Apps for your life in Brno

Sort out your paperwork, book your flights, pack your bags; and get your phone ready. Your to-do-list for moving to a new country may be somewhere along those lines. And the last item on it – downloading mobile applications – is becoming just as important as the other three.

Below, you can find a list of applications that will make your life in Brno easier. You can download them for free from the links provided.

You’re not new to Brno anymore? Read the suggestions, anyway: I bet you’ll start wishing you would have known about some of these sooner!

 

Getting around

Offline tourist maps mapy.cz

iOS
Google Play

Czech-produced maps might not be as popular as Google maps or others. However, they have one redeeming quality: they show marked tourist paths, even in their offline mode. Have you ever noticed these colourful marks on trees or lampposts? They are signifying a tourist path. ‘The Club of Czech Tourists’ takes care of them. They lead past the most beautiful sights, both natural and cultural. It is always a good idea to plan your trip, hike, & bike according to them.Y

ou have to download the maps to be able to use them offline: you can choose to download the whole country or just a small region: as such, the size of the file is highly reduced.

 

Czech Public Transport IDOS

iOS
Google Play

Trams, buses, trains; local or international: IDOS has it all. For most mobile users in the CR this little app has become a daily necessity. 

Easy to use, showing the best routes, delays and disruptions.It doesn’t happen very often that you’ll need a different app for your travels, but we’ll show you some, anyway.

 

Have a look at the complete list of apps in our guide Useful Apps.

 

Food&Groceries

Food delivery from Brno restaurants Damejidlo.cz

iOS
Google Play

Would you love to have a meal from your favourite restaurant but you are feeling too lazy to go out? You are not the only one: that’s why many citizens of Brno use the website damejidlo.cz: browse through their database of restaurants they deliver from and hope yours is in there.
The app is available only in Czech so far, although their website is in English.


Online grocery shopping Rohlik.cz

iOS

Google Play

You can do your grocery shopping through this app easily, in a matter of minutes. They can deliver to your flat/office at any time you request and even within two hours from your order. 
Their app and website are only available in Czech for now. However, there are loads of pictures.


Look for a restaurant with Zomato

iOS
Google Play

 A location based map of restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes. Hungry? Search the nearest places and find out what is their lunch menu today.


Just Plain Useful

Google Translate

iOS
Google Play

This app can translate multiple forms of text and media, including text, speech, images, sites, or real-time video, from one language to another. Yes, Czech too.
If you are often offline, you can also download this CZ/EN dictionary with an installed database.


Emergency Záchranka

iOS
Google Play

Save a life! The Záchranka mobile app is an easy way to contact the Emergency Medical Services when you need them most. It sends your exact location and other practical information to be used for your rescue.

Find more apps in our guide Useful Apps.

Shopping

Online shopping search Heureka.cz

iOS
Google Play

Shopping in the CR will be a bit confusing at the start: what’s expensive, what’s not? Even locals are not sure about the value of some goods: this search engine will get the prices of many online shops, compare them and offer reviews for the shops in question.
Highly popular and used frequently by many Czechs, although it is not translated.


Portmonka

iOS
Google Play

A simple app: it keeps all of your customer loyalty cards in your mobile. No need to carry them in your wallet anymore.

 

Leisure

Cinemas programme ČSFD.cz

iOS
Google Play

Find what is playing at the cinema at any point for any location (big ones and small ones alike).


Plan your trips with Kudy z nudy

iOS
Google PLay

This app, loosely translated as “Out of boredom”, will suggest trips and routes for your trips, giving you all the important information you need: what to see, how to get there, where to stop, where to snack. It is only in Czech, though.


Mushrooms app

Not available for iOS

Google Play

Would you like to go mushroom picking like every other proper Czech but you don’t trust your mushroom knowledge? This app will solve that for you: take a picture of the mushroom and the app will tell you whether you can eat it or not.


Fripito photo guides

iOS
Google Play

Photo guides made for photographers by local photographers. Available for hundreds of destinations around the world, but the special place is Moravian Tuscany – extraordinary scenery just a one-hour drive from Brno. The guides include information about food, transport and mainly the tips on where to find interesting spots, local light conditions, recommended equipment, and camera settings. Fripito has been made by a successful Czech startup.

If you have a car

DICBrno
iOS
Google Play
Location based map of city traffic situation including parking, cameras, accidents, roadwork, etc. Available in English.


Be aware of the street cleaning: Brněnské komunikace
iOS
Google Play
When is your street cleaning planned? It is good to know so you can park elsewhere on that day. Otherwise, your car will be towed and you will pay a fine.

 

We hope that these apps will help guide you around the city of Brno and make your stay here just a little easier.

This was just a taster. Read the complete list in our guide Useful Apps.