The number of organizations that have apps to present information, news, and data grows daily. Here is a brief snapshot of free apps that students have found useful, interesting, or simply fun. Please be careful when downloading apps and remember to “practice safe computing” at all times.
AJE Live (English language TV broadcast by Al Jazeera)
DB Navigator (German railroad schedules)
Exchange LE (foreign currency exchange rate calculator)
International Committee of the Red Cross
International Monetary Fund
My TSA (US Transportation Security Agency airport information)
NHK TV live (Japanese television)
Satellite Tracker (one of several apps that provide transit information on human objects in space)
SNCF Direct (French national railroad information)
The Hill (United States congressional news)
The Nation Now
UN FCCC Negotiator
United Nations News Reader
World Bank Group
In addition, many national governments and most US television stations have apps, as do leading print and electronic news organizations around the world. Apps that offer foreign travel information and traffic cameras abound.