Visit Cape Verde with helpful iOS apps

By Marlon Votta - Sep 1, 2011

The Republic of Cape Verde is an island country, spanning an archipelago of 10 islands located in the central Atlantic Ocean, 570 kilometers off the coast of Western Africa. The islands, covering a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometers (1,500 sq mi), are of volcanic origin and while three of them (Sal, Boa Vista and Maio) are fairly flat, sandy and dry, the remaining ones are generally rockier and have more vegetation. Because of the lack of rainfall the country is not particularly green (verde is Portuguese for “green”). The name of the country stems instead from the nearby Cap Vert, on the Senegalese coast, which in its turn was originally named “Cabo Verde” when Portuguese explorers sighted it in 1444, a few years before the islands were discovered.

Before the arrival of Europeans, the Cape Verde Islands were uninhabited. Italian and Portuguese navigators discovered the islands of the Cape Verde archipelago around 1456. According to Portuguese official records Genoese born Antonio de Noli, who was afterwards appointed governor of Cape Verde by Portuguese King Afonso V, made the first discoveries. We thought it would be a good idea to show you a couple of apps that could assist you with your travels.

Cape Verde World Travel by Feng is available for £0.69/$0.99 through the iTunes App Store, compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. This is an easy to use app contains travel information and an offline map that provides a geographical understanding of your destination. Learn about history, geography, climate, monuments, landmarks, culture, transport and much more with photo slides and details contributed by experts, travelers, and locals. Get travel tips including customs, hotels and emergency situations.

Cape Verde Islands – GPS Map Navigator by Flytomap is a quick and easy to use map application with great information features. Get details of each object on the map including Latitudes and Longitudes with the option of using unlimited markers and zoom for favorite places. There are also individual map styles for users to define their search. With travel maps, there are informative details on voyages, beaches, ports, sailing, fishing, clubs, restaurants, museums and shopping areas. Water maps contain Electronic Nautical Charts which includes anchoring areas, fishing areas, restriction areas, obstructions, rocks, buoys, beacons and much more. There are also park and lake maps with detailed information on each. Download and find out more at the App Store available for £1.99/$2.99 compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Using apps can be the ideal way of exploring and discovering great places when you are on holiday. Have you ever used apps to assist you with your travels? Save time and money with informative apps on great places.

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