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Top 100 Mobile Trends in September

From Retro Recording Apps to Programmable Thermometer Apps

— September 30, 2015 — Tech
The top September 2015 mobile trends highlight the shifting desires of the modern consumers in regards to the functionality of their smartphone. As apps become increasingly more complex by aiming to streamline more and more daily functions, consumers are likely faced with the task of deciding what is an essential use of limited smartphone storage space.

Programmable thermometer apps that include open source software development kits allow functionality that is tailored to a particular users needs.

Additionally, cosmetics tracking apps take the guess work out of maintaining a makeup arsenal. Described as a "beauty dashboard," the Stash beauty shopping app notifies users when their go-to cosmetics go on sale.

The top September 2015 mobile trends showcase continually shifting expectations for the applications of smartphones likely influenced by the expanding Internet of Things.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Gas-Monitoring Phone Attachments
Gas-Monitoring Phone Attachments
This Phone Sensor Uses Light to Identify Gases in Air Samples
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98
Queue-Avoiding Guides
Queue-Avoiding Guides
Google Warns When to Anticipate Waiting in Line with a New Search Feature
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97
Hotelier Chain Apps
Hotelier Chain Apps
The Marriott Mobile App Makes It Easier to Access Hotel Services
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96
Exclusive Networking Apps
Exclusive Networking Apps
A Non-Dating Tinder Feature Can Only Be Accessed by Forbes' 30 Under 30
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95
Weather-Specific Shopping Apps
Weather-Specific Shopping Apps
This New Shopping App Suggests Clothing Choices Based on Weather
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94
Surprise Adventure Apps
Surprise Adventure Apps
'Bar Roulette' Combines Two Popular Apps to Give Users a Unique Experience
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93
Advanced Missile Warning Systems
Advanced Missile Warning Systems
This System Helps Protect Civilians from Violent Conflict
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92
Cell Phone Lockboxes
Cell Phone Lockboxes
The Phone Cell Hides Phones Away for a Better Night's Sleep
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91
Automatic Digital Wallet Top-Ups
Automatic Digital Wallet Top-Ups
A New Google Wallet Feature Allows Programmable Money Transfers
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90
Selfie-Based Dating Apps
Selfie-Based Dating Apps
This New Dating App Requires You to Have an Updated Profile Photo
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89
Human Wi-Fi Hotspots
Human Wi-Fi Hotspots
O2 Provides Wi-Fi at the Beach with Human 'GuyFi' Hotspots
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88
Key-Locating Apps
Key-Locating Apps
Tile Helps Reduce Panic By Locating Your Phone and Other Missing Objects
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87
Rewarding Fitness Apps
Rewarding Fitness Apps
This App Turns Diet and Exercise into Tangible Rewards
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86
Color-Matching Makeup Apps
Color-Matching Makeup Apps
The ShadeScout App Helps You Find That Perfect Colored Product
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85
Photography Community Apps
Photography Community Apps
The Revamped '500px' App Gives Photographers a Space to Share Their Art
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84
App Data-Analyzing Platforms
App Data-Analyzing Platforms
Sensor Data Management Startup Sense360 Helps Developers Serve Better
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83
Predictive Traffic Apps
Predictive Traffic Apps
The EnLighten App Predicts the Patterns of the Traffic Light System
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82
Retro Virtual Reality Toys
Retro Virtual Reality Toys
Mattel Revives a Nostalgic Childhood Toy with a VR Update
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81
Junk-Selling Apps
Junk-Selling Apps
The 'Tradr' App Allows Users to Easily Sell Junk and Handmade Goods
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80
Audible News Apps
Audible News Apps
'NewsCast' is a Handy News-Reading App That Dictates Breaking Stories
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79
Digital Diet Guides
Digital Diet Guides
The Food Matters Platform Creates a Three Day Detox System for Users
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78
Self-Healing Phone Cases
Self-Healing Phone Cases
This iPhone Case Can Repair Itself in Just 30 Seconds
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77
Gamified Email-Sorting Apps
Gamified Email-Sorting Apps
The Geronimo App Notifies You When You Receive Emails From Real People
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76
Refreshment-Gifting Apps
Refreshment-Gifting Apps
'Guusto' is an Social Gifting App That Sends Food or Drinks in Real-Time
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75
Clarity-Enhancing Image Apps
Clarity-Enhancing Image Apps
The Sleeklens Uses a Professional Quailty Filter to Elevate Images
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74
Spiritual Alarm Apps
Spiritual Alarm Apps
Gabby Bernstein's Spirit Junkie App Pairs Waking Up with Uplifting Statements
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73
Pain-Relieving Wearables
Pain-Relieving Wearables
'Quell' is a Wearable Device That Reduces Chronic Pain
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72
Mood-Deciphering Apps
Mood-Deciphering Apps
Moodnotes Improves Users' Well-Being and Mental Health
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71
Image-Based Alcohol Apps
Image-Based Alcohol Apps
The Flaviar App Shows Vivid Images to Represent Alcoholic Flavors
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70
