When first mobile phones came along they were something revolutionary and out of this world. They completely changed the way we communicate with each other. The second revolutionary thing in mobile industry was the transition of mobile phones into smartphones and the introduction of the app stores. Apps drastically changed the way we interact with our mobile devices. Just 20 years ago we could barely make phone calls and send text messages, but now we can convert documents on the go, make payments, capture 4K videos, play augmented reality games, basically sky is the limit.
We could easily say that nowadays mobile apps have become an indispensable part of our lives. Almost everyone is using them. In case you didn’t know, there are 2.2 million available apps on the App Store and 2.8 million apps on the Play Store which is an enormous number. Some predictions state that by 2020 the app market will be worth around $100 billion and the fact that by now we have downloaded more than 148 billion apps is mindblowing.
Now when we have put all these crazy numbers into your head, you are probably wondering what apps you are missing out on. It is not so difficult to find the most popular apps, but what about all those hidden gems you never heard of?
That is why we created this list of little known, but very useful apps that will expand your mobile horizons.
There is an endless number of travel apps that can help you book your flights, rent a car, plan your itinerary, find a great hotel and the list goes on. The way Skiplagged is different from others (and totally amazing) is that the app explores a hidden and basically unexplored area of bookings called “Hidden City” flights. Actually, these flights appears to be layovers to other destinations so you can naturally book them less expensively than other flights. It is not an easy search to perform, but simply said, Skiplagged investigates all the possible combinations and gives you the cheapest flights as a result. You can even filter flights by duration, number of layovers, takeoff/landing times and more.