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With the world outsourcing their projects to Indian app developers, many India-based app developers have come up with apps of their own which have given fierce competition to some international apps and have inspired the trends around the world. India is a major consumer of mobile apps, which acts as a make or break for many startups and new business ideas. Indians have taken their indigenous apps like Zomato and Flipkart to new heights of success, placing them on the top list along with other worldwide competitors. There is no dearth of talent in India. Surprisingly enough, most of these apps are the brainchild of startups rather than being sponsored by major companies. They have come up with their own ventures and made it big.
However, during India’s recent tech explosion, a number of made-in-India apps did not receive the attention they deserved. Some are designed for productivity, while others are designed for utility and fun. Don’t miss out on these made-in-India apps, which could be excellent local alternatives.
LinkedIn paid $90 million for Pulse, a social media platform. Founders of Pulse are Ankit Gupta and Akshay Kothari who also co-founded Alphonso Labs. They were both grad students at Stanford University. The concept for Pulse came to the pair during a course called ‘LaunchPad,’ which pushed students to create a product in 11 weeks.
Akshay Kothari, a self-proclaimed news junkie, despised the fact that he had to use many separate applications to receive the news he wanted to read. He began to wonder if they might gather articles from other news sources and construct a clean, functional, and attractive-looking app utilizing RSS feeds. Thanks to the configurable feed, you can choose from hundreds of sources, including Linkedin Influencers, to see what’s popular among professionals all across the world.
LinkedIn altered the look of their website and app at the beginning of 2017 and decided to integrate LinkedIn Pulse into every user’s home page newsfeed. Now rather than accessing two different interfaces to get professional and business updates, everything was integrated into a single app.
In the age of information explosion and mobile technology, this is an app that has managed to live up to its name and keep track of what is truly going on in the market. It made the headlines in its debut year, 2010, itself when Steve Jobs mentioned the app at Apple’s annual developers’ conference.
SignEasy was developed by Sunil Patro. He graduated from an IIT and was a former Microsoft Employee. His aim was to eliminate the unnecessary struggle of printing out a document, signing it, and scanning it back to be shared back again. SignEasy allows consumers to sign papers digitally from anywhere in the world either by using a stylus, finger or mouse. Alternatively, one can use SignEasy to upload a photo of a handwritten signature on a piece of paper.
SignEasy saw humongous user growth during the pandemic, especially with the HR departments of the organizations. SignEasy recorded a jump of 213% for paid users alone from Human Resources in the second quarter of 2020.
The software is offered on a variety of cloud services, including Evernote, Google Drive, and AppSense, with three pricing options: premium, free, and pay-as-you-go. DocuSign, supported by Google Ventures, and HelloSign, backed by YCombinator, are its top competitors.
The interface is beautifully smooth and with practically no learning curve or setup required, it surpasses in providing a seamless user experience.
It once was the second most downloaded iPad app and the fifth most downloaded iPhone app worldwide.
The well-known restaurant aggregator has a worldwide presence. Zomato provides information concerning nearby restaurants, including menus, photos, and customer reviews.
Zomato had also earned a name for itself in digital marketing with cheeky tweets and off-beat campaigns.
Zomato was initially known as Foodiebay and was created by Deepinder Goyal. Goyal, a post-graduate from IIT-Delhi, was joined by two of his college classmates, Pankaj Chaddah and Gunjan Patidar, who serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer, respectively, for Zomato. Though its current colossal reputation would have you believe otherwise, Zomato truly had humble beginnings. It has to be stated that their timing in releasing the app to coincide with the country’s smartphone boom was brilliant – not to mention the fact that they targeted our weak spot with the avalanche of menus.
Goyal put all of his workplace menu cards on the internet while working at Bain and Company, which gave him the concept for Foodiebay. When his juniors joined him, they built up a database right away. Foodiebay first opened its doors in July 2008, and by 2009, it had expanded to include over 2,000 restaurants in three major cities: Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata. The app was released in 2011 for iOS, Windows, Android, and Blackberry devices with the goal of providing complete information about the restaurants, including prices, menu items, delivery options, and delivery times.’
They extended to all major cities in India in 2012, as well as their first international presence in Dubai, followed by Sri Lanka, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. Zomato is now an international force when it comes to mobile restaurant discovery and search services with in-depth information for 300,000 restaurants in 19 countries. Zomato is available in over 100 Indian cities.
