Given that Aberdeen is home to one of the nation’s premier mobile app developers, it should come as no surprise to visitors that their stay in Aberdeen can be comprehensively organised and chaperoned through the medium of smartphone apps. Forget the need for bulky guidebooks and creased paper maps – the wealth of excellent apps pertaining to Aberdeen and the surrounding area can guide you through your stay with ease. Most are extremely detailed, and very easy to use. Below you will find recommended some of the best:
MyAberdeen and STV Aberdeen
Aberdeen’s ‘official’ app is the MyAberdeen App. This provides an absolute plethora of information on Aberdeen, including details on events, attractions, maps, venues, eateries, pubs, clubs, places to stay, and more. The interface is intuitive and highly easy to use. The app will also make you aware of discounts and offers, and provide you with up to date information on special events and promotions throughout the area. It will even send an e-postcard to family and friends if you so wish! This app can be downloaded for Apple devices here, and for Android here. In a similar vein, the STV Aberdeen app provides a running feed about the local area including promotions and discounts. It also gives great restaurant and event advice alongside weather reports, social buzz, and local news. The app contains honest reviews from Aberdeen residents and visitors, ensuring that you can really tailor your time by picking activities which you can be assured will be right for you.
If you’re looking to make the most of a night out in Aberdeen, you would be well advised to download the Safer Aberdeen App. Ostensibly designed to keep revellers safe, it also contains a wealth of knowledge, which really takes the hassle out of a night out. Containing detailed knowledge on taxi ranks, bus timetables, pubs and clubs, the app is in many ways a one-stop evening organiser. It also provides contact details for Antisocial Behaviour Wardens, City Wardens, and Grampian Police. It is unlikely that you should ever need to use these latter details, but many people may feel safer and thus more inclined to enjoy their night out with them to hand. This gem of an app is easy to use and completely free. Furthermore, it is compatible with both Android and Apple devices, so you need not worry if one of your party breaks their phone and cannot get it fixed before the crucial night - as the app can be downloaded onto almost any device.
If you are travelling extensively in and around Aberdeen, there are some great travel apps to take the stress out of the enterprise. First Buses have an excellent app, which provides up to date timetable information, and is very easy to use. Aberdeen Airport also have an app providing news on flights, special offers, interactive terminal maps, flight advice, and even a planner to ease your travel to and from the airport. Perhaps the most comprehensive travel app for the area is that of Traveline Scotland. This provides information on bus links throughout Scotland, and makes finding the right travel link for you an absolute breeze. Simply enter your place of departure, desired destination, and date of travel, and the app will plan your journey for you using the easiest and quickest public transport methods available. The app also provides travel news, estimated journey times (taking any current incidents into account), and taxi contact details for any location you wish.
An App For Everyone
There are plenty of more niche apps pertaining to Aberdeen, so it is worth having a shop around for your particular area of interest. If you are visiting Aberdeen to see the football, you could do worse than to download Aberdeen FC’s app. If you have come to seek out a local business, or require the services of one during your stay, the Big Local App, Aberdeen can help you out with contact details and so on. Students at Aberdeen University can download the iAberdeen app to ease their studying. All in all, Aberdeen is a city which has fully embraced the smartphone revolution, and visitors will find all the information they need to make their stay a successful one at their fingertips.