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47 Breakout Apps and Apptrepreneurs to Watch!

The mobile and app industry moves fast due to its low-barriers-to-entry, low-cost of production and high-market penetration. Revenue also echoes this sentiment, with the app industry growing from $365 billion in 2018 to a projected $935 billion in 2023. Thus, it is important to stay abreast of the biggest movers in the app and mobile industry. We have compiled a comprehensive list of Apptrepreneurs and apps to watch out for! We talked directly to the Apptrepreneurs that are spearheading the success of their newly launched or recently popularised app, that we think should be on your radar.  

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The Apptrepreneur’s Advice

Apptrepreneurs are those that focus their skills, vision and passion in the mobile and app industry. With a projected annual growth rate (CAGR 2020-2024) of 5.0%, projected to result in a US$3,568m market volume by 2024 – it is no wonder that some entrepreneurs are now focusing on apps exclusively. We talked to twenty rising Apptrepreneurs to find out, what it takes to succeed specifically in the app and mobile sector as a business owner. 

#1 Chris Riley, Apptrepreneur @ USARx

“Move fast but don’t compromise your vision”

Available on Google Play and the App Store

Our mission is to improve health by making healthcare more affordable with discounted prescription medication. Since the company was started, our customers have saved over $25M dollars on their medications.

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs? You really need to gauge market demand as well as supply and demand economics. Make sure your product, app, or technology solves a problem and that the demand is there. 

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? You definitely need to move fast but don’t compromise your vision or the original problem being solved by the app. While you will always be looking to improve your app once it is out, there is a difference between “updates” and entirely new versions of the app, and the accompanying processes behind them. 

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? Stockdale Paradox – A Realistic Optimist. You have to be brutally honest with yourself, your team, and your investors while fully confident in the long term success of the company. 

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#2 Lori Cheek, Apptrepreneur @ Cheekd & Networkd

“Gather a group of beta testers and get their honest user feedback”

Get Cheekd on the App Store & Networkd on Google Play and the App Store

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs? My strongest advice for others considering taking the leap is if you truly believe in your idea, give up excuses and doubt, surround yourself by a trusted and talented team, bulldoze forward and DON’T. LOOK. BACK. 

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? Watch and listen to your customers. Gather a group of beta testers and get their honest user feedback. Make sure you understand the “how and why”behind how your users want to be contacted. Some apps overwhelm their customers by sending too many or irrelevant information. If your current strategy isn’t working, stop messaging until you solidify the proper solution. Quality always overrides quantity when it comes to communicating with your user base.

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? Resilience.

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#3 Michael Pazaratz Apptrepreneur @ Rave

“Be prepared for everyone to tell you that no one is going to use your app”

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs? If your product is useful, entertaining, and easy-to-use, you will gain users organically. Don’t waste money on external marketing agencies that will charge you $1 per user acquisition. Market yourself and if your app is really good, people will use it and will tell their friends about it. Organically acquiring users because your app is simply good is extremely rewarding. These users will also likely be long-term, permanent users, compared to what a marketing agency will get you. Word-of-mouth marketing is still relevant, even in 2020.

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? Be patient and realize that growth doesn’t always happen overnight. Be prepared for everyone to tell you that no one is going to use your app, and that it’s going to be a flop. If you truly believe in your product and your team continues to make it better, over time, people will see you’ve made a great app and they will use it. It just may not happen as quickly as you want it to. Put time and effort into improving your product, and eventually, the world will see what you saw before it was ripe with fancy new features and a polished UI.

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? I would say persistence. Rave is a 5-year-old company, and only in the past 3 months have we seen extreme growth in user-ship and downloads. For years, we worked on an app that had virtually no users – that requires extreme persistence and also belief in your product and that it’s going to someday be great and used by millions. We slowly acquired users over time, and we were consistently growing every month, which was already rewarding. And then the unexpected happened: we entered into a global pandemic and everyone was left at home searching for ways to stay connected with friends and family while in quarantine. We never could have anticipated a world where getting together would be nearly impossible. Within a matter of days, we experienced a 10-fold increase in user-ship, and that really was unreal. Even still, you have to remain humble and continue to work hard, even when success is within reach. You must remain persistent. Even now, we have a product called RaveDJ, the first Artificial Intelligence DJ on the market. While we have many users, it isn’t a world-renowned product yet. It really is ahead of its time. The world isn’t ready for an AI DJ just yet. But with our persistence, hard work, and the belief that some day RaveDJ will be a feature on everyone’s music apps, we will succeed. It just might not be tomorrow.

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#4 Shaun Savage Apptrepreneur @ GoShare

“Get ready to embrace change and evolution”

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs? Get ready to embrace change and evolution. There are many opportunities in the mobile app market, in part because new technology is constantly pushing the bar forward. Innovative ideas paired with excellent execution can always find a place. But, the same market that is so inviting to innovators is quick to leave behind anyone that becomes static or stale. Yesterday’s best-in-class can quickly become tomorrow’s out-of-date. To succeed in this space, no matter what type of app you offer, you should be committed to constant progress, updates, and improvements.

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? Your users are your boss. Do user experience testing, conduct surveys, and always read and respond to your reviews. Listen to the feedback they are giving you as you improve your app and grow your business. If you are connected to your users and prioritize their experience and interactions in your development flow, you will find success. 

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? An entrepreneur needs to be determined. Setbacks are inevitable. Despite all your best efforts, bugs happen. You must allow these moments to become the mountains that help you climb to greater heights, not obstacles that prevent you from moving forward. Be determined to succeed and find a path forward. Believe in your product, your team, and your customers. 

#5 Andy Green, Apptrepreneur @ MyRadar

“How will people use your idea in the real-world flow?”

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs? Be persistent, have perseverance but know when to shift gears.  You may have a great idea that needs tweaking in order for it to hit the sweet spot for widespread adoption.  

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? Make sure you stay focused on context;  how people will use your idea in the real-world flow, and all of the quirkiness that goes with it.  Iterate on it often, don’t get too comfortable with your achievements even if they take off – there will always be somebody who tries to come in afterwards and do it better than you.

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? Weirdness 😊  It’s usually the people who look at things differently that make a new path for everybody else to follow and enjoy.

