Germany: Business Traveler's Passport 1.0.1 (iOS)
Source: Ridiculous Software
So you're about to head to Germany for a few days of meetings. All your bags are packed, you're ready to go. You're standing there outside your door. And you realize: you have no idea what Germany is like.Sure, you know where you're staying. Maybe you've got a guidebook that describes places to visit if you manage to scrape together a few hours of sightseeing. But what's Germany really like for doing business? More practically:- How should you greet your business partners?- If you're invited to someone's house, what sort of gift should you bring?- If flowers are OK, what kinds of flowers are appropriate--or inappropriate? - Should you bring an odd number of flowers or an even number?- Are there any special considerations for female travelers?- What do the electrical outlets look like?- Perhaps most importantly: if you order the schweinebraten, what on Earth is that going to look like?Germany: Business Traveler's Passport is designed specifically for businesspeople. It contains a few hundred pages of information on Germany, focusing on areas of particular concern to the business traveler. While it does contain a small amount of information on hotels and sightseeing opportunities, these sections are intentionally light--this is not a travel guide! Seriously! Instead, it has entire sections of information on:* Germany Basics: A brief history of Germany, with some background and historical highlights.* Country Facts: demographics and other statistical data, with a map of the country.* Doing Business: Greetings & courtesies, meeting protocol, business attire, business entertaining, etc.* Women: As travelers, are there any special considerations in Germany? As a businesswoman, are any extra measures needed? How are German women treated in their own country?* Money: What does the money look like? How much should different service people be tipped, if at all?* Travel: Visa info, departure formalities, electrical system, etc.* Safety: Emergency numbers, notes on street crime, health & medical care.* Points of Interest: A few interesting museums and cultural sites, in case there's time after the meetings.* City Views: Background on Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich, with a handful of hotel descriptions.* Telephone System: The subtleties of dialing from & to Germany. There's even a section on how to use the different German pay phones.* Culture: A huge section; topics include gift giving for personal & business occasions, German holidays & festivals, cultural stereotypes, religion, sports, and superstitions.* Food and Recipes: Descriptions of common German foods, along with recipes for several dishes, including zwiebelkuchen, kartoffelsuppe, leberknodelSuppe, eisbein, sauerbraten, apfel-rotkohl, and apfelstrudel.* Terms Dictionary: Over 100 words & phrases translated into German, with audio recordings of each phrase said aloud.* Embassies and Consulates: Embassy locations and consulate contact info for 100+ countries.All content is 100% available without a network connection. However, street addresses are linked to the Maps app, URLs open up in Safari, and phone numbers & email addresses bring up the appropriate helper apps.For more screenshots & info, or to drop us a note--we love hearing from customers!--visit us at www.ridic.com.