Modern Smartphone Pens
Modern Smartphone Pens
Samsung's 'S Pen' Lets You Scribble and Draw on Your Screen
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69
Virtual Girlfriend Apps
Virtual Girlfriend Apps
The 'Xiaoice' App Acts as a Form of Digital Companionship
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68
Crowdsourced Navigation Systems
Crowdsourced Navigation Systems
This Interactive Map Helps Pedestrians Navigate City Streets
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67
Virtual Reality Smartphone Devices
Virtual Reality Smartphone Devices
'PLAY' is the World's First Affordable, High Quality VR Option
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66
Comprehensive Life Trackers
Comprehensive Life Trackers
'Vytal' is a Life Tracker That Monitor's a User's Eight Vital Signs
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65
Supermarket Beacon Apps
Supermarket Beacon Apps
The Target App will Begin Beacon Technology Testing in 50 Locations
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64
Indoor Mapping Apps
Indoor Mapping Apps
The 'Here Mobile SDK' App Helps You Find Your Way Indoors
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63
Relationship-Saving Apps
Relationship-Saving Apps
The 'Without' App Helps Couples in Long-Distance Relationships
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62
Crowdsourced Imaging Apps
Crowdsourced Imaging Apps
This Social App Provides Real-Time Images from Places Around the World
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61
Privacy-Focused Smartphones
Privacy-Focused Smartphones
This Private Mobile Features Secure Apps and Encrypted Messaging
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60
Filtered Photography Apps
Filtered Photography Apps
Infltr Allows You To Add Colorful Image Filters While Shooting
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59
Programmable Thermometer Apps
Programmable Thermometer Apps
The iDo Smart Thermometer System Includes an Open SDK
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58
Educational Coding Apps
Educational Coding Apps
Lrn Teaches You to Code on Your Smartphone With Interactive Mini Quizzes
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57
Bulk Charging Stations
Bulk Charging Stations
Charge All Your Devices at Once with the The Multicharger-X
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56
Business-Based Travel Apps
Business-Based Travel Apps
The 'Jambo' App Helps Business Travelers Connect While Out of Town
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55
Robotic Brooms
Robotic Brooms
The App-Connected Broom Can Sweep and Mop and Comes with an Attachable Handle
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54
3D-Printed VR Goggles
3D-Printed VR Goggles
Paralo Play Transforms Google's Virtual Reality Headset with 3D Printing
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53
Virtual Household Design Apps
Virtual Household Design Apps
This App Allows Users to Preview Different Interior Design Options
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52
Breathalyzer Bike Locks
Breathalyzer Bike Locks
The Alcho-Lock Prevents Drinking and Riding on a Bike
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51
Waterproof Smartphone Accessories
Waterproof Smartphone Accessories
The Watershot SPLASH iPhone Camera Case Prevents Liquid Damage
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50
Sensory-Reactive Cameras
Sensory-Reactive Cameras
The Graava is an App-Connected Camera That Only Captures Relevant Moments
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49
Longlasting Hydrogen Batteries
Longlasting Hydrogen Batteries
This Hydrogen Battery Keeps an iPhone Charged for a Week
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48
Object-Swapping Apps
Object-Swapping Apps
Shufl is an Online Marketplace to Trade One Item for Another
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47
Text-Free Dating Apps
Text-Free Dating Apps
This Matchmaking App is Entire Focused on Setting Up Actual Dates
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46
Retro-Inspired Recording Apps
Retro-Inspired Recording Apps
This Smartphone App Reverts Your Videos Back to 80s Quality VHS
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45
Emoji-Based Gifting Platforms
Emoji-Based Gifting Platforms
The 'Inmoji' System Turns Brand Logos into Unique Emojis
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44
App-Connected Wizard Wands
App-Connected Wizard Wands
This Wand Tethers to Smartphones to Let Users Conduct Wizard Duels
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43
Local Booze-Delivering Apps
Local Booze-Delivering Apps
Boozlegger is New App for Liquor Delivery in Toronto
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42
High Fashion Mobile Campaigns
High Fashion Mobile Campaigns
Samsung's Recent Smartphone Ads Star Models Xiao Wen and Bella Hadid
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41
Cosmetic Tracking Apps
Cosmetic Tracking Apps
The Stash Beauty Shopping App Alerts You to When Products are On Sale
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40
Apartment-Finding Apps
Apartment-Finding Apps
This App Makes It Easier to Rent an Apartment by Cutting Out the Middleman
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39
Finger-Print Camera Sensors
Finger-Print Camera Sensors
Huawei Honor 7i Allows You to Use Your Fingers to Control the Camera
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38
Lifestyle-Specific Fitness Apps
Lifestyle-Specific Fitness Apps
This New App Allows Users to Create Customized Workouts
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37
App-Based Item Trackers
App-Based Item Trackers
Kensington's Proximo Tracker Ensures You Never Lose Your Valuables
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36
Hilarious Mobile Infomercial Apps
Hilarious Mobile Infomercial Apps
MikMak's New App Puts a Funny Twist on Horrible TV Infomercials
