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Top 100 Mobile Ideas in May

From Speaker-Replacing Smartphones to Interactive AR Messengers

— May 26, 2018 — Tech
The top may 2018 mobile ideas show mobile devices replacing everything from restaurant menus and movie posters to entertainment speaker systems and event paint chips for home decorating.

At the F8 developer conference, Facebook announced that it will be adding AR camera effects for Facebook Messenger and is currently conducting tests on this new feature with select partners. Similarly, Snapchat is also looking to enhance its app with shoppable augmented reality ads that work in the same way as its classic lenses.

As much as mobile devices become more technologically capable by the day, some consumers wish to disconnect from them entirely. In a bold move, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro was introduced as a phone that does not have the ability to access data over 3G, LTE and WiFi networks.
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5G Radio Signal Predictors
5G Radio Signal Predictors
Bristol University's Smart Internet Lab Uses Digital Twin Technology
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99
Healthcare-Navigating Mobile Applications
Healthcare-Navigating Mobile Applications
The Children's Hospital App is Created for Young Parents
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98
Dual-Sensor Camera Phones
Dual-Sensor Camera Phones
The Xperia X2 Premium is the First Sony Device with Two Camera Sensors
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97
Explanatory VR Health Experiences
Explanatory VR Health Experiences
The Health Voyager App by Klick Health Explains Diseases to Kids
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96
Charity-Supporting Smartphones
Charity-Supporting Smartphones
The Apple (Product)RED iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Fights HIV/AIDS
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95
Accelerated Web Search Apps
Accelerated Web Search Apps
This Web Search Engine is Designed for Users with Sluggish Internet
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94
Senior Photo-Sharing Services
Senior Photo-Sharing Services
The Nanagram Service Prints and Mails Photos to Loved Ones
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93
School Bus-Tracking Apps
School Bus-Tracking Apps
This App Sends Parents a Notification if Their Child's Bus Breaks Down
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92
Location-Tracking Power Banks
Location-Tracking Power Banks
The Orbit Power Bank Tracks Your Bag and Reminds You to Recharge
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91
Fashion-Forward Backup Batteries
Fashion-Forward Backup Batteries
The 'TASSEL' Power Bank Fits in with Modern Fashion Aesthetics
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90
Outdoorsy Mapping Apps
Outdoorsy Mapping Apps
This App Depicts Hiking Trails, Water Bodies and Private Properties
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89
Connective Beauty Apps
Connective Beauty Apps
This App Helps Beauty Professionals Connect with Prospective Clients
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88
Expansive Group Chats
Expansive Group Chats
The Snapchat Group Chat and Mention Feature Bring New Life to the App
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87
Image-Recognizing Nature Apps
Image-Recognizing Nature Apps
The 'Seek' App Can Match Animal Photos to Specific Species
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86
Kid-Friendly Cryptocurrency Wallets
Kid-Friendly Cryptocurrency Wallets
Pigzbe Uses the Blockchain to Help Kids Earn and Save 'Wollo'
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85
Rating-Based Social Apps
Rating-Based Social Apps
'TopPlay' Offers Users Three Chances Per Hour to Post Content
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84
Pet-Analyzing Apps
Pet-Analyzing Apps
The New Google Lens Feature Lets Pet Owners Scan Their Furry Friends
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83
Voice Order Cafe Services
Voice Order Cafe Services
Starbucks Korea Now Offers Mobile Voice Ordering via Samsung's Bixby
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82
Annual At-Home Testing Kits
Annual At-Home Testing Kits
Viome Uses Cutting Edge Tech to Help Consumers with Nutrition & Health
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81
Citizen-Protecting Travel Apps
Citizen-Protecting Travel Apps
This App Helps Indonesian Authorities Assist Overseas Citizens
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80
AR Festival Merch Shops
