Byline: NIGEL THOMPSON
Crystal Ski Holidays' latest version of its winter sports app is a slick, good-looking creation with new features including Find my Friends to locate people on the mountain using GPS and message them.
It has Recommended Routes put together by resort teams, an interactive piste map view plus the Ski Tracking option to monitor distance, speed, altitude and duration.
Free on Apple now and on Android early next month. crystalski.co.uk/ skiexplorerapp.
Emirates Airline has released its iPad app for use on the iPhone. Passengers will be able to book flights, select seats and meals, manage their frequent flyer accounts, check-in and download their boarding pass directly to Passbook and also get push notifications for flight boarding, gate changes, and baggage carousel numbers. Emirates.com.
Marrakech Riad is the aptly-named free guide to the Red City from a local firm under the same name which operates four local boutique properties.
Originally released in January, it's been snappily updated and is out for Apple and Android. It features a map showing popular tourist attractions, tips, walks and guides to restaurants and bars plus discounts. The Apple version is better than the android one. marrakech-riad.co.uk.