ZDNet App Wrap: December 17, 2012

ZDNet App Wrap: December 17, 2012

Summary: Apps arriving this week are: TripView, Flickr, Google Maps, Dropbox, NSW Rego, Kogan Mobile, Haymarket Walking Tour, and Myki Panel.

TOPICS: AppWrap, Apps

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    Platform: iOS, Android

    Price: AU$2.99 (iOS); AU$3.29 (Android)

    Remember when the NSW government fell in love with the idea of blocking third-party transport apps? Oh, how times have changed.

    Today, the NSW government announced that it has opened its real-time bus information to third-party developers.

    The first three apps to have this information are TripView, TripGo (iOS/Android), and Arrivo Sydney (Android).

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    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    This update to Flickr for iOS is more of a redesign than a point update. It also obeys the 2012 filtering law of photo apps that states that if an app can take or handle photos, then it must follow that the app also have filtering options.

    Filter snark aside, this app is far better than the old app that users wrestled with for years.

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    Google Maps

    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    The wait is over for users of iOS 6 who may have wanted to reach places such as Mildura — but you wouldn't know it if you asked the iFans shouting at the internet.

    Apparently, this app isn't beautiful enough and doesn't do enough 3D fly-bys to make them happy.

    We'd rather have a mapping app that works, has public transit information, and actually looks pretty good — probably better than the current Android version, as well.

    If that isn't your thing, you can still enjoy being lost and looking at the wonderful kerning that Apple Maps offers.

    And if anyone tells you that this was all part of Apple's master plan, ask to have a mouthful of whatever they are drinking; it's Christmastime, after all.

Topics: AppWrap, Apps

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