10 Indian made Android app startups

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Indian startups in the Android app space are booming today. There are apps belonging to every industry, right from entertainment, health, education to technology, fashion and so on. Here, we list 10 such Android apps founded by Indians.

BookMyShow

Google Play | App Website

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Any play, movie, or other ticketed event, BookMyShow is where most Indians head to book the tickets. Bookmyshow is reported to be one of the biggest brands in the ticketing and events space. While you can book tickets through their website, their Android app has seen a huge number of downloads ever since it was launched in 2011.

Founders

Ashish Hemrajani, Parikshit Dhar, and Rajesh Balpande, three alumni from the Sydenham Institute of Management, Mumbai are the brains behind this ticketing platform. 2007 was the year when they officially launched their website. The parent company of BookMyShow is BigTree Entertainment Ltd headed by Ashish Hemrajani.

Who is it for?

For those who do not have access to a laptop/desktop but wish to book tickets for an event can do so through the app. Not just this, if you love attending plays and watching movies, you also get a synopsis of the play or movie so you may be in a better position to choose the play or movie you wish to attend/watch.

 

Hike

Google Play | App Website

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Hike is the first Indian cross-platform messenger app which hit the market on 12 December 2012. Through this app and using a working internet connection, the users can exchange messages, images, videos, graphical stickers and others.

Founders

Hike was launched as a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and SoftBank. The brainchild behind the app is Kavin Bharti Mittal, one of the sons of Sunil Bharti Mittal.

Who is it for?

So people with no internet connection can communicate with others, Hike Messenger added a functionality by which the users could exchange text messages with people living in any part of India, for free. The striking feature of Hike Messenger is the ‘nudge’ functionality through which a user can ping another user.

 

HealthifyMe

Google Play | App Website

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HealthifyMe is a personal weight loss coach app specially designed around the Indian menu and the numerous dishes staple to multiple regions within the nation.

Founders

The idea was born out of the need to incorporate Indian dishes in the weight loss tracking process which was absent in other similar apps. HealthifyMe was founded by Tushar Vasisht and Sachin Shenoy who later joined as one of the Co-founders and the Head of Engineering.  

Who is it for?

For all those who wish to lose those extra kilos the healthy way, or even those who wish to increase their general fitness levels, HealthifyMe is the answer to your question on how much of that yummy dessert to consume so your fitness goals are on track!

 

Zomato

Google Play | App Website

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So, which restaurant do we order from today? What is the latest menu at ABC Restaurant? Let’s check on Zomato! That has been the mindset of people ever since this app was launched in the market.

Founders

Zomato was founded by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddha in 2008. While it initially operated in select locations, now, Zomato is available in 23 countries.

Who is it for?

Zomato is basically an app which has restaurant listing based on location. It also provides users the ability to review the restaurants listed on the app as well as rate them so people looking for places to eat can make better decisions.

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Pulse

Google Play | App Website

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Pulse is an app that curates content from LinkedIn users’ News Feed and presents as a collection of articles and posts which can be read by the Pulse user at leisure.

Founders

Pulse was originally created by two Stanford students of Indian origin, Ankit Gupta and Akshay Kothari and released in 2010. The startup, Alphonso Labs, was one of the first businesses to use SSE Labs, Stanford’s business incubator. The Pulse app was made free for Android users on 15 November 2010. When LinkedIn bought Pulse from the parent company, Alphonso Labs for $90 million, it was renamed LinkedIn Pulse. The redesigned app was launched in the market on June 17, 2015.

Who is it for?

Pulse is a great app for anyone who wishes to read articles related to business management, work-life balance, and in general, anything related to business.

 

Money View

Google Play | App Website

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Money View is a personal finance management Android app. It helps you track your expenses through your SMSes while not intruding your privacy.

Founders

Money View was founded by two IIT alumni – Puneet Agarwal and his senior Sanjay Aggarwal. Money View was launched on the Play Store in January 2014.

Who is it for?

Currently available only for Android users, the data collected through SMSes is analysed and gives the user real-time data on his/her finances. There are various features which help the user understand how to spend the money available, how to allocate budget for various expenses and so on. Money View seems like the right app for those of you who find it difficult to track where your money goes each month.

 

Retale

Google Play | App Website

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Retale is an Android app which features ads on a weekly basis giving you insight on the latest deals and discounts in offline stores based on your location. It is like a virtual window shopping experience for the Retale user.

Founders

Retale was founded by Shreya Siroya and Aditya Sisodiya. The parent company is Comma Technology Services. It has been created keeping in mind the shopping habits of those in the 17-35 age bracket. Currently, the information is restricted to the stores in Bangalore.

Who is it for?

For those of who first like to window shop and then actually step into a store and buy, this is the app for you.

 

Paytm

Google Play | App Website

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Paytm is one of India’s largest mobile commerce sites. The website was launched in 2010 while the app made its entry a little later. A little trivia about the name Paytm – it is actually an acronym for Pay Through Mobile.

Founders

Paytm was founded by Vijay Shekhar Sharma and was incubated by One97 Communications.

It not only helps the user recharge their phones with currency, but also provides features to pay bills and other utilitarian features.

Who is it for?

If you ever run out of currency on your phone, all you need is an internet connection and the Paytm app installed on your phone. You can easily and quickly recharge your phone or even pay bills while you’re waiting for your coffee.

 

Newshunt

Google Play | App Website

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Newshunt is one of the largest news aggregator apps with content available in regional languages as well. The regional language functionality has been added so regional language users will also have access to the app and through it, to regional and national news.

Founders

Newshunt was founded by Virendra Gupta and has content from over 100 sources. Newshunt also makes available to its users, eBooks, newspapers, and other such content.

Who is it for?

People who are not very familiar with the English language or even those who wish to read news in their vernacular language apart from their daily dose of English news can simply download the app and begin reading.

 

Signeasy

Google Play | App Website

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Signeasy is an Android app which lets users sign documents digitally while on-the-go. The app has been designed to keep the user’s signature secure. The Android app has features built-in which integrate Google Drive so the user can directly sign the documents in the Drive.

Founders

Sunil Patro is the founder of the SignEasy app.

Who is it for?

A lot of time gets wasted in trying to find a scanner and printer to scan the documents once signed. So, to cut down on time spent on such activities and to focus on other more important tasks, SignEasy is used by anybody in a business with signatory authority.

Hope you enjoyed this informative read! If you know of more such startups which should make it to the list, feel free to share with us the names, in the comments below.

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