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Top 100 Mobile Trends in October

From Hands-Free Banking Apps to Heart Attack Simulators

— October 12, 2015 — Tech
The top October 2015 mobile trends include examples that speak to what modern consumers expect out of their smartphone devices.

Launched in 2014 in the Netherlands, Dutch bank ING integrated a hands-free interface into their mobile banking app. In addition to voice-control once the user is signed in, customers have the option of using voice recognition as a log-in method. This example of a lack of interface speaks to the pervasiveness of the Internet of Things and the growing connectivity between individuals and the objects they own.

Another project out of the Netherlands, 'Pingbell' is a bicycle-locating app designed to help out individuals searching for their bike in a sea of similar fixies, a real problem in Amsterdam.

The top October 2015 mobile trends highlight the increasing shift toward intuitive mobile technology and the popularity of personal assistant applications.
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Activity
Freshness
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Luxuriously Appointed Smartphones
Luxuriously Appointed Smartphones
The ZTE Axon Elite is Gold-Colored and Accented with Leather
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99
Cancer-Combating Apps
Cancer-Combating Apps
This App Encourages Women to Do Self-Exams on a Regular Basis
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98
Music Taste-Rating Apps
Music Taste-Rating Apps
The Spotify 'Found Them First' App Legitimizes Musical Bragging Rights
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97
Hybrid Laptop-Tablets
Hybrid Laptop-Tablets
Toshiba's 'Satellite Radius' Transforms from a Laptop Into a Tablet
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96
Appointment-Scheduling Apps
Appointment-Scheduling Apps
The Genee App Makes Scheduling Meetings with Friends Easier
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95
Tablet Six-Packs
Tablet Six-Packs
This Amazon Tablet Can Be Bought in a Family Pack
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94
Reversible Charging Equipment
Reversible Charging Equipment
The Scosche EZTIP Reversible Micro USB Cable is Foolproof
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93
Emergency Roadside Device Chargers
Emergency Roadside Device Chargers
The Fuel Micro Charger 2 is Small Enough to Use as a Keychain
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92
Local Map Apps
Local Map Apps
The Mapkin Location App Treats Users Like Natives of the Region
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91
Resilient Smartphone Bumpers
Resilient Smartphone Bumpers
The ThanoTech K11 Bumper Case is Virtually Indestructible
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90
Inexpensive Aluminum Speakers
Inexpensive Aluminum Speakers
The Inateck MercuryBox Operates Up to 15 Hours on a Single Charge
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89
Smart Bicycle Bells
Smart Bicycle Bells
The Pingbell Dings Via Smartphone Command to Help Locate the Owner's Bike
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88
Stylish Smartwatch Accessories
Stylish Smartwatch Accessories
The Orzly ULTIMATE PACK Comes With a Dock and 20 Faceplates
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87
High-Fashion Headphones
High-Fashion Headphones
The Beats x Alexander Wang Studio Headphones Are Limited Edition
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86
To-Do Calendar Apps
To-Do Calendar Apps
The HashtagToDo App Uses Google Calendar to Create Customized Lists
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85
Super-Secure Smartphones
Super-Secure Smartphones
The Priv is Blackberry's New Secure Android Phone
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84
Fast-Food Reservation Platforms
Fast-Food Reservation Platforms
Mcdonald's Locations in Sweden are Testing Online Reservations
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83
Video Doorbell Apps
Video Doorbell Apps
'Ring' is a Device That Connects to Smartphones to Alert Users of Any Visitors
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82
Athlete-Inspired Fitness Apps
Athlete-Inspired Fitness Apps
This Personal App Trainer is Designed by Georges St-Pierre
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81
High-Capacity Backup Batteries
High-Capacity Backup Batteries
The Anker PowerCore 20100 Can Recharge an iPhone 6 Seven Times
