Every destination has its own particularities and understanding how they work can be overwhelming at times. In this article we review some of the most interesting mobile apps that can help improve remote workers’ knowledge of all the teleworking options and the communities linked to remote working, or take full advantage of the leisure, culture and sport alternatives the Canary Islands offer.
Useful apps for the daily routine of remote workers
The Canary Islands currently offer a wide variety of infrastructures and services for remote workers. One of the most usual options is the choice of a coworking space, the places designed to cover all the needs of a remote worker during their working day: offices, high-speed Internet connection, meeting rooms, etc…
In this case, the app coworker.com, both in Android and in iOs version, can be extremely useful. Coworker.com is the leading coworking app, an aggregator with over 13,000 coworking spaces all over the world. In addition, frequent users can ask for the Global Pass for problem-free access to the coworking spaces with a single subscription.
Apps for working in a community
One of the best opportunities presented by remote working is connecting to communities of similar people, sharing knowledge and experiences, and – why not? – planning activities together in order to get to know the destination you are in better. There are several apps available that can help you integrate into remote worker communities on the Canary Islands archipelago, such as:
Diginomads app: this tool facilitates connection with other remote workers who have similar professional interests and goals. It also allows you to join themed chat rooms and develop collaboration opportunities that could potentially become business opportunities.
Meet up: on the market for over 20 years now, this is one of the most relevant applications for meeting people, making friends, seeking support, developing businesses and exploring interests. This tool enables you to join events in almost any field all over the world, and you can also find contacts or start groups of people who share interests. It has a simple search engine that functions by cities and topics.
Facebook: although this app is not exclusively for remote workers, it is a very useful one to have installed, as numerous remote worker groups use it. In fact, on the archipelago of the Canary Islands there are currently several remote worker communities that are very active, with groups they have created on this social network.
One of the advantages of the Canary Islands is how easy it is to travel within each of the islands, or from island to island. Most transport companies in the Canaries have mobile apps you can use to reserve tickets, consult timetables or check routes. Here are the main ones:
Terrestrial transport apps like Ten + móvil (buses and tram on Tenerife); The app de Guaguas Global (intercity transport on Gran Canaria), Intercity Bus (intercity transport on Lanzarote) and the app de Transportes Insular La Palma.
Apps for exploring the archipelago of the Canary Islands
The excellent climate and different landscapes mean the Canary Islands are a region well worth exploring for any remote worker. There are several apps that can help with this venture, and we highlight the ones below:
Infoplayas (Government of the Canary Islands)
Skylinewebcams an interesting website that is connected to numerous webcams all over the world. In the case of the Canary Islands’ archipelago, this portal makes it easy for one to find out in real time which are the busiest areas on the islands, such as beaches, ports, avenues or other places of interest. It also allows one to check sea or weather conditions before going to the beach, for example, or whether there are any traffic jams in the city.
It isn’t exactly an app, but the website works perfectly on mobile devices.
Wikilok is an outdoor navigation app that enables you to record hiking and cycling routes and many more activities, with over 30 million routes all around the world. The app contains multiple offline maps which can be saved to your smartphone for using without the need for an Internet connection, so you can enjoy the outdoors anywhere in the world. Wikiloc is available in English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch and Russian, and is ideal for hiking enthusiasts in the Canary Islands.
Windguru is a service specialising in weather forecasts, and is used in particular for practising open-air sports, by windsurfers, surfers, kitesurfers, paddle surfers and people engaging in other types of sports, such as fishing or sailing.
Windguru informs you of the wind and wave forecast for almost anywhere in the world, as well as the direction, period, temperature and probability of rain. It will also help you with forecast details on undertow, tides and currents.
Installing certain mobile apps can really help any remote worker who comes to the Canary Islands to adapt, delivering first-hand knowledge of all the opportunities the archipelago offers.