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Top 90 Mobile Innovations in April

From Trivia-Focused Dating Apps to AI-Integrated Smartphones

— April 29, 2018 — Tech
From virtual resort assistants to on-demand video beauty consultations, the top April 2018 mobile innovations reveal increased use and reliance on augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. At the same time, these technologies are being integrated into a variety of mobile devices, budget-friendly new smartphones and tablets are being released.

While the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S boasts built-in software that's supported by AI and the Vivo V9 uses the Bokeh AI algorithm to create DSLR-quality photographs, a number of artificial intelligence apps are also being launched for existing smartphone owners who have yet to make the most of the cutting-edge technology.

Apple recently unveiled its student-friendly Apple 9.7-Inch iPad, which aims to support augmented reality apps with its A10 Fusion chip.
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Activity
Freshness
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Localized Weather Apps
Localized Weather Apps
The KNOP News 2 Weather App Provides Precise Forecasting to Nebraskans
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89
AI-Integrated Smartphones
AI-Integrated Smartphones
The LG V30S ThinQ Offers Advanced Functionalities for Users
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88
Assistive Noise Navigation Apps
Assistive Noise Navigation Apps
Microsoft's Soundscape Apps Helps People with Visual Impairments
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87
Facial Recognition Savings Apps
Facial Recognition Savings Apps
RetireSmart Allows Users to Access It with iPhone X's Technology
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86
Digital Accessibility Maps
Digital Accessibility Maps
Google Maps Now Shows Users the Best Wheelchair-Accessible Routes
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85
Virtual Resort Assistants
Virtual Resort Assistants
'Emma' is an "Epic Mountain Assistant" for Ski and Snowboard Resorts
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84
Instant Demo Mobile Games
Instant Demo Mobile Games
Google Play Instant Is Now Available For Games on the Play Store
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83
Meal-Logging Apps
Meal-Logging Apps
The 'Eat More' App Reminds You When it's Time for a Meal
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82
Cross-Platform Developer Kits
Cross-Platform Developer Kits
Designing Apps is Now Easier with Google's Flutter Toolkit
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81
Streamlined Emergency Response Apps
Streamlined Emergency Response Apps
This App Quickens Communication Between Hospitals & Paramedics
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80
Comprehensive Drug Database Apps
Comprehensive Drug Database Apps
This FDA App Lets You Research Reliable Drug Information
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79
Walking-Friendly Text Apps
Walking-Friendly Text Apps
'Clearvue' Lets You Text and Walk to Keep an Eye on What's Happening
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78
Iconic Synthesizer Apps
Iconic Synthesizer Apps
Moog's Minimoog Model D is Now Available for All on iOS
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77
Horticulture Identification Apps
Horticulture Identification Apps
The 'PictureThis' App Lets You Quickly Identify Flower and Plants
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76
HD Navigation Apps
HD Navigation Apps
'Live Roads' Will Launch the World's First Navigation App with HD Maps
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75
Ultra-Steady Smartphone Gimbals
Ultra-Steady Smartphone Gimbals
The AeroKris Allows for Professional-Level Camera Performance
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74
Video-Only Social Networks
Video-Only Social Networks
The 'Day.ly' Community Lets Users Create Longer Form Content to Share
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73
Powerful Router Brand Smartphones
Powerful Router Brand Smartphones
The TP-Link Neffos N1 Boasts a FHD Resolution and Much More
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72
AI-Powered Note-Takers
AI-Powered Note-Takers
The Evernote App is the Official Note-Taker of SXSW 2018
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71
AR Zombie Apocalypse Apps
AR Zombie Apocalypse Apps
The Walking Dead: Our World is a Pokémon Go-Style Augmented Reality Game
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70
Youth-Targeted Fitness Trackers
Youth-Targeted Fitness Trackers
The Fitbit Ace is Engineered for Kids Aged Eight and Up
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69
Canine-Considering Dating Apps
Canine-Considering Dating Apps
The 'Dig' App Helps You Date People Who Own Specific Kinds of Dogs
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68
Streamlined Snapping Smartphone Stands
Streamlined Snapping Smartphone Stands
'SnapWings' Instantly Offers a Way to Support Your Device
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67
AR Shipping Apps
AR Shipping Apps
The Updated eBay Mobile App Includes AR Tools for Simplified Shipping
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66
Location Noise-Measuring Apps
Location Noise-Measuring Apps
NoiseCapture Helps Users Record Noise Levels Wherever They Are
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65
AR Wartime Apps
AR Wartime Apps
ICRC's 'Enter the room' Shows War Through the Eyes of a Child
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64
