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Must have for tourists in Astana: the most useful mobile apps

14 September 2017

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Today, a smartphone is not only a means of communication, but also an indispensable personal assistant on many issues. When planning a trip, we try to learn as much as possible about a new unknown place. All the features of a travel company can easily fit in your pocket. Applications for searching for air and railway tickets, all sorts of maps, navigators, guides are always at hand at any time of the day.
CityPASS Kazakhstan offers you a set of mobile applications that will save not only your time, but also money.

2GIS
Navigator is a reference guide with a database for all cities of Kazakhstan, which is available even in offline mode. It has an up-to-date and regularly updated database of all possible companies in the city. 2GIS allows you to select the best routes from one point of the city to another, providing options for walking, driving or public transport. The Navigator contains a detailed database of urban infrastructure: cafes, restaurants, shops, hotels and taxi stands. By clicking on the cafe, you can immediately get information about the amount of the average receipt, as well as call the cafe and book a table.
Devices: Android, iOS, windows Phone, BlackBerry.
Price: free.

Astra Bus
Displays the online location of Astana buses in real time. In online mode, you can not only find out the desired route, but also see where the bus goes, thereby planning your exit to the stop.
Devices: Android, iOS.
Price: free.

izi.TRAVEL
Your mobile guide. Application izi.TRAVEL contains audio guides for both museums and street walks. This way you can explore the city by choosing your route and walking pace. Discover popular or little-known attractions. Fascinating stories will help you better understand the culture and history of the city.
Devices: Android, iOS, windows Phone, BlackBerry.
Price: free.

Smart Astana
Residents and guests of the city can use online services for free and get important information instantly.Sectors of this application include the services of the mayor’s office, transport and transportation, energy, health, education and culture. You can call a taxi, see the schedule of planes, trains and buses, choose an event that you are interested in, buy a ticket for it, and much more.
Devices: Android, iOS.
Price: free.

Welcome to Astana
All the necessary information about events, attractions, restaurants, hotels!
Devices: Android, iOS.
Price: free.

Maps.Me
A map service created for offline use. The program allows you to find and download a map for any country, and then perform navigation, search for places and much more, even without an Internet connection. In this case, the map is downloaded are compressed to save memory of your smartphone. The free version allows you to upload the necessary maps with all the details and objects. The PRO version provides more advanced features: map search, auto-search mode, adding places to bookmarks, and sending tags.
Devices: Android, iOS, BlackBerry.
Price: there is a free version; the PRO version costs $ 4.99.

Uber
Mobile app for searching and calling a taxi. Allows you to determine the location and find out the approximate cost of the trip. You can pay for taxi services using a credit card, having previously connected it to your account. By calling a taxi, you can track its movement on the map.
Devices: Android, iOS, Windows Phone.
Price: free.

Yandex Taxi
A taxi will help you get there quickly and inexpensively. The app will find an available driver near you, suggest a convenient pick-up point, and plot the best route.
Devices: Android, iOS, Windows Phone.
Price: free.

Taxi Call
This app contains data from all taxi companies in 14 cities of Kazakhstan. You can call a taxi directly from the app, or leave a review of the taxi companies. You can say that this is a large online taxi directory in your smartphone. In this app, you can sort taxis: whether there is a sober driver, a child seat, a transfer, a courier, and accepting Bank cards.
Devices: Android, iOS.
Price: free.

inDriver
Order a taxi without intermediaries — this is how you can describe this app. Anyone with a smartphone can download it. When registering, it is important to specify whether you are a DRIVER or PASSENGER. If you are a DRIVER, you can offer your private taxi services to any PASSENGER, if they need it. Plus the fact that the driver and passenger communicate directly, bypassing the fleet. And the passenger sets the price of the trip.
Devices: Android, iOS.
Price: free.

Ecotaxi.kz
Although it is an application of a private taxi company EcoTaxi, this does not prevent it from being convenient and useful. The app determines your location by itself, you just need to add the address of your destination. The app also tells you the approximate time of the trip, the number of cars nearby, the nearest time to pick up the car, and the preliminary cost of the trip.
Devices: Android, iOS.
Price: free.

Maxim Taxi
Another app from a private taxi company, convenient and easy. Just specify the departure and destination addresses. The app has an “economy” function, you can choose this fare and ride at a lower price. You can also warn the driver in advance whether you will be with children or Luggage. Most importantly, the app notifies you about the cost of your trip.
Devices: Android, iOS.
Price: free.

Air Astana
Now you can buy a ticket from your mobile in minutes! Thanks to a convenient intuitive design, you can easily choose the right flight for the desired dates, without looking up from your business wherever You are. At Your disposal, there are also functions such as: check-in, checking the flight status, online consultation and much more.
Devices: Android, iOS, Windows Phone.
Price: free.

Aviata.kz
One of the largest online ticket purchase services in Kazakhstan, which allows you to book cheap flights and redeem them in a convenient way – by Bank card, in Internet banking or in cash at offices throughout Kazakhstan.
Devices: Android, iOS, Windows Phone.
Price: free.

Railways.Aviata.kz
A service that allows you to buy railway tickets online to all destinations in Kazakhstan and pay for them using Visa/MasterCard cards of any Bank. Purchased railway tickets can be printed and then exchanged at Kazakhstan Temir Zholy railway stations by entering the code in special terminals or holding a barcode to it. Individual KTZ trains can be accessed immediately with a printout of an electronic train ticket. these trains are marked with the letter “e”when searching. E-train tickets are valid on all Talgo trains.
Devices: Android, iOS, Windows Phone.
Price: free.

Exchange rates for Kazakhstan
Reference book of exchange and accounting rates of foreign currencies in relation to the Kazakhstani tenge (KZT). It includes rates of exchange offices, the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakhstan stock exchange (KASE).
Devices: Android, iOS.
Price: free.

Been
An interesting application that allows you to collect your travel places, as well as calculate what percentage of each continent and world you have already seen.
Devices: Android, iOS, windows Phone.
Price: free.

Google Translate
Google translator knows about 80 languages, recognizes writing and speech with varying success, translates phrases and texts, both written manually and spoken aloud, and stores the translation history. However, for iOS users, most of these tasks require Internet access. Owners of Android devices can download compressed versions of language packages and use The Google translator without an Internet connection.
Devices: Android, iOS.
Price: free.

Packing PRO
This app is for those iPhone owners who can’t live without lists. In it, you can make a list of all the things that are usually taken on the road, and select those that will be useful in the upcoming trip. You can create reminders such as” buy travel insurance”,” water the flowers before going out”,” don’t forget the stroller ” and many others. A detailed plan of action will help you not to be nervous before leaving. The list of things is useful in case you suddenly lose your Luggage. Owners of Android devices can use a similar PackPoint app.
Devices: iOS.
Price: $ 2.99.

Free Wi-Fi finder
An application for searching for Internet access points. You can search for wi-fi points manually by selecting a specific region, or use the automatic public WiFi Near Me feature. You can also configure your mobile device to automatically connect to the network when there is an open network nearby. The app shows exactly where and in which institution the Internet access point is located on the virtual map and builds a route to it. You can also download the database of all wi-fi points in advance of your trip and use it offline (without Internet access).
Devices: Android, iOS.
Price: free.

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