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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    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.

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    Platform: Samsung Android

    Price: Free

    This app is incredibly useful, but only if you have a Samsung Android device. By default, the TouchWiz theme on Android sorts apps in the "All Applications" grid by installation date. After a while, this means that any alphabetisation of the grid is sorely lacking, and iOS-like "Where'd that app go, wait, I'll just search for it" userflow kicks in.

    All this app does is re-sort the applications grid, and in doing so restores order from chaos, and that is what makes it brilliant.

    There is also a paid version for AU$0.99 to remove the standard annoying ads found in many Android apps.

Topics: AppWrap, Apps, Mobility

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