By Kara Franker

Planning a trip to Miami? These handy Miami apps will help you find out where to eat, call a car service, get your laundry done, schedule a massage and even order room service. Life just got that much easier.

1. The Ritz-Carlton App

It's no secret I'm a huge fan of The Ritz-Carlton and in Miami, we have several of them: Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove and South Beach. The new Ritz-Carlton app brings the legendary service of the luxury hotel company to the smartphone in your pocket. In addition to mobile check-in and check-out, you can get real-time service requests, concierge tips and food -- yes, that means you can order room service with just the push of a button.

2. Miami and Beaches App

Need to know where to practice your golf swing, where to find the best shopping or a list of the best restaurants? You can find it all on the Miami and Beaches App. This Miami app is your personal tour guide offering great tips on where to go and things to do in Miami. Explore South Beach, the Art Deco District, Miami Design District and the many other diverse neighborhoods that make the Magic City a great place to visit.

3. Uber App

The popular ride sharing service has made it down to South Florida! This app will show you rides available in real time wherever you are. Order the service right from your phone and viola -- get from point A to point B in a snap.

4. Oliom App

Ever wish there was a way to get your clothes washed and folded on demand? Sure, some of the hotels provide that service, but they charge an arm and a leg. The new Oliom app provides affordable same-day laundry service for hotel guests. Just place your order and someone will pick-up your dirty duds from your Miami area hotel and deliver them back clean and folded in less than six hours.

5. Zeel App

The Zeel Massage On Demand app delivers a spa therapist straight to your hotel room in as little as one hour. On this Miami app, just choose what type of massage you’re in the mood for -- a relaxing Swedish or an invigorating deep tissue massage. Choose the time you want the massage and then book with just a few clicks. Zeel will then send a massage therapist to your hotel the same day you book it — with as little as an hour’s notice.