHONES!” »
A recent quarterly AT&T newsletter to more than 6 million subscribers featured five “must have” apps for the jet set. The Airport Transit Guide was one of them. Click here for complete review, and tell your friends, even those who have Verizon!
Free iPhone/iPad updates of airport information will be posted before the end of May. Watch for the update alert on your iOS device.
These will be followed by the long-awaited launch of the AIRPORT TRANSIT GUIDE for Android smartphones, probably sometime in June.
Bob Tedeschi, “App Smart,” reviewed the Airport Transit Guide today, saying that “anyone who plans to travel internationally more than once in a lifetime would do well to download the guide.” For the complete review, go to The New York Times.
Joe Brancatelli (“JoeSentMe”) has just published his selection of the apps every business traveler must have in 2012, with the Airport Travel Guide’s iPhone/iPad/iPod app as one of only five in the airport category. He says, “Here are the absolute essential apps that improve the quality of your life on the road,” and he calls the Airport Transit Guide “an irreplaceable resource.” To see the complete list of “Must-Have” Business Travel Apps, go to http://bit.ly/yyQPqQ
Thanks to all those travelers who purchased our Airport Transit Guide iPhone/iPad/iPod app. Today it hit the Top 10 of all 14,000 travel apps, catapulting into 9th place! And, though we are 29 years old, this is our 1st Anniversary as an app. Nice gift!
Check out our listing on http://www.10travelapps.com/ or on iTunes.
Veteran travel journalist Ed Perkins — he was founding editor of Consumer Reports Travel Letter — reviewed us in his sydnicated weekly column and website, www.mybusinesstravel.com He had this to say about apps “that are new to me, or upgraded”:
Salk International (www.airport-transit-guide.com) has completely overhauled its landmark Salk International’s Airport Transit Guide, both in coverage and format…Currently you can download it from the iTunes store for a sale price of $4.99…I’ve used and written about this invaluable guide for almost all of the three decades of its existence, and I can only echo the rave notices posted on various travel review sites. It’s especially helpful when you’re about to visit a foreign city for the first time.