Apps to solve your cab woes
By installing any of the apps like Scoot App, Capto and OyeTaxi, you don’t have to check between multiple apps to find the nearest available cab. Once you have selected your nearest cab in any of these apps, it will lead you to the relevant service providers’ app like Ola, Uber to complete the booking. “Scoot App is like a makemytrip for taxis in real time. Scoot compares price, Electronic Travel Authorization and surge to give the user the fastest and cheapest cab,” says Aditya Bagmane, COO & Co-founder, Scoot App. The best providers are compared and you can book any cab in three easy clicks. While Scoot has tie ups with Ola, Uber, Jugnoo, Easy Cabs Saavari, Capto has partnered with Ola, Uber, Meru, TaxiForsure, Easycabs and Oye Taxi with Ola Uber Jugnoo Meru, Easy and Mega.
These super apps, also called personal assistant apps, provide multiple uses such as bill payment, food ordering, recharge phone’s balance, flight booking, movie booking, cab booking and others by hosting various portals providing these services. While some countries have fast picked up on this model, we have only few startups including Helpchat, Haptik available currently. Helpchat has tie ups with Swiggy, Zomato, Cleartrip and many others. Haptik also helps you connect with professionals who can solve banking and financial queries and schedule reminders for meetings. These super apps are currently being considered as the future app leaders by industry experts.
Apps for the news junkie
News aggregators like Flipboard, Inshorts, News360 are perfect for people wanting to stay updated with news from various sources at one go. They gather news from local and global newspapers and package it in an interesting format. Most of these are available on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Some of these have options for offline reading, so you can catch up reading even when you are travelling on a flight or have a low battery.
Shopping assistant apps
Apps including Junglee, MySmartPrice scan over 100 websites like Amazon, Ebay, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Myntra, Jabong, Shopclues and Homeshop18 to get you the best price from over million products. They also provide you easy to use interface for finding products and check for offers from various sites.
Aggregator of services
This has become the quintessential app category for many. Apps including UrbanClap, LocalOye, Taskbob and various other startups act as aggregators for various domestic handymen services like electrician, plumber, mason, carpenter and professional services like architect, designer, CA, advocates, photographer. Installing one of these apps can solve major home and office related concerns at one go.
(About the Author: This article has been contributed by Shanthi S)