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Moves iPhone App

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One of my favourite apps is Strava which tracks your cycling and allows you to compare your times with other cyclists. The worst thing about the app (and most fitness apps) is that it requires the user to open the app, hit the start button and then hit stop once you’ve finished. The steps are annoying (especially when you’re wearing gloves). Sometimes I forget to hit stop and end up clocking a 4.6km/10 hour ride. Not ideal.

A new iPhone app called Moves solves this problem.

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AFL, Telstra and Apple let users down with bug ridden iPad app

In an effort to make AFL content available to iOS users the league has teamed up with Telstra and hurriedly released updated AFL iPhone and iPad apps for the 2012 season. The iPad version is one of the most bug ridden apps I’ve ever used. The issues are mainly centered around video playback errors and broken design display.

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I’m surprised Apple approved such a shabby release. It’s a blessing and a curse that Apple approves all of the App Store apps but one of the benefits is that there is an expected level of quality that comes with an Apple App. The recent AFL iPad release highlights how the league has prioritised speed to market over quality and decent user experience.

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Financial TImes launches new HTML5 mobile site

Financial Times mobile site

One of the world’s leading business news organisations, The Financial Times, has just launched a HTML5 iPhone and iPad optimised mobile site.

Although it crashed on initial load the interface and UX are impressive. You can even increase your devices ‘app’ capacity to 50mb to allow for offline reading.

It’s interesting that the FT are still calling it an app even though it’s basically just an iDevice optimised site.

Annoyingly you need to subscribe for a year to read anything more than headlines. That’s $370 a year. Petty cash for those financial types that spend this kind of money on piccolos. Unlike the FT website, there is no free registration that allows you to view 10 articles every month.

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