Apps every phone likely needs
Technology and the birth of diverse applications have made things easier for everyone, even altering our lifestyles.
Take a peek at some of the top lifestyle apps present in most smartphones.
1. Grab & Uber—The ridesharing revolution brought about by the on-demand service vehicle app has grown into a multibillion peso industry, especially in the Philippines that is yet to have its own efficient mass transport system.
2. Eatigo—Filipinos today are now known as the dine-out generation because of their time-strapped and on-the-go lifestyle and the Eatigo app is one of the favorite restaurant reservation apps of this generation.
Eatigo aims to connect empty tables with empty stomachs.
3. Spotify—This music and podcast streaming app has been rocking the world of music lovers since it was launched in October 2008. Available in Europe, most of the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia, Spotify allows music to be browsed through or searched by parameters such as artist, album, genre, playlist or record label.
As of June 2017, it had more than 140 million monthly active users and more than 60 million paying subscribers.
4. Netflix—Boasting a massive library of video content at an affordable price, Netflix has dramatically changed today’s viewing habits. Founded in 1997, Netflix started online streaming after 10 years when their titles were only limited to 1,000. Its success exploded in the first quarter of 2017 with 98.75 million subscribers and breached the 100-million subscriber mark shortly after its first-quarter report in April.
5. AirBnB—Travelers swear by AirBnB as the most seamless app to book your accommodation. You choose your location, your price range, amenities and the type of accommodation you want, key in your preferred dates and number of persons staying and AirBnB gives you a shortlist that would match your requirements and preferences.
6. Lalamove—Who would have thought that an app that’s created for van hiring would shake up this industry?
Created in December 2013 and then known as EasyVan, its main purpose is to leverage on the sharing economy and satisfying a specific logistical need which is van hiring. In 2014, EasyVan expanded to Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and numerous cities in Southeast Asia. It has since been rebaptized as “Lalamove.”
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