There are millions of applications available on both, App store for iOS and Play Store for Android app store. These apps vary from games, communication and social media etc and are over and above the ones present on your phone already. Many of these applications have had millions of downloads and several interesting ones are still undiscovered.
Though most apps present on these stores are free to download and use but do we really have that much time to test out each of them? No, obviously. While the best way to find quality applications is to search in the trending or top app listings, even that will not make life easy. Hence, we have tested out quite a few apps personally and hand-picked five interesting mobile applications that you must try this weekend...
Bid goodbye to the boring ringtones and add a new zing to the phone with Vyng video ringtones. Though available only for Android currently, this app lets you choose a video from phone’s gallery or select once from the App’s pre-curated list of channels. You can also assign a different video tone for different contacts, like we did for ringtones. Furthermore, Vyng has Truecaller integration which helps in avoiding those pesky spam callers without even answering the calls.
Give new life to your still images with Pixaloop. You can animate any image captured from the phone or otherwise, easily. Adding custom animation effects to water, cloud or clothing doesn’t need any professional skills. Pixaloop lets you add precise, powerful and easy animation making your favourite selfies or panoramic shots look incredible. Apart from animations you can also add overlays like flame or rain drops to your photos. The app is available for both iOS and Android for free with paid premium features.
UNRD is one of the most terrific storytelling applications. This interactive app takes storytelling to a new level by transforming your phone to someone else’s smartphone. You can peak through the messages or other information relevant to the character. You get fictional voice and text messages keeping you immersed right into the story. Intelligent use of video snippets makes you a part of the story and you watch the story unfold in real time. Sounds spooky, isn’t it. Try out the free app on iOS and Android.
Among a ton of social media apps, Helo stands out of the crowd with its support for 14 different vernacular languages. This India focused social media app is not available in English and is famous among the users who like to share jokes, status, wishes, trending news etc. You even get a live cricket commentary in the language you prefer. Helo, in partnership with Alt News, ensures that the platform is fake news free. This easy to use app is one of the highest downloaded application on Play Store of late and is also available for devices running on iOS.
AQI India is an app that tells you the real time AQI (Air Quality Index) level, your preferred locations and even offers personalised health recommendations based on the AQI. Basis the reading that you get from the app, you can easily asses the need of a personal air purifier at home or office. While tracking pollution levels on a regular basis is not a very encouraging sign, but let us take this as a warning and do whatever we can to save the environment.