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Top 100 Mobile App Ideas in May

From Disabled Runner Apps to Mental Illness Support Apps

— May 21, 2016 — Tech
Although apps are sometimes seen as frivolous, the May 2016 mobile app trends reveal that a growing number of companies are using mobile platforms to support noble causes. Whether it is connecting individuals in need of support or making the world more accessible for those with disabilities, it is clear that apps can be powerful tools of social change.

As the May 2016 mobile app trends reveal, one of the unique ways apps are being used for good is by creating social networks of support. Instead of connecting friends and family, these niche social networks bring together strangers in need of someone to talk to. Some examples of such networks include the Foveo Care app, which connects individuals suffering from mental illness and the Welcome! app, which helps refugees connect with other newcomers in Sweden.

Beyond social networking, apps are also being used to make the world more accessible. For instance, blind marathon runner Simon Wheatcroft teamed up with IBM to design an app that can help him navigate without visual cues. Another example is the Nurx app, which makes HIV-prevention drugs accessible to those who need them.
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Coastal Biodiversity Apps
Coastal Biodiversity Apps
This Wildlife App Showcases the Species of British Columbia's Coast
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99
HIV Drug Delivery Apps
HIV Drug Delivery Apps
'Nurx' Now Delivers a Drug for People Who are at Risk of Contracting HIV
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98
Expansive E-Book Apps
Expansive E-Book Apps
The Juggernaut App Encourages Indian Smartphone Users to Read More
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97
Marijuana Prescription Apps
Marijuana Prescription Apps
The MMJRecs App Helps Medical Cannabis Patients Organize Prescriptions
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96
Registration-Free Photo Apps
Registration-Free Photo Apps
The New 'FotoSwipe' App Requires No Registration to Transfer Photos
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95
Jovial Motherhood Apps
Jovial Motherhood Apps
The Baby Buddy App Gives New Mothers Friendly Advice and Guidance
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94
Mower-Monitoring Apps
Mower-Monitoring Apps
The MowerPlus Lawn Care App Monitors Your Mowing Schedule
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93
Accessible Smartphone Apps
Accessible Smartphone Apps
The Hub Keyboard App Makes Smartphone Use More Streamlined
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92
Quick Voter Registration Apps
Quick Voter Registration Apps
The 'VoterPal' App Streamlines US Voter Registration
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91
Image-Driven Music Apps
Image-Driven Music Apps
Moodsnap's Music Discovery App Matches Songs to the Feel of a Photo
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90
Football Player Health Apps
Football Player Health Apps
The TeamStudy App Monitors the Cognitive Health of Former NFL Players
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89
Cinema-Screening Browsers
Cinema-Screening Browsers
The Snap Seat Lets Consumers See Compiled Film Listings in Their Area
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88
Historic Tour Apps
Historic Tour Apps
This App Helps Tourists Learn About the History Of the Paint Creek Scenic Byway
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87
Stress-Free Bill Payment Apps
Stress-Free Bill Payment Apps
The 'Wi-PAY' App Eliminates the Need to Register to Pay Bills Online
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86
Musician-Tipping Platforms
Musician-Tipping Platforms
'JamPay' Helps Performers Earn More at Each Concert They Play
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85
Selfie-Centric Apps
Selfie-Centric Apps
This Selfie App Helps You Share Your Interests With Friends
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84
Interactive Karaoke Apps
Interactive Karaoke Apps
The Karaoq App Brings Royalties, Ratings and Sponsorships to Karaoke
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83
Communal Cycling Apps
Communal Cycling Apps
The My City Bikes App Encourages Knoxville Residents to Cycle
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82
Connectivity-Cutting Apps
Connectivity-Cutting Apps
The 'Skeebloo' App Provides Internet Blocking Capabilities
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81
Allergy-Relieving Apps
Allergy-Relieving Apps
The Hay Fever Relief App Advises Allergy Sufferers On Treatment Options
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80
Surrounding Color-Capturing Apps
Surrounding Color-Capturing Apps
The Colordot Pulls Palette Shades From the User's Environment
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79
Keg-Optimizing Apps
Keg-Optimizing Apps
The Petainer App Helps Small Brewers Reap Logistical Benefits While Brewing
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78
User-Friendly Indian Banking Apps
User-Friendly Indian Banking Apps
The Kotak Mahindra Bank App Features a Simple Log-In Platform
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77
Dietary Takeout Apps
Dietary Takeout Apps
The FindMyMacros Lets Consumers Seek Out Eateries Based on Their Diets
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76
Drunk Text Recall Apps
Drunk Text Recall Apps
The Privates App Helps You Recall Embarassing Drunk Texts
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75
Book Review Social Platforms
Book Review Social Platforms
The Litsy App Aims to Build More Community Around the Love of Reading
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74
Bus Tracking Apps
Bus Tracking Apps
The Tallinja App Helps Maltese Commuters Track Buses In Real Time
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73
Ticket-Reserving Apps
Ticket-Reserving Apps
The ShooWin App Helps Sports Fans Get Face Value Tickets to Sports Events
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72