Weatherproof Backup Batteries
Weatherproof Backup Batteries
The LifeProof Lifeactív Power Pack Has a Sleek, Rugged Design
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63
Global Content Social Networks
Global Content Social Networks
'Discover Lyfe' Offers Access to International Content
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62
Location-Based Money Management Apps
Location-Based Money Management Apps
MoneyLockup Uses AR to Gamify the Money-Saving Experience
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61
Student-Focused Tablets
Student-Focused Tablets
The Apple 9.7-Inch iPad is Powerful and Ready for the Classroom
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60
Iridescently Designed Smartphones
Iridescently Designed Smartphones
The Huawei P20 Comes in Several Unexpected Color Options
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59
App-Locking Systems
App-Locking Systems
'Bolt App Lock' Creates PINs or Patterns for Any Other Apps on One's Phone
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58
AR Home-Buying Apps
AR Home-Buying Apps
Sotheby's is Using Its Curate App to Help Buyers Envision Ideal Homes
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57
Embedded Polling Platforms
Embedded Polling Platforms
TinyPoll Lets Users Create Straw Polls Directly in iMessage
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56
AI-Powered Photography Smartphones
AI-Powered Photography Smartphones
The Vivo V9 Smartphone Boasts an Impressive 24MP Front Camera
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55
Gamified Social Media Apps
Gamified Social Media Apps
The APPICS Platform Rewards Content Creation with Cryptocurrency Tokens
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54
Assistive Investment Apps
Assistive Investment Apps
'Hardbacon' Analyzes Portfolios to Create Better Self-Directed Investors
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53
Secure Automated Smartphone Docks
Secure Automated Smartphone Docks
The Esorun 'Esoqi' Smartphone Car Mount is Efficient and Handy
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52
Shoppable Fashion Search Apps
Shoppable Fashion Search Apps
ASOS' 'Style Match' Conducts Image Searches on Similar Products
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51
Professional Trainer-Booking Apps
Professional Trainer-Booking Apps
The 'Mastrow' App Connects Users Directly to Fitness Trainers
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50
Productive Clinic-Managing Apps
Productive Clinic-Managing Apps
The 'Dentappl' Clinic Management System Offers Enhanced Control
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49
AI Camera Smartphones
AI Camera Smartphones
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S Boasts Impressive Cameras, Wireless Charging and More
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48
DIY Smartphone Kits
DIY Smartphone Kits
The 'Kite' Modular Smartphone Kit Comes with the KiteBoard to Power the Device
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47
Blood Pressure-Monitoring Phone Cases
Blood Pressure-Monitoring Phone Cases
This Smartphone Case Lets You Check Your Blood Pressure
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46
Family Camcorder Apps
Family Camcorder Apps
'Air' is Helping a New Generation of Parents Capture Home Movies
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45
Augmented Drawing Apps
Augmented Drawing Apps
Google's 'Just a Line' App Enhances Videos with Dynamic AR Drawings
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44
Expression-Based AR Games
Expression-Based AR Games
Tender Claws' TendAR Stars a Virtual Fish That Responds to Emotions
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43
Rainbow Laser Phone Promotions
Rainbow Laser Phone Promotions
Samsung's the Night Re-Imagined Encouraged Nighttime Photography
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42
Gamified Stock Apps
Gamified Stock Apps
'The Trading Game' App Makes Stocks and Forex Trading More Enjoyable
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41
Trivia-Focused Dating Apps
Trivia-Focused Dating Apps
The Updated Lively App Hopes Users Will Connect Over Live Video Trivia
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40
Electric Vehicle Device Chargers
Electric Vehicle Device Chargers
The Tesla Wireless Charging Pad is Packed with Qi Technology
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39
Intense Gamer Smartphones
Intense Gamer Smartphones
The RAZER Tarox offers Advanced Functionalities for Gamers to Enjoy
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38
Car-Jumpstarting Power Banks
Car-Jumpstarting Power Banks
The MyCharge 'AdventureJumpStart' Gets Your Car or Devices Running
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37
Gamified Furniture Campaigns
Gamified Furniture Campaigns
IKEA's 'Matchers Keepers' Uses AR to Solve Furniture Disputes
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36
On-the-Go Wealth Management Apps
On-the-Go Wealth Management Apps
The Envestnet | Tamarac App is Available for iOS and Android
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35
Freelancer Project-Finding Apps
Freelancer Project-Finding Apps
The 'AceBy' App Enables Job Sharing in Your Neighborhood
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34
Wireless LTE Security Cameras
Wireless LTE Security Cameras
The Reolink Go Incorporates a Completely Wire-Free Design
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33
Retro Console Smartphone Cases
Retro Console Smartphone Cases
The Wanle Gamers Console iPhone Case Packs 10 Classic Titles
