10 Must Have Apps for Israel
There are many, many apps for Israel both for android and iPhone. Some are better than others, but here are some transport apps you cannot live without.
Probably the most popular of all traffic and navigation apps, WAZE is a free, GPS based app for your smartphone or tablet. Share your route and track your buddies to coordinate your arrival times. Get real time traffic and road info.
Waze will soon be adding more obscure and lesser-known sites to its maps as part of an initiative by the Ministry for the Development of the Negev and Galilee, which seeks to popularize tourist attractions these regions. The Ministry's logo will appear on the Waze map whenever a driver comes close to one of hundreds of attractions and hidden sites including; Jewish heritage sites, historical sites, militarily important spots, museums, and more.
There are many similar public transport information apps but EFOBUS (Heb: Where's the bus) is user proven to give the most accurate bus information.
GetTaxi or Gett
GetTaxi, now called Gett, on android and iPhone, allows you to hail a cab. Payment is via your credit card. A loyalty program gives you points which go towards added benefits and services.
Moovit is another public transport tracking app. It lets you compare transit options (bus, trains and other public transport) and see detailed directions all the way to your destination. The app also allows you to submit user reports.
A great parking app (pay and go). Not only can you pay for street parking with this app, you can also use it to pay in some parking lots. You can use it to pay for your fuel at Sonol gas stations, and there are reduced rates at certain car-wash facilities. Available on iPhone and android.
Cellopark and Parko are two other parking apps you might want to consider.
A must have for train commuters. With quick and easy access to train and platform information, routes and timetables.
Haifa residents who are commuting from the Central Carmel (closest to the Bahai Terraces and most hotels) to Midtown and Downtown definitely need this app for Haifa's much loved Carmelit underground rail system.
Similarly, the Jerusalem Light Rail app will give you all the information you need for Light Rail info in our capital city.
The Rav-Kav multi-ticket smart card is the only way for passengers to take advantage of reduced public transport rates. Purchase and top-up contracts with your credit card anywhere, anytime. Remember to remove any cover on your phone for the card reader to work.