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Top 5 Best Android Apps That Every Indian Should Have In Their Phones

Updated: January 23, 2021 17:41

We all are aware of the fact that in the present scenario our country is solely concentrated on "Made in India" so, for this, we already have some of our Made in India products. Not only in certain industries, but India already has many industries and manufacturers of their own who were born and created in India. Not any other but, today we are going to talk about the software that we use in our day to day life. Android Apps. And in the present scenario, the essential industry has become the backbone of the country. In fact, not only in India but across the globe because of the pandemic of COVID-19. India has some very useful apps that are helping a lot of people during this hard period to survive and try to maintain a normal lifestyle. Because having a normal life is a luxury nowadays this is very sad and unexpected.

Today we are going to talk about the top 5 apps that are Indian and are also related to essential services. So that the people reading this will get an idea of which app to use and to also give them the idea as to how much updated we are. And most of these apps are in the market for many time and in such situation, these apps are helping the common people get their essentials at their homes, and in such a way they are also helping to maintain the population intact because if people get what they want at their doorsteps, then there will not much need to come out of their houses. By keeping all things in mind, today we are going to discuss the 5 apps that are "Made in India" and every Indian should have in their phones are directly or indirectly related essentials.

1. Zomato:

The very first thing that comes to our mind after hearing the words essential is "Food", and the Zomato App is directly related to food. Zomato is originally an Indian restaurant aggregator and food delivery start-up which was founded by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah back in 2008. The main motto of Zomato is to provide information, menus, and user reviews of restaurants, and the main important thing because of which Zomato is popular is the home delivery system. They are delivering the food ordered by the customer from different restaurants; they take the order from those restaurants and deliver to the doorstep of the customer. This is very convenient in the present situation. Surprisingly in 2019 Zomato has reached 24 different countries and in more than 10,000 cities across the globe which is impressive. Now, as we all are fully aware of the fact that the COVID-19 has swallowed everything, so now Zomato has come up with its new service of delivering groceries in 200+ cities across India. This step was very much important and because of this app, now more and more people will be benefited from this app. The section which will deliver groceries is known as the Zomato Groceries. And now people will be benefited more.

You can download the Zomato app from the Play Store and install this. The latest version of this app is 15.0.4 which was last updated on 30th May 2020. This app was first released on 10th January 2011. Till today more than 100 Million downloads were made and this app has got 4.1 ratings with 4 Million reviews. And also, not to forget that Zomato is free to download and use.

2. Flipkart:

The 2nd position holder in our list is the online shopping app "Flipkart". Most people are aware of the existence of this popular shopping app but very few people have the knowledge that this app is originally an Indian app. And after knowing the fact, many will feel proud as India has created many helpful apps. Flipkart is an e-commerce company which is based in Bangalore, India. This was founded by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal back in 2007. So, this company is very experienced in the field. Tough at the beginning their main focus was on selling books but later they have expanded their business to products such as consumer electronics, fashion, home essentials, lifestyle, and mainly Groceries. With the help of this app, you not only can order products but also can read the reviews of the product by other customers and also compare other products. You can go in the search option, type the product you want and the list of products with different varieties will be shown on the screen. The customers will also be able to get great seals as they mostly use to give great deals occasionally.

The user can install this app from the Play Store. This app was launched on 2nd July 2011 and recently updated on 9th June 2020. The latest version that is running is version 7.6. The downloading size of this app is just 16.34MB. This app is downloaded more than 100 million times from the Play Store and this has got 4.5 ratings with 12 Million reviews.

3. OLA:

In the 3rd place, we have the Ola. It is a taxi service. This is known as Ola Cabs. Now, this is also a food delivery company. This company is based in Bangalore, India. Ola was developed by ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd. interestingly as we see the market; Ola has done business worth $6.5 Billion. This Ola Cab was originally founded on 3rd December 2010 in Mumbai as an online cab aggregator, but now it is based in Bangalore. When we see the graph, in 2019 this company extended to more than 1.5 Million drivers in 250 cities across India. Ola not only has a market in India but in 2018 Ola has extended to Australia and New Zealand as well. In March 2019 they began marketing in the UK as well. For using this service you just have to download the app, and then enter the destination where you want to go and in the meanwhile, you can check the fare as well. Then the app will show you about the available cars near you and then choose from the ride options that it has an instant confirmation is done and within a few minutes, your car will be at your place. You can also check the real-time movement of the car. Now, Ola rickshaw and Ola bikes are also available at cheaper price rates. This has become more convenient for the users to choose the vehicle according to their needs and budget as well.

