App of the Week – OANDA Currency Converter

 

 

With my summer holiday rapidly approaching I have been trying out various travel related apps to see what will be useful and this weeks App of the Week is a great one for making the most of your spending money.

App of the Week – OANDA Currency Converter (Android, iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Phone)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This popular online currency site has now created a simple to use mobile phone app that allows you to check the exchange rate for over 190 currencies and four metals.

 

Review

 

The app has a very simple and easy to use interface, when you open the app you are presented with a screen that allows you to choose the two currencies you want to get the exchange rates for.

 

 

When you tap to enter the currencies you are presented with a small list of “favourites” or most common used ones such as Euro, US dollars and Sterling. If you want to check a currency that isn’t listed here then you can go into the “All Currencies” tab and here you will find everything from the Botswana Pula to the Vietnamese Dong.

 

When you have chosen the currencies you want to see then you have the option to choose an commission rate so you can calculate how much your going to pay for your currency. These interest rates include 2% which is a typical cash machine withdrawal rate, 3% credit card rate and a 5% rate which is a typical kiosk rate.

 

 

So the app may not do a lot other than convert your Pounds to Panamanian Balbou or Euros to Ecuador Sucre but it will be pretty handy when you are on your holidays and you want to make sure that little currency kiosk is giving you a decent rate.

 

Mobilesplease App Rating:

5 out of 5
The fact that it is so easy to use and best of all it’s free as well as it being available across all platforms including Windows Phone and BlackBerry makes this app deserve a resounding 5 out of 5. I also love that I can check the rate I am getting is decent so I will have more money to spend on souvenirs – result!

 

Have you tried out any travel apps that you have loved? Any we should avoid? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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