#6 Greg Smith Apptrepreneur @ Trunkit

“Seek it out and try to find people who will give you harsh feedback that you might not like”

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs? Upon launching, your app must be user-friendly and ‘glitch’ free. If users find your app difficult to use, or they run into any issues along the way, then they simply won’t use it. Don’t rush anything, don’t take the easy way out, and don’t launch until your app is 100% operational. We are now (finally) happy with where the Trunkit app is, but it was a process that involved a lot of in-depth testing, fixing, and being patient.

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? Listen to any and all feedback given to you. In fact, seek it out and try to find people who will give you harsh feedback that you might not like. Have thick skin and stay focused on improving things. Don’t let the critics of your product bring you down, listen to what they have to stay, explore their feedback, and react to it. This world is full of so many smart people – many of them in the app-building world – and their feedback can help.

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? Honesty, hands down. Being honest with yourself; honest with your co-workers; honest with your customers. If you are finding excuses and bending the truth, then it will catch up with you and just drag you down.

When you are honest, everything is right in front of you for you to react to. When you begin to weave lies into your professional life, then you are only building more obstacles that you will have to defeat eventually.

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#7 Adrian Chenault Apptrepreneur @ Contact Mapping

“Distribution is the biggest challenge you will face”

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs? This is a great time to be experimenting with new ideas without having to make huge investments to validate you idea. “No code” tools like Zapier, Mighty Networks, Trello, Airtable, and Notion make it possible for you to create a prototype version of whatever concept you have in mind before committing to custom code. It’s amazing how quickly you can become anchored to your early tech decisions once you start down a custom coding path, so it’s well worth it to start this way even if you throw it all away to build a custom version later. 

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? Distribution is the biggest challenge you will face. Think deeply about how you can create virality and sharing into your app, even if it’s not traditionally social. What will keep your users coming back to the app daily and what will inspire them to share it with others? If you nail those two questions, you have a winner.

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? Grit. In entrepreneurship, everything takes longer, costs more, and goes off the rails compared to what you think going into it. You have to be able to keep pushing forward in the face of frustrations. 

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#8 Leigh Isaacson Apptrepreneurs @ DigDates

“You’ve got to have a sense of humor”

Available on the App Store

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs?  You’re going to be asking (read: begging) for help a lot in different ways. You’ll ask the media to cover you, ask friends to share your business with their online audience, ask investors to read your pitch, and more. Have something ready that you’re willing to offer people to help them in return. It doesn’t have to be related to your business! Consider your skills and how you can help. Maybe you can design a logo, edit a press release, bug fix, make introductions, knit a dog sweater, or write a unique jingle. Then, you’ll feel much more comfortable asking for help – and it’ll help you build real relationships!  

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? Don’t get stuck playing catchup with the big players for every new feature. Trust your instinct and your innovative team, communicate regularly with your subscribers, keep the design clean, and just make sure the app works! 

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? You’ve got to have a sense of humor. Laugh at yourself and laugh with others. You’ll be in many anxious, tense, and uncomfortable situations. Laughing has an actual physical benefit for your health and wellbeing, and it’ll help you relax, break the ice, and be memorable. 

#9 Brandon T Jackson & Mark Bush Apptrepreneurs @ KingdomPay

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“No means NO-thing can deter me from pushing and moving forward”

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs?  Stay the course, move past ALL the NOs and cynics, and do SOMETHING everyday towards your dream – none of that COST anything. 

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? Staying abreast of the industry and tech changes and understanding your market. 

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? No means NO-thing can deter me from pushing and moving forward with my venture BOOM or BUST! 

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#10 Darin Alpert, Apptrepreneur @ Find Me Gluten Free

“NAIL your SEO”

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs?  NAIL your SEO, if you don’t have a way to drive downloads/traffic, you’re in for a long road.

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? Revenue. What is your plan to monetize/keep the lights on that is sustainable? We had a revenue model very early on and executed that plan.

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? Grit. You’re going to need to work harder on the days you don’t want to work to succeed. 

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#11 Scott Wayman, Apptrepreneur @ Kangarootime

“Businesses only fail when the founder gives up”

Available on the App Store

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs? Treat your customers like gold. Especially those early “burning edge” customers who are most likely taking a risk—reward and honor them by doing whatever it takes to make them happy. If that means staying up all night, do it. Or maybe creating a feature just for them, do it. Don’t underestimate relationship building early on when you’re heads-down creating the product. We’ve been in business since 2015 and grown exponentially, but we still hear from customers—new and old—how amazing our team is at going above and beyond their expectations in responding to their feedback and helping them with issues. By doing this early on, you’re also hardwiring your team to become customer-focused, which will pay off in the long run. 

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? Listen to your customers challenges and solve their problems. Not just some of their problems—strive to solve all of their problems. It’s easy to get caught up in data and noise from your investors or your industry, but sit down with your customers and listen to their challenges and see how they interact with your product. 

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? Relentlessness. Businesses only fail when the founder gives up. If you believe in your mission, be relentless in pursuing it. 

#12 Alexander Lazutin, Apptrepreneur @ ICarter

“Would you be a loyal user?”

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs? Focus on the customer journey. Users take seconds to judge an app and will instantly quit if it’s difficult to use.

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? Collect as much feedback from users out there, this is important for two reasons. First, you will know what people are after and how they react to your app, and second, your first users will feel engaged in the process and be given more loyalty as a result. Picture it yourself, if an app asks your feedback, you give recommendations and they implement what you said, how would you feel? Would you be a loyal user? 

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? Self-discipline, by far. In entrepreneurship, nobody asks you to do anything, all initiative has to come from yourself, from the spark of inspiration within you. Once you become stronger mentally, you will be able to lead a team and form a successful company. 

#13 Patrick Hardy, Apptrepreneur @ Disaster Hawk

“Set an ultimate goal that defines what you want to get out of this”

Available on the App Store

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs? Set an ultimate goal that defines what you want to get out of this. For me, disaster preparedness has been my career, and Disaster Hawk was just the next step in defining myself as the premier small business and family disaster planner in the United States.  But my goal with Disaster Hawk was to make disaster plans available to everyone around the world. And when I evaluate new ideas and projects from my team, I use my goal to help me determine if I want to go forward with it.

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? You can’t do this alone, so don’t try. Find your weakness, then hire someone who has that trait as a strength. Since I had already started a successful disaster planning business, when I started Disaster Hawk I knew exactly the kinds of skills we were looking for.

