Mobile Application Development

60+ Brilliant App Ideas for Startups to Launch in 2020

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Coming up with million-dollar app ideas is not easy. The concept of the app is the foremost important part of creating a successful app just after finding the mobile app development company with the best mobile app developers for hire on the team.

Can’t think of novel ideas for your app? Here are some original app ideas 2020 that you can steal.

1. Augmented reality app that helps you design your room

One of the concerns while buying furniture or any interior decoration item is whether the product will suit your room and where would it look the best. An AR app helps you style your room by permitting you to use your camera and place 3D models of various items and furniture in the virtual space on your phone and see how it would look. The app can even partner with various shopping sites and facilitate user to order it directly from the app.

2. Scan and convert to pdf app

Rather than going to a shop to get your documents to scan and then converting them into pdf. A scan and save it to pdf app can help you keep important records such as receipts, documents, report cards, notes, whiteboards etc., on your mobile securely. This app permits you to quickly scan your documents in high quality and store or send them as multipage PDF or JPEG files.

3. Health check-up and food planner app

This app checks your health day by day and suggests you proper meals that you should consume in order to remain healthy. It connects you to the numerous healthy-recipes that are provided by professional chef-bloggers. You can set your content to be provided as per your health situation, for e.g. if you are heart patient, you’ll be recommended recipes made of ingredients that are heart-healthy. The app can partner with groceries to deliver healthy items online directly from the app.

4. Railway tracking app

Citizens of metropolitan cities are heavily dependent on trains to get to their destination. It can be incredibly disruptive if the trains are late and you have no way of knowing if you should wait or consider an alternative way of getting to your destination. A railway tracking app can give you the exact time of where the train is, so if you have an emergency and the train is late you can take a bus or a taxi.

5. Language learning app

The language learning app that helps users with some beginner lessons on different languages in one of the most brilliant app ideas for 2020. The app can have different levels of difficulty with the first level being alphabets and basic letters to the advanced level containing full-fledged conversations. The app can enable voice so the learners know how words are pronounced.

6. Voice translation app

One of the primary concern of travelling abroad is not knowing the language of the country and the struggle of trying to communicate with the natives. An app that can translate your voice will be a revolutionary way to communicate for travellers. The words can be spoken to the phone which will be translated to their desired language. The app must also work both ways where other languages can be translated to your language in real-time.

7. Bike servicing app

A door-step bike servicing platform and application which will use technology for the convenience of two-wheeler owners by providing them a transparent connection with high-quality vehicle maintenance providers. The platform can provide assisted door-step pick-up and drop, an in-built inventory management system that enables reduction of waiting-time, smarter stock allocation, an order management system etc.

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8. Call recording app

There are many victims today suffering from harassment, prank calling and phishing. They can download this app and if there is a spam call harassing the user, they can use the app to record the call so that it can be shown as evidence later.

9. Scan to shop apps

These type of app will let you scan the items that you find desirable and find them or their closest substitute on online shops so that you can buy them instantly.

10. Mall navigation map

A digital mall navigation map stores the digital map of all the shopping malls in the area and can be used to navigate the mall as well as directions leading up to it. It is particularly helpful for larger malls where with the help of the app the user can find the exact store or even status of the restaurant, parking spot or crowdedness of the mall.

11. Criminal alert app

Seeing a missing person or a wanted criminals’ face once on the television is difficult to remember. Plus, there is also a chance of meeting a stranger who turns out to be a criminal that you don’t know about. An application idea is such that the app will alert you of criminals in your area- so that you can save a life as well as help in catching a lawbreaker.

12. Fitness App

A healthy lifestyle web application targeting health conscious people to track their habits assisted by registered nutritionists, pathologists and health coaches in order to ultimately lower the risk of lifestyle disorders

The application would be equipped with several charts that help the user manage their overall health- like weight, sugar, heart rate, blood pressure etc. User is also equipped with individual meal charts, lifestyle plans, nutrition plans as per their condition. It will also be integrated with chat facility that allows users to talk with the community as well as health professionals.

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13. Tip Calculator app

The tip calculator app has features that allow fast bill entry for those dining out with friends or family and have to split the bill. You can calculate the exact percentage of tipping amount from your total bill on the spot and get good service each time you want service from the institution.

14. Real-time car sharing app

A real-time car sharing app allows the user to enlist their car and put in the destination as to where they are going. Another user on the app who is going the same way can put in their destination and find the users with cars who are going in the same direction. In the end they can split costs.

15. Food recommendation app

A food recommendation/ review app shows suggestions from people who like to explore different restaurants and can be trusted to put out reviews and recommendations of what people can try when they visit so and so eating place.

16. Parking space finder app

This app can help people find an available parking spot in a specific location. The app can make use of GPS, webcams, location and real-time parking data in order to find user a free parking space as soon as they want.

17. Graphical restaurant table reservation

You need privacy in a corner seat for a special date or need the central table for making a great announcement. But in restaurants it’s difficult to get the exact seating arrangement for what you’ve planned. With a graphical restaurant reservation app, you can choose the desired seats or table and book them for a specific time.