Paytm, once the fastest-growing startup in the online-tech field, was founded years after PayPal and is now a major competitor. Paytm, which is available in 16 countries. Along with its key feature of making online payments, users may also book a flight, send money, buy a movie ticket, top-up their phone and DTH, and much more. It’s one of India’s most popular apps, and it’s now synonymous with online payments. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the app’s founder, is India’s youngest billionaire thanks to the app.
Paytm, India’s own payment app is well-known for allowing users to transfer and receive money via UPI and wallet. Users can also use the software to recharge their phones, shop online, and do other things. The interface is very easy to use and frankly quite interactive even for first-time users. Paytm understood a huge mission of digitizing India during the pandemic. The Paytm teams approached every vendor big or small, in all business verticals and helped them set up digital wallets. The public was more than relieved to find an option for making online payments even with a roadside vegetable seller.
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 an insurance premium. Users can even send/receive money using Paytm.
It was the first payment app in India to reach 100 million downloads in 2017. The company plans to raise roughly Rs 21,800 crore ($3 billion) through an IPO in May 2021. (initial public offering). It could be India’s largest initial public offering (IPO).
Game your video
Game your movie is an iPhone and iPad software that allows you to shoot and edit videos in real-time. The multi-award-winning software (which is also free to download) allows users to make changes to movies while on the road with a simple click of a button.
This app will make you wish you had an iPhone if you don’t already have one. Global Delight, situated in Udupi, is the creator of this multi-award-winning software.
What is it about Games your video that makes it so amazing? It’s a video recording, editing, and sharing app for the iPhone and iPod touch that works in real-time.
Game Your Video is a basic video editing app that allows you to not only edit videos after they’ve been taken but also add effects to them in real-time while filming them on your iOS device.
The app’s user interface is quite simple. Choose “Game Your Video” to add effects to an existing video from your collection, or “Game Your Video Live” to shoot a video from your device and add effects in real-time as you shoot. Both solutions are simple and enjoyable to use.
In the era of TikTok where people are sharing more via videos than text, GYV makes it simple to record, edit and share animated videos with tons of fun features.
Newshunt is for people who are tired of going from one newspaper to another. As a result, it compiles news from a variety of sources and provides regional content in over 11 languages and from hundreds of newspapers. Content is shared in Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and English, among other popular languages. The app also offers ebooks in 50 different languages. It currently has more than 40 million subscribers and more than a billion views.
This one isn’t quite worldwide yet, but it easily outperforms the others in terms of how quickly it grew. NewsHunt is an Indian reading app that could be compared to Flipboard.
It goes by the name of DailyHunt now and is offered as a pre-installed app in many indigenous smartphones.
NewsHunt is one of the fastest-growing reading apps in the country, with over 40 million downloads and over 1.5 million ebooks downloaded.
Newshunt was ahead of its time, with a 4.2 rating on Google Play and a 4 on Apple’s App Store. This was the coolest lightweight solution and source of daily news before In-Shorts. Its entire dynamic revolves around being an eclectic news source. It takes excerpts and headlines from reputable news sources and links them back to their original pages. Newshunt is the next big thing on the Indian app market since it is simple, quick, and efficient.
Newshunt is the fastest-growing app in India today, having won multiple awards. It recognizes that many individuals prefer to read in their native tongues.
People have been sharing 360-degree photos from their journeys on our Facebook timelines recently. While it was amazing to move the image backward, forwards, and even sideways to see exactly what the traveler saw, the fact that it was created by an Indian company added to the excitement.
360 Panorama is an app created by Occipital that allows you to create the most beautiful panorama possible. Because 360 Panorama is all about real-time, several still photos that are afterward stitched together are now a thing of the past.
360-degree panoramic photography is now possible thanks to a sophisticated vision-based technology that analyses photos as they pass through. All you have to do is tap the screen and move your device in any direction, then watch as your panorama is built up as each incoming frame is analyzed. You can save your panorama or share it via email, Twitter, or Facebook once you’ve turned a tight circle.
Making a tight circle in one pass and picking appropriate light are all the technical requirements you need for making your panorama the most beautiful.
Indian mobile apps have successfully dominated the app market in a variety of genres. The mobile phone sector is rapidly expanding, with India just becoming the world’s fastest-growing mobile app market. There are also other start-up incubators springing up across the country, with the most popular apps addressing anything from how to wear a Sari to calling a rickshaw.
With the worldwide agencies favoring Indian companies to outsource their projects, the app development industry is becoming more mature. The business is fluid, and many agencies come and go throughout time, but some do manage to become industry leaders in app development. Over a hundred million people use mobile data in the country, and smartphone sales are at an all-time high. Mobile app developers have also kept up with the latest trends and built a slew of fantastic apps for the Indian market.
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