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32
Inclusive Emoji Collections
Inclusive Emoji Collections
Apple's 2018 Emoji Collection Features 13 Accessibility-Focused Icons
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31
DIY Coding Tablets
DIY Coding Tablets
The 'MakePad' Tablet Teaches Children How to Code as They Play
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30
Game-Upgrading VR Apps
Game-Upgrading VR Apps
The 'CLOVR' App Lets Players Partake in Any Game in VR
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29
Pay-in-Aisle Supermarket Systems
Pay-in-Aisle Supermarket Systems
Co-op's "Frictionless Shopping Experience" Has No Tills
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28
On-Demand Drive-Thru Apps
On-Demand Drive-Thru Apps
The 'Drive-Thru On Demand' App Aims to Make Every Eatery a Drive-Thru
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27
Extensive Vegan Recipe Apps
Extensive Vegan Recipe Apps
One Green Planet's 'Food Monster' App Features Over 10,000 Recipes
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26
Backup Storage Device Chargers
Backup Storage Device Chargers
The iMate Battery Pack Charges and Syncs Up to Six Devices at Once
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25
On-Demand Beauty Consultations
On-Demand Beauty Consultations
The YouCam Makeup Beauty Advisor Connects Users to One-on-One Chats
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24
Department Store Checkout Apps
Department Store Checkout Apps
Macy's Mobile Checkout Lets Clothing Shoppers Skip the Line
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23
Real Estate CRM Chatbots
Real Estate CRM Chatbots
The 'convos' Chatbot Offers Home Valuations to Potential Clients
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22
Active Lifestyle AR Glasses
Active Lifestyle AR Glasses
This AR Glasses Concept is Designed with Athletes in Mind
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21
Intentionally Pared-Down Cellphones
Intentionally Pared-Down Cellphones
The 'Light Phone 2' Has an E-Ink Display and Minimal Features
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20
International Pen Pal Apps
International Pen Pal Apps
The 'PEN PALS' Social Network You Send Notes to Others Around the World
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19
Smartphone-Replacing Tablet Concepts
Smartphone-Replacing Tablet Concepts
The 'Vision X' Has a Detachable Smartphone for Seamless Use
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18
Spring-Loaded Cable Protectors
Spring-Loaded Cable Protectors
The 'Connector Protector' Keeps Cables Clean and Operational
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17
Ergonomic Charging Smartphone Docks
Ergonomic Charging Smartphone Docks
The Elevation Lab 'CordDock' Keeps Your Device Accessible
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16
Drag Queen Chatbots
Drag Queen Chatbots
VH1's 'Sissy That Bot' Engages & Entertains RuPaul's Drag Race Fans
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15
Swiss-Made Mechanical Smartwatches
Swiss-Made Mechanical Smartwatches
The Conex Watches 'X-ONE H1' is Stylish and Functional
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14
Family-Friendly AR Apps
Family-Friendly AR Apps
The EVOKE App Brings Real-World Art to Life Through Mobile Screens
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13
Boutique Workout-Streaming Apps
Boutique Workout-Streaming Apps
JetSweat Gives Access to Virtual Fitness Classes for $10 Monthly
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12
App-Inspired Worm Toys
App-Inspired Worm Toys
These Bonkers Toys Collectibles Offer a Tangible Version of Slither.io
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11
Luxe Crystal Phone Accessories
Luxe Crystal Phone Accessories
Swarovski Teamed Up with PopSocket on These New Crystal Phone Grips
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10
Powerful Travel Accessory Chargers
Powerful Travel Accessory Chargers
The Satechi Type-C 75W Charger Can Power Four Devices at Once
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9
Scalable Portable Energy Units
Scalable Portable Energy Units
This Transportable Energy Source is Ideal for Vacationers
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8
Self-Healing Smartphone Protectors
Self-Healing Smartphone Protectors
'ThePhoneCoat' Invisibly and Holistically Protects Devices
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7
Filmmaker Smartphone Lens
Filmmaker Smartphone Lens
The Moment Anamorphic Lens Transforms Your Smartphone Capabilities
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6
Anti-Theft Phone Accessories
Anti-Theft Phone Accessories
Safeskin Consists of an "Eye," a Case and a Phone Application
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5
Mobile Battle Royale Games
Mobile Battle Royale Games
The PUBG Mobile Game Brings the Frantic Gameplay to Smartphone Users
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4
AI-Powered Journal Apps
AI-Powered Journal Apps
MorningPages Provides Insights on One's Mental State
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3
AR Art Museum Exhibits
AR Art Museum Exhibits
A Boston Museum is Showing Stolen Pieces in Its 'Hacking the Heist' Exhibit
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2
Bed-Friendly Device Holders
Bed-Friendly Device Holders
The 'MYSA' Stand Sits Securely on Your Bed Pillows
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1
Travel-Friendly Security Cameras
Travel-Friendly Security Cameras
The 'EYEBALL' Security Cameras Let You Monitor Any Environment
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