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Apps for moving to a new city

By BzAimee 02 Aug 2017

Moving to a new city can undoubtedly be one of the most exciting things to happen to you - but it can also be scariest!

Surrounded by new faces in a new and busy environment is overwhelming, but it can be made easier. No, not just by using Google Maps - there is more to life.

  • Maps.Me (Android) (iPhone) 
    For when you need to find your way. It works offline so will save some panicking if you're struggling to get signal or your battery's about to give up. City Mapper is good for if you're country clad going big city. It'll give you real time updates and route instructions for your transport troubles. 
  • Uber (Android) (iPhone) 
    Get home safely by getting a ride home instead of walking alone in the dark trying to find your way. Uber is great because you can read reviews of the drivers and choose who you want to take you home, and usually for a cheap rate.
  • GPS Find me! (Android) or Find My Friends (iPhone)
    If you're really having problems with directions or can't describe to a friend where you're at - let them do the hard work! 

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  • Red Panic Button (Android) or Panik (iPhone) 
    In the touch of a button these alarms siren to alert anyone about that you're in trouble. You can store contacts and pre-written messages to be sent to friends and loved ones in an instant.
  • Where's My Droid or Find My iPhone 
    These only work if your phone is switched on but can be really helpful! They'll ease your nerves when you've misplaced your phone and it turns up in the bag you've already checked 5 times or if you believe it might be stolen it could help pinpoint its location.
  • Open Table (Android) (iPhone)
    In a new city, it's hard to know which restaurants are good, or cheap, or close by. Get a load of this one!
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  • Companion (Android) (iPhone) 
    When walking home late at night it's always best to go with a group that you know, but for extra peace of mind why not ask another friend to be your 'companion'? It'll let them see where you are, when you speed up, slow down, or stop. If you keep it up an alarm will sound letting anyone around know you might be in danger. So make sure you get home safe.
  • Buddy Check (iPhone only)
    A fun one for those of you prone to losing everyone on every night out. We know who you are! Bump phones with your friends before and you'll be able to track them. The check-in game gives you a time to find your friends and bump phones again. Just try not to bump people you don't know getting there! 

Finding it hard to get to grips with living in a new city is understandable, but without these apps you're just making it more difficult for yourself!

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