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Top 100 Mobile App Ideas in October

From LGBT Teen Community Apps to Anemia-Detecting Apps

— October 29, 2016 — Tech
Whether it is helping LGBT youth connect with those facing similar struggles or helping medical professional diagnose anemia, the October 2016 mobile app trends clearly demonstrate that apps can be used for so much more than entertainment.

Beyond traditional social networks, there are a number of new apps that help connect those who may be looking for a very specific group of people to talk to. For instance, the LGBT+ Amino app helps teens connect with other members of the LGBT community so that they can share experiences and find support. Similarly, the Sit With Us app helps school children find a companion who will join them on their lunch break.

Beyond helping people network, apps are also serving a higher purpose when it comes to healthcare. In conjunction with new technology, smartphone apps are helping consumers and physicians better diagnose, treat and research various medical conditions. Some of the health-oriented apps highlighted by the October 2016 mobile app trends include anemia-detecting apps, connective telehealth apps and adult acne-alleviating apps.
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Collegiate Sports Streaming Apps
Collegiate Sports Streaming Apps
The Big Sky Conference App Lets You Stream Sporting Events
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99
Comprehensive Storm-Tracking Apps
Comprehensive Storm-Tracking Apps
The 'Storm' by Weather Underground App Lets Users Track Changes
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98
LGBTI Acceptance-Gauging Apps
LGBTI Acceptance-Gauging Apps
The You're Accepted App Helps Users Feel Comfortable Coming Out
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97
Email-Upgrading Apps
Email-Upgrading Apps
'Patch' Turns Emails into Chat Conversations to Bolster Communication
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96
Monitoring Data Apps
Monitoring Data Apps
The DataMan Platform Updates Smartphone Users On Their Real-Time Usage
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95
Virtual Lineup Apps
Virtual Lineup Apps
The QLess App Helps Boost Your Waiting Experience at Various Businesses
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94
Gunfire Alert Apps
Gunfire Alert Apps
The ShotSpotter Flex App Helps Law Enforcement Tackle Gunfire Incidents
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93
Social Media Backup Apps
Social Media Backup Apps
'Kumbu' Enables Users to Save Photos and Organize Memories
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92
Benefit-Reporting Apps
Benefit-Reporting Apps
The MyBenefits App Helps Canadians Assess Benefit and Credit Information
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91
Pioneering Woman-Celebrating Apps
Pioneering Woman-Celebrating Apps
This Walking Tour App Celebrates Historical Woman Activists
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90
Streamlined Sports Management Apps
Streamlined Sports Management Apps
The REC*IT Plus App Assists Campus Sports Administratorss
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89
Electrical Safety Apps
Electrical Safety Apps
The ET&D Partnership App Helps Minimize Line Worker Accidents
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88
Safety-First Alcohol Apps
Safety-First Alcohol Apps
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission App Promotes Safe Drinking
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87
Localized Deal-Finding Apps
Localized Deal-Finding Apps
The Local Flavor App Helps You Find Relevant Deals and Coupons
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86
Supportive B2B Apps
Supportive B2B Apps
The Vision Suite Support App Improves Retailers' Service Delivery Experience
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85
Comparative Insurance Apps
Comparative Insurance Apps
This App Empowers Young People to Enroll In Health Insurance Plans
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84
Vegan Restaurant-Locating Apps
Vegan Restaurant-Locating Apps
The Vanilla Bean App Helps You Easily Find Vegan Restaurants
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83
Bilingual Gadget Apps
Bilingual Gadget Apps
The Gadgets 360 App is Available In Both English and Hindi Versions
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82
Efficient Napping Apps
Efficient Napping Apps
The 'SmartNap' Timer App Only Tracks When You're Actually Sleeping
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81
On-Demand Transit Apps
On-Demand Transit Apps
The OurBus App Helps New Jersey Commuters Demand Bus Routes
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80
Informative Police Apps
Informative Police Apps
The Philippine National Police App Offers Easy Communication and Support
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79
Anonymous Transit Apps
Anonymous Transit Apps
This App Helps Commuters Report Suspicious Activity to Police
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78
Curating Content Platforms
Curating Content Platforms
The Cronycle App Helps Consumers Vet Viable Internet Sources
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77
Comprehensive Campus Safety Apps
Comprehensive Campus Safety Apps
This App Helps University Students Access Security Services
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76
Wanderlust Email Apps
Wanderlust Email Apps
Qantas is Changing Out-of-Office Emails from Boring to Travel-Inspiring
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75
Celebrity-Endorsed Parenting Apps
Celebrity-Endorsed Parenting Apps
The Grow Parenting App Was Launched by Shakira
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74
Unified Productivity Apps
Unified Productivity Apps
The Samsung Focus App Combines Functionalities to Boost Focus
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73
Informative Outdoorsman Apps
Informative Outdoorsman Apps
This App Disseminates Hunting and Fishing Information For Free
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72
All-Encompassing Fertility Apps
All-Encompassing Fertility Apps