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80
Distraction-Free Alarm Clocks
Distraction-Free Alarm Clocks
The 'JustTheBell' Alarm Clock is Smartphone-Connected
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79
Cubed Smartphone Cable Holders
Cubed Smartphone Cable Holders
The Cubic Cable Holders is Designed to Help Organize Messy Wires
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78
Endless Storage Smartphones
Endless Storage Smartphones
Nextbits' Cloud Storage Smartphone Provides Infinite Space
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77
Indestructible Lightning Cables
Indestructible Lightning Cables
These Saw-Proof Titan Cords are the "Toughest on Earth"
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76
Rugged Eco-Friendly Batteries
Rugged Eco-Friendly Batteries
The ZeroLemon SolarJuice is Solar Powered and Water-Resistant
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75
Dual-Purpose Smartphone Accessories
Dual-Purpose Smartphone Accessories
The Nomad Plus Doubles as a Wall Charger and a Backup Battery
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74
Universal Smartphone Mounts
Universal Smartphone Mounts
The Dash Grab Phone Mount Hooks a Cellphone Up to Any Surfance
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73
Socialite Lifestyle Apps
Socialite Lifestyle Apps
The Kylie App by Kylie Jenner Shares Her Personal Makeup and Fashion Tips
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72
Dual-Screen Smartphones
Dual-Screen Smartphones
The LG V10 Features a 2nd Display and a Durable Construction
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71
Hands-Free Banking Apps
Hands-Free Banking Apps
Dutch ING Customers are Able to Transfer Money by Speaking Out Loud
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70
Sci-Fi Phone Protectors
Sci-Fi Phone Protectors
The Star Wars iPhone 6 Eye Case Transforms You Into Your Favorite Droid
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69
Smartphone-Charging Lamps
Smartphone-Charging Lamps
The Phantom Wireless Charger Lamp is Ideal for Home or Office
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68
Location-Based Reminder Apps
Location-Based Reminder Apps
Notifyou's iBeacons Send Alerts to Users' Phones When They Walk By
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67
Magnetic Smartphone Docks
Magnetic Smartphone Docks
The MagMount Holds Your Smartphone in Place Without Clips or Stickers
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66
Personal Productivity Apps
Personal Productivity Apps
This Automated Program Helps Users Streamline Office Tasks
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65
Bicycle-Finding Apps
Bicycle-Finding Apps
'Pingbell' Makes Sure You Never Get Lost with This Bike-Locating App
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64
Ultra-Zoom Smartphone Lenses
Ultra-Zoom Smartphone Lenses
The Olloclip Macro Pro Lens Can Close-Up at 21x for Superior Detail
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63
Automated Money-Saving Apps
Automated Money-Saving Apps
The 'Qapital' App is Especially Useful for Freelance Workers
<
62
X-Ray Gadget Cases
X-Ray Gadget Cases
These Smart Cases Allow Users to Tap and Swipe the Back of an iPhone
<
61
Canine Activity Apps
Canine Activity Apps
The PupPod Encourages Pets to be Mentally and Physically Active
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60
High Fashion Phone Cases
High Fashion Phone Cases
This Luxury Plaid Leather iPhone Case is Inspired by Handbags
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59
Fashion-Based Polling Apps
Fashion-Based Polling Apps
This App Allows Users to Create Polls and Generate Feedback
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58
Adventurous Portable Speakers
Adventurous Portable Speakers
The JBL Flip 3 is Splash-Proof, Rechargeable and Ready for the Beach
<
57
Rugged Phone Cases
Rugged Phone Cases
Griffin's Newest Survivor Cases Can Withstand Drops of Over Three Meters
<
56
Sci-Fi Tech Accessories
Sci-Fi Tech Accessories
The Star Wars Death Star USB Wall Charger is Perfectly Designed for Fans
<
55
Pharmacy Delivery Partnerships
Pharmacy Delivery Partnerships
Walgreens Wades into the Sharing Economy Application TaskRabbit
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54
Wallet-Phone Cases
Wallet-Phone Cases
The Q Card Case Wallet Keeps Your Phone, Cards and Cash in One Place
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53
High-Performance Solar Chargers
High-Performance Solar Chargers
The 'Little Sun Charge' Quickly Powers Devices Using Natural Light