18. Virtual study group app

Students can meet up on a common forum and prepare for their exams along with other students that are studying for the same subject matter.  The app can provide them with study material, tools, discussion helps, guides etc.

19. Language learning app

More and more people are learning new things for broader life experiences and to enhance their skill-set. You can take advantage by creating an app that can help users learn the A, B, C, Ds of new languages and then progress as per their knowledge level. This new app idea in 2020 can even facilitate audio features for users to learn the correct pronunciation of words.

20. Karaoke app

Everyone has a pop star fantasy, even if they are not much of a singer. With a karaoke app, the user can sing and use filters to sound like their singing idols. Plus, amateur singers can also practice on the app.

21. Supermarket checkout app

No one likes to wait in a long queue at a retail store. With brands such as Amazon bringing in the self-check-out retail stores, these type of apps will be increasingly used. These apps will let you scan the products on your mobile while shopping and make the payment accordingly.

22. Video-editing app

Social media use is on the upward trend, even if the trending social media app preferences change. More and more people put their personal lives on social media in video format not only for sharing but also for marketing products. Thus, such posts always need to look professional and attention-grabbing. Here comes a video editing app which lets the user get a professional-looking final product.

23. UPI Payment app

UPI, i.e. Unified Payments Interface- based payment apps are all the rage now-a-days. It is a real-time inter-bank payment system that allows sending or requesting money. Multiple bank accounts can be linked to a single app and money can be sent/requested using account number/IFSC code, mobile number, virtual payment address, Aadhaar number and even QR code.

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24. Gift suggestion for friend app

This app can look over the entire history for your friend social feed to suggest the best gift idea for your friend based upon the content they posted.

25. Social networking app for item sale, buy and rent

This app will be like Facebook, but with extended capabilities such as connecting with your existing friends to sell/buy or give stuff for rent online. This app can allow you to make recommendations and search and buy products based upon your friend’s suggestions.

26. Goods-transporter (logistics) app

Many people want to deliver goods to places in short-time, but it is difficult to find the right services at the right time. While, on the other hand, there are vehicles return empty after unloading their goods. In such cases this app can provide information about the vehicles that are available to transport the goods.

27. Virtual clothes shopping app

This app will allow the user to see if the clothes they want to buy fit them better and how they look in different styles. With this app the user is saved time instead of spending it on actually changing the clothes in the dressing room and waiting in the queue.

28. What’s in your fridge app

This app takes account of all the vegetables, spices and other eating material in your pantry or refrigerator and then based on that suggests you what you can make at home. It also gives you instructions as to how to cook a specific recipe.

29. Toy-exchanging app

It is apparent that children quickly tire of their toys and move on to the next one as they grow. This is one of the most innovative mobile app ideas 2020. It is for the community of parents whose children outgrow their tows quickly. Instead of buying brand new toys every few months’ parents can put their toys on the app and exchange them with other toys.

30. Loaned money tracking app

Often when a group of friends plans an outing together, it is difficult to track who owes whom the money for group activities such as attending a concert, going to a restaurant or for shopping. This app keeps track of how much money is spent on an activity by whom and how much other members owe them or vice-versa.

31. Finding people to maximize your spending on rewards credit card app

This app provides a matching service for people who are looking to maximize their spending on a rewards credit card in order to reap its full-benefits, with people who are looking to make purchases.

32. Finished item from refrigerator alert app

If you run out on milk or certain items that are must in your refrigerator, this app can alert you the exhausted item list and give you the option of ordering it online.

33. Re-cycle helper app

This app can scan your trash bin and locate if the degradable and non-degradable waste has been properly placed in the bins accordingly.

34. Best vacation spot finder app

This app lets you enter your favoured scenery, time of the vacation, preferred activity, holiday budget and other variables to show you the top 10 places where you should spend your holidays.

35. Automatic coupon applier app

This app lets you make the payment and applies any available coupon or offer online automatically that is available to get you the lowest cost possible.

36. Consult a doctor app

This app lets you consult doctors that are on the app. You can ask questions and get responses from doctors, get the latest updates from the field of medical science and even book an appointment with the doctor.

37. Water-reminder app

Drinking more water can prevent the most type of lifestyle disorders. With this app you are sure to drink the required amount every day.

38. Social networking app for single parents

This is one of the best app ideas that will be popular in 2020. It comes under social networking. The concept is to match single parents with similar interests and kids in the same age group in order to share thoughts, parenting advice, tips etc.

39. Warranty-expiry alerts app

This app lets you know if the electronics in your house are about to reach the end of the warranty period.

40. Note-it app

Often times we need to save something written on a paper. Just clicking on the picture is not enough as it can blur the details written. The note-it app will read the content, i.e. text or number written on the paper and will store it for further reference.

