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ZDNet App Wrap: 27 August 2012

Dolphin Browser Beta, Drafts, NAB, Sydney University, Facebook, Tiger Airways, Viator Tours and Activities, Australian Good Food and Travel Guide.

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Topic: Developer
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1 of 8 Dolphin Browser

Dolphin Browser Beta

Platform: Android

Price: Free

Dolphin has said that its beta is the "highest-performing HTML5 browser available today", and it is fast. It has gesture-based navigation, where drawing a rough "G" on the screen, for example, will take you to Google. It also has voice search, as well as tabbed browsing, sidebars and add-ons. It supports Web Worker, Web Socket, Web Audio and real-time video display via the camera.

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2 of 8 Agile Tortoise

Drafts

Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Price: AU$2.99

Now on iPad, this app is a basic text editor, like Notepad. As soon as you open the app, you have a new blank page for your thoughts, which exports to almost anything, including Dropbox, Evernote, email, messages, clipboard, Markdown and Tweetbot. It syncs smoothly via Cloud between iPad and iPhone, so you can have all of your stuff across both devices, wherever you go.

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3 of 8 National Australia Bank

NAB

Platform: Android, iOS (iPhone and iPad), Windows Phone

Price: Free

NAB has now developed an app for Windows Phone, adding to its Android and iPhone apps. It features an ATM locator, which uses Microsoft's Bing Maps, a live Twitter feed for NAB tweets and standard payment-transaction capabilities. The bank took advantage of Windows Phone's Live Tiles feature by allowing the currency-conversion part of the new app to be turned into a Live Tile.

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4 of 8 University of Sydney

Sydney Uni

Platform: Android, iOS (iPhone)

Price: Free

The new Sydney Uni app lets you plan routes between classes, access Blackboard, search for library books, see campus events, find staff, browse units of study and more.

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5 of 8 Facebook

Facebook

Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android

Price: Free

Facebook has finally managed to make its iOS app less terrible. The new update is faster and less error prone than the old app was, and it is much nicer to look at, too. Facebook is reportedly now making its staff use the Android app until they update it, so we'll probably see a better version of that app out soon.

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6 of 8 Tiger Airways

Tiger Airways

Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android

Price: Free

Are you a cheap flight addict? Maybe the Tiger Airways app will be for you. You can book flights, see deals and store information on the flights you've bought.

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7 of 8 Viator

Viator Tours and Activities

Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Price: Free

Viator's app lets you book over 10,000 tours or activities in over 800 locations around the world. You can see what other Viator users have said about the activities and write your own reviews.

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8 of 8 Australian Good Food Guide Publishing

Australian Good Food and Travel Guide

Platform: Android, iOS (iPhone)

Price: Free

This app helps you find restaurants, accommodation, wineries, providores and more around Australia. You can read and write reviews, compare prices and vote for your favourite places. 

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