ZDNet App Wrap: 3 December 2012

ZDNet App Wrap: 3 December 2012

Summary: New apps from this week include: UN Calendar of Observances, Outlook, Sydney NYE App, Family History, Echofon for Twitter, iTranslate, Police Child ID, and Abbott Nutrition Product Guide.


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    Echofon for Twitter

    Platform: Android

    Price: Free

    Here's something of a rarity these days: a Twitter client that's still in active development, and without a price of AU$20 or a bunch of crying that Twitter is stopping it from making money. Probably because it is sitting on an awfully large amount of user tokens.

    Given that the official Twitter client for Android is not outstanding by any definition, if you are in the market for a new Twitter client, maybe this one is for you. Echofon also has a Pro version, which is available for AU$5.

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    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    How do you feel about having a talking fish in your ear? If a Babel fish isn't your thing, then maybe this app will suffice.

    The app arrives armed with the ability to translate over 50 written languages, speak or listen to 20 languages, and auto-detect languages.

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    Police Child ID

    Platform: iOS, Android

    Price: Free

    This is an app that we hope you never have to use. Based on an app from the FBI, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) has released an app to help parents with missing children.

    The app allows parents to store photos and information about their child on their mobile, so it can be immediately provided to authorities if the child goes missing.

    The application also includes safety advice and checklists for parents on keeping children safe, information about what to do in the hours immediately after a child goes missing, and quick and efficient access to emergency contact phone numbers.

Topic: Apps

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