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.

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  • (Credit: Vine Labs)

    Vine

    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.

  • (Credit: RACQ Operations)

    RACQ Mobile Service

    Platform: Android

    Price: Free

    Forget this app's trip planning and other navigation-related features; the reason you want it is that you can request roadside assistance without needing to call a switchboard. Using the phone's GPS, the app will tell RACQ dispatch your location.

    This all sounds wonderful, but look at that picture above. Bonus points for keeping it real, but I do hope that 40 minutes isn't typical the typical wait time offered by the RACQ.

Topics: AppWrap, Apps, Mobility

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