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? Passion. You have to truly believe in what you are doing in order to endure the ups and downs of trying to build a sustainable business. You have to be the embodiment of your dream, because your team will look to you for leadership and their motivation will derive from that.

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#14 Liam Gill, Founder and Apptrepreneur @ Swiff

“Be creative and stay focused

 

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs? Use simple solutions to solve real problems.

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? Always listen to customers. They know best.

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? Passion, don’t do anything you don’t believe in.

#15 Trevor Lohrbeer, Apptrepreneurs @ Day Optimizer

“Decide on your revenue model before you build your app”

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs? Talk to your customers regularly. Not via surveys or email, but using synchronous communication. Call them, schedule a video chat with them. Find out why they bought your product, why they stick around and how badly they would be disappointed if your product is not in their life.

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? Decide on your revenue model before you build your app, as it might have consequences on how you build it. No longer is a one-time purchase for a couple dollars the only revenue model, and the model you choose directly affects how much you can afford to market, build and scale the app.

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? Grit. Entrepreneurship is like riding a roller coaster in the dark while the tracks are constantly twisting into new shapes. You have to be patient during the slow climbs when it seems your business will never succeed, ride the crests without becoming complacent when things are going well, and persevere through the drops when everything crashes in your business.

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#16 Felicia Kashevaroff, Apptrepreneur @ Persistiny

“Be prepared to make mistakes and to learn and grow from them”

Available on App Store

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs?  Make sure you’ve done your market research before you start development. Test your idea with your market demographic and continue to listen to your users as you work toward product-market fit.

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? Again, listen to your customers and make sure you’re solving a problem that they need to have solved and you’re doing it well. Be prepared to be flexible and agile as you learn more about your user base.

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? I believe persistence is the most important quality in an entrepreneur. Be prepared to make mistakes and to learn and grow from them. It’s a challenging journey, but so rewarding to see your vision come to life!

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#17 Gene Caballero, Apptrepreneur @ GreenPal

“The journey is going to be very lonely.”

Available on Google Play

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs? The journey is going to be very lonely.  Immediate family and a few friends will always be supportive….sharing on social media, writing reviews, actually using your product, bringing food to the office at midnight, etc. Second-tier friends, like your bar buddies and old co-workers, just don’t understand the work it takes to build something from scratch.  They can’t fathom why you are not able to grab a happy hour or grab dinner on a Tuesday because you have to work.  Slowly but surely, these friends will eventually quit asking and become mere acquaintances. There are 3 8-hour workdays in 24 hours…pick which two you want to work and you will be successful.

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? Make sure you are solving a big enough problem.  If your company’s problem is not 10x better than the traditional product or service, it will be difficult to have a product-market fit.  Talk to strangers, family, friends, co-workers and see if they would PAY for your product or service….not just see if they like it.  

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? Grit–its what it takes to be an entrepreneur.  

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#18 Jared Novack, App Industry Entrepreneur @
Upstatement

“When in doubt, build less”

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs? When in doubt, build less. I don’t know many users who look at a new app and say “gee whiz, I wish this had more features.” Where most users/apps struggle with is too much: too many options, too much design flourish. When you over-engineer your app, you’re buying too much house. You create more technology that needs to be maintained and supported. It slows down your build cycles and your user experience. If “MVP” doesn’t hurt a little bit, you’re over-building.

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? Persistence: you have to keep going. This is different from the “fail fast” mantra you might have heard. The first thing you make will be unsatisfying. Don’t give up.. Don’t call it a failure. Keep going. Study and observe to see where it’s falling short. Run your dad through the app’s on-boarding process. Where does he struggle? Fix it. Keep going. Do it again. And again.

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? Don’t call it entrepreneurship. You have to be excited and motivated by the challenge at hand, not the idea of making it big or being a business Johnny Appleseed. I’ve met a number of people who are in such a rush to call themselves “entrepreneurs,” that they can’t stay focused on any one problem long enough to really engage and understand it (let alone solve it).

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#19 Jamie Wong, Apptrepreneur @ MDBilling.ca 

“Be agile”

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs? Focus on your customers and wear their shoes. For every product or service design, think about how they would feel.

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? Know your customer, and be agile. Those terms have been overused, but it remains very true. Don’t hesitate to change app features or functions when the customers ask for something else, and be fast at it.

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? It would definitely be perseverance, especially during the early stages of a business.

#20 James Zhang, Apptrepreneur @ The Bright App

“Always keep the user experience in mind”

Available on the App Store and Google Play

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs? Before you ever start designing a solution, do your research. Make sure that the problem you’re hoping to solve is actually a problem people will invest time or money into solving. If you’re absolutely confident that’s true, then make sure your solution is actually solving the problem as efficiently as possible. There are so many tech-based solutions out there that get created after a wild brainstorming session among techies without any actual conversations with the people they hope to sell or market their solution to.

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry?  In order to succeed in the mobile and app industry, you must always keep the user experience in mind. It’s very easy to be surrounded entirely by other techies in this industry, but those aren’t the people you’re serving. Your mobile and app solutions must be designed with the user in mind at every stage of the process.

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? One personality trait that is essential for entrepreneurship is persistence. Rejection is the name of the game in entrepreneurship. You need to be so confident in yourself and your business that you can see rejection for the opportunity that it is. Persistence will help you pivot when necessary and keep fighting for your mission even when someone else doesn’t recognize the value in what you’re doing.

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#21 Yaniv, Apptrepreneur @ Listory

“Great entrepreneurs know that a change of one’s opinion isn’t a bug but a feature.”

Available on the App Store

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to budding apptrepreneurs? Be opinionated about how your app solves the needs of your users, and resist the comfort of following “best practices” and “how everyone else is doing things”. Your app should reflect your opinion and philosophy, and give users a reason to develop an opinion of their own about your product. Think about these products for a sec –  snapchat, twitter, the iPhone – I’m sure you have a strong opinion about them. Like them or hate them, but you can’t be indifferent about them. And if your product triggers a user to think – that would likely be your biggest win! Best practices and mental models are important and easy to follow. However, you should challenge yourself and your team to develop a focused product with a clear philosophy. Doing so will help you build a strong base of enthusiast users who will evangelize and promote your app.

