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India is excelling in numerous fields and technology is no different

India is excelling in numerous fields and technology is no different. So on the occasion of National Technology Day which is marked on May 11, we are bringing you a list of some great apps that you use on a near-daily basis, without realising that they are made in India. These span a whole bunch of categories, including travel, entertainment, payments and more. Here they go

TRAVEL


MakeMyTrip – Clearly one of the most popular apps when it comes to planning travel. The app offers exclusive discounts to users and also serves an optimised browsing experience on 2G connections. Along with this, MakeMyTrip has information about exciting travel deals every Thursday.

Goibibo – For fast and safe online booking of everything from flight tickets to hotels, Goibibo is a must-have. The app recently got an update and now lets users earn ‘goCash’ whenever any of their contacts books a ticket using Goibibo. This ‘goCash’ can be later used by customers to book their own tickets.

RESTAURANT RATINGS AND REVIEWS

Zomato: The restaurant ratings and reviews site is a great hit with food lovers. One can check the ratings, read menus and even order food from the website. However, food ordering is limited to a few cities in India.

NEWS AND EBOOKS

Dailyhunt: Newshunt has revamped itself as Dailyhunt. The app is a great source for news, magazines and Ebooks. The best part is one can find regional content Indian magazines and newspapers.

TRANSPORT

Ola cabs: Ola Cab was founded by Bhavish Aggarwal and remains India’s most successful cab rental company. It has given very tough competition to foreign cab aggregator, Uber.

PAYMENT

Paytm – One of the fastest online payment apps that also has an online shopping experience built-in, Paytm allows users to pay all their bills using Paytm wallet money. The app can also be used to book cabs, as well as to pay insurance premium. Users can even send/receive money using Paytm.

FreeCharge – FreeCharge is another online payment app which comes with an integrated wallet. Users can pay their bills, shop online and send/receive money with WhatsApp contacts using FreeCharge. It also offers cashback offers and discounts to users.

MobiKwik – MobiKwik lets users shop cashless while earning cashbacks. The app can be used to find buses and other related information like route details and ticket prices. These can be paid via MobiKwik app.

MESSAGING

Hike – Instant messaging apps are quite popular with the masses, and Indian app Hike excels in this category. The app offers interesting features like stickers for an enjoyable communication experience. Hike also has features like free calling and offline messaging.

ENTERTAINMENT

Gaana – Gaana is a one stop shop for all music lovers. The app offers unlimited access to Hindi Bollywood songs as well as regional music. Gaana offers paid subscription at Rs 99/month, which enables users to download unlimited songs.

BookMyShow – BookMyShow is a movie-ticket booking app which has expanded to include theatre plays and other similar events in general. It provides a complete schedule of upcoming events and enables users to book tickets in advance. Along with this, BookMyShow also sends notifications reminding users of show timings.

Wynk – Airtel’s music streaming app Wynk has over 2.5 million songs, covering both Indian and International music. The app offers a huge music library covering all genres and categories including pop, rock, bhangra, devotional and party. Moreover, Airtel offers free Wynk subscription with its 3G and 4G data packs.

UTILITIES

Bookmybai: There is an app to make life easier for us. Much like we book tickets online, buy stuff, order food, buy electronics online, we can now book a maid online on bookmybai . Quite a relief for all Mumbaikars and people in Pune, since the app has started providing maids in those cities. It helps inexperienced singletons to manage their day-to-day life and provides necessary employment to a lot of people willing to work. Not only that, it is of great help to families in need of a babysitter or families with a member who requires intensive care. The process to book a maid is also pretty simple. You make an account, choose what work you want the maid to do, feed in your preferred timings and once the maid is booked, she will start work the next day.

Just Dial – Just Dial works as a one stop solution for all kinds of daily needs – whether it is information about currently playing movies or nearby restaurants. The app also provides details regarding hotels, electronics stores, taxi services, florists and much more.

Quikr – Online classifieds portal Quikr’s app lets users buy, sell, rent and find anything online. Users can easily chat with potential buyers and sellers using the app, without revealing their contact details. The app claims to add about 26 million new users per month.

GAMING

Teen Patti – Teen Patti is a popular card game with more than 5 million downloads. It is a three-card game similar to other casino games like Poker, Texas Holdem Poker and Flash or Flush. The app’s developers also offer other games like Indian Rummy, which has garnered more than a million downloads.