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  1. Eric J F's Avatar
    We're going on a two-month Australia trip soon and I'd appreciate information on apps that would be useful.

    The Store search function is terrible. For instance, two of the most useful apps I've found, 'Field Guide to Australian Birds' and 'WikiCamps Australia' don't even show up when I search using the terms 'Australia' or 'Australian.'

    So far, I have those and 'Qantas,' 'Dimmi,' 'Aussie Stings,' and 'OzSlangs.'

    Thanks for letting me know about others I've missed.
    Last edited by Eric J F; 08-24-2014 at 04:25 AM.
    08-23-2014 11:25 PM
  2. bozza72's Avatar
    try switching phone location then try the store again, lots of apps here in New Zealand are location based so it might be the same for Aus.

    also try app social App Social | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    or this one
    App World Marketplace Search Travel GPS | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    08-24-2014 12:19 AM
  3. bozza72's Avatar
    And don't just go to AUS come over to NZ & say hi :)
    08-24-2014 01:59 PM
  4. Eric J F's Avatar
    Bozza: Thanks for the invite. That'll be the next trip, along with New Caledonia.

    Changing the region did give me better Store results, but having to do that doesn't make WP very travel-friendly. Does the region setting matter mostly to the store and Cortana (and obviously language), or should I change it for each travel destination when I arrive?

    Both the region setting and Apps World Marketplace didn't turn up more useful apps, but thanks for the tip.

    Costas: Thanks for the Melbourne apps, and congratulations- seems it's the World's Most Livable City- again!
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    08-24-2014 02:15 PM
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    08-25-2014 04:23 AM
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    08-25-2014 04:28 AM
  7. frankpowell422's Avatar
    Look for travel specific apps. Apps that update blogs or videos about specific places.
    09-09-2014 04:35 AM

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