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Top 100 Mobile Trends in July

From Pocket-Sized Microscope Cameras to Eco Lifestyle-Tracking Apps

— August 18, 2020 — Tech
This collection of July 2020 mobile trends identifies the ways in which consumers are leaning on portable technology solutions more each day to enhance their routine, wellness and more. This is evident with apps like 'YAYZY' that enable users to track their carbon footprint, while companies double down on apps as a means of keeping consumers informed of the latest updates they're making in the post-COVID world. We're also seeing a drastic increase in the adoption of augmented reality (AR) to help support shoppers who haven't been able to visit stores for a while, which is being further supported by a number of new flagship smartphones being launched.

These July 2020 mobile trends also include a number of solutions for seniors like the GranPad -- a tablet for older consumers -- to help them stay connected as social distancing efforts continue around the globe.
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Tv-Compatible Streaming Platforms
Tv-Compatible Streaming Platforms
Quibi Added Chromecast Support for iOS and Android Devices
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99
Virus Transit Alerts
Virus Transit Alerts
Google Maps Created Transit Alerts Featuring COVID-19 Travel Changes
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98
Nationwide 5G Service Deals
Nationwide 5G Service Deals
T-Mobile Entered into a Roaming Deal with GCI for Extensive Coverage
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97
Accessible Android Smartphones
Accessible Android Smartphones
These New Motorola Smartphones are Competitively Priced
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96
Password-Protected File Storage Platforms
Password-Protected File Storage Platforms
Dropbox Begins Testing a Password Manager Feature
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95
Secure Data Transfer Platfoms
Secure Data Transfer Platfoms
Signal Now Has the Ability to Move Data Between Two iOS Devices
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94
Transit Crowd Map Updates
Transit Crowd Map Updates
Google Maps is Making It Easier for Canadians to Avoid Busy Stations
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93
Nationwide Contact Tracing Apps
Nationwide Contact Tracing Apps
Germany is Scheduled to Release a Contact Tracing App This Week
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92
Employee-Centric Messaging Systems
Employee-Centric Messaging Systems
Dippin' Dots and Doc Popcorn Made a Mobile Messaging Platform
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91
Precision Prosumer Smartphones
Precision Prosumer Smartphones
The HTC Desire 20 Pro Smartphone Has a Quad-Camera Setup
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90
Emergency Information Apps
Emergency Information Apps
Google's Pixel Personal Safety App Will Alert Your Emergency Contacts
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89
Country-Wide Private Contact Tracing
Country-Wide Private Contact Tracing
France Launched the StopCovid App for Private Contact Tracing
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88
Compact Quick-Charge Adapters
Compact Quick-Charge Adapters
The OMNIA X Series Chargers are Apple MFi Certified
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87
Image-Based Product Searching
Image-Based Product Searching
Pinterest Adds a Lens Feature for Purchases on the Platform
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86
Interactive Customization Smartphone OSs
Interactive Customization Smartphone OSs
Apple iOS 14 Helps Tackle the Issue of App Overload
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85
In-Chat Third-Party Apps
In-Chat Third-Party Apps
Snapchat Minis Exist Within Chat as Lightweight, Third-Party Apps
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84
Playable DIY  Video Games
Playable DIY Video Games
GB Studio is a Design Suite for Developing Nintendo GameBoy Software
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83
Savings Goal Finance App
Savings Goal Finance App
The 'InstaBudget' App Takes a Realistic Approach to Expenses
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82
CPG Multimedia Marketing Tools
CPG Multimedia Marketing Tools
Nielsen Global Connect Launched Three Tools for In-Store Marketing
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81
Modernized Music-Focused Cellphones
Modernized Music-Focused Cellphones
The New Nokia 5310 Delivers Modern Features in a Retro Design
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80
Feeless Loyalty Program Releases
