Day after the other mobile phone manufacturers are releasing new and latest smart phones based on the Android mobile OS, and as Android handsets get cheaper, smart phones are slowly becoming a growing phenomenon in more and more countries across the world . India has traditionally been a market for low-cost, economical handsets with a very high emphasis on durability and simplicity. As more and more Indians get on the Android bandwagon, local apps and services slowly and steadily are gaining momentum .
You can look at some of the top apps available specifically to Android users in India. There are of course millions of such apps in the Android Market, but here is the list of app I have found to be the top of the lot in terms of design, quality and usability.
1) The Times of India App :-
The Times of India is the leading daily newspaper in the country and is also one of the first publications in the country to adopt new technology. It was one of the first newspapers to offer an online version of the paper for free. The Times of India Android app does justice to their reputation by bringing a mobile optimized news reading experience to Android, flush with a clean and usable user interface, well categorized news items, photos and videos (powered by TOI’s Times Now channel) all in a single intuitive package.
The application supports both portrait and landscape orientations and also advanced gestures such as scroll and swipe. The app allows users to change the font-size on the fly for easy reading and share articles via Face book, Twitter, SMS or email. To make it easier to follow the top updates, the high utility, auto update widget feature enables the app to sense when it needs to be updated, and does so, without the intervention of the user. In this context other leading newspapers have launched their apps which includes :-
• The Economic Times : Official App of Economic Times Newspaper .
• NDTV : Official Android App of the popular Indian News Channel .
• IBNLive for Android : Official Android App of the popular news portal .
• AndroidOS.in : Our official app for all your Android news, views and review needs. Must Have .
• MidDay : Want tabloid news, gossip and a lot more; get it from the official Android app of popular tabloid .
• Business Today: Official app of India’s leading business news magazine.
2) Indian Rail Info App :-
For most Indians rather for all the Indians , the most economical and comfortable mode of long distance transportation is the Indian Railways . The Indian Rail Info app provides all the information and guidelines that you need about the railway system in India . You can search for trains between stations , review their schedules and routes, real time status of a running train, check fares, check PNR status and seat upgrade status. Some of the similar app in this contexts are as follows :-
• Travelbuddy : Search Flights or Book tickets from this Yatra.com App .
• MakeMyTrip : MakeMyTrip.com, India’s leading online travel provider is now available on Android .
3) Book My Show :-
Book My Show is one of the biggest online ticket booking sites in India and covers a broad range of entertainment avenues from movies to theater and all kinds of events. The official Book My Show Android app brings all that is great about their web version to the mobile phone. You can easily search through the listing for your city and get more information on each movie or event as well as the venue. Once you find something you like, you can book the tickets right there on the phone, and even pick your seats using a super-intuitive interface. Similar to this there are other app such as,
• PVR Cinemas: it as Official app of the PVR cinemas which is the famous multiplex chain in india .
4) Just Dial App :-
With the help of Just Dial app , you will be able to have all information about your area , your city within few seconds. With the help of GPS and Google maps within the cell phone, the just dial app can easily find the businesses , services and products in any area within India . With the help of just dial users are able to add the addresses to their device’s contact list , book events and send listings over SMS and email free of cost . One of the similar app as follows :-
• Book ur Table : with the help of this app you can Book restaurant tables , order food directly from your phone, tablet within your city
5) Shopping Android Apps :-
With the increasing trend of online shopping these online sites have launched their own online app for their customers which have helped the customers in easy accessibility to these shopping sites and some of these online shopping app are as follows :-
• Flip kart : Flip kart is one of the leading and famous online shopping site in India. Official Android app for the most popular shopping website in India have made it easy to customer to access different products that are available online for them .
• Naaptol : Naaptol is fast growing online site which help you View, Compare and find information about over 2 lac products in 500 categories .
• Snap deal Beta: Snap Deal is also one of the famous online site in India and they have launched the Official app of India’s one of biggest deals site for their customer .
6) Financial Android Apps :-
People ‘s interest in trading and shares buying and selling had made apps developer to develop some Financial Android Apps which has helped the people to do get to know about the market trend though their smart phones. some companies have launched their individual app for its customer to know the maket fluctuations which are as follows :-
• Kotak Mobile Stock Trader : Official stock trading app from Kotak .
• ICICI Financial Calculators: Personal Finance tool from ICICI group .
• Breeze India: Manage personal finance, view account and credit card details and a do lot more on this app from Standard Chartered Bank.