The Shine Period and Fertility Tracker Monitors Daily Habits
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71
Crowdsourced Feedback Apps
Crowdsourced Feedback Apps
This App Helps You Contribute to the Betterment of Google Services
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70
Charter Flight Booking Apps
Charter Flight Booking Apps
This App Allows Sentient Jet Passengers to Quickly Book Private Travel
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69
Police Accountability Apps
Police Accountability Apps
The CopCritic Service Lets Citizens Hold Police Accountable
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68
Proactive Photo-Printing Apps
Proactive Photo-Printing Apps
The Fotr App Prints Out Every Photo That You Capture
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67
Heavy Equipment Verification Apps
Heavy Equipment Verification Apps
This App Offers Serial Number Identification For Heavy Equipment
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66
GIF-Creating Photo Apps
GIF-Creating Photo Apps
The Momento App Makes GIFs Out of Users' Camera Rolls
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65
Color-Coded Communication Apps
Color-Coded Communication Apps
The New Slack Desktop App Streamlines Team Communications
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64
Connective Doctor Apps
Connective Doctor Apps
The MDLinking App Uses Virtual Reality to Help Doctors Share Information
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63
Interactive Messaging Apps
Interactive Messaging Apps
The Amity App Allows For Immersive and Visual Communications
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62
Comprehensive Basketball Apps
Comprehensive Basketball Apps
The Sacramento Kings App Enhances the Fan Experience
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61
Comprehensive News Apps
Comprehensive News Apps
The UnityWord App Features Very Powerful Filters and Personalization Tools
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60
Organizational Bully-Reporting Apps
Organizational Bully-Reporting Apps
The STOPit App Helps Individuals Report Inappropriate Behavior
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59
Intelligent Invoicing Apps
Intelligent Invoicing Apps
This Accounts Payable App Offers Organized Invoice Management
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58
Customizable School Apps
Customizable School Apps
The Ouachita Parish System App Connects Students, Parents and Teachers
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57
Proximity Friendship Platforms
Proximity Friendship Platforms
The Babble App Lets Facebook Users Built More Intimate Connections
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56
Visual Food-Finding Apps
Visual Food-Finding Apps
This App Uses Photos of Dishes to Help You Select a Restaurant
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55
Urban Home Buying Apps
Urban Home Buying Apps
This App Helps People Living in Cities Find Apartments to Own or Rent
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54
Minute Social Media Platforms
Minute Social Media Platforms
Camarilla Limits Social Sharing to Just 15 Friends at a Time
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53
College Savings Apps
College Savings Apps
CollegeBacker Makes it Easy to Contribute to a Tax-Free College Fund
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52
Photography Marketplace Apps
Photography Marketplace Apps
The RAW App Helps Photographers Sell and Show Off Their Work
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51
Visual Task Schedule Apps
Visual Task Schedule Apps
The 'Chrono' Time Track App Offers a Visual Breakdown of One's Schedule
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50
Hands-Free Driving Apps
Hands-Free Driving Apps
The Edmonton Smart Travel App Offers Verbal Assistance to Drivers
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49
Cafeteria Companionship Apps
Cafeteria Companionship Apps
The 'Sit With Us' App Helps Kids Avoid Having to Eat Lunch Alone
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48
Algorithm-Based Fertility Apps
Algorithm-Based Fertility Apps
'Natural Cycles' Uses Data to Help Women Track Their Fertility
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47
Streamlined Car-Leasing Apps
Streamlined Car-Leasing Apps
The Honcker App Eases the Process Of Leasing a Vehicle
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46
Interactive Math Apps
Interactive Math Apps
The 'Go Math! Go' App Improves Math Learning Through Positive Encouragement
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45
Adult Acne-Alleviating Apps
Adult Acne-Alleviating Apps
The MD Acne App Analyzes Selfies to Provide Acne-Fighting Advice
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44
Plagiarism Checking Apps
Plagiarism Checking Apps
The Turnitin Tablet App Helps Teachers Identify Cheaters
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43
Photo-Stabilization Platforms
Photo-Stabilization Platforms
Google Integrates the Motion Still App To Realign Any Google Photo
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42
Customizable Emoji Apps
Customizable Emoji Apps
The Amojee App Lets You Convert Selfies to Unique Emojis
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41
Streamlined Money Transfer Apps
Streamlined Money Transfer Apps
The Exchange4free App Enables Cross-Border Money Transfers
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40
Archipelago Taxi Apps
Archipelago Taxi Apps
The Bouzay App Helps People in the Seychelles Islands to Find a Ride
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39
Connective Telehealth Apps
Connective Telehealth Apps
The BayCare Anywhere App Allows For Virtual Doctor-Patient Interactions
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38
Roadside Assistance Apps
Roadside Assistance Apps
The 'GotU' App Helps You Summon Help If Your Car Breaks Down
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37
Cost-Comparing Healthcare Apps
Cost-Comparing Healthcare Apps
The FH Cost Lookup CT App Compares Costs Of Medical Services
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36