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52
Heart Attack Simulators
Heart Attack Simulators
The British Heart Foundation's Medical Simulator Sparks Emotional Pain
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51
Pre-Flight Meal Apps
Pre-Flight Meal Apps
The 'AirGrub' App Lets Travelers Buy Airport Food with Pre-Order Food App
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50
Streaming-Enabled Voice Assistants
Streaming-Enabled Voice Assistants
The ivee Voice System Connects to Spotify and Can Order an Uber
<
49
Simple Website-Building Tools
Simple Website-Building Tools
This Service Helps Small Business Owners Create Their Own Website
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48
Pre-Ordering Food Apps
Pre-Ordering Food Apps
The Ritual App Lets Consumers Order & Pay for Food with Their Smartphones
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47
Mobile Diagnostic Kits
Mobile Diagnostic Kits
This Eye Examination Kit is Compatible with Smartphone Technology
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46
Steering Wheel Watch Mounts
Steering Wheel Watch Mounts
The Satechi Apple Watch Mount Can Be Used in the Car or on a Bike
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45
Screen-Splitting Apps
Screen-Splitting Apps
This App Allows Users to Merge Two Screens Side-by-Side in Movie Creation
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44
External Storage Phone Chargers
External Storage Phone Chargers
This Cable from Photofast Lets You Charge and Manage Your Phone
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43
Rated Freelance Apps
Rated Freelance Apps
The 'Work Hard Anywhere' App Lets You Find a Space to Work While On the Go
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42
Tattooed Smartphone Accessories
Tattooed Smartphone Accessories
These Leather Phone Cases Feature Intricate Ink Artwork
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41
Virtual Dog Tags
Virtual Dog Tags
This Smart Dog Tag Pairs with an App to Help Find Lost Pets
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40
Startup-Pitching Platforms
Startup-Pitching Platforms
This App Gives Young Entrepreneurs a Simple Platform for Sharing Ideas
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39
On-Demand Car Wash Apps
On-Demand Car Wash Apps
This App Brings Custom Car Wash Services to Users' Homes
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38
Mechanical Phone Chargers
Mechanical Phone Chargers
This Kinetic Charger Uses the Same Friction Energy Used to Start a Fire
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37
Battery-Powered Blazers
Battery-Powered Blazers
This Smart Blazer is Stylish and High-Tech with a Front Pocket Charger
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36
Helpful Travel App Charts
Helpful Travel App Charts
This Infographic Shares Helpful Planning Apps for Sharp Travellers
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35
Revolutionary Flexible Phones
Revolutionary Flexible Phones
This Foldable Smartphone from Samsung Bends in Half Without Breaking
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34
Vintage Video Game Adapters
Vintage Video Game Adapters
This Device Lets Users Play Retro Video Games on Their Phone
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33
Text Message Perfumes
Text Message Perfumes
This Scent Laboratory Transforms WhatsApp Messages into Perfumes
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32
Carbon Fibre Smartphone Frames
Carbon Fibre Smartphone Frames
The Spector Carbon Fibre Aluminum iPhone Case is Unusually Strong
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31
Updated Emoticon Keyboards
Updated Emoticon Keyboards
iOS 9.1 is Set to Offer Users a Handful of New Emojis to Choose From
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30
Legged Tablet Holders
Legged Tablet Holders
The Tablift Tablet Stand is Ideal for Browsing or Streaming While in Bed
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29
Multilayer Smartphone Cases
Multilayer Smartphone Cases
The Double Layer Protective iPhone Case Ensures Ultimate Protection
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28
Compartmentalized Smartphone Sheaths
Compartmentalized Smartphone Sheaths
This Genuine Leather iPhone 6 Sleeve Has Room for More
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27
Inexpensive Virtual Reality Gear
Inexpensive Virtual Reality Gear
The Freefly VR Headset Utilizes Your Smartphones Capabilities