What advice do you have for succeeding in the mobile and app industry? From day one, you must spend as much time on getting traction as you do on product. Not getting traction and user feedback early on means you’re building a product in a vacuum and speculate that every product decision you make is the correct one. Most likely you don’t… Marc Andreessen make a clear point about this problem:

The number one reason that we pass on entrepreneurs we’d otherwise like to back is they’re focusing on product to the exclusion of everything else. Many entrepreneurs who build great products simply don’t have a good distribution strategy. Even worse is when they insist that they don’t need one, or call [their] no distribution strategy a “viral marketing strategy.”

What is the one personality trait essential for entrepreneurship? Great entrepreneurs know that a change of one’s opinion isn’t a bug but a feature. Those leaders process new information and don’t refrain from changing their mind when reality changes. This trait, which most other people see as a shortcoming, is actually what helps the best entrepreneurs pivot and adapt to get to their ultimate vision. 

Up and Coming Apps to Watch

#1 Rave, Social Networking

Rave app 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors? Rave is different from its competitors because it is the only app where you can watch videos with your friends in perfect sync, while texting and talking in real-time. Choose from a variety of content – Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, and more. Our competitors are all Chrome extensions – Rave is a mobile app, and is coming soon to Mac and PC (also as an application, but for desktop). Also, unlike our competitors, we do not screen-share the content, which is not entirely legal nor fair to the subscription services providing the content (Netflix, Prime, etc.). On Rave, every user must sign into their own Netflix and Prime accounts, ensuring that no one is viewing any content unless they’re a paying subscriber to it. We really pride ourselves in this aspect of the app. Screen-sharing is something that has caused some competitors in the past to be taken down, and we don’t intend on going anywhere!

Why is your app one to watch? Rave is an app to watch because since March, we have seen exponential growth in user-ship and downloads. We are rapidly growing in Brazil, the U.S., and Saudi Arabia, and we plan to expand into other markets with the use of influencer marketing. We have 500,000 daily active users and 10 million monthly active – a 10-fold increase since March.

Top 5 features

  1. Millisecond perfect audio and video sync across devices, no matter where you are in the world. Our perfect-sync technology ensures you react to movies and videos at the exact same time as your friends – no spoilers!
  2. Texting and talking (Voice-over IP) while you’re watching videos with anyone, anywhere in the world. Read and hear your friends’ reactions as you watch content together.
  3. Users have the option to join private raves and engage with close friends and family (especially useful right now with everyone social distancing!), or, they can join public raves and meet new people from all around the world.
  4. Variety of content available. Users can choose from Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Vimeo, and Reddit. If what they want to watch isn’t on any of these platforms, don’t fret. Users can alternatively just upload anything they want into Google Drive and watch with friends there. Or, they can search for anything on Rave Web! 
  5. Last but definitely not least, the Rave app also has a unique feature where users can create mixes and mash-ups of their favourite songs with just the click of a button. RaveDJ is the first ever Artificial Intelligence DJ. Users just select which songs they want, press ‘Go’, and the AI DJ spits out a unique mix or mash-up they can call their own!

#2 Troop Messenger, Communication 

Cntact Tracing 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors? Cheapest of all! But never compromise with the quality. No other tool in the market has such a productive and powerful feature stack as the Troop messenger does. With features like file preview, advanced data filters, respond later, image controls, message-edit, unlimited search history, etc., makes the team’s communication faster and easier.

Why is your app one to watch? The new-age slack alternative with simple to use yet powerful features has been exclusively designed to reach every workplace for teams of any size.

Top 5 features

  1. Forkout : This feature allows a user to send messages or file attachments to a large volume of users at a single point in time. 
  2. Burnout: A private chat window that lets users have confidential conversations while storing chat conversations anywhere.
  3. Respond Later: The user can tag this feature to a received message for sending a reply at a later time. 
  4. Read receipt: This feature allows the sender to understand the message acknowledgment status when received and read by the recipient user.
  5. Advanced-Data Filters: Whatever the user is looking for? These filters allow them to filter data by files, images, videos, contacts, flagged messages, etc. resulting in quick application usage.

#3 Franz, Messaging and Productivity

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Available on Google Play and the App Store

Franz is a valuable communication tool relied upon daily by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. 

What makes your app different from your competitors? Franz is a multi messaging app with out-of-the-box support for all popular messaging services like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Slack, Telegram and many more. On top of that, there’s an amazing community constantly adding user-generated service integrations to the repertoire of Franz. Given the app’s open-source license, users are welcome to file bugs, create feature requests or support the project in general.

Why is your app one to watch? Just a few months after the first release in 2016, Franz was awarded Desktop App of the Year by the amazing Product Hunt community. Since then, the small team based in Vienna has constantly extended the messaging app’s functionality. Franz is rapidly evolving into a full-blown productivity suite that perfectly adapts to your daily work routines.

Top 5 features

  1. Franz combines all your favorite messaging and productivity services into one single and elegant easy-to-use desktop app. You can even add custom websites, like your company intranet or sales dashboard.
  2. Set up different sets of services and easily switch between them at any time with Franz Workspaces. Keep private and business communication separate, or streamline processes and workflows.
  3. Add as many instances of a service as you want, for example, 4 different WhatsApp accounts.
  4. Turn incoming messages into items on your to-do list with just two clicks. Organize your tasks with lists and tags in Franz ToDos, and share lists with co-workers and family members.
  5. Manage your team more efficiently thanks to built-in team management – one invoice, as many licenses as you need.

#4 NOVID, Health and Fitness

novid app corona 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available on Google Play and the App Store

No other app working on a contact tracing solution has come close to the accuracy we can portray with our distance measurement tool. For proof that our app does what it says it can, all you have to do is look down on the screen for the distance measurement. 

What makes your app different from your competitors? Our app is the first and currently only contact tracing app to utilize both bluetooth and ultrasound technologies to increase accuracy and prevent false positives. 

Why is your app one to watch? Our app is one to watch because our team is incredibly fast-paced and continues to roll out new versions of the app each week with bug fixes, new features, groundbreaking technology, and more. 

Top 5 features

  1. Distance measurement tool that displays measurement between two devices
  2. Completely anonymous
  3. Use of ultrasound for a more accurate detection
  4. Standby mode to save battery
  5. Interaction chart to inform you of your networking status 

#5 Tomorrow, Finance

novid app corona 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available on Google Play and the App Store

No other app working on a contact tracing solution has come close to the accuracy we can portray with our distance measurement tool. For proof that our app does what it says it can, all you have to do is look down on the screen for the distance measurement. 

