Iran Essential Travel Apps
Here, we tend to introduce to you the applications that are useful as you travel to Iran. keep in mind that almost anywhere in the country unless on mountain peaks and twisted caves, in other words, untrodden and hardly reached natural sites, internet service is accessible and with having a sim-card like that of irancel, reitel and hamraheh avval, which are the three main operating systems and sim-card providers in the country, you will be easily able to connect with the global village. The applications useful for travelling purposes are quite many, but we introduce to you the most functional and useful ones.
Learn about filtering
Before we introduce to you some of the useful application for travelling to Iran, it is necessary that you be informed that gaining access to some websites like couchsurfing is not possible from inside Iran since these websites are filtered, which, of course, can be accessed with a proper VPN service. However, when you come across the following image, it means the site you are looking for is filtered.
So, don't get disappointed all together, since you can install anti-filtering applications or VPN's to gain access to such websites which are common in Iran and easily installed and used. It would suffice to install an anti-filter service on your mobile and then gain access to the websites you want to get to. we recommend that you install one of the following services of such kind before you set off on your journey to Iran; Psiphon –Ultrasurf- Tor- Turbo VPN - Lantern- Hotspot Shield
From a webpage that you often use to download your desired application, say, play store or app store, you will be able to download one of the applications introduced above, but keep in mind that it is advisable to install the anti-filter for more ease and comfort before you arrive at Iran.
Learn about the online stores in Iran that sell downloadable applications
In Iran, because of certain international policies, there are some restrictions in accessing some of the major download stores and their relevant applications. For this reason, if you want to download and install the applications and programs that you require, you need to learn about cafe bazar online application store. this store have almost provided access for its customers to all sorts of online applications that might be needed among android smartphone users and also for those who use an ios system, sibapp and nassaab seem to be convenient choices.
Online payment system applications
Iran is not connected with the global network of money cycling and banking. For this reason, the tourists who come to visit Iran may encounter certain difficulties in their monetary transactions. Many tourists prefer to carry along enough cash during their visit. Yet, today, there are ways and solutions that enable you to use them in order to get the benefit of the cutting-edge monetary systems. Once you get off the plane, at the airport, you can receive a tourist card at any international airport in Iran. Tourist card is actually a sort of credit card that can be used through your stay in Iran for payment services. The three banks of Iran, that is, melli or national bank, tourism bank, and sepah bank offer this credit card and the highest amount of money that you can charge your credit card with is 5000 dollars. It is important to know that you will be able to recharge your card as soon as it is emptied. By downloading and installing such programs as Asan pardakht, you will be able to carry out your financial activities including charging your mobile's sim-card and transferring money. Asan pardakht can be downloaded and installed through this link.
Social network and communication applications
In Iran, it is possible to gain access to all communication and social network applications including Telegram, Whatsapp, Wechat, Instagram, Skype and the like which can be easily accessed and used in this country. However, to gain access to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google plus you will need to activate your anti-filter service.
Iranian calendar is different from the calendars common in other countries and this very difference can lead to certain confusions for the tourists. For using the Iranian calendar, you can download Google calendar and through its setting, change your calendar to the Persian calendar.
In order to be able to find the necessary words you would need to communicate in Farsi while you are visiting Iran, especially upon emergencies, you can use Google translate and install it on your smartphone and translate any word you intend to use to Farsi. Notice that some of the applications of Google cannot be downloaded in Iran and thus it is important to fetch them before you get to the country.
Navigation and GPS application
Taxi-finding application in Tehran and other big cities
With the help of Snapp, you will be able to easily get a taxi from wherever in the city you are and take the direction to your next destination. In order to download and install Snapp, you need to have a Google account. Snapp works in Farsi, English, and French and, at the moment, in cities such as Tehran, Karaj, Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad, and Qom it is in operation and provides its customers with taxi service. Also you can use another taxi-finding application named Tap30 in order to use online taxi services in Iran.
Subway-locating application in Tehran
In order to use the subway system in Tehran, and thus avoid the troubling traffic of the city, you can use the program called Tehran Metro Map. This is a bilingual application and helps you with finding the best subway station and the most optimal travelling time.
Foursquare program is one used for finding the best and closest cafes, restaurants, or peer friends for having fun and hanging around with one another. Here, you can download this globally admired program.
Weather forecast applications
For getting information about weather condition while travelling to Iran, you can use accuweather program. Here, you can download it.
The joy of travelling is best found in trying local foods in local places where food is offered. Yet, perhaps there be situations when you need to use an application for ordering food. with Snapp Food application, you will be able to order what you need from restaurants, coffee shops, confectionaries, and even supermarkets nearby while paying for it online and getting your order in the shortest possible amount of time.