Five Must-Have Android Apps for Tourists in Brazil

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Brazil’s tech industry stands to benefit considerably from the current growth and impending boom in the country’s tourism sector. Both government institutions and private corporations are taking action, as well as long-standing companies and new businesses alike. In the apps market, the explosion of Brazil’s tourism sector has had huge ramifications as startups, entrepreneurs and developers scramble to get in on the ground floor.

There are already some great apps available for those looking to travel in Brazil. Today, we’re happy to share five Android apps that travelers in Brazil will appreciate and enjoy:

Learn Portuguese with busuu!

For those traveling to Brazil from abroad, having at least some basic Portuguese skills is a must. That’s where this app comes in. Created by Spain-based, a language education platform that has taken off spectacularly in Brazil, the application holds over 3,000 words and phrases, covers 150 different topics, and provides materials for beginning and intermediate-advanced levels. With a rating of 4.5 on Google Play, download of the application is free of charge.

Brasil Quest

Announced earlier this year by the Brazilian Tourism Board, Embratur, the app utilizes the gamification concept to introduce visitors to Brazil. Tourists are accompanied by an alien called Yep as they explore the 12 host cities of the 2014 World Cup. The app has a 4.0 rating and is free to download.

Brazil Travel Guide

This app provides users with a wide range of travel-related information, from locations and events to exchange rates, time zones and local weather. Also available for iOS, the app is rated 4.0 on Google Play and costs just a couple of dollars to install.

Infraero Voos Online

All the air travel information tourists in Brazil need packed into one single app. With details from over 50 Brazilian airports, it allows users to consult arrivals and departures, distance to the airport, weather forecasts and other information related to air travel. Infraero Voos Online has a 3.9 Google Play rating and is free of charge.

News of Brazil

The main point of travel is leisure, of course, and the ability to leave the real world behind. Like it or not, however, it’s important to stay up-to-date while away, especially in the country one’s visiting. News of Brazil provides users with the latest news out of Brazil from various sources, drawing from Terra, EXAME, G1 Globo and other leading publications. With a 4.6 rating, the app can be downloaded at no cost.

These five apps make our list for Android. What would you put on yours?

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Emily Stewart

Originally from the United States. Degree in Comparative Literature & Society from Columbia University. Background in marketing and communications, including copywriting, translation, editing and content creation. Localization experience. Twitter @doblackshoe