AR Festival Merch Shops
At Coachella, American Express Unveiled a Shoppable AR Experience
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79
AR Rocket Launch Apps
AR Rocket Launch Apps
USA Today Developed an AR App Called 321 Launch
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River-Focused AR Experiences
River-Focused AR Experiences
The WWF Free Rivers AR is Meant to Educate About Water and Life
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Freelancer-Focused Job Apps
Freelancer-Focused Job Apps
The 'Hyr' App Caters to People Looking for Side Hustles
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Blockchain Voting Apps
Blockchain Voting Apps
The State of West Virginia is Trialing a Blockchain-Secured Voting App
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Supportive Student Apps
Supportive Student Apps
This App Directs Stricken Students to the Resources They Need
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Contextualized Dictionary Apps
Contextualized Dictionary Apps
The Reverso App Uses Quizzes and Synonyms to Boost Language Skills
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73
Healthcare Professional Social Apps
Healthcare Professional Social Apps
The Figure 1 App Helps Users Stay Up to Date on Current Cases
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P2P Money Swap Apps
P2P Money Swap Apps
WeSwap Allows Travelers to Exchange Money with Clear and Transparent Rates
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Energy-Compliant Shipping Apps
Energy-Compliant Shipping Apps
This App Enables Ship Owners to Comply With Energy Efficiency Laws
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Theme Park Restaurant Apps
Theme Park Restaurant Apps
The Disneyland App Will Now Include a Mobile Ordering Feature
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69
Cute Animated Weather Apps
Cute Animated Weather Apps
Tinyclouds Creates Pixelated Scenes Depicting the Local Weather
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Rigorous Recycling Robots
Rigorous Recycling Robots
The 'Daisy' Robot Can Precisely Disassemble Up to 200 iPhones Per Hour
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67
Privacy-Respecting Social Apps
Privacy-Respecting Social Apps
This App Lets You Safely Stay in Touch With the People in Your Life
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66
Gaming-Focused Smartphones
Gaming-Focused Smartphones
The Black Shark is Purpose-Built for Elite Mobile Phone Gaming
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Smartphone-Simplifying Apps
Smartphone-Simplifying Apps
'Siempo' Filters Your Smartphone Experience to Keep You Present
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64
Magnetic Induction Charging Cables
Magnetic Induction Charging Cables
The Conceptual 'Mag Cable' Limits Wear on Devices
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63
Incentivized Social Video Apps
Incentivized Social Video Apps
This App Rewards Content Creators for Crafting Engaging Videos
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62
GIF-Inspired Dating Photos
GIF-Inspired Dating Photos
Tinder Loops is the Latest Evolution of the Popular Dating App
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61
Blockchain-Based Smart Phones
Blockchain-Based Smart Phones
The Finney Will Help Users Exchange and Spend Digital Currencies
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60
Brain-Tracking Diagnostic Apps
Brain-Tracking Diagnostic Apps
This App Tracks Symptoms of Brain Disorders to Optimize Treatment
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59
Supportive Phrasing Apps
Supportive Phrasing Apps
The Predict to Prevent App Helps Communicate to People with Depression
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58
Data-Free Smartphones
Data-Free Smartphones
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro Lacks the Ability to Connect to Any Network
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57
Blockchain-Based Traveling Platforms
Blockchain-Based Traveling Platforms
UbiatarPlay Offers an Innovative Way to Travel with P2P
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Interactive Basketball Apps
Interactive Basketball Apps
The 'Euroleague Mobile' App Uses IoT Data to Boost Engagement
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Proactive Autism-Diagnosing Apps
Proactive Autism-Diagnosing Apps
The 'Early See' App Uses Facial Recognition to Assess Autism Risk
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54
Malleable Selfie Sticks
Malleable Selfie Sticks
The 'GekkoStick' Offers Customized Capabilities to Snap Perfect Shots
