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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    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.

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    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.

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    Platform: Android

    Price: Free

    Outlook is the next app in today's wrap that has offered a new look with its latest update.

    But it seems that many Android users are far from happy with this update. A person claiming to have the name of Perry Chapple sent in the following rating on Google Play:

    I don't like change, never have and never will. This app is no exception. It has less options than Hotmail and looks like it was designed for 5-year-olds and the vision impaired, the font's so big! Already regretted upgrading to Windows 8 and now I'm regretting upgrading to this. From now on I'm using Gmail. RIP Hotmail.

    Perry is not alone in his thoughts. This app does appear to want to bring the "Metro" look of Windows Phone over to Android, and the users are not happy.

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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