Feeless Loyalty Program Releases
Klarna's Vibe is a No-Fee Loyalty Program Launching in June
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79
Artful AR Measuring Tools
Artful AR Measuring Tools
IKEA's Extreme Measures Uses an Inflatable AR Elephant to Fill Spaces
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78
Payment-Processing Messaging Apps
Payment-Processing Messaging Apps
WhatsApp Launched In-App Payments Initially Available in Brazil
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77
Distancing Theater Apps
Distancing Theater Apps
Fandango's Guide Helps Fans Safely Return to the Movies
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76
Mobile Food Delivery Acquisitions
Mobile Food Delivery Acquisitions
Grubhub Was Recently Acquired by the Just Eat Platform
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75
Smart Compatibility-Driven Dating Apps
Smart Compatibility-Driven Dating Apps
Allo uses a continuous learning algorithm
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74
Podcast Platform In-App Ads
Podcast Platform In-App Ads
Spotify is Testing a New Advertising Format for Podcast Content
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73
Visual Menu Apps
Visual Menu Apps
The Jeet App Equips Consumers & Restaurants with a Visual Menu
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72
Blockchain-Based Mobile Trivia Games
Blockchain-Based Mobile Trivia Games
Miller Lite and Vatom Labs Launch 'Great Taste Trivia'
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71
Increased Engagement Multimedia Apps
Increased Engagement Multimedia Apps
Snapchat is Seeing a High Growth Rate Among Boomer Users
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70
Micromobility Navigation Apps
Micromobility Navigation Apps
Bird Launched a Navigation App Named Bird Maps in Paris and Tel Aviv
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69
Fast Mobile Retail Deliveries
Fast Mobile Retail Deliveries
Staples and Instacart Launched a Same-Day Delivery Service
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68
Inclusive Business Search Tools
Inclusive Business Search Tools
Yelp Added a Search Tool Highlighting Black-Owned Establishments
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67
Senior-Focused Fitness Programs
Senior-Focused Fitness Programs
The Silver&Fit Program Was Designed to Keep Seniors Active
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66
Cannabis Diary Apps
Cannabis Diary Apps
Highness Helps Users Log & Analyze Their Experiences with Cannabis
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65
Touchless Mobile Payments
Touchless Mobile Payments
PayPal Launched QR Code Payments in Canada via Its App
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64
App-Based Game Contests
App-Based Game Contests
The 'Finger on the App' Contest Has Up to $25,000 Up for Grabs
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63
Anti-Tip-Baiting Shopping Platforms
Anti-Tip-Baiting Shopping Platforms
Instacart Introduced a New Tip Policy to Protect Workers
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62
Emotive Navigation Apps
Emotive Navigation Apps
The Newest Waze Update Lets Drivers Display Their Mood in the App
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61
Mobile-Enabled Hydration Platforms
Mobile-Enabled Hydration Platforms
SodaStream Professional Offers Customization & Waste Reduction
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60
Mobile Banking Loyalty Rewards
Mobile Banking Loyalty Rewards
The Bnext Mobile Banking App Launched an Extensive Rewards Program
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59
AR-Integrated Shopping Tools
AR-Integrated Shopping Tools
Etsy Launched an AR Tool for Users to See Items in Their Home
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58
Refresher Bartending Apps
Refresher Bartending Apps
Hello Beer Helps Bartenders Brush Up Their Skills Before Pubs Reopen
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57
Contactless Table Service Apps
Contactless Table Service Apps
TableDrop Helps Bars & Restaurants Adapt to the New Normal
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56
AI-Powered Noise Cancellation
AI-Powered Noise Cancellation
Google Meet Now Uses Artificial Intelligence to Quiet Ambient Noise
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55
Luxury Car Smartphone Keys
Luxury Car Smartphone Keys
The BMW x Apple CarKey Streamlines Vehicular Access
<
54
National Contact Tracing Applications
National Contact Tracing Applications
Japan Created a Contact Tracing App with Apple and Google
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53
Interactive Gamified Sportsbooks