What makes your app different from your competitors? Nobody offers a fully customized will that is specific to your state’s laws for free all in a mobile experience. Gone are the days of putting off important things. Especially those that protect your loved ones. We believe all people should have access to important financial, health, and legal services. 

Why is your app one to watch? We are really pushing forward the digital estate planning space in a way that no else is. We are mobile and looking to support digital signatures, video chat notarization of documents, and all other financial and legal digital advancements. As soon as they become legally available we will be the first to offer it for everyone.

Top 5 features

  1. Adapts to every family situation and your state’s laws.
  2. Organizes and syncs assets between co-owners.
  3. Inventories your valuables and assigns beneficiaries.
  4. Helps you choose people to fill important roles, like guardians.
  5. Creates valuable legal documents, like a will–for free

#6 99 Walks: Women’s Walking App, Health and Fitness

99 walk apps app corona 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available on Google Play and the App Store

Walking is the proven gateway to weight loss, fitness and healthy lifestyle choices. 99 Walks is a great walking plan for women that includes the ability to form or join a team of like-minded women to keep you on track. A supportive community that has your back, daily inspirations to brighten your day, and fun and educational challenges to supercharge your wellness journey. Great for outdoor or treadmill walks!


What makes your app different from your competitors? The 99 Walks app isn’t just for tracking steps. The 99 Walks experience is all about fostering a community of women dedicated to walking their way to better. You can join a team, participate in monthly challenges, and have the opportunity to earn wearable jewelry when completing your goals.

Why is your app one to watch? The app offers a variety of resources to support you on your walking journey. Within the app, you can find a variety of podcasts, music, and Walk + Talks to listen to as you complete your goals. Recent Walk + Talk guests include Dr. Vivek Murphy, Tara Stiles, Dr. Martha Beck, and Mariel Hemmingway!

Top 5 features

  1. Walk Tracker: Set your goal and start walking! Track your walks by day, week, month and year.
  2. Pace Data: See how fast you’re moving and a map of where you’ve gone.
  3. Daily Classes: Our expert coaches will lead you in  Power Fitness walks, Journey walks, Empowerment walks and more.
  4. Meditations: Listen to walking meditations that will keep you inspired and moving.
  5. Virtual Teams: Track your miles together and benefit from the accountability and support that comes from being part of a team.

#7 Medito, Health and Fitness

Medito 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available on Google Play and the App Store


What makes your app different from your competitors? Medito is a meditation and mindfulness app with no subscriptions, no ads and no in-app purchases. It’s made for people, not profit. We believe that mindfulness and mental health resources should be freely available to everyone, not just people who can afford a monthly subscription. Our objectives are based on the benefit to public mental health, not on the need to repay shareholders. The features that we build are determined by the needs of our community rather than merely adding content to justify a continued subscription.

Why is your app one to watch? Medito is made by people who are passionate about making mental health resources widely available and our team is growing fast. We have recently appointed a Scientific Advisory Board who will help us to produce world-leading meditation content in line with the latest scientific thinking. We’re working on self-evolving meditation pathways, which will offer specific content based on how you feel and how far in your journey you are.

Top 5 features

  1. A beginners course to help people learn the basics of mindfulness and meditation
  2. Courses for people who are more advanced and want to deepen their meditation practice
  3. Sleep meditations and sleep sounds to help you get a good night’s rest
  4. Lots of meditation packs so you can try different types of meditation, such as loving kindness, walking, mantra and body scan.
  5. Several voice and length options for each meditation, so you can choose the versions that suit you best. 

#8 GoShare – Lifestyle (Delivery & Transportation)

Go share up and coming app 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors? Similar to rideshare apps, GoShare allows users to connect instantly with a virtual fleet of vehicles in their area. However, GoShare’s drivers own large vehicles, including pickup trucks, cargo vans, and box trucks. Instead of transporting people, they are on-call and on-demand for cargo hauling, delivery, and moving projects. Whether it’s getting a new sectional couch home from Costco or delivering solar panels to a contractor at his worksite, GoShare makes it easy to find affordable, on-demand logistics solutions. 

Why is your app one to watch? GoShare is growing rapidly. In 2018, the app was available in 9 markets. By the end of 2019, the reach had expanded to 30 markets and we’re still growing. GoShare’s fast, affordable, and easy solution is being adopted quickly by customers and businesses alike. Plus, with industry-leading hourly wages for the gig workers that use the app, drivers love GoShare too.

Top 5 features

  1. Delivery pickup in as little as 30 minutes. 
  2. We offer 5 vehicle selections to meet the needs of your project, from small vehicles for courier/package delivery to box trucks that can handle household moves. 
  3. Track your order and pay in the app. 
  4. All projects are covered by cargo and liability insurance. 
  5. Furniture assembly is available as an add-on option.

GoShare’s app is a recommended delivery partner of Costco, HomeGoods, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Cummins, and other prominent retailers and businesses.

#9 USARx, Medical

USARx 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors? The application allows users to search for discounts on their prescription drugs and are able to compare the prices of those drugs according to different pharmacies in their location. The application also offers discount coupons to save in their phone storage and also able to share it via Email or Text message.

Why is your app one to watch? In addition to providing significant savings on your prescriptions (all for free!), we are also adding some new features in 2020 that will make the app that much more appealing for our customers. For example, medication reminders and notifications, Team Caregiver features, new health content from our medical writing team, and the release of the USA Rx Premier TeleHealth Bundle.

#10 Zirtue – Finance (FinTech)

Zirtue 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors? Zirtue is the first relationship-based lending application that allows you to formalize loans between Friends and Family with an automatic repayment process. 

Why is your app one to watch? Since its initial launch in early 2019, Zirtue has become the Alternative Lending/ Borrowing platform for Friends and Family as well as an Alternative Payment Solution for its corporate partners such as AT&T as well as other local Dallas corporate partners.. We’ve all either loaned to or borrowed money from our friends and family with reasonable expectations that everything will go smooth. The reality is usually something different, unexpected or just awkward.

Top 5 features?

