Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 400,000 inspiring examples.
Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 750 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 200,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Books
Join 20,000,000+ people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling methods, best innovation books & keynote videos.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI
Learn how the Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
Overview
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Keynotes & Workshops
Empower your team with the insights and frameworks they need to innovate better and faster.
Custom Research
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Futurists
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
Internships
Grow your professional skillset in an award-winning workplace.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
World Summit
Learn why 97% of people rate it "the best innovation conference ever".
1-Day Innovation Events
Explore our 2019 tour dates and find the best city to inspire your team.
Custom Events
Host a custom innovation conference in your city that will inform and inspire.
Custom Training
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team with custom training packages.
Search our database of over 390,000 cutting edge ideas.

Top 100 Mobile Trends in July

From Smartphone Gaming Systems to Facial Recognition Playlists

— July 30, 2017 — Tech
Everyone has the temptation to phone it in every now and again, but if one's a progenitor of the July 2017 mobile trends, the phrase doesn't carry the same meaning. Those entrepreneurs, technology experts, and innovators phone it in every day with dazzling products in the form of both hardware and software.

On the hardware front, not every mobile accessory necessitates the need for electronic wizardry. The Trombetta, for example, is a smartphone accessory that uses acoustic mechanics. The Italian marble iPhone dock acts as a speaker, amplifying the music playing on one's phone through the very shape that it is sculpted into.

For software, companies are getting creative with the latest and hottest technologies. Facial recognition has been on the upswing ever since Snapchat's filters rose in popularity, and PeekaBeat is taking the tech in a different direction. Rather than adding a filter over one's face, the app analyzes its user's face to recommend playlists based on their mood.
6.2
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Socially Connected Goal Posts
Socially Connected Goal Posts
These Goal Posts Use a Paired App to Make Organizing Sports Easier
<
99
Conversational Talking Point Apps
Conversational Talking Point Apps
The 'ConversationaList' App Stores Relevant Points for Chatting
<
98
Content Suggestion Apps
Content Suggestion Apps
The 'Little Movies' App Gives Users Daily Suggestions for What to Watch
<
97
Humorous Unlimited Data Ads
Humorous Unlimited Data Ads
AT&T's 'Unlimited Romance' Ad Shows How Far Its Coverage Goes
<
96
Data-Hiding Smartphone Solutions
Data-Hiding Smartphone Solutions
'phantom' Can Hide Data on Your Mobile Device from Prying Eyes
<
95
Affordable Bezel-Free Smartphones
Affordable Bezel-Free Smartphones
The Archos Sense 55S is a New Device from the French Company
<
94
Social Conference Apps
Social Conference Apps
The Beacon App Lets Apple WWDC Attendees Find Old Friends and Make New Ones
<
93
Voice-Controlled AI Payments
Voice-Controlled AI Payments
Samsung Pay Users Can Now Use Bixby to Initiate Transactions
<
92
Credit Score-Checking Apps
Credit Score-Checking Apps
CIBC is Now Offering Free Credit Scores Through Its Mobile Banking App
