Everyone loves to travel, explore new places and make memories. In this era of technology, all of us want to be connected to the internet 24/7 and stay updated across platforms. But only someone who travels frequently will be able to tell you the difficulties they face in being connected while not being in a network area.
Imagine you are on a trip with your friends and on your way to a beautiful hill station, you want to use maps to find your way to your destination and suddenly realize that your phone is about to die, or your heavy app needs a strong internet connection for the GPS to work! These and many more situations can be avoided with the easy breezy ‘LITE’ versions of your favourite apps. You can save data, storage and battery, thanks to these lite apps and make your trip memorable.
Now you don’t need high bandwidth or excess storage to stay connected with your friends on Facebook. Earlier you could use Facebook on your mobile browser or use some third-party app if you couldn’t use the application due to any of the above-mentioned reason. This new version of Facebook needs less than 2 MB to run on your device. It is close to the fully-fledged version of the app and you have some useful features like notification support, messaging, likes with reactions available.
Trying to figure out which song is playing in the background? You can do that even while on the go with Shazam Lite. It is useful if you are in bad network area or you have low storage on your device. This app requires less than 1 MB storage on your device.
Uber has released a new light version of its app that saves space, works on any network, and is compatible with any basic Android phone! The user interface is simple, and maps are optional in the application. Major features like in-app support and the ability to share trips with friends and family are still there. The application is smooth and works even in areas where the network is not good. It requires less than 5 MB to run on your device.
Amazon Kindle Lite
Can’t leave for a trip without a book in your backpack? Use the Kindle lite version, a 2MB application which works on 2G as well as 3G networks. Access more than 5 million books on Kindle store. The application consumes lesser battery and space on your device. The best part is that you don’t have to wait for the E-Book to download completely, you can start reading the book instantly. It also saves the last page you read.
When travelling to places with limited connectivity you can still watch videos using YouTube Go. It allows users to save and view videos offline and is designed for when you’re on the go, you can choose the quality of the video you are downloading and view the file size. You can share data locally with nearby users without using any data. You can access videos anywhere without consuming large amount of data even if you are in a bad network area. The application requires less than 10 MB to run on your device.