Habit Formation Apps
Habit Formation Apps
The 'Habit Zen' iOS and Android App Pinpoints How to Create Habits that Stick
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35
Personalized Car Rental Apps
Personalized Car Rental Apps
The 'Carla' Car Rental Service Makes Unique Recommendations
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34
Cannabis-Recommending Apps
Cannabis-Recommending Apps
Cannacopia Helps Users Find Cannabis Strains With Specific Properties
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33
Coordinate-Converting Aviation Apps
Coordinate-Converting Aviation Apps
The GPS Coordinate Converter App Prevents Pilot Confusion
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32
Comprehensive Real Estate Apps
Comprehensive Real Estate Apps
This App Provides the Largest Database of Listed Properties
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31
Light-Painting Photo Apps
Light-Painting Photo Apps
The PABLO App Helps You Create Masterful Light-Painting Photos On iPhone
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30
Scheduled Grocery Delivery Services
Scheduled Grocery Delivery Services
Shipt Lets You Get Groceries Delivered To You Within An Hour
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29
Driver-Rewarding Coffee Apps
Driver-Rewarding Coffee Apps
This App Lets Drivers Win Coffee Coupons For Avoiding Their Phones
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28
Anemia-Detecting Smartphone Apps
Anemia-Detecting Smartphone Apps
HemaApp Estimates Users' Hemoglobin Using Smartphone Cameras
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27
Social E-Commerce Apps
Social E-Commerce Apps
Curbza Lets You Deal With People In Your Verified Network
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26
Mood-Modulating Apps
Mood-Modulating Apps
The Moodivator App Helps Motivate People to Fight Depression
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25
Communal Journaling Apps
Communal Journaling Apps
'Dayful' is a Shared Journal App that Encourages Users to Celebrate
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24
Raw Photography Apps
Raw Photography Apps
'RAW by 500px' is a Raw Photo Editor for Smartphones
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23
Collaborative Story Apps
Collaborative Story Apps
The 'TaleAStory' Lets Users Create their Own Tale One Line at a Time
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22
AR Concert Apps
AR Concert Apps
Firstage Enables Musicians to Broadcast Micro-Concerts to Their Fans
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21
Personalized Hospitality Apps
Personalized Hospitality Apps
Hilton's 'Fun Finder' Feature Gives Activity Recommendations
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20
Instant Salary Payment Apps
Instant Salary Payment Apps
Stripe Lets Sharing Economy Workers Deposit Their Wages Immediately
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19
Gleeful Messaging Apps
Gleeful Messaging Apps
The +ONE App Was Created By Kevin McHale Of 'GLEE' Fame
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18
Emotive Awareness Plug-Ins
Emotive Awareness Plug-Ins
The Blissify App Blocks Websites That Disrupt the User's Good Mood
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17
On-Demand Tutor Apps
On-Demand Tutor Apps
The GooRoo App Helps Students Access Rapid Academic Mentoring
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16
Resume-Maximizing Apps
Resume-Maximizing Apps
'Vanilla' Cuts Out Clutter When Creating a Professional Resume
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15
Shift Worker Recruitment Apps
Shift Worker Recruitment Apps
'ShiftPixy' is an App That Helps Workers Navigate the Gig Economy
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14
Quirky Quilting Photo Apps
Quirky Quilting Photo Apps
'Finger Quilt' Makes Photographic Quilts Using the iPhone Camera
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13
Health Data Insight Apps
Health Data Insight Apps
The 'DIEM' App Acts as a Wellness Guide for Busy Users
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12
Paper Airplane Apps
Paper Airplane Apps
Google's Paper Planes App Uses Android Tech to Bring People Closer Together
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11
DIY Music Video Apps
DIY Music Video Apps
The 'musical.ly' App Lets Users Create Their Own 15-second Music Videos
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10
Urban Food Truck Finders
Urban Food Truck Finders
This Useful Interactive Map Gives People Easy Access to Food Trucks
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9
Holographic Anatomy Apps
Holographic Anatomy Apps
Microsoft's HoloAnatomy Brings Learning to Life with the HoloLens Headset
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8
AR Video Communication Apps
AR Video Communication Apps
'Spot Message' Helps People Share Augmented Video Communications
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7
Retro Racing Mobile Games
Retro Racing Mobile Games
The Super Mario Run Rebrands the Nintendo Universe for Smartphones
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6
Creative Photo Transformation Apps
Creative Photo Transformation Apps
PicsArt Turns Pictures and Videos into Magic Graphics
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5
Deal-Finding Finance Apps
Deal-Finding Finance Apps
The 'Squeeze' Budget App Analyzes Spending to Find Deals
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4
LGBT Teen Community Apps
LGBT Teen Community Apps
LGBT+ Amino Helps People Find Others in Their Community on a Global Scale
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3
Amplified Event Apps
Amplified Event Apps
The Scripin Events App Uses Multimedia to Make Events More Interactive
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2
Millennial-Focused Investing Apps
Millennial-Focused Investing Apps
Wealthsimple's Financial App Targets Millennial Investors
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1
App-Copying Code Platforms
App-Copying Code Platforms
Cloneable is an App Development Platform That Teaches You How to Code
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