ZDNet App Wrap: 25 February, 2013

ZDNet App Wrap: 25 February, 2013

Summary: In the App Wrap this week, we have Swiftkey, Podio, Foxtel Go for iPhone, Split Browser, RAAF, Skype WiFi, Wyatt Roy, and GoTasks.

TOPICS: AppWrap, Apps

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  • (Image: Royal Australian Air Force)


    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    This app weighs in at a hefty 56MB, and for that size, all you get is a news feed, aircraft profiles, a handful of wallpapers to download, and calendar entries for various Air Force displays.

    The pictures are nice in the aircraft profiles, but I would hate to update it accidentally while using a carrier data network.

  • (Image: Skype)

    Skype WiFi

    Platform: Android

    Price: Free

    This app has been on the Apple Store for a couple of years now, and it has finally made its way onto Android.

    The theory with the app is that it prevents the usual extortion that occurs through purchasing time on wifi networks by allowing you to use Skype credit instead.

    Each session is set to last for only 30 minutes, no charge is made for data used, and Skype claims that the prices are much lower than usual rates.

    But don't bother looking for coverage map on the Skype site — it 404ed.

    In Australia, you can get access on Tomizone, WLAN, iBahn, and FON wireless hotspots.

    As for the rest of the world, we have no idea. Good luck!

  • (Image: Wyatt Roy)

    Wyatt Roy MP, Federal Member for Longman

    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    With this being an election year, please don't tell me that we are about to see a plethora of apps from MPs.

    The last thing this country needs is QR codes or App Store links at the end of political announcements.

    The app allows users to create a "local alert" that will "directly inform Wyatt of a pressing concern: such as infrastructure or services that need fixing or upgrading".

    It's very tempting to send Mr Roy pictures of my missing NBN fibre until it arrives, but I don't live in Longman.

Topics: AppWrap, Apps

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