Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Apps4NSW for iPhone

It is interesting to see so many iPhone applications submitted for the Apps4NSW competition. Proportionately, mobile applications dominate the list although there is still a very small overall number of submissions.

FiresNSW allows users to locate incidents reported by NSW Rural Fire Service. All incidents are colour-coded according to alert level (Advice, Watch and Act, or Emergency Warning) and are listed in order of distance from current user location. Incident locations are marked on a map with coloured pins and, where available, extents of fire damage are shown on the map as coloured polygons.
That's Camping! is an application that allows users to locate the nearest campsite based on current location. There are 250 camping grounds listed (NSW only) with basic description of available facilities, access restrictions as well as key attractions in the vicinity.

Gluten Free NSW is an application which lists gluten-free friendly restaurants and cafe's within New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. The application allows to easily find restaurants closest to user current location or in a particular suburb. There are over 650 restaurant listed and results can be viewed on a map.

NSW Crime application gives user the ability to research crime data in NSW.

Find Medicare offices near you pinpoints on the map current user location and presents nearest offices. Integration with native "Maps" application allows user to access many useful features such as directions, street view, bookmark and share, and real-time traffic information.

All the above applications are available as a free download from iPhone's App Store. And you can vote for your favourites on Apps4NSW Forum.

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