Must-Have Apps If You Are In Turkey
To truly see any city, it’s important to use public transport. The pleasure of traveling by bus, subway or tram is unique in Istanbul. And Moovit is designed to help you know which one to use for any particular journey. Moovit gives you step-by-step directions from where you are to where you want to go, it is one of the most useful İstanbul transportation apps.
It will tell you the time of arrival for your bus, tram or metro at the station, and notify you before you arrive at your stop. The Moovit public transport index is used to help public transport customers in over 150 cities. Moovit will be your best digital assistant in Istanbul for metro, funicular, train, bus, tram, and ferry. The Moovit link for iOS and Android is here.
It is an application for renting taxis and it is approved by the Istanbul municipality, and it is an ideal program with the testimony of many tourists visiting Turkey.
It is one of the most used apps Turkey, an application that helps in avoiding cases of fraud and exaggeration in prices by taxi drivers in Istanbul, and also helps in avoiding error when trying to pronounce the names of places and streets, through the application you can choose your destination that you will go to on the phone and the driver will reach you in minutes and you can Choose between paying with a credit card, prepaid Istanbul card, or immediate payment.
Welcome to Turkey’s oldest and largest online restaurant. With this application, you can order the desired food from any restaurant. You can see all the details of your order, pay and then just wait for your meal to arrive. The application also indicates when the food will arrive. In Yemeksepeti you can get information about the nearest restaurants, popular dishes, and how long it will take for your order to arrive. If you wish, you can also send the food you ordered to another place. You can even set the delivery time. The apps’ AI is constantly updated and will advise you on subsequent orders as it gets to know which foods you like. Don’t forget to download IOS and Android and sign up to get this service. Membership is free. Afiyet olsun!
It’s a good idea to upload money to your Istanbulkart which is the payment method for Istanbul’s public transport system. With the Istanbulkart public transport app, you can easily check the balance on your account and top it up when necessary. You can also see the details of your previous payments. If your phone has an NFC feature, you can see your balance by bringing Istanbulkart closer to your phone. This is a public transport application that will save your time while you are visiting Istanbul. You can see all the details on the table about the bank accounts and credit cards accepted. (Banka Adı: Name of Bank, Banka/ Hesap Kartı: Bank/Account Card, Kredi Kartı: Credit Card) Android> and IOS links are here.
It is one of the most important mobile application that you must download upon arrival to Turkey, and it is for public transport in Turkey, and maps for each type of transportation in Istanbul, and in it, you will find the details of bus numbers, route, station names, and bus arrival and departure times. The application provides the ability to accurately determine your route and help you reach your destination easily.
Another program you can use to find a taxi. Once the app is installed, you can see where you want to go, the distance it is from your current location and the amount you’re likely to pay. As well as yellow taxis, turquoise taxis are included in the bitaksi application. Turquoise taxis are more comfortable and convenient, and a little more expensive than yellow cabs. With the app, you can see how much you will pay for a turquoise taxi. IOS and >Android links are here.
7. Sesli Sözlük
It’s always a great help to be familiar with at least some basic Turkish words in when visiting Turkey. Getting around language differences is a big hurdle when we travel so it can be really useful to translate something quickly at times, like when you are trying to communicate something to a local for example.
Just in case you are in this situation and find yourself needing some help, the Sesli Sözlük app is here to make your life a bit easier. It’s the most reliable dictionary that translates Turkish into English as well as other languages. Sesli Sözlük also has a translation tool where you can enter whole sentences that you’d like to be translated, and if you’re confused about the pronunciation, you can click the audio button to hear it out loud.
If it’s just a particular word you’re after, like when you’re researching ingredients in the supermarket for instance. Google Translate has been proved to be just as handy and widely used even by the Turks. Google Translator allows you to copy and paste text, use cameras to take a picture of signs or use the conversation mode to translate from 103 languages into Turkish and vice versa. You can also use this app offline as well as save phrases & sentences into a handy phrase book to revise over later.
How about cycling in Istanbul? Isbike, a service of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, allows you to rent bicycles with your Istanbulkart. With the isbike application, you can easily see the number of available bikes in the station and how far the station is from your location. You can rent a bike or check your balance through the app easily. You can also use the app to see the nearest isbike stop to your destination, get directions to your selected station. Visiting Istanbul will be and to see the places you’ve been to and the payments you’ve made. Isbike IOS and isbike Android links are here.
Seagull app provides electric scooters. After downloading and registering the application you can see the nearest scooter station on the map that appears on a new page. When you find the scooter at the station, you should scan the square code on the scooter through the application on your smartphone. This will unlock the scooter. You can ride to your destination and park the vehicle. It’s important that you park the scooter according to the rules at your destination station as failure to do so will result in a fine. Martı app links for IOS and Android are here.
10. Grand Bazaar
There are 61 streets and 4000 shops in the Grand Bazaar, which is one of the most beautiful places in Istanbul. For this reason, the Grand Bazaar tour and shopping experience are very enjoyable. However, if you’re worried about taking things home after shopping here, don’t be. Download the Grand Bazaar application to order online and have goods delivered to your home. It is one of the best lifesaver Istanbul apps! You can search for products within the application, see where to buy them and then buy online and send it to your home address. Android link is here.