ZDNet App Wrap: February 4, 2013

ZDNet App Wrap: February 4, 2013

Summary: Apps this week include: St George Banking App, Vine, DrupalCon Sydney, RACQ, AppZorter, OpenVPN Connect, NAB, and one app that we question the existence of.

TOPICS: AppWrap, Apps, Mobility

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  • (Credit: St. George)

    St George Banking App

    Platform: iOS, Android

    Price: Free

    St George has made lots of noise in the past week about its new MoneyMeter feature. On Android, it creates a widget that allows checking of an account's available balance, once the widget is tapped, without the need to log in to the bigger mobile banking app. On iOS, the action is performed by swiping on the home page.

    Colour us shiny tinfoil hat wearers, but we're not sure we trust this feature. When a phone is lost, or left unlocked, does that mean anyone could have open access to the balance?

    But that's guaranteed to happen never going to happen, is it?

  • (Credit: Vine Labs)


    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    Listen up. For the next few weeks, GIFs are dead, and we are all going to use Vine to create 6-second videos that are to filmography what Instagram is to the Louvre. And cats, lots of cats.

    With the cynicism out of the way, this app isn't too bad, actually. The interface is well done, and the updates are arriving rapidly to fix bugs.

    Only two questions float around my mind with this app. Do we need yet another social-network profile? And when is the Android version coming?

  • (Credit: CrossFunctional)

    DrupalCon Sydney 2013 Guide

    Platform: iOS, Android

    Price: Free

    From Wednesday to Saturday this week, DrupalCon will be on in Sydney.

    This app is unofficial, but we still like the idea of it. Fumbling through a schedule should be easier via an app than the crumpled piece of paper or reverse side of a lanyard filler that are used nowadays.

    The app contains the usual features you'd expect: Schedule, session planner, Twitter feed, and floor plans.

Topics: AppWrap, Apps, Mobility

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