Music-Based Matchmaking Apps
Music-Based Matchmaking Apps
The Tastebuds App Connects Users Based on Their Shared Taste in Music
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71
One-Shot Photography Apps
One-Shot Photography Apps
IKEA's 'KLIKK' App Only Lets Users Take a Single Photo
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70
Simulated Aircraft Safety Apps
Simulated Aircraft Safety Apps
Prepare for Impact Readies Passengers for Potential Accidents
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69
Collaborative Dating Apps
Collaborative Dating Apps
The Boompi App Allows Users to Let Their Friends View Prospective Dates
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68
Classical Video Apps
Classical Video Apps
'Epicgram' Enhances Videos with Classical Music
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67
Productive Email Apps
Productive Email Apps
This New Email App Helps iPad Users Boost Email Functionality
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66
Competitive Gaming News Apps
Competitive Gaming News Apps
The Yahoo Esports App is Designed to Keep Gamers in the Loop
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65
Child-Designed Content Apps
Child-Designed Content Apps
The Sky Kids App Provides Content Streaming for Younger Viewers
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64
Informative Vehicle Apps
Informative Vehicle Apps
The Personal Mobility Companion App Gets You To Your Destination On Time
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63
Anti-Social Network Apps
Anti-Social Network Apps
'Ponder' Provides Users with a Place Safe from Influencer Marketing
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62
Infidelity-Detecting Plarforms
Infidelity-Detecting Plarforms
The Swipe Buster Website Can Find Out If Someone is Cheating
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61
Shopping Advisor Apps
Shopping Advisor Apps
'HelloShopper' Offers Personal Shopping Services Via an App
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60
Digital Downtime Rewarding Apps
Digital Downtime Rewarding Apps
The Glued App Rewards Family Members For Minimizing Device Use
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59
Machinated Learning Apps
Machinated Learning Apps
The Volley App Uses Machine Learning to Help Students
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58
Honesty-Focused Dating Apps
Honesty-Focused Dating Apps
The GUYZ Platform Focuses on Facilitating Longterm Relationships
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57
Psychological Dating Apps
Psychological Dating Apps
The 'String' Dating App is Inspired by a Psychological Study
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56
Driver Reward Apps
Driver Reward Apps
The BonusDrive App Lets You Win Money For Good Driving
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55
Convenient Typing Apps
Convenient Typing Apps
The Microsoft Word Flow is Now Available on iOS Systems
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54
Disabled Runner Apps
Disabled Runner Apps
Simon Wheatcroft Partners with IBM to Use Technology to Run Solo
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53
Gas Delivery Apps
Gas Delivery Apps
The Yoshi App Lets You Refuel Your Vehicle at Home Or Work
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52
Role-Play Language Apps
Role-Play Language Apps
The TerraTalk App Uses Interactive Scenarios to Boost Language Learning
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51
Mobile Gas Station Payments
Mobile Gas Station Payments
Tasmoil is Changing the Way People Pay at a Gas Station
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50
Goal-Oriented Calendars
Goal-Oriented Calendars
The Google Calendar Goal Feature Encourages Milestone Achievements
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49
Millennial-Targeted Election Apps
Millennial-Targeted Election Apps
The 'Politalk' App Helps Users Discover Their Political Identity
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48
Paperless Passport Apps
Paperless Passport Apps
De La Rue Let Consumers Keep Their Travel Documents on Their Smartphone
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47
On-Demand Detailing Services
On-Demand Detailing Services
The Envi App Allows Users to Request a Water-Free Car Wash Anytime
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46
NFC Payment Apps
NFC Payment Apps
The Yandex.Money App Lets Users Pay for Services With a One-Time Registration
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45
Genetics-Revealing Apps
Genetics-Revealing Apps
myGenome Makes Your Full Genome Sequencing Available via Your Smartphone
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44
Celebrity Contact Apps
Celebrity Contact Apps
The TipTalk App Helps Facilitate Celebrity-Fan Interactions
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43
Assistive Automotive Apps
Assistive Automotive Apps
'Trak N Talk' is a Life-Saving Car Communications Device
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42
Necessitiy-Checking Auto Apps
Necessitiy-Checking Auto Apps
The Tile App Double Checks If Drivers Have Remembered Everything
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41
Odor Detection Apps
Odor Detection Apps
The NOSE App Lets You Know When It's Time to Slap On Some Nivea Deodorant
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40
Ephemeral App-Install Campaigns
Ephemeral App-Install Campaigns
Cookie Jam is the First to Roll-Out App-Install Ads on Snapchat
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39
Female-Focused Finance Apps
Female-Focused Finance Apps
'Pinkfolio' is a Personal Wealth App Targeted at Women
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38
Social Calendar Apps
Social Calendar Apps
Events App Teplr Turns Your Daily Activities Into a Social Experience
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37
Wedding Planning Apps
Wedding Planning Apps
Loverly Deftly Combines Automated Technology and Human Help
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36
