India has been blessed with large number of smartphones running Google Android mobile operating system. After the purchase, mobile apps play a crucial role in keeping the user enthused and engaged with the mobile phone. Recently there has been a rise of India centric Android apps in the Google Play store.
The concept of paying for an app is slowly picking up in India, mostly in the well-informed and educated users. However, there are certain apps developed by Indian based companies and meant specifically for the Indian audience. Well of course, anyone visiting from outside India can easily make the best of these applications to enjoy their trip.
Here is a selection of five apps that we believe are really nice and must have on your phone to enjoy some of the best services being offered in India.
Indians love food and there is nothing better than an app that gives you all details about a restaurant close to you with recommendations of recipes and even reviews. The Zomato app is an extension of its online presence for the mobile phone users who love to grab a bite whenever they can.
Zomato allows the user to register for creating a profile and maintaining an activity for rating, recommending, and writing reviews on the restaurants visited.
The Zomato app offers clean and neat user interface with ample amount of information right from approximate cost of the meal to the map to reach to the restaurant. For anyone who loves food and likes checking out new food junctions must have the Zomato app from the Google Play store.
As one of the most popular music streaming service, Saavn does offer some of the best features required to listen to music. This service offers a great collection of Bollywood and Indian music (Hindi, Tamil and Punjabi) under one umbrella. The best part of Saavn is that one need not purchase the songs from the website and also it can be accessed anytime (you need internet connection though).
Dedicated apps of Saavn are available for both Apple iOS and Google Android platforms. Using either of these apps, users can search for Bollywood tracks. While you are at it, you can create your own playlist, save your favourite tracks and even the radio stations offered. The service also offers its own weekly top 15 tracks so you can always experiment with new type of tracks.
There’s also a tab on the home screen of the app that offers a random track once tapped on it. Only thing is that one requires a good data network – 3G or WiFi, to keep the tunes playing. Give an ear to the Saavn App from the Google Play store.
While majority of Indian mobile subscribers are still on pre-paid, doing a mobile recharge is a regular activity. Paytm is one amazing service that offers recharge for pre-paid, data cards and DTH for all cellular service providers in India. Not only that, you can also pay your post paid account bill and DTH Bill for all DTH Service providers.
You can pay either using your debit cards, credit cards, or through Netbanking that need to be configured just once. The interesting aspect is that with every recharge, the user gets to choose different discount coupons available for variety of online shopping avenues. So while you add more talktime to your mobile number, you also get to save couple of bucks while purchasing anything else online. Use Paytm to recharge anyone’s phone or pay your bill from anywhere. Try out the PayTM app from the Google Play store.
Wish travel between cities using Bus? Well then no more standing in the queues or doing any leg work to get the tickets. The redbus.in service providers have recently announced their official app for the Android devices. The bus ticketing has been indeed to be made easy, quick and also secure for the smart consumers who are always on the move.
Featuring a white and grey user interface layers, and the app claims to provide 100 per cent secured payment for debit cards, credit cards and net banking. To try the redBus.in app, visit Google Play store.
In India, there is no dearth of art and entertainment related activities. Whether it is an upcoming F1 Race or a concert, BookMyShow offers ticket booking experience on the mobile. Those interested in live plays can also book tickets from the Theatre section which is offered only for Mumbai.
Meanwhile, the service also offers pre-booking and booking for several big and small music concerts. BookMyShow covers large number of cinemas so that you can book tickets for your family from practically anywhere, provided seats are available.
Try out the BookMyShow app to keep your schedule filled with music concerts, sports events, plays and movies by downloading the official app from Google Play store.