With smartphones being such a big part of our lives, it is not uncommon for many of us to rely on useful apps during our everyday lives to make things easier and more convenient. Foodies utilise apps to help them find great eateries and restaurants around their location, while drivers in Singapore may be keen to use apps to help them find out parking rates, monitor road traffic situations or even escape the summon aunties!
To make your driving experience easier and more convenient, we’ve listed some of the best mobile apps made for drivers in Singapore.
It isn’t uncommon for drivers to use Google Maps to help them navigate the roads and find the right direction to their exact destination. In fact, it may be unthinkable for many drivers to drive in unfamiliar territory without Google maps. Though pretty useful in itself, do you know that Waze may actually be a better app for drivers?
Google Maps is great as an overall app for maps, but Waze is built for drivers, which makes it hyper-focused. The app uses crowdsourced information to alert you to traffic accidents, law enforcement activity and slow traffic. If you are driving overseas, the speed limit shown on the right of the screen is also great to ensure you keep within the legal limit.
Making its debut last year, the Parking.sg app received some great reviews from its first users and looks to be the future of parking in Singapore. The app allows users to park at public car parks without gantries by paying electronically through the app. Yup! No more running to the nearest convenience store to buy parking coupons! Not only is it more environmentally-friendly, you also get refund back into your account if your parking session ends earlier than expected.
Looking to park around the Central Business District or right in Orchard? Aren’t we all afraid that we’ll get a shock at the parking rates after a business meeting or shopping session? Fear not because the Carpark Rates app lets you know the car park rates at a single glance.
In recent years, we’ve seen the rise of drivers installing dashcam in their car in a bid to protect themselves should an accident occur. But say you only drive your parents’ car occasionally, or are a new driver and don’t wish to invest more than a hundred dollar in a dashcam yet, what can you do? Carcorder is an in-mobile app that acts like a dashcam,allowing you to record videos while on the move and incorporates GPS data as well as speed warnings. Overall, a good app to help you when you need a temporary dashcam. Do you know that some insurers also give you a discount for installing a dashcam in your car?
MyTransport SG is an award-winning app launched by Land Transport Authority (LTA). The app not only provides drivers with up-to-date traffic information such as traffic news, ERP gantries and live traffic images along all expressways, it also allows you to personalise your favourite services with MyConcierge. Even non-drivers will find the app useful with public transport information and even informs you of train service delays!
Looking for an easy solution to sell your car or buy your next new or used car? You can now search easily using the Carro app which allows consumers to sell directly to other consumers. This ensures no markups or hidden fees, giving you price transparency. If you prefer, you can also consign it or trade it in to Carro.
Have you used any of these apps? How was your experience? Let us know if there are more useful apps you use that you’d like to share with our DirectAsia community!