<
91
Smartphone Data Drives
Smartphone Data Drives
The 'D-GRAM' Data Management Device Keeps Users Mobile
<
90
Daily Activity Reporting Apps
Daily Activity Reporting Apps
The RescueTime App Aims to Enhance Employee Productivity
<
89
Smartphone Test Drives
Smartphone Test Drives
Jaguar Land Rover Now Lets Consumers Test Drive Vehicles Using a Phone
<
88
Musical Greeting Card Apps
Musical Greeting Card Apps
'Singing Portraits' Helps Kids Send Special Heartwarming Songs
<
87
On-Demand Insurance Providers
On-Demand Insurance Providers
Slice's 'Host Protection' is Affordable Option for Airbnb Hosts
<
86
Collaborative Video Apps
Collaborative Video Apps
The Vitcord App Encourages Users to Share and Build Video-based Stories
<
85
Curiosity-Based Apps
Curiosity-Based Apps
The Curiosity App Spotlights Fun Facts, Articles and Makes Learning Fun
<
84
Refugee Aid Apps
Refugee Aid Apps
RefAid Refugee Aid App Connects Refugees with Essential Services
<
83
Social Media Marathons
Social Media Marathons
Sports Experts Created a "42.2 Km Website" for Users to Scroll Through
<
82
Therapeutic Running Apps
Therapeutic Running Apps
'Dynamic Running Therapy' Has Programs for Anxiety, Mindfulness and More
<
81
Disappearing Voice Message Apps
Disappearing Voice Message Apps
The 'Utter' Voice Chat App Sends and Deletes Voice Messages
<
80
Augmented Reality Item Finders
Augmented Reality Item Finders
The 'Pixie' Uses Visualizations to Show You Item Locations
<
79
Remixed High Performance Tablets
Remixed High Performance Tablets
The New iPad Pro and iOS 11 That Make it More Like a Computer
<
78
Unlimited Nightlife Access Apps
Unlimited Nightlife Access Apps
The 'NEON' App Offers Unlimited Access to Clubs in Tokyo
<
77
Architectural-Inspired App Remixes
Architectural-Inspired App Remixes
Brutalist Redesigns Gives Popular Apps a Brutalist Twist
<
76
VR Anti-Smoking Programs
VR Anti-Smoking Programs
These Guided Meditations in VR Teach Smokers How to Quit
<
75
Authentic Relationship Podcasts
Authentic Relationship Podcasts
Audible's 'Where Do We Begin?' Shares Couple's Therapy Sessions
<
74
Social Media Archives
Social Media Archives
Instagram's New Feature Lets You Remove Posts Without Deleting Them
<
73
Real-Time Translation Apps
Real-Time Translation Apps
Hostelworld's App Now Includes a 'Speak the World' Feature
<
72
Pop-Up Photo Printers
Pop-Up Photo Printers
The 'Printoss' Smartphone Photo Printer Scans Directly from a Phone's Screen
<
71
Generational Online Banks
Generational Online Banks
Mogo Money Appeals to Gen X with Resources to Get Debt-Free
<
70
Weight-Tracking Smart Scales
Weight-Tracking Smart Scales
The Koogeek Wireless Bathroom Scale is Paired with Your iPhone
<
69
Diabetes Wellness Apps
Diabetes Wellness Apps
KingFit is a Diabetes Education and Management Startup and Mobile App
<
68
Insightful Dating Apps
Insightful Dating Apps
'Evolve' Brands Itself as a Dating and Relationship Manager
<
67
Streamlined CRM Apps
Streamlined CRM Apps
The Highrise App Helps Employees Manage Their Tasks and Goals
<
66
Cord-Winding Earphones
Cord-Winding Earphones
The 'SnapReel' Earphones Snap Together and Keep the Cord Tangle-Free
<
65
Selective Cell Carriers
Selective Cell Carriers
The New Virgin Mobile Inner Circle Will Be iPhone-Only
<
64
Italian Marble Smartphone Speakers
Italian Marble Smartphone Speakers
The 'Trombetta' iPhone Speaker Dock is Tech-Free
<
63
Color-Identifying Apps
Color-Identifying Apps
Cone is a Color Picker App to Help You Detect Pantone Colors in Real Life
<
62
Social Identity Verification Apps
Social Identity Verification Apps
The Legitifi App Helps Users Avoid Online Scams and Danger
<
61
Tablet Stylus Holsters
Tablet Stylus Holsters
