There’s an app for that—well, there almost is. App startups and freelancers are creating some incredibly useful tech that’s about to make your life a lot easier. Particularly if you’re part of a virtual team, the right app can help keep those cats herded.
A lot of businesses initially try to keep app development in-house, and that can be a big mistake. Unless you know you have the best app developers on deck to take the wheel, hiring quality outsourcing developers is likely a better approach. Like many specialties in technology, outsourcing can be a valuable way to get the best results faster.
“Remote software development could be risky, but if done right it is always a better way to move fast and attract the best developers to work on your product,” says Alexey Semeney, CEO of DevTeamSpace. “Another suggestion is to always work with dev teams instead of individual freelancers. It helps you to avoid unnecessary risks, manage the process better, and scale quickly when is time is right.”
You can seek out app development freelancers, contractors and even startups! Whether you want to have an app designed just for you, or you’re interested in being an early adopter for an app that’s sure to optimize your business, there’s a solution out there. Here are some top app startups from a variety of fields that just might be cooking up exactly what you’re craving.
- Cogito app
It’s not on the market for mass usage—yet (thus why it’s on the watch list!). The Cogito Corporation is using voice analysis to develop an app that may help indicate when a person is experiencing a negative mental health period. In collaboration with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, a new study is watching veterans diagnosed with depression for the next two years, but it may evolve into an app to help anyone keep a check on their mental health.
A brand new app, this is the latest way to get rid of all the clutter you don’t need. With millions of items for sale and thousands of shoppers, it’s a streamlined way to minimize excess and stress. Plus, for businesses moving from brick and mortar to virtual, you’re going to have a lot of office furniture that needs to go! Carousell can help you quickly lower overhead.
- PayPal app for Windows
Maybe? Okay, this isn’t a startup, but PayPal has been pretty wishy-washy about that the unveiling, already killing off one proposal and kick-starting murmurings of a brand new one just a day later. If you’re a Windows user and a PayPal devotee, this is going to be an app to watch for you. Otherwise, there are plenty of apps to try out for easy moving of funds with low fees. Try Invoice2Go, Invoice Simple, and Invoice by Wave for starters.
- Hip Money App & the FU Movement
Right now it’s “just” an IndieGogo project—but it’s “just” a project with over $20,000 in funding headed by one leader with over ten years in banking and a self-proclaimed “financial wizard” and another tech pro with over 20 years of experience. The “fingers up” movement and financial app was born after the two founders watched friends overspend on loan interest for years. The Hip Money app is designed to help you get better at saving money, pay off loans faster, and get educated about the confusing world of finances.
This innovative app encourages users to stick to their medication regimens by using points that can be redeemed for real purchases. “Medications” can include anything, from life-preserving prescriptions to your daily, doctor-approved vitamin and supplement regimen (biotin for longer hair, anyone?). Healthy people are happier, better workers, and can save their employer’s millions by avoiding preventable healthcare situations.
- Randrr job search app.
In Jacksonville, Florida, a local entrepreneur has announced the founding of Randrr, a job search app development company gearing up to take on the “Monsters” including Indeed, Glassdoor’s latest app, and, well, Monster itself.
Is your team gearing up to create the latest and greatest app, or can you get in on the ground floor with a startup who’s whipping up the perfect app for your needs? Keep an eye on these up and comers, or share your own app startup tips in the comments.