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“Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun.” – Albert Einstein
Published September 25th 2013
Save money and time with these free Apps

The city of wonders, Melbourne has over time delighted and dazzled Melburnians with a wide array of Apps which appeal to both the heart and the wallet.

1. Melbourne Train Trapper – Melbourne Train Trapper is an excellent app for, you guessed it, trapping trains or more precisely finding out train timetables. This handy, easy to use and highly user-friendly app allows the user to keep abreast of the train timetables, anytime of the day. The simple setup ensures that just by inserting the railway station names you become privy to all the trains leaving the platforms of specific railway stations in the next few hours.

You can even record some train stations as your favourites so the app will show the trains for that specific station for the next 15-30minutes. The easy search option makes life a lot easier while the reminders make sure you will not miss another train again. The clever light reading option incorporates small articles from the newspapers which are updated daily. This app can be downloaded in both iPhone and Android phones.

2. Metlink – The Metlink app is the official Metlink or now PTV app aimed at illuminating Melbourne public transport users with all the lucid details of our Melbourne public transport system. The journey planner option makes it possible to plan your journey from one point to another while utilising trains, buses and trams. More extensive than the Train Trapper app, this app makes available all the avenues of transporting to any given location.

Information on disruptions to services can be accessed via the current service alternations and planned service alternations options. Additionally, you can record your regular journey plans as favourites for easy accessibility. Like the first app, this is available in both Iphone and Android phones.

3. Melbourne City Guide – An initiative by Tripadvisor, the Melbourne City Guide app is an amazing collection of facts on restaurants for dining in, hotels and accommodations, major attractions, funky bars and cafes, retail therapy destinations and so forth. This app is a one stop shop for anything and everything to do and see in Melbourne and will aid both tourists and locals in discovering Melbourne's hidden gems. This app is available in Android.

4. Melbourne Speed Camera Alert – The Melbourne Speed Camera Alert is free Android app provides instant alert for Melbourne's motorist when speed cameras are detected enabling users to slow down. Designed to work at background, this app remains active when the phone is in sleep mode or the user is navigating through other apps. GPS activation is required to get precise camera and user coordinates. The map view demonstrates the camera locating in the map on the screen.

5. 13Cabs – Hailing a taxi has been made as easy as pie by 13Cabs App. The easy to navigate app can be downloaded in both Iphone and Android Apps. The numerous features include booking a cab through the app, recording booking history, a fare estimator to estimate cost of the proposed trip, Taxi Tracker to take picture of the cab number and much more.

6. Radio Melbourne – The Radio Melbourne App is a congregation of all the radio stations in Melbourne allowing you to listen to free music all day. Listen to over 30 Melbourne radio stations, on the go. All ABC radio services are listed together with many music stations and community radio services in Melbourne. This app is available in Android phones.
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Try the free Melbourne App built by Go2 Australia who also have the extensive Great Ocean Road App. bitly.com/melbourne-iphone-app
by melbo (score: 0|7) 2538 days ago
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