Best Mobile Apps of 2012

Nerd Insider By Nerd Insider, 28th Dec 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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But what were the best apps released this year? Well, read on to find out!

2012 in review

Anyone who makes anything even approaching full use of their smartphone will be able to tell you there were some great apps released this year. Indeed, it seems every passing year we're making a massive amount of progress with regards to what you can do on your mobile.

But what were the best apps released this year? Well, read on to find out!

National Rail Enquiries

Regular travellers probably won't need to be told the virtues of this app, but if you've not been making use of it yet, it gives you live travel information and a journey planner, as well as an alarm that'll wake you up if you nod off near your station. Fantastic!

It also features a "Get Me Home" button, that's been getting rave reviews. To cut a long story short, it presents the quickest way to get you home, wherever you are in the country.


The best apps provide a neat solution for an everyday activity. As with the rail app, Pingit from Barclays is genuinely useful. Proof that the best apps don't need to be overly-complicated; this handy app allows Barclays customers to quickly and securely send money to anyone, even if they don’t bank with Barclays. Quite an innovative year for Barclaycard: Pingit, the tap-and-go Paytag sticker and a new balance transfer credit card with a record two years interest-free.

BBC Olympics App

Okay, so it's not going to be relevant going forward, but the BBC should be applauded for all the hard work that went into its Olympics App this summer. Sure, they had an advantage over the competition since they had the rights to all the footage, but it was just a well-designed app from top to bottom, allowing users to experience footage from every aspect of the Games in live or highlight form.

BBC iPlayer Radio

Another cracking app from the Beeb, this app allows you to listen to live coverage of any BBC Radio Station. Its true unique selling point is the fact that it hosts all the content from the previous week as well. It's pretty straightforward and easy to use as well, definitely a plus point for radio listeners that aren't all that tech savvy, earning it extra kudos.


A new spin on how to listen to your music (sorry…), Songzashowcases music created for particular times of the day or moods. Ever wanted the perfect music for "Putting on your Party Dress" or "Reading the Paper"? There's an app for that…

Great strides forward have definitely been made app-wise in 2012 – let’s see what 2013 brings to raise the bar even further.


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