ZDNet App Wrap: April 15, 2013

ZDNet App Wrap: April 15, 2013

Summary: Heading up the App Wrap for this week are: Facebook Home, TripGo, Triptastic, Play Books, Eurorisk, Australian JobSearch, Ninja SMS, and Imgur.

TOPICS: AppWrap, Apps

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    Platform: iOS

    Price: $2.99

    Triptastic is an iOS only app that appeared last week and supports the NSW government's real-time train data.

    Users of the app love it, so maybe there is something in its "dynamic, gorgeous interactive maps" claims.

    Android users that want to get their hands on this app will have to sit tight for a little while yet — but at least it is a possibility.

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    Google Play Books

    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    Google's book reading app received an update during the week. The search giant points to "substantial improvements in performance and stability" as the headline update.

    I'd like to correct that to "Text is now readable, and is almost as good as our Android implementation". Having read books on the Android version of this app, and being frustrated with the iOS version until now, it's a welcome update.

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    Euro Risk

    Platform: Android, iOS

    Price: Free

    Why let the mainstream media and politicians scare you stupid on European debt crises, when you can self-service your debt scaring needs?

    Silly jokes and "touches of Cyprus" aside, this app provides useful information of European economies. Graphs used in this app include: risk premium, 10-year government bond yield, government gross debt, government deficit/surplus, unemployment rate, GDP growth rate, and GDP per capita.

Topics: AppWrap, Apps


Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

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