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Top 10 Czech-Based Apps

Top 10 Czech-Based Apps

10 Ways to be 'appsolutely' at home in the Czech Republic

Top 10 Czech-Based Apps

Top 10 Czech-Based Apps

10 Ways to be 'appsolutely' at home in the Czech Republic


Published 02.01.2012
Last updated 18.11.2013
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Just because the Czech Republic is home to such ancient cities as Prague and Karlštejn doesn’t mean you can’t use modern technology to enjoy it. Here we present of a collection of 10 apps for both the iPhone and Android-based phones that will help you do just that ...

Android Apps

METEOR (Free)
For those weather geeks among us, this app will be as welcome as an umbrella in a sudden downpour. Using information from the Czech hydrometeorological institute (CHMI), it provides aerial weather maps of the country, so you can know whether to pack a poncho, parka, or a pair of swim trunks on your next weekend getaway.

PUMPDROID (Free)
Speaking of weekend getaways, aside from beer, there’s another critical fluid you’ll need: petrol. Pumpdroid uses your phone’s GPS system and automatically tells you where the nearest petrol stations are. It provides cost, directions, the type of fuel available, and even lets you make changes to incorrect pump prices in its database. It also has an off-line mode, gives you the chance to sort by price or distance, and allows the most-loved fueling stops to be added to a favorites list.

CZECH TAXI (Free)
Keeping with the transportation theme, this app provides you with an in-phone list of taxi companies in the Czech Republic. It’s in Czech, but is still easy enough to navigate. When you find the taxi company you want, you can either click on the phone number or website for quick and easy booking.

FIND PUBS AND BARS (Free)
While it might be true that in Prague, the best way to find a pub or bar is to, erm, just look up, in other towns across the country, it might not be so easy to find your local watering hole. Fear not intrepid tipplers, this app is here to help! It not only lets you search for your nearest pub or bar anywhere in the Czech Republic, it provides the same service for 16 other countries. But be careful; use this app too much and you’ll be needing the developer’s other app: Find Toilets (they don’t have their Czech listings done yet, however, so you could find yourself in trouble!)

REALITY.CZ (Free/Also available for iPhone)
One thing all expats in the Czech Republic contend with, at one time or another, is housing. This handy app helps with your real estate quest by plugging into the Reality.cz search engine and, by using your phone’s locator services, tells you what’s for sale or rent in the immediate area. It lets you approach house hunting in a different way: first find the ‘hood you like, then see what’s around. The app is in Czech, but it’s still useful to see photos of various properties, find prices, and get the realtor information.

iPhone Apps

CZECH SKI SLOPES (USD $.99)
This app is also in Czech, but because everyone can understand centimeters and Celsius, it makes our list. It’s a relatively straightforward app, but its pretty much indispensable for all you ski bunnies and bums out there. Launch the app and a map of the Czech Republic comes up, showing red dots wherever there’s a ski slope (you might be surprised by just how many there are.) Click on a dot and you’ll be taken to the slope’s info page, showing the amount of powder on the ground as well as the current temperature. If the slope has a webcam (although we couldn’t find any that did), you get to see what’s happening on the hill as well. The map-based interface is great, because once you pick a slope, it’s easy to find your way there. Otherwise, you can get a list of all slopes and pick your mountain based on the amount of snow clinging to its sides.

CZECH REPUBLIC TRAVEL GUIDE
(Free)
This is a simple app but its great for getting an overview of some of the more popular places in and around the country. Just choose a city that you’re interested in, such as Teplic or Kutna Hora, and you'll be taken to a menu system that lets you read about the town’s history, learn about the sites to see, find out how to get there (including public transport options), and even get tips on where to eat and sleep. The information isn’t in-depth, but it’s probably just the right amount for a quick getaway and it’s a great way to get familiarized with what the country offers beyond Prague (although that’s covered, too!)

CZECH REPUBLIC RADIO (USD $1.99)
When you’re new to a place, learning the local radio stations and finding your favorites can take time. This app speeds up the process by giving you access to dozens of stations. A handy list tells you the name of the station and what type of music it plays. A click gets the station playing, usually (there still seem to be many stations that deliver a “radio server is unavailable” message). Still, you can get plenty of them to start streaming, bookmark your favorites, and even record what you’re hearing. The app also has an alarm to wake you up like an old-fashioned clock radio.

CZECH FREE (Free)
What’s the number-one difficulty most expats have in the Czech Republic? Keeping away from the beer, you say? Well, that definitely ranks up there, but we’d put our money on “learning the language.” This app helps with that a little by providing you a really complete English to Czech translation service. It also lists a variety of Czech words for each English one when appropriate. To test your language skills in reverse, it offers a quiz where you are given Czech words and need to choose the correct English definition.

CG TRANSIT (Free)
This app takes a bit of work to set up, but once you tell it what databases you’d like to use (i.e., Czech Trains, Czech Buses, etc.), it becomes a very powerful resource for plotting your route anywhere around the country via public transport. You tell it when and where you want to go and it tells you how to get there, how long it will take, and what stops there will be along the way. You can also download the PID database, which lets you use the Metro SMS system in a more intuitive and user-friendly way than simply texting from scratch.

