Popular Smartphone Apps Made in India
India is excelling in numerous fields today, and technology is no different. So here is a list of some great mobile apps that you use on a near-daily basis, without realizing that they are made in India.
These span a whole bunch of categories, including Travel, Entertainment, Payments and more. Here they go.
1. MakeMyTrip – Clearly one of the most popular apps when it comes to planning travel. The app offers exclusive discounts to users and also serves an optimized browsing experience on 2G connections. Along with this, MakeMyTrip has information about exciting travel deals every Thursday.
2. IRCTC - A popular app from Indian Railways, IRCTC helps users in booking railway tickets with ease. The app also allows users to plan their travel by booking exclusive tour packages. Apart from railway tickets, users can also book tickets for flight and bus.
3. Goibibo – For fast and safe online booking of everything from flight tickets to hotels, Goibibo is a must-have. The app recently got an update and now lets users earn ‘goCash’ whenever any of their contacts books a ticket using Goibibo. This ‘goCash’ can be later used by customers to book their own tickets.
4. Gaana - Gaana is a one stop shop for all music lovers. The app offers unlimited access to Hindi Bollywood songs as well as regional music. Gaana offers paid subscription at Rs 99/month, which enables users to download unlimited songs.
5. BookMyShow – BookMyShow is a movie-ticket booking app which has expanded to include theatre plays and other similar events in general. It provides a complete schedule of upcoming events and enables users to book tickets in advance. Along with this, BookMyShow also sends notifications reminding users of show timings.
6. Wynk – Airtel’s music streaming app Wynk has over 2.5 million songs, covering both Indian and International music. The app offers a huge music library covering all genres and categories including Pop, Rock, Bhangra, Devotional and Party. Moreover, Airtel offers free Wynk subscription with its 3G and 4G data packs.
7. Paytm – One of the fastest online payment apps that also has an online shopping experience built-in, Paytm allows users to pay all their bills using the Paytm wallet money. The app can also be used to book cabs, as well as to pay insurance premium. Users can even send/receive money using Paytm.
8. FreeCharge – FreeCharge is another online payment app which comes with an integrated wallet. Users can pay their bills, shop online and send/receive money with WhatsApp contacts using FreeCharge. It also offers cashback offers and discounts to users.
9. MobiKwik – MobiKwik lets users shop cashless while earning cashbacks. The app can be used to find buses and other related information like route details and ticket prices. These can be paid for via the MobiKwik app.
10. Teen Patti - Teen Patti is a popular card game with more than 5 million downloads. It is a three-card game similar to other casino games like Poker, Texas Holdem Poker and Flash or Flush. The app’s developers also offer other games like Indian Rummy, which have garnered more than a million downloads.
11. Car Run - Car Run is a fast and action-packed car racing game that tests the players’ driving skills, while evading chasing police cars.
popular smartphone apps made in India
12. Flipkart - Flipkart is arguably one of the most popular e-commerce portals and its app is equally good. It offers products from various categories and Flipkart also gives additional discount on shopping done via the app.
13. Snapdeal – Snapdeal is another home grown e-commerce app that promises to deliver a great online shopping experience to users. The app offers all discounts that are available on the website.
14. Infibeam - Infibeam offers a wide range of products in categories like mobiles, books, lifestyle, fashion, accessories and many more. The app offers ‘hot deals’ and 'magic box' which ensure best rates for products available online.
15. Hike – Instant messaging apps are quite popular with the masses, and Indian app Hike excels in this category. The app offers interesting features like stickers for an enjoyable communication experience. Hike also has features like free calling and offline messaging.
16. Just Dial - Just Dial works as a one stop solution for all kinds of daily needs - whether it is information about currently playing movies or nearby restaurants. The app also provides details regarding hotels, electronics stores, taxi services, florists and much more.
17. Quikr – Online classifieds portal Quikr’s app lets users buy, sell, rent and find anything online. Users can easily chat with potential buyers and sellers using the app, without revealing their contact details. The app claims to add about 26 million new users per month.
18. OLX – Another great classifieds-related app, OLX makes it a cakewalk to buy and sell second-hand stuff online. Buyers and sellers are also offered numerous ways to connect with each other.