Grab a towel and head to the nearest beach; turn up and count down Triple J’s Hottest 100; throw whatever you have on the barbie and enjoy the day off if you’re lucky enough to get it – however you celebrate this Australia Day (Thursday 26th January) chances are there will be an iPhone or iPad lurking nearby. So how do you combine the best of gadgetry and patriotism? Apple Australia has put together a true blue list of Aussie apps on iOS plus some nifty accessories for you to check out. See the full list from Apple below.
Get fired up with 100 great barbecue recipes
If there’s liquid in a recipe, it might as well be beer.
Make Me: Barbecue
More than 50 fabulous new recipes for the grill
The Australia Day app provides you with interactive event listings in your area.
Big Day Out
This is the official app for the Big Day Out 2012. See every artist playing and where they are playing. Add filters by location to drill down to what you want to see.
Cricket LIVE australia
Watch live TV coverage of this summer’s Australian international & Big Bash cricket action on your iPhone.
Kia Tennis app presents player statistics and information, a map of the Australian Open, Australian Open history and exclusive interviews with players and personalities with KIA Open Drive videos.
Official beach safety app from Surf Life Saving Australia. This app offers unrivalled coverage of Australian beaches, users can access detailed information about weather, forecasts, tide, water temperatures and service patrol periods.
Challenge your friends to the who, what where, when surf trivia app developed by RipCurl and Australian Surfing Life.
An initiative of Cancer Council Victoria, find out the weather forecast, the UV level and sun protection times for wherever you are in Australia. You can even use the vitamin D tracker to find out if you’re getting enough UV.
Make your grocery shopping easier, save money on your favourite items and locate your closest store has never been easier.
Pizza Hut Australia
Personalise, save and order – the all new Pizza Hut iPhone app. Create your own pizzas, order half ‘n’ half and do much more!
Live Traffic NSW
Office Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) and Transport Management Centre (TMC) app, provides the latest traffic information including incidents, roadworks, major events, fires & floods to allow motorists to make the best possible travel decisions.
Show the Loo
Find the nearest public toilet with the facilities you need.
15 of the Best: BBQ & Beer Songs
iGrill can revolutionise the way you cook and grill by letting you enjoy more time with family and friends instead of slaving over the BBQ! iGrill gives you peace of mind that your food will be perfectly cooked, at target temperature and safe for consumption. iGrill communicates with your iPhone iPod or iPad via a secure, long-range Bluetooth connection.
An iPhone case with a built-in bottle opener is the perfect accessory for anyone who likes to throw a great Australian BBQ.
If any of you have the above apps, albums, books or accessories let us know what you think of them in the comments section below. Happy Australia Day from the entire Macworld team!