International Travelerâs App, Travel FX, Now Available on Google Play
Kodiak Software Systems, Inc. of Ocean City, Maryland announced today the release of their latest Android application, Travel FX, which is specifically designed for the international traveler.
Ocean City, Maryland (PRWEB) June 05, 2012
Features include tracking currency exchange rates for over 250 countries, dual-mode calculators for both currency exchanges and spending, intuitive icons for easy one click entries, and separate notebooks for ease of record keeping. Travelers don’t need to worry about the intricacies of foreign currency exchange, not even the name of the local money. All they need to know is what country they are in and Travel FX handles the rest.
Travel FX is the perfect traveler’s companion for both personal and business travel. Kodiak Software Systems’ Vice President Kathryn Westbrook says, “Travel FX was originally created to assist our own employees, friends and families in tracking and computing exchange rates and tracking spending in foreign currencies. We found it to be so valuable we wanted to share it with other travelers, both business and personal.”
More information about Travel FX is available on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kodiaksoftwaresystems.travelfx
or on the company’s website at http://www.kodiaksoftware.com/travelfx.htm
Travel FX was designed for travel and does not need an internet connection to function. Although users will want to periodically sync their stored exchange rates with the latest available market rates by accessing the web, Travel FX does not require a continuous internet connection. This is a real bonus for those traveling without data services or for those traveling off-the-beaten-path. Many other currency calculators and travel apps will not function without that connection.
Travel FX tracks the currencies for over 250 countries around the world and has the ability to convert from any currency into another. Once the app knows the home currency of the user, conversions to and from that currency and the local country’s are automatic.
One thing that experienced travelers understand is that converting money is only the first step in becoming part of the local economy; they quickly will be spending that money too. This is one area in which Travel FX excels. The spending calculator not only provides conversions at market rates, it also displays conversions taking into consideration hidden costs that the traveler might not consider such as foreign transaction fees added by credit card companies, ATM networks and others.
Whether users are exchanging or spending money, Travel FX will write each transaction and all of its details automatically in the active notebook. With transactions categorized into notebooks, users can easily see where they spent their money and what they spent it on. They can also see their actual cost of exchanging money. Notebooks can be created for each currency used or country visited, so if they are traveling through various foreign countries they can track the exchanges and spending for each one. This Notebook feature is especially useful for business travelers on expense accounts, but the pleasure traveler will also appreciate it when they return home and review their statements.
The Spending screen has a variety of icons for various types of spending that allows for easy one click entry of transactions, but still allows the user to add additional notes for any transaction. Once the transaction is saved on the Spending screen, it is also automatically recorded in the active notebook.
On the Settings screen, users can enter the service charges imposed on currency exchanges by banks, credit cards, ATM’s, etc. However, if this information is not known, Travel FX will determine the information at the time a transaction is made and retain it for use in later transactions.
Travel FX even has a Quick Card, for quick currency conversions on the fly.
Easy to use, yet powerful, and with a price tag of only $4.99, Travel FX is sure to be a hit with all international travelers. More details can be found on the company’s website at http://www.kodiaksoftware.com/travelfx.htm or on the app’s website at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kodiaksoftwaresystems.travelfx
ABOUT THE DEVELOPERS:
Kodiak Software Systems, Inc., located in Ocean City, Maryland has been creating software solutions for the travel and government sectors since 1989.
Kathryn Westbrook 410-213-0160
KODIAK SOFTWARE SYSTEMS, INC.
OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND
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