Android Apps for Australia

By Steve McFarlane

The Android platform has no doubt become one of the most popular mobile platforms, with solutions to meet the wants and desires of most consumers. In this roundup we highlight some of the top ranked Android apps among Australian users.

Australia TV Time

This is an ad-supported TV guide app for Australian FreeView TV channels. Use the app to list available channels in your region, programs that are now playing and detailed program information for the next 4 days.

Some of the channels that you can access include: ABC1-3, ABC News 24, SBS ONE, SBS HD, SBS TWO, Seven, 7TWO, 7mate, Nine, GEM, GO!, One, TEN, ELEVEN, TVS, Prime …, and others depending on your region.

Weather Australia

This is a free (no ads) Android app for Australia that provides weather information from Australia’s National weather agency (the Bureau of Meteorology).  The app features:

  • Weather observations and forecasts for hundreds of locations around Australia and Antarctica
  • You can automatically detect or manually select your location
  • Animated rain radars (range: 64km, 128km, 256km, 512km where available)
  • Animated wind radar (where available)
  • National animated rain radar
  • Past 24-hour or 72-hour weather observations
  • Extended range forecasts for regional locations
  • Rain probability forecasts
  • Current UV values for capital cities, Newcastle and Townsville
  • 4 widget themes to suit your home screens
  • 4 in-app background themes

AG Aussie News FREE

Access a mobile version of Australia’s major newspapers. The app is not pretty but you will have access to some of Australia’s best newspapers including: The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, Brisbane Times, Brisbane Times, The Australian Business Review…(and many more). You can also add papers from more than 20 countries and customize the app with animations and backgrounds.


With this app you can do a quick search to find the cheapest fuel in your current location or an area you will be traveling through. The app contains gas prices for the entire metro area, the Northern, Southern and East suburbs as well as the Hills. Once you find a station with good prices long press it to have Google Maps navigate you there.

NRL Live Scores League Now

Get free and live NRL scores on you phone with this sport info app. With the app working as it should you will get instant score updates with score type and name of scorer, while the game is in progress. The app will also give you access to the:

  • The latest news, weather forecast, injuries, odds, expert tips, winning streak and tipping trends for every game.
  • The NRL ladder and win/loss history for teams.

The app provides information on the following NRL teams: Brisbane Broncos, Bulldogs, Canberra Raiders, North Queensland Cowboys, Cronulla Sharks, Rabbitohs, St George Illawarra Dragons, Sydney Roosters, Gold Coast Titans, Manly Sea Eagles, Melbourne Storm, Newcastle Knights, Pernith Panthers, New Zealand Warriers, Wests Tigers, Queensland Maroons and NSW Blues.

Melbourne Train Trapper

Has complete timetable guide for the Melbourne Metro Train Network. The app allows you to find the trains times for any Metro train service. For your convenience Train Trapper can detects your location and displays the arrival times for the nearest station. You can also save your favorite stations so you can quickly get information on the next arrival and scheduling information. Here is a full features list:

  • Shows upcoming trains for your nearest or selected station
  • Filter based on line and train direction
  • Add stations to your favorites for quicker station selection and also quick views of when the train will arrive
  • Heaps of customizing settings available including ‘Home Lines’, which will automatically filter the display to those lines when the app starts up
  • Search for trains at any time of day and between up to 2 train lines at a time
  • Perform a long press on any train from the main screen to set a reminder or inform other users of a train delay.
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