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10 apps for Moscow and St. Petersburg
« on: June 24, 2014, 10:53:46 AM »
I've copied blurbs about five of them. The rest are at the link below.

Top 10 apps for tourists in Moscow and St. Petersburg

In addition to the standard apps like AroundMe, Skyscanner, TripAdvisor, and Google Translate, which are already installed on every tourist’s phone, Moscow and St. Petersburg have their own apps, which are indispensable for getting around.

1. Yandex.Metro This app helps create optimal routes for traveling by metro. The program tells how long the journey will take and gives several options for travel. The app is available for five cities, including Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is available in Russian and English.

2. Moscow Pass This app is a good alternative to heavy travel guides and paper maps. It has information on museums, parks, restaurants, tourist destinations, and entertaining tour routes, as well as an offline mode that contains a map of the city and the metro. In online mode, you can book a tour of the city and buy your first Moscow Pass, which opens the doors of 13 museums in Moscow and gives you a free ride on the hop-on hop-off bus, as well as a tour of the Moscow River. It is available in English.

4. Aeroexpress With this app, buying Aeroexpress train tickets to the airport has just got a lot easier, because you can pay with your phone. More importantly, you do not need a printed ticket, which is easy to lose, because there are QR code readers at the exits. In addition, arrival/departure schedules from the Vnukovo, Sheremetyevo, and Domodedovo airports are always on hand, along with a layout of the terminals and a train schedule.

5. Mobile Tourism Portal of Moscow This application, developed by the Moscow administration, contains the most complete information about interesting places, churches, hotels, sports facilities, travel agencies, restaurants, and bars. A nice addition is a listing that includes the most interesting events of the month and a selection of short video clips of attractions in Moscow.

7. InTaxi This app allows you to book a taxi without calling operators who often do not speak foreign languages​​. Enter your point of origin and destination. The program suggests drivers in the vicinity, and the user chooses the taxi price and location. The app works in Moscow and St. Petersburg in English and Russian.

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Re: 10 apps for Moscow and St. Petersburg
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 11:40:37 AM »
Good info, Larry!