The Google Play Store has a collection of millions of apps spread across different categories. We use many of those apps almost every day on our Android smartphones and tablets but have you ever wondered how many of those are Made in India? Well, there are at least thousands of them out there. So, we decided to dig into the ocean of the apps and pick the best Made in India apps for Android for you.
So, let’s get started with this list of the top 15 Made in India apps for Android:
1. Hike Messenger:
Hike Messenger is a free cross-platform instant messaging app. It was founded by Kavin Bharati Mittal, son of Bharati Mittal who is the founder of Airtel. The app is one of the closest rivals of WhatsApp. It lets you do everything which you can do with WhatsApp along with various additional features like Hike Direct, Hidden Mode, Share Documents, Chat Groups with up to 500 members, Group Calls up to 100 people, and Hike Offline among many others. The app has more than 10 million downloads on the Play Store with an average rating of 4.3.
2. Haptik Personal Assistant:
As the name suggest, Haptik Personal Assistant is a personal assistant app but with real people working behind the scenes to help you get the things you want. It was founded by Aakrit Vaish and Swapan Rajdev. The app connects you with a real person who holds expertise in the field to which your question belongs. You can use the app to ask questions about almost anything like the best mobile plan, file a complaint, make a restaurant reservation, find best shopping deals, check PNR and train status, find flight schedules, find car and bike prices, find movie timings, and much more. The app has more than 100 thousand downloads on Play Store with an average rating of 4.5.
3. ixigo Flights Hotels Travel Booking:
ixigo is a free Android travel search app for hotels and flights. It was founded by Aloke Bajpai and Rajnish Kumar. The app lets you compare the prices from more than 100 travel websites for hotels and airlines. It claims of having the database of more than 250,000 hotels from around the globe. If you happen to in India, then you can also use the app to search for trains, buses, PNR status, dhabas, and street food joints. The app has more than 1 million downloads with an average rating of 4.2.
4. Zomato – Food Menu & Reviews:
Zomato – Food Menu & Reviews is a free restaurant search and discovery app founded by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah. The app has a database of more than 1.4 million restaurants from over 10,000 cities spread across 23 countries. You can use it to look for newly opened as well as top restaurants around you. For each restaurant, you can check the menu, pictures, directions, user reviews, and almost every other important information which you may need or want. You can also check-in to any restaurant and share your reviews with others. Other than restaurants, the app can also be used to find cafes, pubs, and bars. It has more than 5 million downloads on the Play Store with an average rating of 4.3.
5. Practo – Your Health App:
Practo is a free health appointment app which was founded by Shashank ND. The app has a database of more than 200,000 verified doctors and clinic profiles from over 40 Indian cities. You can use it to find doctors, clinics, spas, gyms, or diagnostic labs and as it is an appointment app, you can even book instant appointments directly from within the app. The app also lets you check qualifications, consultation fees and general feedback from patients among many other features. It has more than 1 million downloads on the Play Store with an average rating of 4.1.
FreeCharge is a free mobile recharge and wallet app founded by Kunal Shah along with Sandeep Tandon. The app can be used to recharge mobile number (prepaid/postpaid), DTH, data card, and even for paying bills like electricity and landline. You can choose to make payment via debit/credit card or net banking. It also offers cashback and coupons for various eCommerce websites and cafes, movies, etc. The app has more than 10 million downloads on the Play Store with an average rating of 4.2.
7. Ridlr – Public Transport App:
Ridlr is a free public transport app founded by Ravi Khemani along with Brijraj Vaghani. The app helps users in planning their commute and find the best route by providing real-time traffic updates including delays in the bus, metro, local train, and monorail schedules in more than 15 Indian cities. It also provides parking information. The app has more than 500 thousand downloads on the Play Store with an average rating of 4.0.
Walnut is a free personal expense manager app founded by Amit Bhor and Patanjali Somayaji. The app helps users in tracking and managing their expenses as well as in splitting bills with friends. It can even analyse SMSes to find information about expenses like bill payments and ticket bookings. You can make custom categories for tracking expenses and add notes, tags, and bill/receipt photos to each transaction. It also reminds you about bills to pay so that you don’t get late. The app has more than 500 thousand downloads on the Play Store with an average rating of 4.4.
Flynx is a pop-up browser app founded by Brijesh Patel, Unique Jain, Smit Patel, and Arunagshu Bhakta. The app lets you open articles and links from apps like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Google+, etc. in a pop-up so that you can continue doing what you are doing instead of waiting for the link to open. Another good thing is that Flynx loads links without any ads and other distraction so that you get to read only the main content, saving your time and data. You can open multiple links, save articles for offline reading, and share with anyone you want. The app has more than 100 thousand downloads on the Play Store with an average rating of 4.5.
10. BreakFree Cell Phone Addiction:
Breakfree is a free app which measures cell phone addiction level of users and helps them in reducing it. It was founded by a husband-wife duo Mrigaen and Nupur Kapadia. The app monitors your phone usage in the background and warns you when you seem to be overusing it like spending too much time on a single app or using the phone for 1 hour continuously. It uses an algorithm for calculating the addiction score in real-time and also keeps a history of your scores. There are phone management tools, parental controls, and usage statistics to help you understand your level of addiction with your phone in a better way. The app has more than 100 thousand downloads on the Play Store with an average rating of 4.2.
MySmartPrice is a free price comparison app for online shopping. The app was founded by Sitakanta Ray and Sulakshan Kumar. It has a database of more than 10 million products from over 100 online shopping websites. The app also lets you purchase the items from within the app. There are also user reviews, expert reviews, and video reviews for the products. The app has more than 1 million downloads on the Play Store with an average rating of 4.1.
SignEasy is a free app which lets you sign and fill documents directly from your smartphone or tablet. The app was founded by Sunil Patro. It lets you import documents from email, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Evernote, etc. which can be filled and signed using finger or stylus. You can then choose to either send the document or simply save it. It supports various formats like PDF, Word, Excel, Text, HTML, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and many more. The app has more than 100 thousand downloads on the Play Store with an average rating of 4.2.
Inshorts (earlier News in Shorts) is a free news app founded by Azhar Iqubal, Deepit Purkayastha, and Anunay Arunav. The app curates latest news from various national and International sources and summarizes them in not more than 60 words so that you can read more in less time. Each of the news summaries has a link to the source which you can click if you wish to read the whole story. The app has more than 1 million downloads on the Play Store with an average rating of 4.5.
14. OYO Rooms:
OYO Rooms is a free hotel discovery app founded by Ritesh Aggarwal. The app has a database of more than 30,000 rooms across over 150 Indian cities. You can use the app to look for hotels and check for the availability of standard amenities and facilities. It not only lets you make hotel bookings but also lets your order room service along with an option to get a cab to your hotel. The app has more than 1 million downloads on the Play Store with an average rating of 4.1.
15. Wynk Music:
Wynk Music is a free music streaming app founded by Airtel. The app has a collection of more than 1.8 million songs spread across Hindi, English, Punjabi, and other regional languages. You can browse songs on the basis of moods, genres, artists, albums, and even Radio channels. There is an option to streaming music, download for offline listening, choose music sound quality, and freedom to create own custom playlists. The app has more than 10 million downloads with an average rating of 4.1.
These were my top 15 Made in India apps for Android which I found really interesting, useful, and worth sharing. What do you think about them? You can share your views with me using the comments section below and if there are some other Made in India apps which I might have missed and you think are really cool and helpful, do share them with me. I would love to know about them 🙂