Don’t worry android users. I have not forgotten about you! I went on the hunt for the five best apps to use that put the city of Chicago into the palm of your hand. Whether you currently live in the city, are planning a vacation, or are in the process of relocating to this great city of mine!
Don’t hit the streets without this great app:
Chicago Transit Tracker Lite (FREE)-
Riding the Chicago CTA buses is cool. With Chicago Transit Tracker, you can create and track an unlimited number of routes, and see your closest route based on your location. View CTA system maps, and follow CTA alerts, quickly and easily. Used by more riders than any other transit app in Chicago.
The following app will keep you in the know of what is going on in the city:
ChicagoWay-Everything Chicago (FREE)-
A free personalized city guide, covering 30+ different categories essential for residents or visitors looking for a great city experiences in Chicago.
This next app has been raved by many
“ 9/10 in WIRED’s 2012 App Guide. Selected as an Honoree in the 2012 Webby Awards. Featured in CNN’s 50 Ultimate Travel AppsALSO FEATURED BY: The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, msnbc, ABC News, Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, The Washington Post – See more at: http://www.bestravelapps.com/app/186#sthash.4lVM36tR.dpuf”
Chicago Travel Guide- mTrip (3.99)-
100% OFFLINE – NO INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED except for sharing and updates.
Chicago CITY GUIDE with attractions, museums, restaurants, bars, hotels, theatres and shops with TRAVELER REVIEWS and RATINGS, pictures, rich travel info, prices and opening hours.
PERSONALIZED TRIP ITINERARIES. Exclusive technology. The Trip Genius automatically creates personalized trip itineraries according to your travel interests, pace preference, trip dates, accommodation, personalized favorites, location and opening hours of places as well as ratings from other travelers. Use smart order to rearrange your visits and customize your itinerary at any time.
OFFLINE MAP & DIRECTIONS. The only guide with offline navigation! Have the guide locate you on the map and provide you with directions to a place by foot or by subway. Use all map and direction features 100% offline with no roaming fees!
If you are looking for a free version then you this one is it:
Chicago City Guide (FREE)-
Going to Chicago? Get this FREE City Guides Catalog, a personal advisor in your pocket which helps you plan and have the perfect trip. With restaurants, attractions, hotels and TripAdvisor reviews you love, stored in the app, all available offline — no data roaming charges!
Last but certainly not least (drum roll please):
Chicago Traffic (FREE)-
Daily commute a problem? Take a different way. Chicago Traffic can help. Traffic maps & weather, food, music, daily events, radios and more for the Chicago Illinois. Uses live data and displays color-coded problem areas on maps. Red is bad, green is good, yellow not so nice.