Saturday, July 6, 2013

Top 7 Most Favorite Smartphone Apps

By SheebaSudeep

Smartphones has recently made its presence in our lives as a personal assistant to help ourselves in every situation. The transition has been in full force with the support  of a few apps. While it’s happening faster in some countries, India too, is catching up fast. So you can eat, travel, shop and do much else with apps.

Read on to know the apps those are widely used by India,according  to Hindustan Times.


India loves to go crazy with  music. The most trending apps in this area are:

Saavn- iOS and Android

Gaana- Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Java, Windows

Hungama- Android, iOS, BlackBerry

Saavn and Gaana have large libraries, but Hungama lets to discover music in a more intuitive manner.

Both Saavn and Gaana have paid subscription services which allow saving songs for off-line enjoyment. These songs are available as long as the user’s subscription is active. Those of who interested in being a radio jockey can draw up a playlist of favorite songs without ad breaks.


Most of the travel apps have cut on the queue concept as well as save money especially with the online ticketing by the Indian railways.

The Railways has itself expanded by using mobile ticketing centres that use wireless Internet to connect to its server. Apart from that, umpteen number of apps from independent developers like Cleartrip app (Android, iOS, Windows) lets booking of rail tickets as well as flights and hotels, while MakeMyTrip, Golbibo and Redbus can do bus tickets as well.

#5 Entertainment

In the land of Bollywood masala and desi flicks, apps like Spuul (iOS and Android) comes at your hand to watch Indian movies and TV shows for free, interestingly without ads. If you spend 285 a month, it lets you watch an unlimited stream of free and premium movies. Special movies need to be rented separately.

Apps like BigFlix (iOs, Android, Windows and BlackBerry) comes at 249 per month which has no-limit plan that has thousands of movies across languages, with no breaks or ads. Those who buy the annual plan, it works out just to 149 a month.

Those interested in small screen can opt for Mundu TV (Android, iOS, Windows, BlackBerry) and make an own subscription pack just like the satellite connection starting at 127 a month.


By any chance if you get lost in a strange city, here are maps to your rescue.

Map My India (2500 on iOS, 250 on Android and free on BlackBerry). It is the first-mover in digitally mapping India. The app is created with a database consisting of first-hand surveys. It includes properly marked addresses and roads, buildings in 3D that help specify the location and a brilliant point-of-interest database that lets to search by house number and address in 30 cities.

Besides MapMyIndia, Google Maps is much more precise and accurate, whether in cities or on the highways. In addition, there are other navigational devices and maps, but not apps.

#3 Eat

If you are a foodie and love to try out different cuisines and eateries in the town, then apps can be of best help. Apps like Zomato (Android, Windows, iOS and BlackBerry) give a list of restaurants by city, by locales in a city, by cuisine as well as dishes. Be it a café that sells pasta in Bangalore or vada-sambar in Delhi, it offers you a perfect eatery.

Besides, Food Panda (iOS) and Just Eat (Windows, iOS and Android) offer wide range of stuff such as booking a table and ordering takeaways. Food Panda also lets to store orders for a re-order and built-in coupons offers discount at some restaurants.

#2 Shopping

Online shopping has its strong roots in mobile, with umpteen number of apps for finding best deals, comparing prices and discounts on the go. There are numerous, well polished shopping apps available now optimized for Smartphones and tablets running on Android and iOS. Apps like Snapdeal, eBay, Naaptol, Flipkart and GroupOn are some of the popularly used shopping apps in India.

Users can track deals and offers from nearby areas and at the same time benefit from all-India deals as well. In order to pay for their purchases, users can directly pay within the application and if needed they can also go in for convenient payment options such as EMI and even cash on delivery.

#1 Health & Fitness:

Majority of the Indians are diverting to utility applications on mobile phones to treat aches and pains.

From migraine to headache or suggestions on plastic surgery, users download specialized apps that offer advice on demand from qualified doctors. Some of the most popular health and fitness apps in India include My Tracks, Endomondo Sports Tracker and Calorie Counter which works best on all android devices.