One of the great things about the arrival of internet technologies is the way that it has allowed countries as far-flung as New Zealand to join the competitive app development marketplace.
So from online pokies games opportunities, to apps that can help save the world, here’s a look at the current wave of Kiwi app developers who are taking on the world.
1. Apps for everyday life
The pioneering New Zealand software firm Sush Mobile have certainly made a big global impression from their offices in Auckland and Wellington. Key amongst their innovative apps is the Where Next app that provides a startlingly intelligent take on locale-specific information so that you can make an informed decision about what to do and where to go in your area dependent on issues of time, local knowledge and even the weather conditions.
Other impressive Auckland innovators include the likes of Moa Creative who have developed the popular Swggr app that combines the pleasures of Instagram and Pinterest so that fashion fans can develop their look and formulate new fashion ideas from the convenience of their smartphone.
2. Gaming entertainment
New Zealand has also been playing a large part in the mobile gaming revolution thanks to app developers such as Tauranga-based Naked Apps who’ve developed a range of traditional puzzle games that make full use of the glorious retina graphic displays of the current generation of mobile devices.
3. Apps for global change
Whilst a quick game of online pokies can prove fun, the Wellington-based software company Paper Kite have revealed a more serious side to app development with their United Nations Handbook app that makes the intricacies of this global institution for more palatable thanks to the simple user interface.
And bringing a little help to our wildlife are Wellington’s Boost New Media who have developed a wildlife tracking app so that anybody can quickly spot and share information about the sighting of a particularly endangered animal.
So from revolutionary developments in online pokies, to digital assistance in selecting your look for the day, there are many ways that New Zealand’s app developers are helping us live a richer life in the 21st century.