Technology is the new in! With recent developments in mobile technology, day-to-day life has become easier than ever. There is an app for almost everything in India. Cabs, food, online tickets, you name it – we have it! According to a new report by App Annie, India has become the world’s fastest growing market for mobile apps on both Android and iOS interfaces. Wondering what are most downloaded apps in India? Here are the most popular apps that can be helpful for you as a relocating expat in this country.
Walnut app: “Money Manager”. Walnut is the best money manager app to automatically and securely track your monthly spends. Stay within budget, pay bills on time.
Social Media Sites: “Social Networking”. Most of the popular social media apps in India are an extension of their websites. For instance, Facebook and Twitter are two most popular social networking sites in India having presence of their apps on virtually every person’s cell phone. Instagram hast also gained popularity owing to it user friendly platform – A simple, fun & creative way to capture, edit & share photos, videos & messages with friends & family.
Personal Messaging: “Personal Messages / PMs”. WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.
Practo: “Doctor appointments and tracking”. Practo connects you with everything you need to take care of yourself and your loved ones — find great doctors and book instant appointments, chat with them online, order medicines, book lab tests, get personalized health tips and store all your health records digitally and stay fit the easy way.
Urban Clap: “Local professionals at your doorstep”. Urban Clap helps you hire local professionals to get things done that matter in your life. Be it a professional like Yoga instructors Photographer, Makeup artist, Birthday planner, Interior designer, Art teacher, Counselors, Tax consultant etc.; or handymen like Electrician, Plumber, Carpenter, Home cleaning, AC repair services, Pest control services – all are a click away from your home. .
Candy Crush: “Games”. This highly additive game can be found in almost everyone’s mobile now-a-days. This free app is a perfect past time and mind teaser for your brains which will glue you to your phone for sure! Want more? Candy Crush comes in three exciting variants! Choose your favorite one.
SHAREit: “App/File Sharing”. Gone are the days of Bluetooth sharing, SHAREit is the new in! By far the fastest and easiest file transfer app is here for the rescue. Be it HD movies, videos, music, wallpapers or GIFs, just SHAREit! The newly added powerful media player is another feather in the cap that helps you manage & enjoy your own videos and music.
Food Ordering Apps: “Online Food ordering”. Using Swiggy, Uber eats, and Zomato you can order food & beverages online from restaurants near & around you. They deliver food from your neighborhood local joints, your favorite cafes, luxurious & elite restaurants in your area, and also from chains like Dominos, KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Fresh Menu, Mc Donald’s, Subway, Faasos, Cafe Coffee Day, Taco Bell, and more. Zomato can also double up as a food and restaurant dictionary by featuring restaurants nearby your location, customer reviews and real time pictures of ambience & food items. Like the restaurant, book a table right from the app and avail discounts as well. Exciting bit?
Booking a Taxi: “Book-a-Cab”. Whether you’re going to the airport or across town, there’s always an Uber and OLA for every occasion. These are ridesharing app for fast, reliable rides in minutes—day or night. With these apps you just tap to request a ride, and it’s easy to pay with credit or cash in select cities. Want to drive on your own? Try Zoomcar.
Online Grocery Shopping: “Online Grocery Shopping”. Ever been bored going grocery shopping? Crowded places, long billing ques… Ah! So tiring! But not anymore with online grocery stores. Godrej Natures Basket & Big basket are India’s foremost online grocery stores for the widest, finest, freshest foods and gourmet from across the globe. Enjoy hassle-free online grocery shopping and home delivery at just a click of a button.
Movie Tickets: “Entertainment and events”. With Book My Show’s app you can book tickets for movies, plays, concerts, sports and many other events happening in the city. You can book and buy movie tickets online. This app also lets you check movie show timings, theatre lists, read reviews & news.
LBB: “Little Black Book”. This app is the go-to place to sort out your weekend. Search and discover highly recommended places, products, local experiences & much more – only on LBB.
What’s Hot (City): “Things to do around city”. What’s Hot is an editorially curated discovery and exploration platform for events, concerts, drama, standup comedy, newly opened restaurants, critic reviews and stories in your city.
Nykaa: “Online ordering of beauty supplies”. Buy cosmetics online at the best prices and avail discounts with India’s premier beauty shopping app Nykaa. Never miss a trend and browse products for men and women through makeup, skincare, hair care, appliances, perfumes, bath & body, luxury, herbal, wellness, mom & baby products and more which are in sync with the latest beauty products, fashion trends.
We hope this collection of useful apps curated by Lexagent will help making your stay in India more convenient and awesome. We would love to hear from you if you are using any app which is making your life easier in India. Please write your insight in the comment box.