Interactive Gamified Sportsbooks
Soft2Bet Debuted Rabona—an Innovative Sportsbook That is Gamified
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52
Retroactive Credit Rewards
Retroactive Credit Rewards
Curve Credit Allows Users to To 'Go Back in Time' on Old Purchases
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51
Quick-Charge External Batteries
Quick-Charge External Batteries
The realme Power Bank 2 Delivers Up to 18W of Power
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50
Convenience Store Loyalty Apps
Convenience Store Loyalty Apps
7-Eleven Launched a Loyalty Program Through the Mobile My7E App
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49
Food Delivery Loyalty Rewards
Food Delivery Loyalty Rewards
The Uber Eats App Allows Accumulation of Rewards from Restaurants
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48
Same-Day Retail Delivery Services
Same-Day Retail Delivery Services
Big Lots Partnered with Instacart on a New Delivery Service
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47
CPG Self-Service Ad Platforms
CPG Self-Service Ad Platforms
The Ibotta App Will Have a Self-service Ad Platform for CPG Brands
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46
AR Social Distancing Reminders
AR Social Distancing Reminders
Google Created an AR Social Distancing Tool Named 'Sodar'
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45
Hybrid Desktop Power Accessories
Hybrid Desktop Power Accessories
The 'Taurus 280' Hybrid Power Strip Delivers Up to 280W of Power
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44
Zero-Touch Dine-In Apps
Zero-Touch Dine-In Apps
BellyMelly's Free No-Contact Solution Supports Reopening Restaurants
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43
Senior Health Voice Assistants
Senior Health Voice Assistants
HandsFree Health Launched the WellBe System to Help Seniors
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42
Nano-Sized Audio Studio Peripherals
Nano-Sized Audio Studio Peripherals
The 'AudioWow' Wireless Audio Studio is Multifunctional
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41
Distanced Group Selfie Features
Distanced Group Selfie Features
Apple Recived a Patent for Technology That Allows Group Selfies
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40
QR Code Payment Systems
QR Code Payment Systems
Weqless is a Contact-Free System That Eliminates Cash & Queues
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39
Thermal Imaging Smartphones
Thermal Imaging Smartphones
The Ulefone Armor 9 Outdoor Rugged Smartphone is Pro-Grade
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38
Analytics-Powered Fitness Experiences
Analytics-Powered Fitness Experiences
Trainerize and Withings Partner to Elevate Their Services
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37
Gen Z Mattress Campaigns
Gen Z Mattress Campaigns
Simmons is Targeting TikTok's Young Audience with #Snoozzzapalooza
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36
Interactive Video Streaming Apps
Interactive Video Streaming Apps
Whatifi Has Viewers Decide What Happens Next in a Story
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35
Senior-Focused Tablet Designs
Senior-Focused Tablet Designs
TechSilver Made the GranPad for Family to Communicate with Seniors
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34
Gestured Note-Taking Apps
Gestured Note-Taking Apps
LiquidText Streamlines Highlighting, Annotating, Searching & More
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33
Military Standard Smartphones
Military Standard Smartphones
The DOOGEE S88 Pro Smartphone is Built to Take a Beating
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32
Livestreamed Shopping Festivals
Livestreamed Shopping Festivals
Tmall is Hosting a Large Shopping Event on Taobao Live
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31
Interactive Augmented Reality Packaging
Interactive Augmented Reality Packaging
Pepsi Launches a Soccer-Inspired International Campaign
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30
DIY Stop-Motion Animation Platforms
DIY Stop-Motion Animation Platforms
Stop Motion Studio Helps You Create a Unique Plot Line
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29
Augmented Reality Planning Tools
Augmented Reality Planning Tools
Jung's AR-Studio Helps Consumers Make Interior Design Decisions
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28
Virtual Clubbing Experiences
Virtual Clubbing Experiences
Defected WWWorldwide Introduces "New Era Virtual Clubbing" on Twitch
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27
Smartphone Gamer Cooling Accessories
Smartphone Gamer Cooling Accessories