If you want to download this app, you can download this app from Play Store. This app was launched on 1st June 2012 and recently updated on 11 June 2020. The download size of this app is 24.68MB. The current version that is running is version 5.1.9. Till now more than 100 Million downloads were done and this app is rated 3.9 in the Play Store. This app has got 1 Million reviews as well.

4. Swiggy:

In the 4th place in our ranking, we have Swiggy. This app is an online food delivery app. It is mentioned that Swiggy is India's largest online food ordering and delivery platform. This company was founded in 2014. The company is based out of Bangalore, India. In 2019 March, Swiggy has operated in 100 cities across India. In the same year, Swiggy has expanded into general product deliveries as well and named it Swiggy Go. As of now, the situation is not normal due to the pandemic. So, delivering food and general products door to door has become a necessity. And Swiggy is doing that. It helps people to stay indoors and order their food via this app and things will be delivered at their doorsteps. For the convenience of the users, the app has got 12 Indian Languages, so that people will not have to face problems.

This app was launched on 21st March 2015. It was recently updated on 25th June 2020. The downloading size of this app is 34.02MB. The latest version that is running right now is version 3.33.3. In-Play Store more than 50 Million downloads were made and this has got 4.2 ratings with 1 million reviews.

5. Paytm:

In the 5th position on our list, we have Paytm. In recent times the digitization process has emerged so much that the use of online transactions has increased a lot. And as India is trying to be digital in every aspect, the demand for digital money transactions has also increased. Now days Paytm has become so popular in India that from the 5-star restaurants to a normal teat stall owner, everyone knows about it and uses it as well. Paytm is the largest leading payment mode in the present scenario. Paytm offer mobile payment solutions to more than 7 million merchants and allows the customers to make payments, whether via connecting their cards, Bank accounts, and digital credit, etc. people can easily make transactions. The QR code system has made everything so smooth and anyone can easily learn it and apply this procedure in their transactions. Paytm has also won many awards in this field from 2012 to 2017.

The full form of Paytm is Pay through mobile and pronounced similar to ATM. This is an Indian e-commerce payment system. This is originally based in Noida, India. For the better convenience of the people, Paytm has options of 11 different Indian Languages to choose from. Not only transaction but with this app users can also recharge their phones, pay bills, travel, buy movie tickets, and also book events as well. You can use this in any shop. In the period of social distancing, cashless transactions are the only way to deal with money. In this situation, Paytm is playing a very important role. With Paytm, users can also do online transitions, Pay bills, use this in vegetable shops, tea stalls, pharmacies, hospitals, and even at the grocery store. This app has made life easier for the people and helping people to maintain social distancing and keeping themselves safe from the COVID-19.

The Paytm was launched on 30th April 2020 and recently updated on 16 June 2020. The download size of this app is 35.40MB. The latest version of this app is 8.11.3. In the Play store, more than 100 Million downloads were done and this app has got 4.4 ratings and 7 Million reviews were made.

NOTE: These are the Top 5 Indian Apps that are directly or indirectly related to the essential market and helping people to have a smooth life. This not only helps people's life directly but also helping to develop the Indian economy as these apps are solely made in India. And these apps are very useful. If you have not downloaded these apps, you should go to the Play store and download these apps for a smoother life.

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March 31, 2021 at 11:45

Hello Bonita, Thanks for sharing this useful apps list, here I also want to suggest download Kurafat - The best short video app made in India. Thank you once again!!!

November 23, 2020 at 07:53

Now, i bookmarked this list for me, because I'm testing one by one from this list. Thanks :)

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