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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    ABC Vegie Guide

    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    Over at App Wrap central, which lies in inner Sydney, the person responsible for tending to the food-bearing plants has a roughly 1:5 win-loss ratio when it comes to being able to harvest food and herbs from the garden.

    There's no doubt that this app from Gardening Australia will be finding its way into weekend gardening activities.

  • (Image: Medion Australia)


    Platform: Android

    Price: Free

    This is yet another carrier app that allows balance checking and recharging of Aldi's prepaid mobile offering. Aldi offers 2GB of data for $15 or 5GB for $35 on top of its standard $15 and $30 plans, using Telstra's 3G network. (But what exactly are those two people doing on the side of the ALDImobile site?)

    Interestingly, this app currently crashes when trying to bring up a map of Aldi stores.

  • (Image: Metro Trains Melbourne)


    Platform: Android

    Price: Free

    MetroNotify provides push notifications on service levels of Melbourne's Metro train system.

    The service levels are broken down into: "good service", up to 5 minutes late; "minor delays" between 5 and 15 minutes late; over 15 minutes late is a "major delay"; as well as "suspended", "works alert", and "travel alert".

    The operator says that each category "will be accompanied by information explaining why there is a delay or a change to your service". Presumably, good service is impossible to explain on Australian public transport netwoks.

Topic: AppWrap


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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