The Top Five Apps For Mobile
Mobile applications have been growing in popularity since their development in 2008, with an average smartphone owner using up to 30 apps each month and 49% of users opening one app over 11 times a day.
Apps enable users to interact with the world in a range of ways — from social media, to online shopping, as well as entertainment. The internet is awash with articles detailing the ‘best’ and ‘must-have’ apps for mobile users, but no one list can be completely comprehensive for anyone.
That’s why we’ve decided to list five essential mobile apps that appeal to a wide range of
users. Like our choices? Let us know in the comments section. Think we’ve missed anything out? Write your recommendations in the comments section as well!
WhatsApp has been labelled as the #1 social networking app, described as simple, reliable, and secure. The app is a free messaging platform available for smartphones, which allows users to communicate via sending and receiving messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, voice messages and video calls.
It even has the option to enjoy a group chat, in which several participants can communicate together at one time. This app encompasses a range of features to keep users connected with each other and does not charge any international fees when using abroad. The app has been marked as one of the best android apps of 2020.
Quite simply, you cannot reasonably function as an adult without having WhatsApp installed on your phone.
Here’s a brief history of the communication app that won the hearts and minds of the purchasing team at Facebook.
2. 888 Poker
Poker is one of the most popular recreational games in the world and has exploded in popularity in the last two decades. The driving force behind that upward trajectory in popularity has been the internet and the rise of online poker games.
Traditionally, poker apps for mobile have been clunky and not particularly user-friendly. Fortunately, 888 has bucked the trend with this release.
The app provides the widest variety of Texas Hold’em games, including tournaments, cash games, and SNAP poker. Without a doubt, 888 boasts the best online poker experience in the world, with a £20 free bonus for all new players to sign up.
The app is user-friendly and personalized to the player, with a number of ‘practice play’
tables to improve poker skills. They even have a 24/7 online payment platform to ensure safe and secure financial transactions.
888 Poker is the EGR award winner for the Best Poker Operator 3 years in a row, with over 10 million members playing poker. They indeed remain as one of the top online poker apps of the year.
Netflix, the app that has been deemed the ‘King of the Video Streaming Game’ does not disappoint. It allows users to stream live or download their favorite films and TV programs for a small monthly fee straight to your device. Even better, there’s an option to create up to 5 different profiles for an account with the ability to personalize them for each member of the household.
Users can enjoy previews of videos of series and films and get notifications when new
programs and episodes have been released. The impressive content produced by Netflix with its original shows have really gained in popularity, making this arguably one of the network’s leading streaming services.
The only downside about having the Netflix app installed on your phone is the battery-drain induced by a three-and-a-half hour binge of Martin Scorsese’s amazing film, The Irishman.
Enjoy the trailer to one of the best films of the year, right here on your mobile device.
4. Google Maps
Google Maps remains as one of the best navigation apps for any smartphone user. With over 220 countries mapped and millions of places and businesses listed, the user can access real time GPS navigation whether in a car or on a train. Moreover, they’ll be re-routed based on live traffic conditions, thus saving the user time on travel.
The app allows users to discover local places and create lists of their favorites, making planning trips easy and simple. Google Maps also has a useful offline feature to enable users to search and navigate without an internet connection and provides indoor maps to help you navigate your way around large places like airports and shopping centers.
You’ll never get lost again with this handy app because there are probably only
ten people left in the world who can successfully read a real map!
5. The New York Times
This is one of the world’s most popular sources of current affairs, as the app contains
everything a user would need — from a news application, from breaking news alerts, social media sharing, to offline reading. It provides news alerts of major developing stories and allows users to save articles to read at a later time on any smartphone device.
The New York Times app also has unique features not found on other news apps, including audio and video options. Additionally, it provides an innovative format for users to experience stories in an augmented reality; however, full unlimited access does require a monthly fee.
Whilst our list may not be exhaustive, it does contain five essential apps that will make your day-to-day life more fun and less stressful. WhatsApp will make sure you never miss out on an awesome group chat, whilst Netflix and 888 Poker will help you unwind after a busy day. Google Maps will help you get to your destination in a quick and carefree manner, while the New York Times will keep you up-to-date with all the latest goings on in this mad world of ours.
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