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Helpful smart phone apps for spring break


Spring Break should be the time of your life, so make sure you download these smart phone applications that’ll guarantee the best local restaurants, instantly call a cab, and help pay friends back for a dinner check that didn’t get split. They’re all free and might just make all the difference:

Yelp: According to its website, Yelp is a company that operates an "online urban guide" and business review site. Yelp's slogan is, "Real People. Real Reviews," which is exactly what the site provides. From the best Mexican restaurant within five miles to the cheapest clothing boutique in town, Yelp provides it all.

Popmoney: Popmoney is a person-to-person mobile money transfer application that takes the struggle out of paying friends back for a hotel deposit. No cash? No Problem! With Popmoney, you can simply send a text or an email to a friend who also has the Popmoney application, and money will transfer to their bank account in 1-3 business days. The great thing about Popmoney is that it's secure – with the sponsorship of more than 1,400 national banks! No matter your bank provider, Popmoney's got you covered.

UBER: No convenient taxicab in the area? UBER is a Transportation Network Company that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire and ridesharing purposes. Text or call the UBER service and a registered driver will arrive within minutes, ready drive you to your destination for a reasonable cost.

Groupon: Have you ever enjoyed a $100 meal for just 20 bucks? Or scored a trip to the spa for half price? With the Groupon application, it's totally possible! Groupon is a deal-of-the-day website and mobile app that offers great discounts for local and national businesses. Just type in your location, and you will find literally hundreds of opportunities to save money.

Trip Advisor: Trip Advisor is a travel website that provides user feedback on vacation destinations. If you’re worried about the hotel you’ve booked, or the flight you’ve scheduled, look no further than Trip Advisor for honest information you can trust.