  1. Automated Repayments for lender and borrower
  2. Direct Payment to our Corporate Partners
  3. Flexible loan terms decided by the borrower
  4. Instant Payments with Zirtue Card
  5. With Direct Deposit receive paycheck up to two days early

#11 Cheekd – Lifestyle

Cheekd 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available on the App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors? Our dating app sets itself apart from our competing billion dollar companies because it gives you the option to interact with a match before starting a virtual relationship with the compatible user. After setting up your profile and desired filters, Cheekd will then send you notifications when a potential match is nearby. Instead of encouraging users to continue to hide behind a screen, Cheekd pushes you to engage in social settings while paying attention to potential matches in the area. Our new dating app gives us the power to light the spark face-to-face first and leave the talking for later.

Why is your app one to watch?  Because Cheekd uses Bluetooth, it doesn’t require an Internet connection to function so connections can be made on the subway, a plane… anywhere— You’ll get a notification if someone who meets your criteria is within 30 feet of you.  If you’re near a potential spark, Cheekd makes sure you know about it. It’s like online dating but it starts in the real world. 

Top 5 features?

  1. Real-time connections
  2. Beacon technology allows immediate connectivity
  3. In app chat feature
  4. Bluetooth low-energy (doesn’t drain battery)
  5. Privacy protected.

#12 MyRadar, Weather

Myradar 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors?  There are a few parts of the magic sauce I’d prefer not to give away, but generally it helps to think beyond just the core functionality of the app.  Once you have a captive audience, you can think about what else you can offer that audience that they’re likely to enjoy.

Why is your app one to watch? We’re constantly innovating with new features and functionality, and we’re really just scratching the surface.

Top 5 features

  1. Our radar;  the most important feature of all.  We render all of the data in real-time as fast as it streams out of the radar stations, and we process it on our server farms and deliver it to the user as quickly as possible.
  2. Our rain alerts; looking at radar is helpful for you to form  your own picture of what the weather is likely to do in the next hour or so, but we take it a step further and will proactively alert you if rain is headed your way, even if you’re NOT checking the app.  We have a patent-pending process that uses advanced machine learning algorithms to provide the most accurate hyper-local nowcasting in the industry (* according to our own internal tests).
  3. Our severe weather alerts; they have been known to save lives and are a critical piece of the overall weather awareness plan.  The National Weather Service does a tremendous job of preparing the alerts, and we’ve taken it a step further to use our channels to get those alerts in front of users as quickly as possible (again, generally quicker than other apps).
  4. Our Wind Visualizations; weather is driven by many atmospheric conditions and criteria, but it’s truly mesmerizing to watch an animated flow of the wind patterns around the world to see how they impact the weather we experience, particularly severe weather.  It’s incredibly informative to watch a squall line or tornado concern manifest in the clashing of warm and cold air, and to see where that air originates, how it travels along the geography of the planet is truly awesome, in the literal sense of the word.  Understanding what causes the weather we experience can help us be more prepared, overall.
  5. Our daily temperature forecast visualizations (not yet release); it’s something I’m kind of excited about – we’re always trying to find new ways of combining cool-looking data visualizations with practical use applications, and we have a new way of showing users what the high and low temperatures are going to be for the day, how those temperatures will unfold throughout the course of the day, and where you are in time in relation to where those peaks will occur.  It’s a neat way of thinking differently to convey a lot of useful information in a single, concise data visualization.

#13 Kangarootime, Parent/Childcare

kangaroo time up and coming apps 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors?  It’s a very robust app—parents are able to pay their bills, check in on their child during the day and message their caregivers. Our competitors don’t have the depth that our app has. It’s also beautifully designed and very easy to navigate—which is a must when you have an audience of varying levels of experience with software.  

Why is your app one to watch? We’re rolling out a lot of new features in the next few months that will better help parents stay connected to their children’s day! Additionally, We were listed at one of 6 Tech Startups to Watch in Online Childcare 2020 by TechCrunch and one of the Ten Best Startups in Buffalo, NY. 

Top 5 features

  1. Billing and Payments
  2. Activity Feed
  3. Photo Sharing
  4. Messaging
  5. Calendar of Events

#14 Swiftlane, Business

swiftlane app 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available on Google Play and the App Store

Newly launched Health Check offers tools for enabling a safe return to work including self temperature checks, capacity planning for social distancing, staggered schedules, health announcements via email or app, and PPE allocation and inventory tracking. 

What makes your app different from your competitors? Swiftlane is a completely touchless way to access any building or workplace using just your face or mobile app.

Why is your app one to watch? Touchless is the new normal in this Covid environment and people and companies are looking for safer, more secure solutions for entry into buildings and workplaces that reduce common touch points.

Top 4 features

  1. Face recognition mobile app unlock
  2. Video intercom and calling
  3. Health check
  4. Cloud-based admin dashboard

#15 Mobili, Travel

Mobili 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors? Mobili focuses on the two important elements of traveling with others; Keeping everything organized and keeping everyone connected.

Why is your app one to watch? Mobili is reorganizing how we group travel.  With a fresh, cool, modern, easy to use, one finger tool we keep people together with an in-app chat and map and provide seamless logistical support by getting rid of the organizational headaches and paper clutter.

Top 5 features

  1. All members see all itineraries side by side (unless a member makes an event private)
  2. Map to see everyones locations 
  3. In-app chat to there is no need to create outside text messages or emails
  4. Clicking on address brings you to map location for taxi, driver convenience 
  5. Testing and in process of implementing an Expense Split which will keep track of who paid what and tally who owes whom.

#16 Rain Instant Pay, Fintech

47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs Rain app

Available on Google Play and the App Store

Rain, via the Rain Instant Pay App, is not a lender. Instead, it provides advances on your paychecks. In other words, if you normally don’t get paid until Friday but your bills are due on Wednesday, you can withdraw money from your upcoming paycheck so that you aren’t late on your bills.  

What makes your app different from your competitors? Our mission is to end predatory financial products like payday loans. We’re doing everything in our power to keep our product cheap (the app is free, withdrawals are only a few dollars each). The whole point is that when people are able to access their pay any day of the week (through the Rain Instant Pay app), they don’t have to pay crazy high interest rates for payday loans.

Why is your app one to watch? Though we didn’t know it was coming, we couldn’t have launched at a better time. COVID-19 posed a huge threat to people who were already living paycheck to paycheck. Missing even just one paycheck could have set them back for months due to increased debt. Then, when they finally did return back to work, they still had to wait two weeks (or even a month in some cases) to see another paycheck. With Rain, that simply isn’t the case. 

