Every time we hear the Vuvuzela we cast our minds back to the FIFA World Cup and shake our head as we realised that many years have flown by since then. Those who were bitten by the Fifa bug, have already made plans to head down to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup happening between the 12 June and 13 July this year.
If you are one of the fortunate ones, you’ll need some assistance getting around. The one modern marvel of today is the phone you carry with you and this will save you endless hours of map reading, and getting lost in translation when you want water and the waiter keeps coming back with more beer.
So to help you not get lost (or too drunk) here are of the top 6 apps you need when venturing out of the safety of the hotel in Braille:
This travel organising app cleverly creates an itinerary for you using your flight, reservation and rental confirmation emails. It also syncs with your mobile calendar and offers useful extras such as daily weather forecasts and directions to your next destination.
Every traveller needs a reliable and user-friendly map application. EveryTrail provides accurate online GPS tracking as well as a useful audio guide, allowing you to learn about your environment as you tour. You can also connect the app to your social networks so friends and family can track your travels.
3. Restaurant Finder
You gotta eat and this the app to assists you in locating the best restaurants in Brazil and offers reviews from previous patrons. What sets this app apart from others is its ability to make reservations directly from the app so you don’t have to phone through to the restaurant.
4. Country Facts Brazil
Don’t be closed minded – learn about Braille and its culture, geography, history, people and more. All of which can be done via this app. The app prides itself in guaranteeing that all facts are carefully reviewed to ensure accuracy and relevancy. It also works in the offline mode so that you can enrich your Brazilian knowledge on the plane ride there.
5. Portuguese Translator
Now that you are in learning mode and if Portuguese isn’t your mother tongue, you might want to consider downloading an app to help you converse with the locals. Portuguese Translator is a great option as it offers both voice recognition and email/text translations. The dictionary is also useful for signage translations.
6. World Cup Brazil 2014
if you’re going to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup, the most important app will be this one. You’ll be able to keep up to date with all the matches, teams, countries and so much more.
So now that this list has wet your appetite, just make sure your passport is in order !
For those of us who are not going to heading down to Brazil, fear not as we can still catch every moment of the 2014 FIFA World Cup – LIVE, in HD on two dedicated SuperSport channels or via their in-app Streaming on iOS and Android
SuperSport has also thought about those who are not able to get to a TV so to keep updated, just make sure you follow @SuperSportTV & @SuperSportBliz on Twitter and visit facebook.com/SuperSport for up to date info.
But in the mean time, as you watch the clock tick away the minutes to the big kick off, get in the spirit of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with this