ZDNet App Wrap: March 11, 2013

ZDNet App Wrap: March 11, 2013

Summary: Apps stopping by this week include NRL Live, Posse, Opera, ABC Vegie Guide, ALDImobile, metroNotify, Monash University, and FarmrsMarkts.

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    NRL Live

    Platform: iOS, Android

    Price: Free

    In the wash-up of the TV Now legal saga, we can finally see what all the fuss was about.

    Developed by Telstra, who handed over a cool $100 million for the digital rights in December last year, this app provides streaming of up to six live games a week for premium subscribers.

    Subscription levels come in at $5.49 per week, $14.99 per month, or $89.99 per year, and the billing automatically renews for extra annoyance.

    Beyond the live streaming, the app is similar to many sport apps and provides live scores, stats, ladders, news, and reminders.

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    Posse

    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    The Australian contextual search/recommendation startup has released an iPhone app.

    We covered Posse last year, and its biggest problem still remains. To hit critical mass within social circles to make its recommendations authoritative.

    Just yourself and two mates recommending pubs is not likely to stack up against Yelp or Google ratings.

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    Opera

    Platform: Android

    Price: Free

    Here is the first WebKit based release of Opera. And despite my misgivings over a WebKit monoculture, this app impresses.

    As usual for Opera, it seems as though the little touches and polish is what makes it special. The glee when I discovered the patent-sidestepping arrow that appears on the right hand side when you throw a page up and down is one such example.

    I haven't used this app long or hard enough to see if it suffers from Chrome's crash-tastic nature, or Firefox's crippling CPU chewing, but it is the new leader in the race to replace Chrome as my default Android browser.

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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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