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Top 70 Mobile App Ideas in May

From Shoppable Foundation-Matching Apps to Detailed Car-Buying Apps

— May 26, 2017 — Tech
As the May 2017 mobile app trends reveal, technology is making it easier than ever before to shop on the go. Whether it is a new car or a bottle of foundation in just the right shade, apps are becoming the go-to shopping platform for many young consumers.

While big-ticket purchases such as a new car used to be items that consumers exclusively shopped for in person, this is quickly changing due to the plethora of shopping apps now available. One such program is the Carousell Motors app, which makes it easy for consumers to find the exact vehicle they're looking for. AutoGravity is another app that allows consumers to lease a car in just minutes.

Apps have also been instrumental in helping consumers shop for more niche and hard to find items as well. As exemplified by the May 2017 mobile app trends, platforms such as Slapp and the Gap's new Fitting Room app are making shopping for specific items infinitely easier.
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Freshness
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Data-Saving Social Apps
Data-Saving Social Apps
'Twitter Lite' Offers Optimized Features for Mobile Users
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69
Navigational Ordering Apps
Navigational Ordering Apps
Dunkin' Donut Orders Can Now Be Made with the Navigation App Waze
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68
Detailed Car Listing Apps
Detailed Car Listing Apps
The Carousell Motors App Offers In-Depth Car Listings in Singapore
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67
Simplified Quote-Capturing Apps
Simplified Quote-Capturing Apps
The Postepic App Lets You Instantly Save a Book's Best Quotes
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66
Tweet-Focused Dating Apps
Tweet-Focused Dating Apps
The Relaunched Loveflutter App Features Twitter Feeds on Profiles
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65
Communal Video-Watching Apps
Communal Video-Watching Apps
The Cabana App Lets Users Watch YouTube With Friends Virtually
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64
POC Reading Apps
POC Reading Apps
'We Read Too' Connects People to Books with Characters of Color
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63
Friend-Focused Homesharing
Friend-Focused Homesharing
The Bedkin App Makes It Easy to Coordinate Visits from Friends
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62
Exclusive Deal-Finding Apps
Exclusive Deal-Finding Apps
French Platform Vente-Privee Offers Discounts on Lifestyle Products
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61
Wholesale Price Car Apps
Wholesale Price Car Apps
Vinny Allows Consumers to View the Wholesale Pricing of the Car They Want
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60
Chore-Tracking Household Apps
Chore-Tracking Household Apps
The 'SmartieHome' Home App Tracks Maintenance for Inhabitants
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59
Social Air Pollution Apps
Social Air Pollution Apps
The Sprimo Personal Air Monitor Asks Users to Share Air Quality Readings
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58
App-Based Car Leases
App-Based Car Leases
AutoGravity Aims to Ease the Process of Car Financing
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57
Text Message-Scheduling Apps
Text Message-Scheduling Apps
The Scheduled App Sends Stores Text Drafts and Sends Reminders
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56
Debt-Reducing Apps
Debt-Reducing Apps
The 'Cents' App Uses Spare Change to Pay Down Debt You've Accumulated
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55
Aphasia-Aiding Emoji Apps
Aphasia-Aiding Emoji Apps
Samsung Wemogee Translates Simple Phrases into Emoji Strings
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54
Vintage Communication Apps
Vintage Communication Apps
Teletype for iMessage Lets You Send Virtual Telegrams
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53
Virtual House Party Apps
Virtual House Party Apps
The Gorillaz App is a Place to Become Immersed in the Group's New Album
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52
Death Planning Apps
Death Planning Apps
The Cake App Helps People Get Their Affairs in Order Before Death
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51
AR Easter Activity Apps
AR Easter Activity Apps
Nick Jr. and Intu Teamed Up to Launch Augmented Reality Easter Activities
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50
Crowdsourced Walking Routes
Crowdsourced Walking Routes
Go Jauntly Makes It Easier To Discover And Share Walking Paths
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49
Card Payment Management Apps
Card Payment Management Apps
'WalletFi' Shifts Subscriptions When You Get a Replacement Card
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48
Fasting Tracker Apps
Fasting Tracker Apps
The Zero App Aims to Help People Fast to Enhance Their Productivity
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47
Athletic Health Apps
Athletic Health Apps
Adidas' 'ALL DAY' Provides Daily Challenges for Mind and Body Health
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46
Contextless Video Apps
Contextless Video Apps
'Yo Stories' Shares Video from Friends Without Additional Details
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45
Gamified Educational Finance Apps
Gamified Educational Finance Apps
'Pennybox' Can Teach Kids Money in a Fun, Social Way
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44
Last-Minute Recipe Apps
Last-Minute Recipe Apps
The Eathow App Helps You Make Meals Out of Whatever Food is Available
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43
Bet-Fueled Fitness Apps
Bet-Fueled Fitness Apps
The Boost App Gives Users a Financial Incentive for Hitting Health Goals
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42
Comprehensive Used Car Apps
Comprehensive Used Car Apps
iSeeCars Offers the Largest Selection of Used Vehicles Online
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41
Airport-Analyzing Information Apps
Airport-Analyzing Information Apps
The 'Ment' Status App Informs Flyers of Wait Times and More
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40
Passive Coding Education Apps
Passive Coding Education Apps
'CodeHabit' Lets You Learn to Program Whenever You Have Time
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39
Impatient Language-Learning Apps
Impatient Language-Learning Apps
