Written Android App Review
For frequent flyers or families on vacation anything that can make the trip quicker, easier or more enjoyable is a welcome sight. Cue GateGuru, an app that can help you navigate security, find the perfect place for picking up souvenirs or nab a quick bite in your favorite airport. Ready to make your mark? So am I, on to the Android app review.
GateGuru Android app is a collection of airport terminal information from 120 airports in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Users can check trip info for flights booked on Tripit or Kayak, earn points by checking in at airports and even be named captain of an airport for the most points.
This app really shines when you start looking for terminal information. My favorite is the checkpoints feature where users can look for expected security line wait times and even update them if they aren’t correct.
For each airport GateGuru populates lists of eateries, shops, and services by concourse, complete with location information and a handy airport map. I wish there was a little more detail on the map, but appreciate the overview all the same.
In addition to simply listing locals, you can get in on the fun by rating places and amenities and adding traveler tips, or just peruse other users’ ratings and see what they have to say. That’s pretty impressive and even more helpful to travelers. Now I know which concourse at Nashville International Airport has the best pulled pork sandwich and where to get a kosher deli sandwich next time I fly.
The days of shuffling to your gate like so many cattle and limiting yourself to the single magazine shop near your stop are over. Business travelers and other frequent flyers are going to find GateGuru Android app extremely useful on a daily basis. Sure, not all airports are created equal, but at least now you’ll know how to get the most out of your particular port of call.
Layout & Design
On top of being extremely practical and chock full of useful goodies, GateGuru is actually pleasant to use. Once you find your airport in the easy to use search bar bookmark that sucker so it will be easy to find every time. If you don’t have it saved, your Android’s GPS feature will let you know what’s local.
An easy tab design will take you where you want to go. Top buttons and Android menu integration complete the design. User pictures punch up a basic but polished design.
Best of all, GateGuru is free to download and use. No catch, no caveat. A free app that saves you time and makes traveling a pleasure is a sure home run in my book. I do hope in the future they integrate with additional lines for trip info, and am very glad GateGuru finally got its act over to Android.
Android Apps Review Details: The GateGuru Android app is free. This app requires Android 2.2 and up. You may download GateGuru from the Android Market
This Android app review, as well as the other Android app reviews for droid phones and droid tablets on this site, are brought to you by AndroidAppsReview.com.