"We arrived at an idea of rewarding them"
There are a plethora of Indian apps to keep users entertained no matter what they enjoy.
As technology and innovation advances in the country, there are more startups developing apps for both iOS and Android.
Whether they are gaming or fitness apps, the sheer amount of apps means that there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The ease of access means that an app can be downloaded at the tap of a screen.
There are several Indian apps that are perfect for users to stay entertained no matter what they like.
Here are 10 amazing Indian apps which should be downloaded and given a go.
StepSetGo is a fitness app which was developed by a Mumbai-based startup in 2019.
It aims to get people out of their workout slump and motivate them to get fit. StepSetGo promises to make something as simple as walking enjoyable.
The app counts the number of steps you walk in a day and rewards the user.
After every walk, users earn coins which can be redeemed in the in-app store for free gifts and discounts. This includes Amazon vouchers, headphones and much more.
StepSetGo also has fun challenges to keep you and your friends entertained.
Shivjeet Ghatge, one of the creators, said: “People are turning to apps to get simple and easy fitness solutions.
“However, apps seldom motivate you and expect that you have limitless willpower. It is from this insight that the idea of StepSetGo was born.
“We started with an understanding that it’s our responsibility to motivate people as well. We arrived at an idea of rewarding them at every step.”
The majority of people stream their music and there are a number of services to choose from.
India’s largest commercial streaming service is Gaana and it has over 150 million monthly users. It was launched in April 2010 by Times Internet and provides both Indian and international music content.
The entire catalogue is available to users worldwide.
Gaana features music from 21 languages including English, Hindi, Gujarati and other Indian regional languages.
It doesn’t stop there. Users have a wide array of genres. From upbeat pop tracks to a classic number, Gaana will leave users spoiled for choice.
Users can also make their playlists public so that they can be seen by other users. They can view and favourite playlists that they like.
One of the most popular forms of entertainment is gaming. More specifically, it is online gaming.
Loco is India’s leading live-streaming app made specifically for the Indian gaming community.
Users can play some of their favourite games such as Ludo, Carrom, Pool, and Bull Bash with friends while talking to them directly using the app.
Users can also watch live game streams played by some of the best gamers in India.
Popular gamers to watch include MortaL, Viper and Owais among many others.
The app offers unlimited choices for the most popular eSports teams and players in the world, with exciting opportunities to engage with them.
When it comes to Indian apps, Limeroad is an instant mood lifter as it is an online marketplace.
The company is based in Gurugram, Haryana, and was founded in 2012 by Suchi Mukherjee, Manish Saksena and Ankush Mehra as a fashion marketplace for women.
As a result, it is India’s first women’s social shopping website but it is not limited to just women. There are clothing and accessories for men and children also.
Limeroad has a wide range of ethnic and Western collections to choose from.
It allows users to create their own look on a virtual scrapbook by using its products and also allows them to earn from the scrapbook they create.
The app is not just limited to clothes. Limeroad has a home section with accessories, curtains and high-quality linen.
Ludo King is one of the most popular Indian apps available and is also a popular mobile game to play.
Developed by Indian studio Gametion Technologies, Ludo King is based on the classic board game and is a favourite among all ages.
Players roll the Ludo dice and move their counters to make it to the centre of the board. Beat the other players to become the Ludo King.
The game was modernised for phones and different ways to play were created.
Gamers can play offline against the computer or against family and friends. Players can go online if they want a competitive edge by going against players from around the world.
As it is a great way to pass the time, Ludo King is a great way to relive childhood memories.
A popular pastime is reading so a great app to download is Pratilipi. Derived from the Sanskrit word meaning ‘copy’, it is a self-publishing website.
It is an online self-publishing and audiobooks portal based in Bengaluru. It features content in 10 languages: Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, English and Urdu.
Users can publish and read original works such as stories, poetry, essays and articles across multiple genres like suspense, romance, action and adventure, science fiction and a lot more.
Pratilipi also allows readers to rate the content posted by others.
The free app contains a vast array of content, meaning that there is something for everyone.
Not only is the app a great way to unwind but it also opens up the mind to a whole new world.
For those who enjoy online shopping, Flipkart is a great app to download.
It is an e-commerce company based in Bangalore and was founded in 2007.
The app initially focused on book sales, however, it quickly expanded into other product categories such as consumer electronics, fashion, home essentials and lifestyle products.
Flipkart mainly competes with Amazon’s Indian subsidiary and the domestic rival Snapdeal.
While Flipkart sells almost anything, the prominent sales are apparel. The company also sells a lot of electronics and mobile phones, rivalling Amazon’s numbers.
American retail chain Walmart acquired a 77% controlling stake in Flipkart in August 2018 for $16 billion, valuing it at $20 billion.
Food lovers looking for Indian apps can download Zomato.
It is a restaurant aggregator and food delivery start-up founded by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah in 2008 as Foodiebay before being renamed Zomato in 2010.
The app provides users with information, menus and user-reviews of restaurants. Users can also order food to be delivered to them from partner restaurants.
Although Zomato is an Indian company, it operates in different countries.
In 2011, it expanded across India before deciding to increase international operations which include the UK, Sri Lanka and South Africa.
Zomato is currently available in 24 countries and in more than 10,000 cities.
In India, there has been a mass ban on Chinese apps and that includes TikTok. Thankfully, one similar Indian app is Chingari.
It may be a new app but it has already been downloaded millions of times.
Chingari comes in various regional Indian languages and has three main tabs – Videos, News and Game Zone.
The Game Zone is a nice addition for those who enjoy playing quizzes and mini-games. Users can play to earn points for rewards or Paytm credits.
Chingari and several other apps act as Indian alternatives to Chinese apps but the co-founders of the video-sharing app say that they are different from its “cheap” competitors.
Sumit Ghosh said: “Unlike its competitors in the Google Play Store that are just cheap copies of a 50 USD script available on Envato and that are only getting some traction due to the ‘boycott Chinese’ sentiment in the country, Chingari has been engineered and developed for over two years with regular feedback from the users.”
While Gaana is the biggest music streaming service in India, Wynk Music is a great alternative.
Users can enjoy listening to more than 6 million songs from a variety of genres.
From Bollywood hits to popular international artists in Hip-Hop, Dance, Pop among others, users are spoiled for choice.
As well as HD music streaming, users can sync the lyrics so that they can sing along to their favourite songs, making this app perfect for karaoke.
There are thousands of curated playlists available but users can create their own to share with friends and family.
Users can also follow their favourite music stars and playlists if they have a specific taste in music.
When it comes to amazing Indian apps, these 10 come to mind as they have different purposes but all will keep the user entertained.
As they contrast one another, it ensures that there is something for everyone.
The best part is that most of them are free so in just a matter of seconds, they can be installed. So try them out.