Mobile App Development Ideas for 2021 & Beyond

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Mobile applications are transforming lives. There is an app for everything imaginable under the sun. It won’t be an overstatement that people can manage each and every aspect of life with mobile applications.  Consumer app store spending, as well as time spent on mobile app was strongly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social distancing, quarantines, work from home and lockdowns meant that people spend more time in the confines of home, making a paradigm shift towards digital channels for many everyday activities and keeping in touch with friends, family, and colleagues.

In app downloads in the first two quarters of 2020, with Q2’s total of nearly 38 billion app downloads indicates a 9 billion increase in Q4 2019. Clearly, the coronavirus pandemic that has so defined the year has led users to turn increasingly to their mobile devices for distraction, to stay in touch, and for work.

In 2023, mobile apps are projected to generate more than 935 billion U.S. dollars in revenues via paid downloads and in-app advertising.

And that is not to mention the crucial role they’ve played to keep in touch with friends, family, and colleagues.

Heat Maps Apps for Travelers

Traveling aims to rejuvenate and revitalize. But ever heard of the hazards involved in traveling? Whether it is summer vacations, business traveling, or fun excursions, it goes without saying that anything can go wrong. It is always important to plan ahead of traveling and stay informed about crime-prone zones during traveling. A mobile app that provides travelers places to avoid while traveling with crime maps will do wonders for the travel industry. This application can further include places to avoid due to high level of accidents

Social Audio Networking App

As people across the world are reimagining lives amidst new normal, this app idea is all about helping stay connected amidst the social distancing and lockdown. But how? This app is an audio-based app, letting users connect and chat with each other on different topics of interest such as arts, technology, food, traveling and more. With networking events taking a plunge, this social app will help stay connected.

Work Commute App

With WFH now mainstream, people are still looking to work from the office. There is no denying that with offices opening up, commuting woes will continue to haunt office goers. This app idea will be the best way to overcome commuting problems as it will allow users to book buses and provide commuting preferences. This app provides real-time tracking of buses on the route with the option to get a pickup and drop-off time location to reserve a seat. So there is no need to stand during your commute.

Parking App

Finding a parking spot in rush hours is a tedious job. The best web application ideas for startups based on this phenomenon is a boon in today’s world. The car parking app will show all the available parking slots near to your GPS location and help in getting the slot quickly.

Last Minute Deal App

Are you an impromptu traveler? Do you think too much planning is not for you? This mobile app idea is exactly for travelers looking for last minutes deals in hotel rooms, airline flights, and train/bus tickets. This app provides the best rates for travelers across the globe, as well as Geo Rates for more savings off already-discounted rates, based on your current location. The app offers loyalty programs compelling users to book more and claim more discounts. 

Language Learning & Voice Translation

The language learning app provides lessons on different languages on the go with a mobile application with different levels of difficulty right from alphabets to the advanced-level conversations. The app can enable voice so the learners know how words are pronounced.

A learning app combined with voice translation feature while traveling to overcome the barriers of the language of the country. An app that can instantly translate your voice to communicate with natives sounds lucrative. The app will translate both ways real-time translation feature.

Online Delivery Aggregator App

Ever thought of getting an app where you can view order details of packages ordered from different eCommerce websites such as Amazon or eBay. This app eliminates the need of tracking all orders on different websites and sends across the status of your order. Users can track packages sent by manually inputting the tracking number and the carrier’s name.

Student Study Group App

The app finds groups to overcome the gap and make study group creation easy and potentially virtual. A student can log on to the app and find information on the class and subject they seek help in. From there they’re matched with students requiring assistance on the same subjects from different campuses, schools or colleges.


Remember, mobile app development is about making the lives of users easy. The first step would be hiring a technical expert to transform your idea into reality as well as aligning with every aspect of your business.

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