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Kiwi app launches with Google Wallet
New Zealand developed app, Printicular, is on a shortlist of apps that deliver Google Wallet to Android users, placing it with the likes of Uber.
App developers urged to stay relevant in mature market
Mobile app adoption is maturing, and app providers need to focus on retention strategies to ensure relevance in the marketplace, says Gartner.
Startup teaches children strategies for resisting ads and in-app purchases
In 2009, almost half of the top selling apps targeted young children, and 80% of top-selling educational apps in the iTunes store target children.
Durex releases app to help people turn their phones off
The Durex Connect app masks users' home screens, effectively putting the handsets to sleep and removing all distractions.
Good Technology makes a play in the wearable security market
Good Technology has leaped aboard the wearables bandwagon, upgrading their enterprise mobile data security platform.
Apple gains dominance in healthcare sector
Apple is gaining traction in the health and medical research space with ResearchKit, the open source software framework.
Air New Zealand to launch Apple Watch app
Air New Zealand will soon become one of the first New Zealand companies to launch an app for the highly anticipated Apple Watch.
NZ start-up turns to PledgeMe to raise $500,000
A Kiwi tech startup has jumped on the equity crowdfunding bandwaggon, and is hoping to raise $500,000 through PledgeMe to grow its app.
Kiwi start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the US
Glassjar, the kiwi software start-up whose app provides people an easy way of sharing bills, has launched in the United States.
Lincoln University student creates 'invaluable' app
IT grad, Tao Zhou, has completed an internship at a plant breeding and research company where he developed an app to help staff carry out field work.
CA Technologies embraces apps, urges enterprises to follow suit
“Businesses no longer have a choice whether to use digital and mobile technologies or not. Instead, it’s about how well they use it.”
Spark teams up with Putti to help SMEs
“This presents a massive opportunity for businesses who want a low-cost and effective way to engage with their customers.”
New Te Reo Maori app targets total beginners
Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Education has released its second Te Reo Maori learning app, Puna.
9 apps to help you survive Valentine’s Day
Are you wondering how you’re going to make it through Valentine’s Day? Hey, we’ve got your back.
Transpower releases Kiwi app to deal with uncertainties
Transpower has launched a new app to help increase make the demand response programme more accessible and productive.
App gives Kiwi families direct access to politicians
Family First NZ has launched a phone app known as ‘Have Your Say’ to enable families to speak up about family issues in New Zealand.
Microsoft releases Outlook app for iOS and Android
Microsoft has announced the availability of Outlook for iOS devices, and a preview of Outlook for Android. It was also announced that Office is now available for free on Android tablets.
So what’s the big deal with Uber, anyway?
We take a look at Uber's short yet controversial history that has led to a Government review on how taxi and private hire services operate.
Say goodbye to flipping burgers, hello to Kiwi career app
The New Zealand government has released the 2015 Occupation Outlook report and mobile app, which allows students in tertiary education and secondary school to compare 50 different careers.
New app makes exploring Eastland easier
Tourism Eastland has developed a new app to make it easier to explore that part of New Zealand
Apple shouts out to developers with new records in 2015
"Developers of all sizes, across the App Store’s 24 categories, create incredible apps for iOS, and an especially inspired segment is the newest generation of independent game creators."
Under Armour joins digital fitness club with UA Record
Under Armour has jumped on the digital health bandwagon with the release of the UA Record, the latest addition to the digital health and fitness network.
Akilla app to prevent drowsy driving in NZ
For the 2014 New Zealand Drowsy Driver Awareness Day a drowsy driving educational app, known as Akilla, is being released for free
Weirdly is helping recruiters find their own brand of weird
Weirdly is a Kiwi recruitment app that aims to help employers find the person who is the right fit and make the employment process easier.