Going digital has been a crucial move for some companies, others have taken their time considering it, but without a doubt this 2020’s has brought some huge changes in the way we communicate and do business.

With more than 3 billion smartphone users around the world and over 68% of them using apps on a daily basis, it’s no surprise that apps are said to be taking over the world. 

Here Are Some Of The Best Mobile App Ideas That You Can Make A Reality This Year.

1. Augmented Reality Marketplace

With the constant release of better software and more powerful hardware, augmented reality has been gaining ground during the last couple of years. By blending the real world with interactive digital elements, users are able to live an amazing experience (Pokemon GO and skywatching apps are some good examples)

There’s almost an unlimited amount of applications for augmented reality. From tracking stars and constellations in real time to seeing more information about historical places. However, even with all of its potential it is something that many marketplaces have failed to take advantage of. Imagine being able to try on clothes and jewelry through augmented reality. Definitely a cool app idea for ecommerce stores.

2. A.I To Understand Your Dog’s Barking

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This is probably the best app idea ever, at least for dog lovers. With the advances in technology and animal psychology, many people can now understand what certain sounds mean. If you own a dog you know that they don’t always bark the same way.

There’s happy barking, angry barking, warning and so on. Now imagine being able to use A.I Learning Capabilities to eventually interpret what your dog wants to say. It’s like a translating app but for animals. Who knows? Maybe one day, we will be able to speak with dogs.

3. A Coaching App For Sport Players

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Whether you’re into badminton, pickleball or tennis, having a personal coach to help you is the best way to improve. Taking advantage of the technology that already exists could take this to the next level. 

A coaching app that uses the camera to analyze your moves would be a great way of improving your moves while keeping expenses to a minimum and allowing you to use your time freely. Using the smartphone’s camera to record and analyze your areas of improvement, not only you’ll be able to see yourself as you play (which is already a good feedback in itself) but you would also get suggestions based on that.

4. Meetup/Dating App For 10-Person groups 

Couple in love and a group of friends

Dating apps can be exciting and fun. Many times, you have the opportunity to meet some great people, make friends, and in some cases meet your future partner. However, meeting up with a group of no more than 10 people can make things even more exciting.

The app can offer features like selecting the amount of people involved and the meetup would only take place when that number is met. For example, it could allow meetups only if there is an equal number of women and men or whatever suits the need of the users.

5. Live Music In Real Time With Musicians Around The World.

African-american musician playing guitar during online concert at home isolated and quarantined

The internet and social platforms have made it possible for people all over the world to connect. In fact, this connectivity has allowed musicians to work together despite of the distance, but although there is a good number of platforms that allow for this to happen there’s actually no platform dedicated to collaboration in live concerts in a completely online environment.

To put this in perspective, a band could be able to play a concert despite the lockdown or play with other musicians despite the distance. A dedicated live music app would surely help musicians and entertain their fans at the same time.

6. Order Online Coronavirus Test.

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Coronavirus struck the world and forced a change in the way we live our lives. Being the #1 health concern right now, there are a lot of opportunities to help people. For people at risk, going out to the hospital and to the doctor is simply not a good choice. But being able to order a test kit online could change that.

It could be just like Postmates to get the test back to the lab right after. Uber/Lyft drivers, are you ready to be an essential worker? 😉

Although people, companies and governments alike are still trying to adapt to this threat, the concept of ordering these tests online can greatly improve the quality of life for a lot of people. This one’s definitely a game changer. 

7. An App With All The Fun Games From Jimmy Fallon’s Show

Jimmy Fallon is undeniably an entertainer. Whether you watch his show or not it’s probable that you have already seen some of his viral videos. Most of these videos are usually about his famous guests playing bizarre and hilarious games (games that many people consider playing in their own homes).

Party apps and gaming apps are one thing, but a party app themed on some of the most beloved Jimmy Fallon’s games would be a huge success. If you do a little research you’ll find that there are at least 20 different games that people tend to play and the right app would be the perfect tool to bring those games out to the world.

8. Dating App Based on Performance

Loving young couple with mobile phone lying on sofa at home

Almost everyone is familiar with dating apps, or at least with the concept. The vast majority of these apps offer the same experience; you like or unlike people, you get a match or you don’t and that’s it. However, since this is all about human interaction there will always be room for improvement.

A dating app in which you can give a rating based on performance would be amazing. This would address the most common issues that you find in dating apps which is that you can’t really know what to expect from the other person. On top of that, imagine that you’re rated 8/10 and you could limit your dating options only to people with an equal or better performance rating. Maybe this would be the perfect dating app.

9. DeepFake Filter For Social Networks.

DeepFake technology has taken the world by surprise many times since its first use. The technology itself is great and has a lot of uses in the film and entertainment industry but the problem is that it’s not limited to those industries. 

Very often, people also use it to hide their identities in social networks and that’s alarming. Sometimes you can quickly tell that there’s something wrong with a picture but there are times in which even a video can appear completely legitimate. A DeepFake filter has great potential because more than just entertaining it can protect people and their privacy. This kind of positive impact on people’s lives is what can make apps become successful.

EDIT: A pretty good app that transforms any animated gif with your face is in the AppStore. It’s called “Reface”.

10. Win Prizes By Watching Commercial Videos

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There are tons of apps in which you get some rewards for watching ads and performing certain tasks. Most of these apps aren’t really that great and rewards are usually tokens or points that you can exchange after you accumulate some.

To make it more interesting and take it to the next level you can actually change the dynamics of it. Instead of being rewarded for watching an ad, you can let your users choose what kind of ad they want to see and instead of rewarding them with points you could reward someone with a product as if it was a rafle. This is a good example of taking a good concept and making it more exciting.

These Ideas Have More Potential Than Ever Before

From simple games to productivity suites and even healthcare software, mobile apps can entertain as well solve lots of problems for people. Sometimes ideas seem to come out of nowhere, but the best app ideas come from the market needs. 

The world has greatly changed in just a few months and some unique opportunities are arising. So, it’s safe to say that “now or never” has never been more accurate.