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53
Sci-Fi Chess Games
Sci-Fi Chess Games
Disney's Holochess Makes the Most of Apple's ARKit for AR Gaming
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Waitlisted Dating Apps
Waitlisted Dating Apps
The 'Vyve' App Prioritizes Serious Connections Over Frivolous Dating
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51
Tethered AR Headsets
Tethered AR Headsets
This AR Headset Leverages a Smartphone's Battery Power and Multimedia
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50
Electrostatic Audiophile Headphones
Electrostatic Audiophile Headphones
The Shure KSE1200 Electrostatic Earphone System is High-End
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49
Maternal Health-Focused Apps
Maternal Health-Focused Apps
The Baby2Body App Encourages a Healthy Lifestyle During Pregnancy
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Psychedelic Photo Apps
Psychedelic Photo Apps
This App Turns Regular Photos Into Kaleidoscopic Masterpieces
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Flashy Chromatic Gaming Phones
Flashy Chromatic Gaming Phones
The Nubia Red Magic is Designed for Gaming Performance
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Incentivized Stock Market Apps
Incentivized Stock Market Apps
This App Lets Users Purchase Shares in Their Favourite Brands
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Personalized Nutrition Apps
Personalized Nutrition Apps
The Nutrino Food Print App Helps Consumers Reach Fitness Goals
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Aesthetically Pleasing Fitness Blogs
Aesthetically Pleasing Fitness Blogs
Hannah Bronfman is a DJ, Fitness Fanatic & adidas Ambassador
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Blockchain-Based Travel Platforms
Blockchain-Based Travel Platforms
Bookingjini Cuts Out the Need for Travel Agents and Lowers Costs
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42
Promotional AR Pets
Promotional AR Pets
Three's 'Puggerfly' Mascot is the First-Ever Augmented Reality Snapchat Pet
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Question-Based Social Apps
Question-Based Social Apps
'Ryact' Lets Users Ask Yes or No Questions to Incite a Quick Response
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40
AR Concert Apps
AR Concert Apps
The 'U2 Experience' App Treats Live Music Fans to a Futuristic Immersion
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Rewarding NFC Sneakers
Rewarding NFC Sneakers
Nike's Limited-Edition Sneakers Share Perks with NikePlus Members
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Outdoor Adventurer Smartwatches
Outdoor Adventurer Smartwatches
The 'AlpinerX' Smartwatch Offers Impressive Monitoring and More
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Self Care-Centric Apps
Self Care-Centric Apps
The Shine App by Marah Lidey & Naomi Hirabayashi Makes Wellbeing Accessible
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Reward-Offering Dining Apps
Reward-Offering Dining Apps
The Seated App Gives Users Discounts for Making Reservations
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Space Training Apps
Space Training Apps
Space Nation Navigator Will Offer Up a Prize Trip to Space
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Sustainabile Clothing Ownership Apps
Sustainabile Clothing Ownership Apps
Ripso is a Fashion App for the Mindful Individual
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In-Airport Fragrance Kiosks
In-Airport Fragrance Kiosks
Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport Now Offers a Fragrance Service
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Smartphone-Powered AR Projectors
Smartphone-Powered AR Projectors
The 'Count' Projector Creates an Interactive Experience
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Lavish Leather Smartphone Cases
Lavish Leather Smartphone Cases
This Smartphone Case Holds Your iPhone X and Card In Style
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Blooming Pop-Up Speakers
Blooming Pop-Up Speakers
The 'Blossom Speaker' Offers Immersive, 360-Degree Audio
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Speaker-Replacing Smartphones
Speaker-Replacing Smartphones
The LG G7 ThinQ Smartphone Features the Built-in Boombox Speaker
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Quick-Charge Smartphone Docks
Quick-Charge Smartphone Docks
The Case-Mate 'Power Pad' Offers Impressive Charging Capabilities
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Real-Time AR Paint Visualizers
Real-Time AR Paint Visualizers
Sherwin-Williams' ColorSnap Visualizer App Offers 'Instant Paint'
