Visit Morocco with useful iOS apps

By Marlon Votta - Aug 25, 2011

Morocco officially the Kingdom of Morocco is a country located in North Africa. It has a population of more than 32 million and also primarily administers the disputed region of the Western Sahara. It is part of the Maghreb region, in addition to Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, and Libya, with which it shares cultural, historical and linguistic ties. Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds executive powers, including the possibility of dissolving the parliament. Executive power is exercised by the government but more importantly by the king himself. The political capital is Rabat, and the largest city is Casablanca; other large cities include Marrakesh, Tetouan, Tangier, Salé, Fes, Agadir, Meknes and Oujda.

Every Moroccan speaks at least one of the two languages Berber and Moroccan Arabic, as a mother tongue. Both languages have regional dialects and accents. The English name “Marocco” originates from Spanish “Marruecos” or the Portuguese “Marrocos”, from Medieval Latin “Morroch”, which referred to the name of the former Almoravid and Almohad capital, Marrakesh. In Persian and Urdu, Morocco is still called “Marrakesh”. In Turkish, Morocco is called “Fas” which comes from the ancient Idrisid and Marinid capital, Fez. The word “Marrakesh” is made of the Berber word combination Murt n Akush, meaning Land of God. Here are five Morocco apps that you might find useful.

Morocco Travel Guide by FidesReef is an offline travel guide that contains information on sights, travel, activities, shopping, restaurants, places to stay and much more. This application is available at the App Store for £0.69/$0.99 and it provides details on Morocco regions from Casablanca to Marrakech.

ProGuides – Morocco by Brighthouse Labs is the ideal app for travelers. Find out detailed information on sights, accommodation, travel, signs, culture, lifestyle, history and lots more. Accessible through the iTunes App Store for £2.99 this app allows users to find your way around thus saving time and money.

7 Days – Morocco – A Travel App by i-mobilize, inc. provides an informative guide for exploring Morocco. Visit Casablanca the largest city in Morocco, with the most important harbor in North Africa and is the gateway to the magic of the Orient. Learn about Morocco’s most beautiful city, Marrakesh. Download this application at the App Store for £6.99/$9.99.

Morocco Map by CITY APP is a great app for the use of maps offline without internet connection. Find your way around beautiful cities with helpful information on restaurants, hotels, attractions and other useful details. For £1.99/$2.99 at the App Store, this is ideal for getting around those wonderful cities.

Morocco News by The Missing Lynx is a free application accessible at the App Store. This is a one-stop source of news about Morocco keep informed about Moroccan issues and news, no matter where you are. Share news and articles with your friends via twitter, facebook or e-mail.

These are just a few, easy to use applications that can assist you on that trip to Morocco. Whether you need to find your way around, keep up to date with local news or just desire information on everything about Morocco. Do you feel apps can help you save time and money? Make sure you use your time to see all you require saving money at the same time.

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