The San Luis Obispo Macintosh User Group serves the general San Luis Obispo County areas of the central California coast. SLOMUG meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Library Community Room, 995 Palm St. Click on the map link for a map to our meeting location.

This month’s meeting was about iPhone and iPad apps for travel. Included in the discussion were the following apps:


Apple Maps – for general way-finding

Google Maps – for general way-finding

MapQuest – for general way-finding

Waze – for driving in and around traffic,
and for crowd-sourced information about traffic

History Here – by the History Channel;
identifies historic points of interest along your route

Roadtrippers – for planning a route, and finding
the world’s largest ball of twine or the 24-Hour Church of Elvis


Spotify – For streaming artist- or genre-specific music
(monthly fee charged)

Apple iTunes Music – For purchasing music, and for streaming
(monthly fee charged)

Pandora – For listening to genres of music by choosing
a “channel” of music. Free with ads, monthly fee charged for the no-ads version)

Audiobooks – 1,000s of audiobooks available for listening on the road. Some are free. – 1,000s of audiobooks available for listening on the road


Road Trip MPG $6.99 – Allows you to keep mileage and fuel records,
calculates MPG, travel and maintenance costs

Gas Buddy – A popular crowd-sourced app for finding
the lowest-priced fuel while traveling


Foursquare – Finds nearby restaurants

Zomato – Finds nearby restaurants

Open Table Restaurants – Get reservations at restaurants with this app


Free WiFi Finder – Lots of free WiFi is shown on a map of your current location


Auto Bingo – Way too simple, but it might be fun for the kids

Road Trip Bingo – Might eliminate the “How much more longer??” for a short while

Solebon Solitaire – A beautifully designed card game with scores of variations on Solitaire. This one will keep you busy for hours!

All of these apps are available at the iTunes Music Store. All are free unless otherwise noted.

Next Meeting

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

TOPIC: to be announced

SPEAKER: To be announced

Future Meetings:

August 12, 2015