Its that time of the year again when Australians celebrate everything that makes us uniquely awesome ! But before you grab those steaks for the BBQ and beers for the pool, take a second to check out some of Australia’s best mobile applications.
Cab Meter Aus [link]
If you’ve ever thought of taking a taxi, but thought the trip may be too expensive to be worth it, then this is the app for you. The app uses the GPS to locate you, then enter your destination, choose between normal or late night tarriffs and you’ll receive an estimated fare cost. The lite version of the app is free and ad supported, or go A$2.49 to go ad-free.
Pocket Weather AU [link]
Lets face it, the built-in Weather app on the iPhone is horribly inaccurate. The data source – Yahoo can take the blame for that. So if you actually want to know what the temperature is, then best to go for a third party app. One of the best is Pocket Weather AU with pretty much every Australian location under the sun. Providing forecasts, radars and a whole bunch more, it’s definitely worth the price of admission A$2.49.
OzTV – TV Guide [link]
We Australians love our TVs, so we need to know when our favourite shows are on. Yes there’s free TV Guides for Aussie TV, but the slick UI of OzTV just draws me in. For A$2.49 its pretty good value, especially when you consider this is something you’ll use daily.
Cricket LIVE [link]
Sport is a massive part of Australian culture, with cricket being one of the biggest. Cricket fanatics should take a look the Cricket Live iPhone app. It gives you live scoring updates on the go, so you don’t miss a thing when your dragged off to that super-important event by your better half. Just don’t let her catch you sneaking a peak at your phone. This will be particularly useful at around 2pm this afternoon when the Australian day match gets under way. The app is free.
Australia Post [link]
Ever bought something online and waited anxiously by the door for the delivery ? Why not track the progress of your delivery by using the Australia Post app. This obviously only works with Aus Post tracking codes, but lets face it, they are the biggest delivery service in Australia. The app is free.
Want to keep up to date with the latest Australian newspaper stories right in your pocket, then grab the AusInNews app. It’s free, which is one up over many other Australian news apps.
Triple J Unearthed [link]
If you don’t listen to Triple J’s hottest 100 today, you my friend, are un-Australian. If you hear some songs this afternoon by little unknown bands, then you should look them up on the JJJ Unearthed app. There’s actually an amazing catalogue of songs available. The app is free.
Buy Australian [link]
If you want ensure your supporting Australian businesses with your purchases, then be sure to cross reference products with the Buy Australian app. The app is free.
Oz Mall Maps
As our cities grow, so do our shopping malls, some to gigantic proportions. If you need help getting around, you could spend a few minutes tracking down one of those fancy touch-screen, You-Are-Here signs, or just use this app. The Oz Mall Maps give you multi-level floor plans for all the major shopping malls in Australia. While detailing the location of every store in a mall would be crazy hard to maintain, the app does cover off all the big guys. The app is free.
Oz Planner [link]
Created by Tourism Australia, you can now show your international visitors just how gorgeous our country is. Even plan a trip using the app, including information on Hotels, Car hire, Tours, Transportation. The App is free.
So that’s it, now go enjoy your Australia Day, remember it only happens once a year and Public Holidays never come around often enough!