Our app allows people to withdraw wages even as they’re leaving their shift and walking to their car. They won’t have to borrow money just to pick up dinner. Rain is relevant & timely and since 78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck (even without a pandemic), a lot of people can find this beneficial. 

Top 4 features: 

  1. On-demand pay. 
  2. Saving & budgeting feature
  3. Bill “alert” feature
  4. Financial concierge. 

#17 Onedesk Mobile Walkthrough, Business

Ondesk 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors? While our competitors have apps that allow them to manage their office space easily, we are the only ones that allow our customers to perform a walkthrough without meeting any vendor onsite. If your office needs quotes for cleaning services, instead of meeting with multiple vendors, you can simply record your space in a few minutes and get the walkthrough over with!

Why is your app one to watch? As offices reopen across the country, cleaning is becoming a fundamental practice. Booking services has always been a painful process that requires multiple meetings, phone tag, and taking a risk on who is stepping into your office. We solve all those problems by allowing you to book vetted vendors from our network directly from your phone. You can even chat with vendors and see quotes all in one platform.

Top 5 features

  1. Instant quotes for cleaning 
  2. No vendor meeting needed
  3. Chat with your dedicated Onedesk rep and vendor in the group chat function
  4. Compare multiple quotes from local vendors
  5. View invoices easily in the app for all services booked – no more getting 5 invoices from 5 different vendors, all with different terms.

#18 CIS (Connect In Single),  Social Media Network

Connect in single 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Google Play and the App Store 

As users are now more aware of their data and seeing data is the new currency, no step is taken to protect it. CIS has introduced the world’s first of its kind feature: Offering Public and Private Spaces in one app! This allows users to segregate their connections and add them to accounts based on 4 basic categories: Public, Family, Friends, and Work. So, users can build the right connections and connect with the right audience at the right time & place.Blockchain-based application is the new transformation of the existing social media where user’s data will be under their control. I urge everyone to try and make your life socially secure.

What makes your app different from your competitors?  Our mobile app has these 3 essential features to make it outstanding against their competitors: (1) Ease of Use, (2) An Interactive and Smooth UI/UX Design, (3) Privacy & Security. However, there are a lot of others as well but these are the major reasons. 

Why is your app one to watch? CIS is the world’s first decentralised based social network integrating all the accounts (Private. Public, Family, Professionals) in one app. Also, though it is decentralised it abolishes all issues like fake accounts and fake messages.It’s one of a kind. Our mission is to fight for privacy and remove all social cyber theft all over the web. Thus, it’s a major platform to be onboarded on.

Top 5 features?

  1. Scheduled chats allow users to send messages to their loved ones by scheduling the message to a specific time.
  2. The private chat allows users to send self — destructive messages with auto-deletion time.
  3. Less Storage Size with No Privacy Issue.
  4. In-App Video Player & Direct Video Submission
  5. White/Dark Theme Introduction (and also with the auto theme)

#19 Swiff, Business

Swiff 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors? Swiff is combining health and productivity tracking to boost the safety and efficiency of every businesses’ workplace. With how the world has changed in the past year due to the ongoing pandemic, Swiff has included capabilities for COVID-19 screenings to keep track of employee health to help determine if employees should be working remotely or if they are safe to return. Swiff also uses productivity tracking to help determine work efficiency for each person, and long term Swiff’s goal is to become an AI program that serves as the “figure” to keep you on track while working and make decisions that produce the best results.

Top 5 features

  1. Screening – COVID-19 screening to prevent spread in the office
  2. Wellness – Employee wellness support to protect their mental health
  3. Tracking – Employee work tracking to make data driven management decisions
  4. An App that almost every business can use to ensure health and safety, boost employee productivity, and to support employee mental wellness
  5. Limits Legal Liability

#20 The Bright App, Health and Fitness

The bright app 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available of Google Play and the App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors?  The Bright App is a leading fitness management app trusted by thousands of top personal trainers, fitness instructors, studio owners, and their clients. Our app is unlike our competitor’s apps because we’re solving the fitness industry’s time-consuming challenges and inefficiencies in scheduling and billing. Our free iOS and Android apps help fitness professionals run more predictable and profitable businesses from the palm of their hand.

Why is your app one to watch? Our app is built and managed by the top 1%in fitness and the top 1% in tech. The Bright App CEO, Nerissa Zhang is a USAW Certified Sports Performance Coach in San Francisco with years of experience training clients and she has managed and owns multiple gyms. The Bright App CTO, James has released and worked on over 40+ apps, including the Google Assistant on Android and YouTube. He has designed and implemented mobile solutions that have been used by billions of people.

Top 5 features

  1. Browse and Search for top instructors by geographical area, price, and specialization.
  2. Contact instructors through The Bright App to set up consultation appointments.
  3. Receive and Pay for training sessions securely and conveniently in-app.
  4. Easily track and reschedule sessions so you can be in control of your training.
  5. The app is free to use. There are no in-app purchases and no monthly fees. You just pay for the training and that’s it.

#21 Showcase Workshop, Sales and Marketing

Showcase 47 breakout apps and apptrepeneurs

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors? With Showcase Workshop, all your sales material is gathered together in one place, ready to present screen-to-screen, or fire off by email from your iPad, iPhone, Mac, Android or Windows device. Our customers use Showcase to ensure their whole sales team is accessing the exact same file library and telling customers a consistent brand story.  The best part (and the part that differentiates Showcase from competitors) is that you get notified anytime a prospective customer is are looking at your sales materials so you can follow up with precision timing. 

Why is your app one to watch? Sales presentations have drastically changed in recent years – and especially in recent months! – where sales people have to be able to build trust and engagement quickly, through a video conference. They need content at their fingertips, they can’t be fluffing around searching for things on an intranet or shared drive. And they need to be able to access their content consistently across a range of devices. Showcase is a sales team’s best ally in this new sales environment. 

Top 5 features

  1. Create consistent brand and product stories and share them across the whole sales team in one click.
  2. Share sales materials with customers by email and track their engagement from the app.
  3. Works online and offline.
  4. Works on any kind of device and any operating system. 
  5. Incredible support provided by our team based in a groovy island hideaway (also known as New Zealand).