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Ultra-Secure Smartphones
Ultra-Secure Smartphones
The Librem 5 Combines Hardware and Software for Increased Security
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Dedicated Mobile Device Keyboards
Dedicated Mobile Device Keyboards
The Logitech 'Keys-To-Go' Keyboard is Stylish and Functional
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Filmic Collectible Cans
Filmic Collectible Cans
Brisk's High-Tech Black Panther Cans Reveal a Special Script
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Smartphone Security System Docks
Smartphone Security System Docks
The 'S-Cradle' Keeps an Eye for Issues and Much More
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Festival-Integrated Voice Assistants
Festival-Integrated Voice Assistants
Google's Talk to Coachella Keeps Users Close to the Festival
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Magnetic Smartphone Power Banks
Magnetic Smartphone Power Banks
The 'Turtle Powerpack' Seamlessly Attaches to Your Device
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Magnetic Cyclist Phone Mounts
Magnetic Cyclist Phone Mounts
The 'FormMount' Securely Keeps Your Smartphone in View During Rides
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Musician-Honoring AR Exhibits
Musician-Honoring AR Exhibits
The New York Times is Presenting a David Bowie Exhibit Through AR
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Digital Health Management Platforms
Digital Health Management Platforms
Meum by iCarbonX Monitors Health Status and Predicts Trends
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Hybrid Convertible Tablet PCs
Hybrid Convertible Tablet PCs
The Modbook Pro X Offers Access to a Powerful yet Portable Machine
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AR Movie Posters
AR Movie Posters
Facebook’s AR Target Tracker Effects Enhance Movie Logos, Images and More
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Low-Tech Smartphone Printers
Low-Tech Smartphone Printers
The Kiipix Printer Burns Phone Images onto Instant Photo Paper
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Customizable Mystic Phone Cases
Customizable Mystic Phone Cases
Google Has Partnered With the Broadbent Sisters for its Live Cases
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Color-Changing AR Hair Ads
Color-Changing AR Hair Ads
Clairol and Snapchat are Testing Shoppable Augmented Reality Ads
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Tablet-Protecting Keyboard Peripherals
Tablet-Protecting Keyboard Peripherals
The 'Cover Bluetooth Keyboard' is Protective and Productive
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11
App-Paired Suspension Trainers
App-Paired Suspension Trainers
The TRX Home2 Comes with Access to Premium TRX App Content
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Versatile Magnetic Cord Clips
Versatile Magnetic Cord Clips
Universal Nearbuds Allow Consumers to Manage Cords with Ease
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9
Smartphone-Sized Detox Books
Smartphone-Sized Detox Books
'Phone Detox' Offers Insights and Ideas to Help Ease Dependency
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Lifestyle-Focused Banking Apps
Lifestyle-Focused Banking Apps
The 'Bank of East Asia' App Connects Money with Day-to-Day Needs
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Digitally Connected Journals
Digitally Connected Journals
The 'Revo Journal' Lets You Embed Images, Music and More
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6
Theft-Resistant Phone Cases
Theft-Resistant Phone Cases
The SafeSkin Case Uses Lockdown Features for Phone Security
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Lavish Phone-Charging Wallets
Lavish Phone-Charging Wallets
The 'Orbit' Offers An Elegant Appearance and Reliable Performance
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4
Interactive AR Messengers
Interactive AR Messengers
The New AR Facebook Messenger Camera Effects Create Engaging Experiences
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3
AR Unboxing Experiences
AR Unboxing Experiences
adidas' Deerupt Sneaker Can Be Discovered Online with a Virtual Reveal
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2
Branded Avatar Outfits
Branded Avatar Outfits
Hollister Created a Spring Collection of Bitmoji Outfits for Snapchat Users
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Chromatic Magnetic Power Banks
Chromatic Magnetic Power Banks
The 'Bunk' Battery Pack Discreetly Attaches to Your Smartphone
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