Recently, I wrote about the burgeoning growth of mobile applications and the ability to take the internet with you. There have been a few developments in the past few months that both make this more relevant and more affordable for the Kiwi Catholic geek to consider…
Firstly, Vodafone have come out with new pricing that makes using the internet on the run a lot more affordable. With the new casual plan announced, taking effect from 27th of July, you can download 10MB of information a day for only $1 per day. This is the equivalent of roughly 200 webpages, plenty enough to keep you occupied in down time.
The second big announcement was from Apple – the iPhone is set to hit New Zealand shores on July the 11th. This phone has received rave reviews overseas and is famed for its ease of use and functionality. It makes for a great way to get mobile information on the run!
So to close, some more links to good mobile resources:
Trademe – the iconic New Zealand trading site now has a great site for mobile users, meaning that even if you’re stuck on the train, you don’t have to miss the close of the auction for the rare bible you’ve been trying to win! Go to http://m.trademe.co.nz from your phone.
Sacred Space – this is an excellent site run by the Irish Jesuit Centre. It gives a daily reflection and prayer for you to work through at your own pace and is a great way to spend the commute into the office (or home!) Head to http://www.sacredspace.ie/mobile/en
And finally, a plug for a local site: http://www.beingfrank.co.nz is a great blog by a bunch of NZ Catholics. Updated every day at around 12pm, there is always a greay range of discussions and opinions that I can heartly recommend. This site is both web and mobile friendly, so can be read both at your desk and on the run!