Whether your smartphone is new or second hand, the first thing you do is add some of your favorite apps. These days apps are increasing at rocket speed, making all of us more and more addicted to them. But not every app adds value to your phone. We have shortlisted some essential apps across categories that are a must-have for every phone. These are available on both the Google Play store and the Apple App Store and no phone is complete without them.
According to an industry report recently released, the WhatsApp Messenger crossed Facebook to become the most popular Facebook-owned app in the last year. According to App Annie’s The State of Mobile 2019 report, Facebook is no longer the most popular mobile application, based on total monthly active users, among the social network’s various offerings. WhatsApp brings mass connectivity and is one of the most popular mobile social apps worldwide, for personal and professional use.
Though Facebook has more downloads in comparison, Instagram is considered a more qualitative app. It is one of the most used social media application, largely by millennials. Instagram has more privacy and quality features, such as IGTV and as well as better filters. Today, the number of followers on Instagram has become a new status symbol for celebrities and sharing videos and photos by using #hashtags is the modern way to stay connected. Instagram also has a feature which allows users to post photos and videos to other social networking sites.
UC Browser, world’s leading mobile browser and a content platform from the Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, is one of the must-have apps for any smartphone user in India. UC has been present in the Indian market since 2009 and has steadfastly gained users’ trust and reputation in the local market with its high-quality product experience. The browser has a strong reputation for fast downloading and traffic saving and is the first to introduce newsfeeds on its platform. With this, UC is fast transforming from a browser tool to a content platform.
Hotstar is one of the most popular streaming app in India. Though Hotstar doesn’t offer the same level of original shows as you get on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, it does include a wide spectrum of watchable content – a mix of local and international movies and shows, access to stream TV channels and the live telecast of major cricket matches aimed at Indian users. But the best part about Hotstar is that it a wide variety of content on it is unpaid and gives the audience a chance to binge on their favourite shows, anytime anywhere.
Guiddoo app builds in-destination experiences and offers travelers information and details on activities, provides audio-visual travel guides and booking and information options for hotels, restaurants and shopping. With 50,000+ activities handled and 22000 + customers and a 20X growth in revenue in the last 18 months, Guiddoo is making rapid foray into the Indian travel market. It offers travel partners and Indian international traveler’s curated In-Destination experiences (Tours & Activities, Dining, Shopping, Entertainment) which are ideally suited for the Indian traveler profile which differ from global products in experience type, culinary habits, prices among others.