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Five Australian-developed Windows Phone 7 apps

<i>Computerworld Australia</i> has compiled a list of five Australian-developed Windows Phone 7 (WP7) apps, ranging from dining, cultural and sporting experiences.

  • Microsoft has established itself as a worthy player in the mobile software industry since the [[xref: http://www.computerworld.com.au/video/1364443934|launch of its Windows Phone 7]] operating system. However, despite exceeding initial expectations, the [[artnid: 364965 |WP7’s success and longevity ultimately hinges on the apps and games|new]] it offers. Of the thousand or so apps in the Windows Marketplace, Computerworld Australia has compiled a list of five Australian-developed WP7 apps, ranging from dining, cultural and sporting experiences.

  • EAT The brainchild of Deck of Secrets, a publisher of niche city guides, this app reveals Sydney’s best kept dining secrets. The app includes a price guide, fully-integrated map of your chosen venue and surrounding venues, and the ability to allow users to make real-time restaurant reservations. There is around 100 restaurants featured in the app, ranging from small cafés to high-end places such as Rockpool and Icebergs.
  • Eagle Boys Pizza This app features a menu, where users can choose from pizza, sides, desserts, drinks and something for the kiddies. Once you have selected from the menu, a number appears at the bottom to order directly. You can also search for special offers and tap the screen to redeem them, and there is also a map of the nearest store available.
  • Melbourne Coffee Review From its origins as a humble coffee blog in 2004, the MCR now publishes an annual café guide and has over 25,000 visitors to their site every month. This review app gives coffee spots a ‘three bean’ rating system, which is either good, great or amazing. This app will also enable users to find the nearest café and there is a map to help with directions.
  • Lonely Planet Learn more about the world around you with the new Lonely Planet app. This app will educate users on a particular country’s demographics, such as population and spoken language, and festivals and events, as well as their history.
  • Tennis Life This app was designed to allow tennis enthusiasts to increase their involvement in the Australian tennis community. Users will be able to keep up-to-date with what’s happening in Australian tennis via the news, video or twitter options, and find the closest tennis facilities either by postcode or their current location.
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