What is a good idea for an app? Appleute thinks a good app is one that has an actual use case, that is one that offers a solution to a real (world) problem, no matter if built on iOS, Android or the two operating systems. Each one of us has had an idea for an app. As an app development agency we are often faced with bold statements from our customers, such as “this mobile application could be the new Instagram or Facebook”, “how come nobody has ever thought of this genius app idea?”. We love the enthusiasm we encounter in our customers. By no means do we want to prevent people from thinking big. However, to provide some guidance, we want to show you a list of – what we think are – 6 good app ideas.
1) Online shopping apps & E-Commerce apps - sell & buy things online
E-commerce apps and selling apps are an ever growing trend in the mobile market today and something we see high demand for. With an increasing number of items going on sale online, this type of application is very much in use. This trend is visible even when we cancel out the effects Corona has had on online shopping. When opening an online shopping app, you have a direct look on the different types of items that are on sale. By applying appropriate filters you can even sort by the price or relevance of the item. As a buyer, you can simply purchase the article you want according to your filter criteria.
Fashionable and sustainable app idea: Marketplace apps are a great way to buy and sell used stuff which – save the planet by launching green apps!
2) Food donation
Our parents and school teachers have taught us well: Do not waste food. Food donation applications are mobile apps that facilitate you donating your food or offering it at cost. Leftover food from homes, parties and gatherings could be stored in a clean place and transferred to people in camps, charities, homeless shelters, food banks and food pantries or sold to people that live on a limited budget. A leftover food app is one of the best ways to make sure people do not waste food any more. Food waste can be tackled by private people as well as companies. Apps are valuable that address this issue. This can be by offering a network of pickup and redistribution or an app that allows restaurants to sell their food at cost.
Fashionable and sustainable app idea: Get inspired by how Too good to go developed a green app that solves the food waste problem with a commission-based business model all while benefiting supermarkets and consumers so seamlessly. This app idea was very well executed. It is available on both Android and iOS.
3) Apps for taxes
Have you also had countless moments worrying about your tax payments? The best thing to do is to look for an easy-to-manage tax app. With said app, any user can calculate and anticipate the amount of income-based taxes they have to pay. On top of that, this app can double-check and confirm that you always pay the correct amount.
Fashionable and sustainable app idea: Try to note down problems you have encountered doing your taxes. You will see that once you formulate requirements of an app for taxes, you are solving tax problems other people have encountered at the same time.
4) Invoicing apps
An invoicing app can exist in conjunction with an app for taxes. An invoicing app per se helps generate invoices that help eliminate your business hassles. This app is especially useful for startups and SMEs.
Fashionable and sustainable app idea: Startups often waste resources by using outdated methods to run accounting. Rather spend some time doing research on the one app that solves the problems you have to solve in one place. This, in turn, is key to any successful invoicing app unless they really want to solve verticals only.
5) On-demand immediate services
With apps like Uber, Amazon immediate delivery, etc. people are now very used to getting the service they asked almost immediately. The majority of mobile applications out there are on-demand. Food delivery, taxi services, repair shops, cleaning and of course food and retail shopping are heavy-weight industries that have ventured into on-demand applications. Here, services are only a few smartphone touches away. A lot of fantastic app ideas for on-demand services out there.
Fashionable and sustainable app idea: Spend a lot of time on getting the UI and UX right. The moment a user feels disoriented you have most likely lost them. On-demand apps should be smooth. Less time to get to the desired action also means less battery usage and a softer impact on the environment. Funnily enough, you might have noticed: The UI and UX of your app design will benefit from your intentions to be considerate to the environment – so lean!
6) Meet & Date
Nowadays, dating apps are growing in popularity. Humans innately have the drive to be social – more less than others. Bring some good to the world by connecting people.
Fashionable and sustainable app idea: As strange as it sounds, make people experience real live away from electronic devices! Nature has got a lot to offer. The best moments are those that are shared physically, in person. A meet and/or date app is there to get action kicked off!
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