Education System Apps
Education System Apps
ClassDojo 2.0 Hopes to Eliminate Parent-Teaching Meeting All Together
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35
On-Demand Repair Apps
On-Demand Repair Apps
This Home Repair App Uses GPS Tracking and Real-Time Data
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34
Conversational Language-Learning Apps
Conversational Language-Learning Apps
The 'Lingbe' App Connects Users with Native Speakers
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33
Mental Illness Support Apps
Mental Illness Support Apps
Foveo Care Enables Encouragement a& Support For the Mentally Ill
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32
3D Climate Apps
3D Climate Apps
The D-D Play Platform Presents the Weather in Animated Illustrations
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31
Discreet VPN Apps
Discreet VPN Apps
The Betternet App Doesn't Require Registration and Doesn't Track Users
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30
Investing Insight Apps
Investing Insight Apps
The Motley Fool App Empowers You to Make Smarter Financial Decisions
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29
Parking Payment Apps
Parking Payment Apps
Meter Feeder Uses Mobile Payment Services to Make Parking Payments Easier
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28
Shoppable Socialite Gaming Apps
Shoppable Socialite Gaming Apps
The Kim Kardashian Hollywood Game Links to the Spring Web Store
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27
Click-Free Pizza Deliveries
Click-Free Pizza Deliveries
The New Domino's App Facilities Click-Free Ordering
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26
Coordinating Group Event Platforms
Coordinating Group Event Platforms
The Down to Lunch App Lets Users Unite Friends for Activities
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25
Curated Nightlife Apps
Curated Nightlife Apps
The 'Up All Night' App Helps You Discover and Attend the Coolest Events
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24
Sleep Tracking Alarm Apps
Sleep Tracking Alarm Apps
The Pillow Platform Features a Smart Sleep Cycle Monitor to Improve Rest
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23
Virtual Stock Games
Virtual Stock Games
The Vestly App Hosts Stock Trading Contests Where Players Win Real Money
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22
P2P Parcel Pickup Services
P2P Parcel Pickup Services
eNeighbr is a NYC Platform Helping Indivduals Receive Their Mail
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21
Localized Loyalty Apps
Localized Loyalty Apps
The Deal Local App Helps Local Businesses Build Loyalty Among Customers
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20
Peer Pressure Health Apps
Peer Pressure Health Apps
This Lifestyle App Encourages Tennesseans to Adopt Healthy Lifestyles
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19
Food-Rescuing Apps
Food-Rescuing Apps
'Ubifood' Connects Retailers and Consumers to Stop Food Waste
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18
Driver Critiquing Apps
Driver Critiquing Apps
The EverDrive App Uses Phone-Based Sensors to Give You Feedback
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17
Vegan Lifestyle Apps
Vegan Lifestyle Apps
The Food Monster Platform Encourages Vegan Eating With Recipes and Photos
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16
Youth Health Apps
Youth Health Apps
The Juicebox App is All About Fornication
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15
Restaurant Payment Apps
Restaurant Payment Apps
'JOEY PAY' is a Convenient Way to Settle Transactions at JOEY Restaurants
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14
Refugee Social Apps
Refugee Social Apps
The Welcome! App for Refugees Translates So Locals and Newcomers Can Connect
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13
Encrypted Messenger Apps
Encrypted Messenger Apps
Private Messaging App Cognitive Messenger has Enhanced Encryption
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12
Motivational Task Managers
Motivational Task Managers
The Fillip App Helps You Complete Daily Tasks and Get Motivation
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11
Smart Traffic-Based Alarms
Smart Traffic-Based Alarms
The Traffic Alarm Clock Tells You to Leave Based on Road Conditions
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10
Trust-Based Recommendation Apps
Trust-Based Recommendation Apps
The Tril App Offers Food Suggestions Based on Real Endorsements
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9
Social Selling Apps
Social Selling Apps
The Flogg App Makes Buying and Selling More Social Than Ever
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8
Crowdsourced Note-Taking Apps
Crowdsourced Note-Taking Apps
The Notestory App Helps Students Share Their Notes with Others
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7
Previewing Tattoo Platforms
Previewing Tattoo Platforms
The Ink Hunter Utilizes Digital Augmented Reality to Pre-Test Designs
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6
Socially Aware Emoji Apps
Socially Aware Emoji Apps
The MuvaMoji App From Amber Rose Adds Activism to Personal Branding
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5
Interest-Based Navigation Apps
Interest-Based Navigation Apps
Walking App Sidekix Helps You Discover New Places En Route
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4
On-Demand Car Washes
On-Demand Car Washes
The Squeegy App Allows Consumers to Order a Car Wash On-Demand
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3
Bill-Organizing Apps
Bill-Organizing Apps
The 'Billy' App Helps Users Manage Subscriptions and Upcoming Bills
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2
Approachable Coding Apps
Approachable Coding Apps
The Autocode Platform Makes it Simpler for Consumers to Enter into Coding
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1
Self-Scanning Shopping Apps
Self-Scanning Shopping Apps
QueueHop Lets You Skip the Line With Smartphone Self-Service Checkout
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