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: 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.

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    Platform: iOS

    Price: $1.99

    I know what you are thinking: "Why should I pay AU$1.99 for a TV guide?"

    But think about all those copies of TV Week that were thrown out in your youth. That was hardly a good use of money, and besides, this app looks good, and will not bother you with a Logies voting form.

    And that can only be a good thing.

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    Hidden City

    Platform: Android

    Price: Free

    Currently covering only Sydney, Hidden City claims to allow the user to "explore cities in a new and exciting way", and offers to take the user on a "mysterious and fun adventure that explores the secrets and wonders within your city".

    Presumably, the wonders and secrets that the app refers to must be the workings of the CityRail timetable.

    As one of the few apps to have access to CityRail's real-time data, perhaps it can tell us how that mysterious mechanism works.

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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