41. Find your band member app for musicians

This is the app that is like job seeker for musicians. Members of the band who are looking in to fill in a position- be it singer, drummer or the guitarist- they can find it here. Of course, musicians who want to join a band can search for different bands that are registered on the app can choose the ones they want to join.

42. Business tips app

Young entrepreneurs in difficult situations can come to this forum-like app and discuss different strategies and techniques needed to create a successful business.

43. Internet speed checker app

This app displays your internet speed in status bar and displays the amount of data used in notification pane. The app will help the user to monitor network connection anytime while they are using their device.

44. Travel-planning app

This app will plan your ultimate trip. All you have to do is fill in the information like your budget, the scenery you like, weather, activities and other specifics that are the most appealing to do in your vacation and the app will find the ultimate destination and the time of the year when you can go.

45. Subscription alert app

Nowadays users are subscribed to multiple apps like Spotify, Netflix, Amazon Prime and other entertainment and utility apps. This app will notify you and help you keep track of all your subscriptions and bills that you need to pay when the deadline arrives.

46. Tenant finder/communications app

A tenant finder and communications app will facilitate the connection between tenants and landlords. Those putting their flats on rent can find potential tenants and go through the various profile to find the one that suits them the best. In turn, tenants can put in official complaints regarding the property or maintenance requirements or even pay rent through the app.

47. Food donation app for restaurants

This type of app will allow the restaurants to call on the charities that surround their area to donate excess food every day to the homeless.

48. Task-scheduling and motivation app

This app lets the user schedule necessary things like reading, exercising and cleaning-up as per their convenience. This app will motivate them and act as a reminder to carry out the task perfectly.

49. Period-calculator/Birth-control app

This app lets the user put in the start and end date of their monthly cycle and alert them if they are late, if their period is early or if it is unusually long (like if medical attention is required). The app can also have a birth-control pill reminder module.

50. Home security app

This app lets you control all the security devices set up at your home like burglar alarm and cameras. You can also use this in your office space and access/check-up on the video footage from time to time whenever you wish.

51. Pregnancy-helper app

This is one of the pregnancy help app ideas, which will aid pregnant women with all pregnancy-related advice and answers that are put in by those professionally qualified. It can also connect with a shopping segment that is exclusive to soon-to-be-mothers.

52. Tutor searching app

This app is for those finding tutors. It helps tutors take on more students as well. The categories can be defined by subject specialization, location and fees etc.

53. House-keeper finding app

This app can allow users to find housekeepers. The selection can be based on the number of services you need (like cooking, washing, dusting, dog-walking) etc. This app will also help house-keepers that are uneducated or ignorant of their job’s market value to receive fair wages.

54. Groceries cost/compare/order app

An app that will receive grocery items you input and compare the prices of all items across different grocery stores near your area. The app can also show the user better deals for the items that they want to purchase. For e.g. If you want to buy beef, the app will automatically show you stores where they have special discounts on that item. Grocery ordering apps already exists, but with a compare costs feature and tie-ups with local groceries, your grocery app will have an x-factor users are looking for.

55. Apps that scan terms/conditions

Now many software, apps and products require user to ready a long document detailing ‘terms and conditions’. Many users simply skip this part and go ahead to sign the agreement. Sometimes, there are suspicious/unfair terms added which the user doesn’t necessarily agree on. An app that can scan the terms and conditions which will alert and protect the user of any dubious terms and conditions.

56. Complaint registering app

The public faces many difficulties that they want to register a compliant for, but do not know how to or have the opportunity to do so. With a complaint registering app that reports directly to a government body, the public can make basic complaints regarding things such as noise pollution, repair/maintenance needed on infrastructure, accumulated trash in certain locations etc.

57. Referral app

Ads can be bothersome. A referral app however can make things interesting. The app’s software development kit will be such that it will allow developers to put actionable buttons on the app on other developer’s app. Like for e.g. a music app that contains a button to bookmyshow’s app.

58. School notices app

An app for parents. Rather than communicating via email, schools can update parents on everything about their children. This includes important notices such as snow/rainy day holidays, reports cards, attendance as well as upcoming school events. Parents and teachers can even upload photos, videos and other files that they may feel important for children’s education.

59. On-demand fuel-delivery app

A person who needs fuel for their vehicle without needing to go to the fuel station. The person can select the location where their car or the app can tag their location. A fuel truck driver can navigate to the tagged location with the help of the inbuilt map in the app. He will refuel the car while making sure all the safety regulations are maintained.

60. Disaster management app

Disasters can’t be stopped, but we can prevent the damage caused by them. A disaster management app that can warn people of disasters in their areas (type of disaster, magnitude) can help save a lot of lives. The app can educate people on how to react when faced with a disaster, help locate stranded people, aid the rescue operation team with the information on the damage caused and the number of people that need help etc.

61. Tourists helper app

The most popular areas of the country are already known to the visitors. This tourist-helper app can connect the natives to the tourists and let them know about the hidden gems that generally do not get the attention they deserve. This will help the tourist know their destination even more intimately.

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