The Apple 'Pencil Case' is a Holder for the iPad's New 'Pencil'
<
60
Millennial-Targeted Mobile Banks
Millennial-Targeted Mobile Banks
imaginBank is Spain's First Mobile-Only Bank for Millennials
<
59
Photo-Based Restaurant Locators
Photo-Based Restaurant Locators
The Munchee App Lets Users Search and Review Individual Dishes
<
58
Instant Checkout Apps
Instant Checkout Apps
Barclaycard's Grab+Go App Introduces a Queue-Less "Pocket Checkout"
<
57
Talent Discovery Apps
Talent Discovery Apps
The 'UnlockFame' App Lets Users Share Their Savvy Skills
<
56
Defined Goal-Oriented Apps
Defined Goal-Oriented Apps
The 'idealweek' App Helps Users Manage Important Goals and Their Time
<
55
Interactive Digital Meditation Solutions
Interactive Digital Meditation Solutions
The 'Unyte' Meditation Device Guides and Tracks Vitals
<
54
Phone-Friendly Digital Banks
Phone-Friendly Digital Banks
Nigeria's Fully Digital Bank, ALAT by WEMA, Emphasizes Ease of Use
<
53
Editable Scanning Apps
Editable Scanning Apps
The Adobe Scan App Creates Digital PDF Documents That Can Be Modified
<
52
Millennial Budgeting Apps
Millennial Budgeting Apps
The Loot App Helps Users Budget and Track Their Savings
<
51
Enhanced To-Do List Apps
Enhanced To-Do List Apps
TickTick Streamlines Tasks and Allows Workers to Share with One Another
<
50
Qi-Enabled Charging Speakers
Qi-Enabled Charging Speakers
The 'Tilt' Speaker Wirelessly Charges Your Smartphone
<
49
Multipurpose Credit Cards
Multipurpose Credit Cards
KT's CLiP CARD Stores Credit, Membership and Transportation Cards
<
48
Centralized Employee Communication Apps
Centralized Employee Communication Apps
The Crew App Enhances Communication for Mobile Workers
<
47
Instantaneous Banking Apps
Instantaneous Banking Apps
'Monzo' is an Online Bank That is "Built for Your Smartphone"
<
46
Split-Second Short Film Apps
Split-Second Short Film Apps
The Daily Snap App Documents Life One Second at a Time
<
45
Interactive Comic Games
Interactive Comic Games
'FRAMED' Challenges Players to Re-Order Comic Strips to Alter Gameplay
<
44
Disconnected Social Media Apps
Disconnected Social Media Apps
'Binky' is an Anti-Social Network That Connects You to No One
<
43
Smart Condo Apps
Smart Condo Apps
Fantasia Investment's 'LifeUp' Application Simplifies Smart Home Living
<
42
Food-Assessing Imaging Apps
Food-Assessing Imaging Apps
The ImpactVision App Uses Hyperspectral Images to Fight Food Waste
<
41
Concussion-Detecting Apps
Concussion-Detecting Apps
The Brightlamp Smart Phone App Can Detect a Concussion in Five Seconds
<
40
3D Selfie Generators
3D Selfie Generators
'Miso Happy' Turns Your 2D Selfie into Moving a 3D Character
<
39
Nomadic Finance Apps
Nomadic Finance Apps
The Combine App Makes Banking Easier for Frequent Travellers and Expats
<
38
Empowering Finance Apps
Empowering Finance Apps
The Empower App is Designed to Help Millennials Manage Their Money
<
37
Professional Photo Editor Apps
Professional Photo Editor Apps
The 'Mendr' App Connects Users to Freelance Photo Editors
<
36
Text-Free Messaging Apps
Text-Free Messaging Apps
'Hie Chat' is a Chat Messenger App That Does Away with Typing
<
35
Transparent Media Sponsorship Tags
Transparent Media Sponsorship Tags
The New Instagram Tag Tool Identifies Sponsored Content
<
34
DSLR-Imitating Apps
DSLR-Imitating Apps
The Halide App is Designed to Give iPhone Photographers More Control
<
33
Edge-to-Edge Smartphone Displays
Edge-to-Edge Smartphone Displays
The Doogee Mix Bezel-Less Smartphone Boasts a Streamlined Design
<
32
Wearable Alarm Systems
Wearable Alarm Systems
The Occly Blinc Arm Band Has LED Lights, Sirens, Cameras and a Microphone
<
31
Smartphone Notification Night Lights
Smartphone Notification Night Lights
