Sean Bacher

AppDate: No Gumtree password needed

April 21st, 2016
In his latest AppDate, SEAN BACHER highlights Facebook’s Account Kit login service, Google Maps with traffic alerts, Sendr, Zoho Vault and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Portal Power.
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Gumtree app with Account Kit

Gumtree is the first local company to implement Facebook’s Account Kit login service to its app. The Account Kit service allows users to log in to their Gumtree account using either Facebook credentials or a phone number. When using a phone number, an SMS is sent to that device with a code, should the user not have a Facebook account.

Platform: Visit the store linked to your device.

Stockists: Visit the store linked to your device.

Expect to pay: A free download.

 

Google Maps with traffic alerts

The latest version of Google Maps now features traffic alerts to help one avoid jams and get to meetings on time. When a destination is typed into Google Maps, spoken alerts for upcoming traffic conditions are announced, allowing a driver to select a different route that is less busy. When on the road, Google Maps gives a heads-up if congestion lies ahead, and how long the delay will be.

Platform: Android, iOS and Windows Phone.

Stockists: Visit the store linked to your device.

Expect to pay: A free download.

 

Sendr

The Sendr smart-phone mobile application is designed to assist individuals, businesses, and private and public entities with point-to-point delivery of small goods and items. Sendr gives users live and continuous tracking of the item’s progress from its pick-up point, until it has been delivered.

Platform: iOS and Android.

Stockists: Visit the store linked to your device.

Expect to pay: A free download.

 

Zoho Vault password manager

Zoho Vault password manager is designed for individuals and teams. For the individual, all passwords are stored online, are encrypted with AES-256 standard, and are easily accessed from any device. For teams, certain passwords can quickly be shared between individual members or in bulk among numerous users. Zoho Vault also lets administrators keep track of who has accessed the password list and which passwords were used.

Platform: iOS and Android

Stockists: Visit the store linked to your device.

Expect to pay: A free download.

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Portal Power

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Portal Power game is the third that is inspired by Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series. Although the game is suited to youngsters, it should provide some entertainment for older gamers. Players are able to control one or all four turtles as they travel through different dimensions to stop their enemy, Shredder and his evil clan, from unleashing a diabolical plot. Each turtle has signature moves for the player to master as one navigates from sewer to sewer in New York City.

Platform: iOS and Android

Stockists: Visit the store linked to your device

Expect to pay: R85

 

* Sean Bacher is editor of Gadget.co.za. Follow him on Twitter on @SeanBacher

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