In the age of the smartphone, has never been easier to navigate between transit routes, popular landmarks and temporary public events. A slew of mobile phone apps take care of planning trips, looking up notable destinations and discovering parties in Tel Aviv. Here are 9 of the best.
In recent years, Moovit has established itself as an app for navigating public transportation in Tel Aviv and across Israel. Covering urban transit, intercity transportation and railway connections, this app makes planning a trip to any destination a breeze. Featuring exact walking instructions, detailed schedule information and travel time assessments, the query results for trip planning delivered by Moovit provides an easy way to explore the city.
If you’re keen on local culture then look no further; just like the website, the app allows you to browse the rich culture in store wherever you go by category, city or continent. This app is handy no matter where in the world you land. In Israel, you can walk the streets of Tel Aviv and based on your location be inspired with things to do and see in the area, interact with the monthly and weekend guides, and check out the nearest recommended restaurant for a delicious bite to eat. Stay up to date with local culture, creatives and more, sharing your favourite articles with friends. All you need to know about what’s going on and what to do in Israel is easily accessible on the go.
For those who rent or own a car in Tel Aviv, getting around this metropolitan center, commuting to and from work and transitioning from highways to narrow city alleys is made easier with Waze. Combining social networking and digital map features, this app not only makes it possible to navigate urban traffic due to real-time fluctuations, based on alerts from other drivers down the road, but also helps to optimize travel time by indicating traffic jams ahead and indicating nearest gas stations for refueling. Featuring a Facebook interface, Waze can also aid in coordinating trips or meetings with friends within the city boundaries and beyond.
Gett offers hassle-free cab ordering, a credit-card payment option and advance information about specific taxi cars and drivers. In short, the app promises to take the sting out of the cab driving experience, especially if a language barrier is involved or if you leave your wallet at the hotel. The app has a social network feature as part of its service, allowing users to accumulate points across multiple rides, have their ride payment information sent directly to their e-mail, and earn points with each ride to discover special offers.
Thanks to its pared-down interface, intuitive map design and bus stop information, Google Maps is indispensable for finding your whereabouts in Tel Aviv. Whether it is checking the progress of your ride, visualizing a particular address on the city map, or zeroing in on the bus station you need, navigating Tel Aviv will never be the same after downloading Google Maps.
For travelers wanting to have the major attractions of Tel Aviv at their fingertips, information about out-of-the-city tours and hotel reservation data managed in a minimalist fashion on their smartphone, Tripomatic is the go-to app. Pinpointing sightseeing spots on the map, offering general information summaries and making travel maps available for offline use, this app is a convenient starting point for exploring this metropolis on the Mediterranean shore.
Whether you’re participating at a business conference or looking for a networking event to add to your schedule, Bizzabo will help you register for conferences, look up their location, keep up with their schedules, review keynote speakers information, and keep in touch with other event participants all in one app. Bizzabo primarily lists business, industry and academic conferences, while enabling their participants to keep their event passes in electronic ticket format, link with other relevant social networks, such as Twitter or LinkedIn, and discovering other events nearby or internationally.
Anyone wanting to explore Tel Aviv’s events scene—especially those relating to art, cuisine, music and partying—is well advised to use Eventbrite, since it lists both current and upcoming events organized within a detailed calendar. Event listings on this app include both gatherings that require registration and fee payment and networking opportunities that are free of charge, such as panel presentations and cultural events. Thanks to its smooth integration with the city map, the sheer variety of the events it covers and the streamlined registration process for networking opportunities, Eventbrite provides an effective interface for Tel Aviv’s event circuit.
For those keen on exploring Tel Aviv’s nightlife as well as current activities around town, WINGiT is a must-have addition to their app collection, since it scans week-round trending music, club, social and special events happening across this city. The app pins its events on the map, enables you to check which events friends are going to and provides rankings of top parties to go to on weekends. Most of the listings on this app are featured in English and list information such as the kind of music that is being played, and whether there is a social media webpage to get more information from.