App Hapy: Globe Tips
Understanding local customs is a big part of travel and getting it wrong can lead to some awkward situations. This is even more true when money is involved. This is where the app Globetips comes in handy. The program automatically detects the country you are in and offers advice and suggestions for tipping based on the local culture and traditions, with calculations in the local currency so you know exactly how much you should be forking out. There are 240 countries and regions stored in the app, which means you’d be hard pressed to find somewhere it doesn’t cover. The app also helps you to split the bill with fellow travels, rounds up calculation results and excludes sales tax. When it comes to service based tipping, you can input what you thought of it and the app will automatically calculate what is an appropriate amount for that location. You can scan your bill or input the amount, then choose whether to calculate the tipping amount based on the actual amount it cost (not including the sales tax) and choose if you want to split the bill and it will tell you how much to pay. You can even share the calculations with your fellow travellers or add a reminder for them to cough up later.