5 APPS THAT BETTER YOUR LIFE WITH LARA HORNE

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1. Drop Drop

Background:
Drop Drop is a water saving app developed by UCT’s Department of Information Systems.
The Western Cape is currently in a water crisis and we all need to do our part to save water in order to make our lives better.

How it works:
Drop Drop makes suggestions on how to save water in your home which reduces water consumption and lowers your water bill. Drop drop betters your life, one drop at a time.

Where can you get it?
The app is free from the App Store on Android devices only.

2. Khan Academy

Background:
You can brush up on your school subjects with this app. Khan Academy is an educational app that offers over 10 000 videos on subjects such as math, science, history and economics – bettering your life through education.

How it works:
You can download the videos while you’re connected to wifi and then view them at a later stage.

Where can you get it?
The app is free from the App Store on both iOS and Android devices.

3. GEM

Background:
GEM stands for Going the Extra Mile. GEM is a mobile rewards platform app for volunteers in South Africa.

How it works:
Users earn GEMs by doing community work such as separating waste & planting trees and can spend the GEMs in the app on airtime, pre-paid electricity, data & movie tickets. The GEM app betters your life and the lives of others.

Where can you get it?
The app is free from the App Store on both iOS and Android devices.

4. PriceCheck

Background:
PriceCheck is a South African price comparison app.

How it works:
You can check and compare product prices online and you can also use the in-app barcode scanning feature that allows you to scan a product and compare prices instantly and on the spot, making your life better.

Where can you get it?
The app is free from the App Store on both iOS and Android devices.

5. Gautrain

Background:
The Gautrain is a railway system in Gauteng, South Africa.

How it works:
The Gautrain app helps you locate your nearest Gautrain station and bus stops, view timetables and calculate estimated fares, which helps make your life better.

Where can you get it?
The app is free from the App Store on both iOS and Android devices.

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By Lara Horne