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35
Gamified Rewards Programs
Gamified Rewards Programs
Taco Bell's New Consumer Loyalty Program Will Operate as a Game
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34
Quality Budget Smartphones
Quality Budget Smartphones
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Offers Great Specs At a Low Price
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33
Intimacy-Tracking Apps
Intimacy-Tracking Apps
Glow's Ruby App Helps Women Get Insights on Intimate Health Issues
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32
Coffee Payment Phone Cases
Coffee Payment Phone Cases
The New Starbucks App and Case Makes Paying for Coffee Easier Than Ever
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31
Cat Clutch Cases
Cat Clutch Cases
This Feline-Friendly Phone Case Offers Protection and Style
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30
Stylish Round Smartwatches
Stylish Round Smartwatches
The Samsung Gear S2 is a Sleek Take on Wearable Technology
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29
60 Second Bargain Apps
60 Second Bargain Apps
Shopping Deals App Benjamin Gives Consumers Extremely Limited Time Offers
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28
Movie Meme Generators
Movie Meme Generators
The Viral Sensation 'Straight Outta' Memes Customize Movie Content
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27
Battery-Free Phone Cases
Battery-Free Phone Cases
This Case Amplifies the Sound Off Your Phone without Killing Your Battery
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26
Brain-Boosting Apps
Brain-Boosting Apps
The 'Elevate' App Features Brain Training Games and Cognitive Exercises
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25
Wireless Charging Suitcases
Wireless Charging Suitcases
This Suitcase Will Charge Your Phone Without a Plug or Cord
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24
Rechargable Smartphone Cases
Rechargable Smartphone Cases
The INFINCASE Increases Cellphone Battery Life and Storage Space
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23
Portable Keychain Chargers
Portable Keychain Chargers
This Tiny Lifesaver is Easy to Carry and Gives You Extra Phone Time
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22
Handy Texting Umbrellas
Handy Texting Umbrellas
kt Design's Umbrella Doesn't Let the Rain Slow Down Messaging
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21
Anonymous Proximity Messengers
Anonymous Proximity Messengers
Anonymous Messaging App Nod Wants You To Text Strangers Nearby
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20
Model-Booking Apps
Model-Booking Apps
This Modeling App Lets Companies Book Models Directly Without Agencies
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19
Parent-Controlled Banking Apps
Parent-Controlled Banking Apps
This New Finance App Facilitates Peer-to-Peer Money Transfers
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18
Smartphone-Charging Denim
Smartphone-Charging Denim
These Smart Jeans Allows Users to Charge a Phone on the Go
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17
Makeup-Applying Apps
Makeup-Applying Apps
This App Makes the Process of Taking a Makeup Selfie Easy
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16
Digital Detox Smartphones
Digital Detox Smartphones
This Simplified Smartphone Has No Screen or Apps
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15
Device-Charging Benches
Device-Charging Benches
Croatia's 'Solarna E-klupa' Outdoor Bench Charges Mobile Technology
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14
Galactic Emoji Icons
Galactic Emoji Icons
This Emoji Set Honors the New Star Wars Film Release
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13
Keychain Smartphone Chargers
Keychain Smartphone Chargers
This Portable Smartphone Charger Runs on Two AA Batteries
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12
Student Suitcase Desks
Student Suitcase Desks
This Handy Bag From Staples Doubles as a Portable Surface to Write On
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11
Creative-Minded Journal Apps
Creative-Minded Journal Apps
Morpholio's Journal App Lets Users Draw, Doodle, Write and Design
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10
Hybrid Flip Smartphones
Hybrid Flip Smartphones
The LG Wine Smart Has the Tech of a Smartphone with the Feel of a Flip
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9
Deceivingly Cracked Phone Cases
Deceivingly Cracked Phone Cases
The Rainbow Cracked iPhone Case is Sure to Trick Onlookers
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8
Group Photo-Editing Apps
Group Photo-Editing Apps
This Digital Makeover App Now Lets Users Edit Group Photos
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7
Timelapse Photography Tools
Timelapse Photography Tools
This Smartphone Accessory Lets You Take Professional Timelapse Photos
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6
Retro Flip Smartphones
Retro Flip Smartphones
The Samsung G9198 Smartphone Design Brings Back a Vintage Design
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5
Automatic Bartenders
Automatic Bartenders
The Foxtender is an Alcohol Vending Machine with a Compatible Payment App
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4
Virtual Reality Flavor Journeys
Virtual Reality Flavor Journeys
The Boursin Sensorium is a VR-Powered 3D Exploration of Cheese
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3
Kaleidoscopic Selfie Studios
Kaleidoscopic Selfie Studios
HTC's Straylight Installation Creates Psychedelic Selfie Photos
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2
Personal Smartphone Theaters
Personal Smartphone Theaters
The 'Solo Theater' Turns a Mobile Device into a Cinematic Experience
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1
Protective Smartphone Umbrellas
Protective Smartphone Umbrellas
RunaTown's Phone Brella is a Convenient Cell Phone Accessory
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