ZDNet App Wrap: March 4, 2013

ZDNet App Wrap: March 4, 2013

Summary: This week's apps include: Photoshop Touch, WP8 Dev Center, Telstra T-CLoud, Terminal IDE, UniTucker, Coast Guard SafeTrx, Andrew Laming, and Guzman y Gomez.

TOPICS: AppWrap, Apps

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    Terminal IDE

    Platform: Android

    Price: Free

    The Android development environment for Android, Java, C, HTML received an update over the weekend. The big improvements were upgrading GCC to version 4.4, links web browser to v2.7, and the addition of tutorials.

    This self-contained development environment won my heart when I tested developing an Android application from within Android. Use of a physical keyboard is recommended.

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    Platform: iOS, Android

    Price: Free

    Mooching from the free food on offer is all part of a university student's life. But the days of having to smell your way to free grub seem to be numbered, with apps appearing to replace noses.

    This app is currently restricted to the University of Sydney, so there is room for copycat apps to service other unis.

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    Coast Guard SafeTrx

    Platform: iOS, Android

    Price: Free

    We have a bit of fun with some of the apps on the App Wrap, but here is one that could be deadly serious.

    The app is used to register vessels and trip planning with the Australian Coast Guard. It has the ability to add start and end locations, an optional waypoint, and ETA.

    Registering a trip will activate position reporting in the app, which will send the vessel's position to the Coast Guard server and will alert the Coast Guard if a journey goes beyond its ETA. Thankfully, you can end your trip at any time and/or revise the ETA to avoid having the Coast Guard needlessly looking for you.

Topics: AppWrap, Apps


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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