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University of Auckland students launch app for Stress Less Week
University of Auckland students have created a digital treasure hunt for Stress Less Week, designed to engage students in an interactive game and offer a fun outlet prior to exams.
Health focused app launches in A/NZ
A new app has been launched by Jonas Leisure for users in Australia and New Zealand, professing to ‘open up new ways for members to connect with each other and their fitness facilities’.
Ola brings Apple Pay to ridesharing for Australia and New Zealand
Ola has become the first major rideshare platform to integrate Apple Pay in Australia and New Zealand. The Apple payment system will be a lead feature of a major upgrade for the app, according to a new report.
Nosy flashlight apps want more permissions than they need
It might seem like a flashlight app just needs access to the camera flash in order to turn on and off. Apparently, that’s wrong.
Spark launches version 2.0 of Maori language app
“The enhancements mean more teachers will be able to use Kupu as an educational tool and readily incorporate Te Reo Maori learning into their lessons with the use of smart technology something we know our tamariki have embraced.”
The storybook app with a mission to cure kids this Red Nose Day
The annual Red Nose Day appeal may look a little different this year, with the addition of a new storybook app that tells the story of how that little red nose can bring hope to Kiwi families.
Prudential Corporation Asia launches next generation health app
A new app known as ‘Pulse’ has been launched by Prudential Corporation Asia to provide an AI-powered, 24/7 health partner to users, allowing them to better understand their personal health.
New app helps Kiwi investors go global
Tiger Brokers, the fintech Kiwi company, has launched an app designed to help Kiwi investors test global equities markets and build global portfolios.
New app launches to protect our oceans
The app has been designed to spread the message of ocean conservation by enabling people to share both positive ocean experiences and thoughts of concern about the state of the world's oceans.
NZ owned e-scooter service rolls into Wellington
Following a growing global trend, New Zealand-owned electric scooter share company Flamingo is launching in the capital June 18.
New Kiwi app looks to reduce food waste
We all have a part to play in making better choices to reduce our environmental impact and technology can help us with that.”
How Kiwi SMBs can connect and trade, quickly
Trade exchange platform Bartercard has recently launched its app, designed to help Bartercard members utilise the network more efficiently.
Apple Supreme Court case could have ‘far-reaching ramifications’
A GlobalData analyst says that the outcome of the Apple v Pepper case could impact the app development market at all levels.
Kiwi company given nod by Microsoft for work with BBC
NV Interactive was named as a finalist in the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards for their work on an app for the BBC.
Datacom’s local govt app launches issue-reporting feature
It is free for people in the community to use and is already in use by a number of councils in New Zealand and Australia.
Spotify launches a new multimedia format called Spotlight
Spotify launched its new multimedia format, Spotlight, which introduces visual layers to complement the listening experience for podcasts.
2018, the year that...apps will become intuitive and conversational
Striking a balance between human-led interactions and digital advancements will be key in delivering the next level of customer service in 2018.
Apple to pump up data center spending by $10 billion
Apple expects to invest over $30 billion in capital expenditures in the US over the next five years and create over 20,000 new jobs.
Norwood launches enterprise VPN security app
World Secure lets organisations easily adjust staff members’ VPN security profiles on the fly in response to evolving cybersecurity threats.
Get your pizza delivered directly to your beach towel this summer
Domino’s Anywhere allows mobile customers to order using a maps-based pin drop feature...
Avolution ramps up digital business productivity with Abacus 5.2 release
“Our focus on making data access and integration quick and easy for Abacus users continues, with the addition of an enhanced REST API."
Fitbit delivers revolutionary update for the Ionic
“With this update, we are delivering on our promise to enhance the smart experience of the Ionic..."
Airbnb is becoming more popular than fried bread in Christchurch
“Airbnb is a clear example of a disruptor; where consumer demand, supported by technology, drives change at exponential rates..."
A deep dive into the Kontrol app for Tesla
Security is extremely important when using an app that controls the entire vehicle...