update It's nearing Rugby World Cup (RWC) time at this year's host country, New Zealand, so if you've booked your tickets and are counting down the days till the footy starts, here are some apps that will help you find your way around all the sheep in New Zealand.
In this app wrap, you'll find a number of handy guides, attractions and games for when you can peel yourself away from the footy matches.
Stay on top of the teams, scores, match schedules, stadium information and so much more during the Rugby World Cup. In between games, you can also check out what's on in New Zealand. This is a very handy app to have, indeed.
It'd be very un-Australian of us to not mention sheep when we're talking about New Zealand. So here's a game that will preoccupy you during the quiet moments of the rugby. The game is simple: launch the sheep into the sky and keep tapping the screen to make the woolly fella fly high and collect as many stars as you can.
While watching the rugby, why not play a little game yourself on your smartphone? Flick Kick Rugby does pretty much what its namesake suggests; flick the footy with your finger, aiming the ball at the goal posts.
See New Zealand in a different way with augmented reality. Digital information is laid on top of what your smartphone can see to display the area in a different way that can't be seen with the naked eye.
So you've taken photos of the footy, but before you hit send and show it off to your social network, PicSay lets you add word balloons and graphics, as well as allowing you to colour correct and distort photos.
This is a handy all-round app that will help you find things to do, where to shop, what's nearby and how to get there. Also included are 100 self-driving journeys that you can take once the RWC is over ... or, heaven forbid, your country has lost the match and you no longer care about the rugby.
The New Zealand Travel Guide app is almost like a history guide, letting you know about the country's heritage. It also prepares you on what to expect when you visit New Zealand, including money matters, visa, what the climate is like at that time of year and so much more.
Just like its namesake says, it has maps of Dunedin that don't need an internet connection. So all you footy fans can't get lost while trying to find your way to the stadium and then back to your hotel (or local pub).
This app is filled with self-guided walks around the chosen city you've downloaded — either Wellington or Auckland (there's even one for Christchurch if you venture away from the RWC). What's more is that the maps are offline! No internet connection, and no surprising data roaming fees when you return home.
We combined these apps into one slide, as they are by the same creator and do the same thing, but for different cities in New Zealand. One is for Wellington, the other for Auckland. They're both timetables for buses, trains and ferries, and are regularly updated (yes, you'll need internet to use this) to show real-time information.
This app was created by Air New Zealand, and it lets you plan your travel to the footy capital. Flights can be booked via the app, and you can look up various activities that can be had at each region, as well as the customary maps and Wi-Fi finder. It's a good all-round app to have on your phone.
For those who are unaccustomed to Kiwi slang, then this app is a must-have and should be downloaded before you step foot in the country. And just so you know, Kiwi is both a bird and the nickname for New Zealanders.
XE Currency is wonderfully simple, which is all you need for a foreign currency calculator. You won't be confused with how much a schooner of beer or a hot dog actually costs in your home currency. You can add as many currencies as you like, and calculate the amount you require from any one of the currencies with a simple press of the finger.
OK, so you're going to watch the RWC, but do you actually know what a drop kick, a dummy or even a mulligrubber is? The Rugby Expert acts like a dictionary, which will explain all of that rugby jargon for you.
If you couldn't go to New Zealand to watch the rugby, then download the Heineken Rugby Clubhouse app. It lets you get in on the action, by letting you kick penalty goals in the same conditions as the rugby player at the exact same time as it's happening in New Zealand. Yup, you read right, it'll be in real time!
The app also has other rugby goodies, such as a training challenge, match replays and the Heineken Rugby Clubhouse Finder, where you can join mates in some of Australia's hotels that are playing the matches on telly.