The 'Aumi Mini' Smart Light Works in Any USB Port
<
30
Smartphone Gaming Systems
Smartphone Gaming Systems
The Kanex GoPlay Sidekick Wireless Game Controllers are Highly Portable
<
29
Foundation Matchmaking Apps
Foundation Matchmaking Apps
bareMinerals Created a Useful App That Takes Out Some of the Guesswork
<
28
Mass Card Stunt Apps
Mass Card Stunt Apps
IBM Has Launched an App That Lets Crowds Project Their Signs With a Tap
<
27
All-In-One Retail Apps
All-In-One Retail Apps
Target is Merging the Target App and Its Cartwheel Offers App
<
26
Facial Recognition Playlists
Facial Recognition Playlists
The PeekaBeat App Analyzes Selfies and Suggests Mood-boosting Music
<
25
Gen Z Job Apps
Gen Z Job Apps
Money-Making Social Platform Pickle Combines Viral Dares & Micro Job Opportunities
<
24
Virtual Mall Apps
Virtual Mall Apps
The Dote App Brands Itself as a "Mobile Mall"
<
23
Telescoping Smartphone Lenses
Telescoping Smartphone Lenses
The Gosky Titan Monocular Works Independently and with Smartphones
<
22
Conceptual Smartphone Radio Cases
Conceptual Smartphone Radio Cases
The Walkie-Talkie iPhone Case Offers Communication and Power
<
21
Portable Universal Chargers
Portable Universal Chargers
The Uppel Worldwide Travel Charger Works in Over 50 Countries
<
20
Magnetic Smartphone-Tethering Armbands
Magnetic Smartphone-Tethering Armbands
The 'FitConnect' Smartphone Fitness Armband is Secure
<
19
Magnetized Wireless Chargers
Magnetized Wireless Chargers
Charge Force Powerstation Mini Lets You Wirelessly Charge Your Phone
<
18
Cosmetics-Removing Apps
Cosmetics-Removing Apps
The MakeApp App Digitally Applies and Removes Makeup from Photos
<
17
Modular Smartphone Battery Cases
Modular Smartphone Battery Cases
The 'POP' Case is the Ideal Solution to Charge Your Device
<
16
Automated Video Editing Software
Automated Video Editing Software
The 'MovieSlice' Automatic Video Editor Creates Quality Content
<
15
Magnetic Smartphone Armbands
Magnetic Smartphone Armbands
The 'Lock&Go' Doesn't Restrict Access to Your Smartphone When Worn
<
14
Team-Building eSports Platforms
Team-Building eSports Platforms
The HypSports App Helps Gamers Build a Team and Play New Events
<
13
Anti-Social Media Apps
Anti-Social Media Apps
Minutiae is an App That Helps You Record Life's Ordinary Moments
<
12
Credit Card-Sized PCs
Credit Card-Sized PCs
The Intel Compute Card Plugs Directly into PC Screens
<
11
Sleek Modular Smartphones
Sleek Modular Smartphones
The 'Essential Phone' Claims to be Future-Proof
<
10
AR Furniture Apps
AR Furniture Apps
IKEA and Apple are Introducing New Tools for Previewing Home Decor Items
<
9
Anime-Themed Phone Chargers
Anime-Themed Phone Chargers
The Pikachu Phone Charger is an Adorable and Practical Accessory
<
8
Smartphone-Upgrading Cases
Smartphone-Upgrading Cases
The 'ZEE Core SmartCase' Has a Battery, Additional Storage and More
<
7
Photo-Perfecting Phone Accessories
Photo-Perfecting Phone Accessories
The 'Drama Filter' Improves the Quality of Smart Phone Cameras
<
6
Mood-Lifting Food Apps
Mood-Lifting Food Apps
Yolk! Uses AI to Suggest Foods That Will Lift Your Mood
<
5
Premium Smartphone Card Holders
Premium Smartphone Card Holders
Casetify's Leather Pocket Collection Turns Phones Into Wallets
<
4
Magnetic High-Power Chargers
Magnetic High-Power Chargers
The 'MagC' USB-C Thunderbolt 3 Converter Brings Back MagSafe
<
3
Cosmetic Phone Cases
Cosmetic Phone Cases
The Pout Case Has a Built-In Slide-Out Drawer for Makeup
<
2
Videography Smartphone Mounts
Videography Smartphone Mounts
The IOgrapher Smartphone Video Mount is Exceptionally Functional
<
1
Pocket-Sized Projectors
Pocket-Sized Projectors
The Smart Beam by UO is the World's Tiniest Projector
<