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26
Sneaker Sole Phone Protectors
Sneaker Sole Phone Protectors
This Air Jordan Phone Case Gives iPhones Some Kick
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25
Smart Meat Thermometers
Smart Meat Thermometers
The 'MEATER' is a Wireless Cooking Tool That Connects to a Smartphone
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24
Speedy Supermarket Checkout Apps
Speedy Supermarket Checkout Apps
This Retail App Helps Reduce Grocery Store Wait Times
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23
Convenient In-Car WiFi
Convenient In-Car WiFi
This Simple Gadget Transforms Any Car into a WiFi Hotspot
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22
Smartphone-Integrated Bus Shelters
Smartphone-Integrated Bus Shelters
These Transit Stops Help Commuters Stay Connected
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21
Digital Doodling Notepads
Digital Doodling Notepads
This Digital Notepad Uses a Real Pen and Paper to Make Virtual Documents
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20
Organized Tablet Folders
Organized Tablet Folders
The Seattle Tablet Portfolio Holds Essentials for Portable Mobile Offices
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19
Wireless Charging Shelves
Wireless Charging Shelves
The Walljax EZ and Float Are Convenient Wireless Charging Solutions
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18
Luxurious Smartphone Wallets
Luxurious Smartphone Wallets
The Danny P. iPhone 6 Wallet Case Combines All the Essentials
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17
Solar-Powered Parkas
Solar-Powered Parkas
This Fashionable Solar Parka Boasts Hip Pockets That Double as Phone Chargers
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16
Luxurious Smartphone Wraps
Luxurious Smartphone Wraps
The Hardgraft Wild Case Features Leather and Wool Materials
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15
Canine Selfie Devices
Canine Selfie Devices
The PoochSelfie is a Smartphone Attachment that Gets Your Dog to Smile
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14
Extreme Gaming Smartphones
Extreme Gaming Smartphones
The Acer Predator 6 was Specially Designed with Gamers in Mind
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13
Adaptable Tablet Holders
Adaptable Tablet Holders
This Leather Tablet Stand is Perfect for Use on Laps, Couches and Beds
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12
Cheeky Tech-Free Smartphones
Cheeky Tech-Free Smartphones
The NoPhone Zero Humorously Helps Technology Addicts Disconnect
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11
Chromatic LED Smartphone Cases
Chromatic LED Smartphone Cases
The Glowme Smart Case Glows Different Colors for Different Alerts
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10
DIY Smartphone Kits
DIY Smartphone Kits
The RePhone Create Kit Allows for a Completely Customized Phone
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9
Comparison Smartphone Charts
Comparison Smartphone Charts
This Infographic Illustrates the Contrasts from iPhone 6S Plus to 6S
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8
Phone-Charging Cosmetic Cases
Phone-Charging Cosmetic Cases
This Device Combines a Beauty Compact with a Power Charger
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7
Simplified Cell Phones
Simplified Cell Phones
This Minimalist Cell Phone Eliminates Apps and Web Features
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6
Heat-Sensitive Phone Cases
Heat-Sensitive Phone Cases
This Homemade Case Design Reacts to Touch Leaving Finger Prints Behind
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5
Powerful Bluetooth Headphones
Powerful Bluetooth Headphones
The Onkyo W800BT Wireless Headphones Are Truly Wire-Free
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4
Code-Scanning Chat Apps
Code-Scanning Chat Apps
The Kik App Now Allows Users to Scan QR Codes to Connect to Brands
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3
Window Cleaner Phone Cases
Window Cleaner Phone Cases
This Moschino Phone Case Mirrors the Look of a Windex Spray Bottle
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2
Minimalist Functionality Phones
Minimalist Functionality Phones
This Minimalist Phone Give You Basic Functions with a Sleek Design
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1
Hipster Phone Holsters
Hipster Phone Holsters
This Leather Holster is a Hands-Free Harness for Both a Phone and Wallet
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