The Memo Smartphone Radiator Quickly Cools Down Devices
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26
AR Car-Displaying Apps
AR Car-Displaying Apps
Lexus AR Play Showcases the 2021 IS in an Immersive Experience for Users
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25
Identity-Protecting Camera Apps
Identity-Protecting Camera Apps
Anonymous Camera Strips Photos & Videos of Identifying Information
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24
Floral Collaboration Smartphone Cases
Floral Collaboration Smartphone Cases
The KENZO x Vans iPhone Cases Have an Elegant Design
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23
Touchless Water Dispensers
Touchless Water Dispensers
Bevi's Smart Water Machines Support Fully Contactless Experiences
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22
Virtual Restaurant Storefronts
Virtual Restaurant Storefronts
DoorDash Storefront Helps Restaurants Create Online Stores
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21
Virtual Operating-Room Experiences
Virtual Operating-Room Experiences
Osso VR is Employed in Hospitals Throughout the United States
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20
Universal Gamer Controllers
Universal Gamer Controllers
The BETOP G-2 Turns Smartphones into Gaming Powerhouses
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19
Virtual Yearbook Pages
Virtual Yearbook Pages
HAGS Helps Students Collect Yearbook Messages on Snapchat
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18
Extreme Condition Power Solutions
Extreme Condition Power Solutions
The 'FROST SUMMITS' Smart Solar Charger is Outdoor-Friendly
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17
Fast Food Dance Challenges
Fast Food Dance Challenges
Burger King is Trading Whopper Dance Moves for Discounts on TikTok
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16
Virtual Video Game Restaurants
Virtual Video Game Restaurants
KFC Island on Animal Crossing Recreates the Fried Chicken Chain
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15
Competitive Meme-Based Games
Competitive Meme-Based Games
The 'Meme Party' Game App Has Players Create Their Own Memes
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14
Eco Lifestyle-Tracking Apps
Eco Lifestyle-Tracking Apps
The 'YAYZY' App Helps Users Reduce Their Environmental Impact
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13
Powered Smartphone Camera Grips
Powered Smartphone Camera Grips
The SHIFTCAM 'ProGrip' Enhances Smartphone Photography
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12
Smartphone Camera-Covering Stickers
Smartphone Camera-Covering Stickers
The 'CamTag' Reusable Privacy Stickers Have a Glue-Free Design
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11
Gamified Personal Finance Platforms
Gamified Personal Finance Platforms
Ally Financial Brings Together Monopoly & Financial Literacy
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10
Temperature-Taking Smartphones
Temperature-Taking Smartphones
The Huawei Honor Play 4 Has an Infrared Temperature Sensor
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9
Portable Minimalist Thermometers
Portable Minimalist Thermometers
The THERM ME Small Thermometer Works with a Real-Time AI App
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8
Ergonomic Smartphone Holders
Ergonomic Smartphone Holders
The 'Phoneside' Smartphone Holder Clip Attaches to a Laptop and More
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7
Smartwatch-Concealing Smartphone Docks
Smartwatch-Concealing Smartphone Docks
The Spigen Stand All iPhone Stand is Multifunctional
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6
Pocket-Sized Microscope Cameras
Pocket-Sized Microscope Cameras
The 'TinyScopeCAM' Enables a 1,000x Magnification
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5
Gamified Bus Stop Billboards
Gamified Bus Stop Billboards
Malibu's A Bit of Sunshine Ads Integrate an AR Snapchat Game
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4
Balm-Integrated Phone Grips
Balm-Integrated Phone Grips
PopGrip Lips x Burt's Bees Offers More All-Around Comfort
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3
Smart Steel Water Bottles
Smart Steel Water Bottles
HidrateSpark STEEL is Rechargeable, Insulated and Hydration-Tracking
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2
Clip-On Smartphone Selfie Lights
Clip-On Smartphone Selfie Lights
The 'Moon UltraLight' Can be Customized to Needs or Preferences
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1
Smartphone Gesture Control Wearables
Smartphone Gesture Control Wearables
The 'Wepoint' Gesture Recognition Wearable is Easy to Use
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