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15 August 2013 | 0

Sky Sports News
For: iPad

Sky Sports’ news app for iPad, features live and on-demand video content, interactive graphics and up-to-the-minute data.

There are dedicated home pages for all major sports including football, rugby and cricket, which collect together all the main stories of the day, alongside information on fixtures, results and standings.

Available for free from the App Store to Sky Sports subscribers or for a monthly rate of €5.49 through in-app purchase to non-subscribers.


For: iOS, Android

Secondary school tutorial website has developed two specific apps for Junior Cert and Leaving cert respectively for iPhone and Android.

The apps feature past papers and marking schemes; exam information and breakdown; study planner; aural exams; revision tools and a points counter.

Chasing Salander
For: iPhone

Swedish publishing house Norstedts has launched an iPhone app based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy to mark the release of film director David Fincher’s adaptation of the first book in the series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

The app consists 14 scenes from an original story illustrated by acclaimed photographer Pieter Ten Hoopen.

Also included is a directory of 100 facts about the Millennium Trilogy and Stieg Larsson.

Save a Horse
For: iOS

Shortlisted in the Best Dong Good category of the 2011 Best App Ever Awards to be held at Macworld/iWorld Expo, Save a Horse is a product of Tipperary-based developers Grey Horse Apps.

Shortlisted from over 7,240 nominations, the app contains 17 topics including information about Ireland’s only dedicated equine charity, videos, volunteering opportunities and fundraising; as well as useful information for horse owners, from nutrition tips to dental care.

Previous winners include Angry Birds, Flipboard and Instagram. Winners will be announced at Macworld/iWorld Expo 2012 in San Francisco on 26-28 January.

Closing date for votes is 24 January, and can be cast here.

For: iOS, Android

Bray-based Actus Mobile Solutions has developed myDXB, a navigation app for Dubai International Airport.

Utilising Actus Mobile’s software platform and proprietary secure mobile commerce platform m:Cypher so Dubai passengers may now spend their time in the airport more efficiently.

MyDXB includes live flight information and gate numbers, as well as being able to locate services like ATMs, currency exchanges, restaurants and shops.

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