ZDNet App Wrap: April 22, 2013

ZDNet App Wrap: April 22, 2013

Summary: Appearing in the App Wrap this week are: Twitter #music, LinkedIn, Authenticator, Stocktake Plus, Outlook, OzTV, Hidden City, and AU Footy 2013.


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  • (Image: LinkedIn)


    Platform: iOS, Android

    Price: Free

    A redesigned LinkedIn app appeared for iOS and Android users this week.

    The features of the app are much the same as before, but it now looks like a modern app that is hungry to sync contact data and get a look at your address book.

    I recommend looking at the permissions tab on the Google Play store to see exactly how hungry this app is for your personal information. Remember, it's been under a year since this little incident happened — are you sure you want to hand over your personal details?

  • (Image: Microsoft)


    Platform: Windows Phone

    Price: Free

    With Microsoft rolling out two-factor authentication, it makes sense that the company needs an authenticator app to go along with its new security.

    The app also works with Google, Dropbox, and AWS authentication.

  • (Image: Fresh Web Solutions)

    Stocktake Plus

    Platform: iOS, Android

    Price: Free

    Is there anything worse than being out in the paddock and asking yourself what the last measurement of rainfall was, or when was the last time this paddock was rotated properly, and not being able to know the answer right then and there?

    As an vegetarian inner-city latte-sipping sandal-wearing type, I expect you do not — but trust me, the National Party supporters of this country could do with app like this.

    This app is backed by FutureBeef, Meat & Livestock Australia, and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Queensland, and has been developed with northern Australian conditions in mind, but should have "partial functionality elsewhere".

    Importantly for graziers, this app is able to function without mobile phone reception, and offers sync support until 2016 for when reception does cut in.

Topic: AppWrap


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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