Tip: for a similar app on Android, check out the excellent Pubtran application.
 
Whether you're looking to swish down the slopes, pay at the pump, take a taxi, or hunt for a house in the Czech Republic, there's an app to help—and most of them are free! So don't waste another day being in the digital dark: get yourself over to the Android Market or iTunes store and load up your phone with the apps to make the ČR OK. And do let us know below if you have another favorite app you use to make life here a little easier.

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Comment from: Published: 08:57:44 04.02.2014
Hi download Liftago TAXI app. It works great for taxi ordering in Prague and other Czech cities. You have your taxametr, navigation and you can also choose according of price, time and evaluation of the taxi. Don´t take taxi from the streets. Download: http://bit.ly/1gNyddG ( Android, Apple) Enjoy Prague!
Comment from: skinax Published: 10:43:23 01.02.2014
For iPhone, agree CG Transit, but not sure of others listed above. But as an expat, I find the following very useful too - Google Translate, Trip Advisor, Google Maps, Wikihood. Since I play golf, I find Czech Golf Guide useful too. Also Tinder, if you're looking to meet someone interesting ;-)
Michael Redgwell(Guest) Published: 11:21:46 30.01.2014
If you are looking for a Good iPhone-IPad application for the Best Restaurants in Prague, look for further than Enjoy! Prague https://itunes.apple.com/cz/app/enjoy!-prague/id463453232?mt=8. In addition, it has some of the better Bars, Clubs and Spa's with up-loadable coupons. Its available in English and Czech, with a new release shortly in Russian.
Comment from: Alika-Malika Published: 04:19:04 01.10.2013
To be honest, never used any app from the list above, but recently found a really good one for restaurants discounts: Restaurant 2 night. The idea is last minute booking at the nice restaurants with some 15-35% discounts on the bill. My roommate found their website and now we using it almost every weekend - very handy. Strongly recommend to try
David Sklenar(Guest) Published: 08:35:06 29.06.2013
Check out my app (Prague 1606) which shows how the city has changed - or hasn't - in the last four hundred years! I had an amazing time living in Prague for three months, building the app and taking all the photos. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prague-1606/id476507818?mt=8
Robert(Guest) Published: 06:06:18 16.06.2013
Hey, can please check also our new taxi app taxi.eu. Hope you like the app. :-) It works in cooperation with two major taxi centrals, so it must have better results.
Helge(Guest) Published: 04:06:53 08.02.2012
Do you ever miss an adress or contact will walking the cobblestones of Prague? I like the Nelso app for Iphone a lot. It stands out because it can be downloaded and used offline. Kind of phonedirectory, it includes sights, restaurants, shops and you name it. Helge
Comment from: Published: 03:56:58 03.02.2012
The great is Moje MHD and WiFi Free cz!
Comment from: Published: 10:23:32 12.01.2012
The app for LUNCHTIME.CZ is amazingly useful and I cant beleive its not on the list here..
Comment from: Published: 02:11:00 10.01.2012
Also Lunchtime.cz APP and Vodafone.cz APP and pubtram This 3 apps are better and more useful than all this crap that was listed in this thread
Belinda(Guest) Published: 07:00:36 04.01.2012
Singletones.com has a free app for Android and iPhone, it's a new service but it was launched in Prague so most of the users are located in the Czech republic and Slovakia. Basically you can use the app to find out what events are happening in the city. You can also post events to invite people. You find events based on location and interest - give it a try!
Lucie(Guest) Published: 02:33:10 04.01.2012
Hey, if you are talking TOP applications and "being CZECH" at once, you should NOT forget the PIVNÍ DENÍČEK. Also free, easy to use and VERY fun. Records your consumption, compares your performance with your pals (as well as others using the app) and enables you to find the closest pub with your favorite beer on tap! Downloadable on the |Android market: https://market.android.com/details?id=cz.proteus.pivnidenicek
Comment from: Published: 01:15:54 04.01.2012
The best one is missing. the mobile-app (unfortunately not iphone) for Czech-language learners: to be downloaded at "www.wordtiger.com" greetings, Th.
Comment from: andaja Published: 12:40:22 04.01.2012
Pražské MHD is nice and dead simple Android app which shows transport schedule for the nearest stops. Indispensable when you need to decide quickly whether to run to the nearest tram or to dive into the metro.
Comment from: daveruzius Published: 09:39:55 02.01.2012
And if you are looking for a temp or student job checkout Brigady do Kapsy (temp jobs in your pocket) via http://www.brigadydokapsy.cz It offers all the brigady (temp jobs) from jobs.cz.
Comment from: animaleyes76 Published: 01:26:03 02.01.2012
Pubtran/Jizdni Rady for android is very good for transport in Czech. It basically uses all the information from idos.cz and they are both free. :)
Comment from: Published: 10:59:41 02.01.2012
Pubtran is a great app. It has geolocator so when you search it automatically shows the starting tram / bus / metro stop as the one you are closest to at that time. Recommend to anyone to get this, it also links up with google maps on the phone, so shows you where you are in relation to the nearest stop. PS. I don't work for Pubtran :)