WaitSuite Teaches Users New Languages During Loading Screens
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38
Route Safety Map Apps
Route Safety Map Apps
The 'Jane' Safety Map App Identifies the Safest Route to Walk
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37
Augmented Investigation Apps
Augmented Investigation Apps
The 'Archer, P.I.' App Integrates AR and Printing Technology
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36
Coworking Space Management Apps
Coworking Space Management Apps
The 'Coworking.works' App Keeps Spaces Working Smoothly
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35
ATM-Replacing Apps
ATM-Replacing Apps
soCash is a Start-Up That Aims to Make ATM Machines Obsolete
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34
Age-Guessing Photo Apps
Age-Guessing Photo Apps
Microsoft's New Sprinkles App Aims to Be a Fun Alternative to Snapchat
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33
Swipe-Based News Apps
Swipe-Based News Apps
The 'Conveyr' Mobile News App Delivers Information Intuitively
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32
Predictive Healthcare Apps
Predictive Healthcare Apps
'Docto' is a Glucose Management App for Those with Type I Diabetes
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31
Digital Payment Messaging Apps
Digital Payment Messaging Apps
This WhatsApp Update Will Allow Users to Sell and Buy Goods
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30
Virtual To-Do Apps
Virtual To-Do Apps
Microsoft To-Do Helps Set Reminders and Track Simple Goals
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29
Group-Scheduling AI Apps
Group-Scheduling AI Apps
myAlfred is an Intelligent Butler App That Creates Work-Life Balance
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28
Shoppable Foundation-Matching Apps
Shoppable Foundation-Matching Apps
The Slapp App Helps Users to Find Their Perfect Shade
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27
Social P2P Payment Apps
Social P2P Payment Apps
France's Pumpkin Mobile Platform Allows for Convenient Payment Sharing
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26
Pre-Scripted Prank Apps
Pre-Scripted Prank Apps
Ownage Pranks' App Features Characters That Voice Automated Crank Calls
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25
Social AR Geolocation Apps
Social AR Geolocation Apps
The 'Grifidi' Social Experience App Creates Location-Based Socializing
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24
Immersive Real Estate Platforms
Immersive Real Estate Platforms
Realtor.com's 3D Virtual Tours Spotlight a Variety of Residences
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23
Educational Singing Apps
Educational Singing Apps
The Vanido App Uses Gamification and Pitch Tracking to Teach Singing
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22
Voice Recognition Safety Apps
Voice Recognition Safety Apps
The 'SecretlySafe' App Offers Emergency Safety When Danger Strikes
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21
Multi-Purpose Smartphone Apps
Multi-Purpose Smartphone Apps
Google Aero Brings the City to Users Doorsteps
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20
Social Feed Shopping Apps
Social Feed Shopping Apps
This App Helps Consumers Shop Tommy Hilfiger from the Brand's Instagram
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19
Unbanked Mobile Credit Cards
Unbanked Mobile Credit Cards
The 'boon' App Allows French Consumers to Use Credit Without a Bank
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18
Student Commerce Apps
Student Commerce Apps
The 'Zipp' Marketplace App Lets Students Buy and Sell on Campus
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17
Patient-Connecting Apps
Patient-Connecting Apps
Curatio Virtually Connects People with the Same Health Ailments
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16
Steamy Social Media Apps
Steamy Social Media Apps
Pornhub's Trickpics is Branded as "Snapchat for Nudes"
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15
Interactive Meditation Apps
Interactive Meditation Apps
'Sway' is an App for Meditation with a New Science-Based Approach
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14
Collaborative Social Media Apps
Collaborative Social Media Apps
The 'WeClip' Collaboration Platform Involves Everyone
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13
Reward-Finding Shopping Apps
Reward-Finding Shopping Apps
'Dosh' Finds Cash Back Shopping Opportunities Automatically
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12
Anti-Technology Smartphone Apps
Anti-Technology Smartphone Apps
The 'Forest' App Plants a Garden That Flourishes Without You
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11
Music-Streaming Rewards Apps
Music-Streaming Rewards Apps
The Sonotize App Gives Out Gift Cards to Listeners of Spotify Premium
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10
One-Way Car Rental Apps
One-Way Car Rental Apps
AAA's Gig Car Share App Doesn't Make You Pay to Park
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9
Competitve GIF Games
Competitve GIF Games
GIFs Against Friends Challenges You to Make the Quickest and Best Reference
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8
Snarky Fitness Trackers
Snarky Fitness Trackers
The Walk Against Humanity App Taunts You into Reaching Your Goals
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7
Arabic Emoji Games
Arabic Emoji Games
The New Wain Waleed Game Functions as an Extension of the Halla Walla App
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6
Airport Delivery Apps
Airport Delivery Apps
Airport Sherpa Lets You Order Food and Duty Free Items from Your Phone
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5
Digital Business Card Apps
Digital Business Card Apps
'100AM' Helps People Exchange Contact Details Paperlessly
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4
Selfie GIF Creators
Selfie GIF Creators
The Giphy Says App Instantly Turns Your Voice and Face into a GIF
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3
Virtual Fitting Room Apps
Virtual Fitting Room Apps
The Gap's New Fitting Room App Saves Consumers Time
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2
Social Fitness Apps
Social Fitness Apps
WHISTLE Helps Users Connect With Likeminded Workout Partners
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1
Caption-Generating Apps
Caption-Generating Apps
'Rubric' is a Caption Generator App Powered by AI and Visual Recognition
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