#22 4B, News

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors?  We bring BOTH sides of controversial news and topics in short form. Ability to vote, comment, and share with friends and family.

Why is your app one to watch? There is no one with our current model, our TAM is larger due to multiple audiences.

Top 5 features

  1. Layout is super intuitive and quick to consume. Users have the ability to customize content categories of interest.
  2. Fact box in every article keeps platform neutrality, and credibility.
  3. Polling questions keeps and encourages further engagement.
  4. Commenting, liking and other actions are automatically logged in users profile, which can be viewed by others in a very Instagram like layout.
  5. Followers/Following individual and group messaging.

#23 EVAN360, Business and Productivity

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors?  The EVAN360 app is a support tool designed for businesses that allows employees to receive instant, personalized support without the wait. With EVAN360, employees can access support in real-time without the wait. Most of the popular support tools out there make you wait for the right person, either on hold or in a queue. But EVAN360 allows you to connect to an expert in minutes. It’s highly intuitive and easy to use.

Why is your app one to watch? EVAN360 is revolutionizing how support is provided, in particular with the move to remote workplaces. Our app enables people to get support when they need it no matter where they are. The app was built to be easily customized to fit any business or industry, and it’s simple and user friendly.

Top 5 features

  1. Connection to a real human who can solve your problem the right way the first time.
  2. Submit a request in three clicks and connect to an expert in minutes.
  3. Every company has their own private, single sign-on environment within EVAN360, so it’s completely secure.
  4. We have a unique automated skills-matching process that can be set up directly within the app. When companies start using EVAN360, they set up a list of internal employees to serve as experts. Whenever someone has a problem, their request is routed to the experts most equipped to solve the problem.
  5. Integrates with any video conferencing software for screen sharing.

#24 Screenshop, Shopping

Available on Google Play and the App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors?  Our company methodology is making shopping fun! We leverage machine learning and AI to create unique playful experiences that we are seeing our audience love!

Why is your app one to watch? We are the only company thinking about how to make the shopping experience fun from all vertices. We are most popular for our use case of allowing users to bridge the gap between screenshots that inspire them and the ability to get access to those photos. Our app is the only application in the market that gives the tools of AI to users in order to play with their photo inspiration and curate a personalized catalog selection. For example, if you and I upload the same photo – we each are inspired by different things in it and might want to see something different. You might want the floral dress in the photo, and I might want that floral print inspired but in a skirt, or that print dress but in black.

Top 5 features

  1. You can shop similar items to any photo at ANY price point that will be personalized to me!
  2. Our guess who lens – it’s really fun! You can take a picture of yourself and our algorithm tells you which celeb you look like! And actually works !!
  3. Mix & Match – this lens is great for browsing through products to curate the perfect outfit to send to your fitting room & buy!
  4. Our homepage – Daily new playlists with trending items!
  5. NEW – tomorrow we are launching a weather lens that allows you to see shoppable items based on your weather!

#25 Popdish, Food and Drink

Available on the App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors?  While apps like Yelp and Google show nearby restaurants, PopDish shows nearby food. It’s sort of like if Yelp-meets-Pinterest-meets-Instagram. It’s a highly visual, mouthwatering way to browse your local eats—complete with dish-specific reviews, photos, insider tips, and more.

Why is your app one to watch? It’s taking the conventional way of finding a new restaurant, and turning it on its head. We’re visual eaters. When we walk into a restaurant, we creep on other diners’ plates on our way to our table, saying to ourselves, “that looks amazing—what is that?!” When we’re sitting at home, rarely do we say, “I’m craving _______ restaurant.” Instead, we say, “I’m craving a good burger” or “I need chocolate cake.” When the cravings hit, open PopDish and type in “burger” or “chocolate cake” and see the very best near you.

Top 5 features

  1. FIND THE BEST OF ANY FOOD: On the hunt for the best burger? Who around you makes the best curry? Which restaurant serves up the tastiest chocolate cake? We’ll tell you.
  2. BROWSE BY PHOTO: Let’s be real—menus without photos are a waste of paper. That’s why PopDish gives you endless feeds of beautiful (and sometimes not-so-beautiful) photos of food near you. Discover mouth-watering desserts, entrees, sides, drinks, and more—all with the simple, mindless scrolling gesture you know and love.
  3. BEST OF THE MENU: At a restaurant, but not sure what to order? Open PopDish’s “Best of the Menu” section to see—surprise!—the best items on the menu. (Your server’s opinion was questionable anyway.)
  4. CUSTOMIZED RECOMMENDATIONS: Vegetarian? Gluten Free? Keto? No sweat. Set your food preferences and toggle the “For You” button to show only the foods we think you’ll like. Yeah. Pretty neat.
  5. SHARE FINDS, EARN BADGES: We all love a good dopamine hit. PopDish rewards you for contributing to the community with PopCred (a form of social currency), and the ability to earn a wide variety of badges based on various accomplishments. All redeemable for street cred.

#26 Contact Mapping, Business

Available on Google Play and App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors?  Contact Mapping takes out all the complexity of the “kitchen sink” approach of other CRMs and makes it easy for you to focus on the things that matter in building your network: remembering others’ stories, staying in touch, and creating a powerful database so you can “Google your own memory” at a moment’s notice. 

Why is your app one to watch? We have a unique approach to the marketplace by offering a single place to manage one’s personal AND professional relationships. This holistic approach to relationship management makes it possible to develop a “forever network” that serves our users through their entire career and in every facet of their lives.

Top 5 features

  1. Voice to text dictation notes to quickly remember the most important details from every conversation.
  2. Follow-up reminders to make sure you always remember to stay in touch with your network.
  3. Full integration with your phone contacts so everything stays fully synced at all times: no need to manage different lists for every app.
  4. Facebook Messenger integration to track and capture conversations on social media. LinkedIn coming soon!
  5. Instant search of anyone in your network based on any keyword – so you can “Google your own memory”.

#27 iMeetify, Productivity

Available on Google Play and App Store

What makes your app different from your competitors?  First time ever that meetings can be easily scheduled and joined virtually straight from a mobile interface, i.e., a smart phone.

Why is your app one to watch? The process is quick and seamless vs the cumbersome processes required via traditional means such as google and others on a desktop computer. Calendar sharing has never been available before on a mobile hand -held device, these features will change the way meetings are scheduled in the future.

 

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