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ZDNet app wrap: 20 June 2011

There are always cool new apps coming out, so it's hard to keep up. ZDNet Australia brings you a taste of some of the apps that have surfaced or been updated in the last week or so.
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By ZDNet Australia team on
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(Credit: John Moy)

myHelp for SAP Professionals

Price: Free
Platform: iPhone, Android

Ever wanted to quickly search help.sap.com whilst in a meeting or in transit, and didn't have a laptop or a PC nearby? This app provides an easy way to look up help.sap.com and get the information you need.

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(Credit: Hays Specialist Recruitment Australia)

Hays Salary Guide

Price: Free
Platform: iPhone

The annual Hays Salary Guide captures a snapshot of salaries and employment market trends across Australia and New Zealand. The new app gives users the chance to find out exactly what is happening to salaries in each sector. It contains the salaries that companies have paid for over 1000 positions across Australia and New Zealand over the last 12 months. The smart location option also shows salaries and offices in the user's area.

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(Credit: OC Tanner)

iappreciate

Price: Free
Platform: iPhone, Android

Celebrate the people who do great work on your team. This appreciation app helps you to prepare for award presentations, send thank you notes and track key information on all of your team members. Designed to help you prepare and deliver memorable appreciation moments, you'll find:

  • Prompts that guide you through what to say
  • Tips on how to make your award presentation memorable — whether you're honouring someone's years of service or recognising great results
  • Tools that help you schedule and celebrate team events and birthdays
  • eNotes that make it easy to appreciate the little victories that lead to bigger ones
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(Credit: Cabcall)

iCabPrestige

Price: Free
Platform: iPhone

Allows booking of taxis for Sydney's Prestige Cabs. The app is provided free of charge. iCab Prestige provides booking from the current GPS location or via a simple suburb or street address lookup process. The app allows the status of a taxi booking to be displayed together with a list of completed bookings. Popular pick-up locations are stored in Favourites.

There's also a free app for Premier cabs, as opposed to Prestige cabs, which was released earlier.

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(Credit: Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia)

EzyReg mobile

Price: Free
Platform: iPhone, Android

EzyReg mobile lets you manage your South Australian vehicle registration through your iPhone. You can securely pay your registration renewal and check on the registration status of any vehicle registered in South Australia (this is very important as it is the driver's responsibility to ensure that the vehicle is registered before driving). EzyReg mobile stores a history of payments made through the app, and can also locate Service SA outlets and other registration and licensing services.

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(Credit: Century 21 Australia)

Century 21 Australia

Price: Free
Platform: iPhone

The Century 21 iPhone app helps users to find a home. Live camera view allows users to see all properties for sale and rent in their immediate area, as well as nearby points of interest.

Key features:

  • Search for properties for sale and for rent
  • View the full property description and multiple photos
  • Search for recent sales from all agents
  • See nearby points of interest (including schools, parks, train stations, hospitals, shops, beaches)
  • Choose to receive alerts when your favourite properties are open for inspection or going to auction
  • Save your favourite properties, give them a star rating and take notes on the property
  • Learn about the suburb's population, median house price and suburb growth
  • Find the closest Century 21 office and contact the sales agent, property manager and mortgage broker by phone or email
  • Log-in to Seller Login to view feedback about your property
  • Email property listings to your friends
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(Credit: Dairy Australia)

Dairy Australia

Price: Free
Platform: BlackBerry

Dairy Australia is a pilot application designed to deliver live feeds for three key elements:

  • Industry calendar, primarily focused on the Future Ready Dairy System FRDS project activities, but also relevant to local events, with links to the Udderly Fantastic dairy website
  • Short messaging service for farmers and service providers to interact with each other
  • Content and blog function that can post video, audio, documents, reviews, email exchange etc for users to browse in detail at their own leisure
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Business Cards Designer

Price: US$5.99
Platform: BlackBerry

The Business Card Designer app helps you to create good-looking business cards quickly, right in your BlackBerry phones. You can also email your newly created business card to your clients and associates.

Business Card Designer comes with many "Business Card Templates" for all businesses, from real estate agents to restaurants to flower shops to financial services, and is equipped with good design tools. Just select a card template and enter your contact information. Your card will be ready within minutes.

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