Top Mobile App Development Ideas for Startups To Launch in 2021

June 16, 2021

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The trend of mobile applications is on an upward trajectory with no signs of slowing down in near future. 2021 is going to be a busy year for app developers in India and around the world. The mobile application development industry is one of the business verticals that have grown multifold during the pandemic. We may consider app developers as unsung heroes, trying to save the businesses during the lockdown and providing convenience to the masses with innovative app ideas.

As per recent data, there are around 7 billion mobile users spending 90% of their time on mobile apps and this consumption is ever increasing. Undoubtedly, there is an app for everything and every service we can think of. From shopping with virtual try-on your spectacles, AR-based Pokemon Go, fun-filled photo filter apps, GPS-based LBS like Zomato to investment in stock exchange we have lived in the age of the best mobile application development in India. But there is still scope for more innovations with out-of-the-box app ideas and incorporating the latest technology for fabricating something unfathomable right now.

However, with the increasing number of apps being launched on various app stores, competition has become very tough. So let’s discuss some futuristic and groundbreaking mobile application development ideas that can be a stepping stone for startups in 2021:

Augmented reality for e-Commerce apps

Augmented reality (AR) is not new to mobile app development but is an area that has a lot of scope for growth. Remember “Pokemon Go”? The game is a perfect example of it. e-Commerce apps can embed AR to provide a unique experience to online shoppers. It is an ideal option for interior designers, garments, makeup, and jewelry businesses as it can allow users to try anything virtually.

Virtual study group app

Students can host study groups virtually while maintaining social distancing. There may be a choice of adding a mentor, sharing study material, discussion forums, etc. Students studying for the same subject matter can meet up on a common forum and even prepare for their exams.

Food Planning based on health tracking

These apps exist separately but it would be a wonderful idea for mobile application development to have a combination of both. The app can keep track of your health parameters regularly and make food suggestions based on that. Furthermore, you may expand the functionality with the option to consult a dietician, add food preferences, easy-to-make recipes, or customization to achieve certain health goals.

You may partner with a mobile application development company to have it upgraded with the latest technology. Another area to expand into is to partner with a grocery delivery app to have the ingredients of the recipe delivered.

Home remedies medical app

There are a number of groups on Facebook and other social platforms where people come together to share age-old home remedies for medical issues. New moms, patients with chronic diseases, and health cautious people all over the world are constantly looking for grannies’ homemade medical remedies.

Have a top mobile app developer look into the process of development. Other considerations to be kept in mind are to filter and sort based on geographical location, cultural area, age, and symptoms of the user. It would be a good idea to keep the option to “Call a doctor” too.

Share a book app

Readers and book lovers are very fond of sharing and appreciate a good recommendation. A book-sharing app will be received with much love by reading enthusiasts.

This app can generally have a common platform, where people can collect or share the books with other registered users. This may be extended for school and educational books too. You may bring onboard a few libraries, add a chat option, categorize books, or schedule meets. Take it up globally by partnering with logistics for around-the globe shipments.

Parking space finder app

Finding a parking space is a real struggle in big cities. Having an app that can guide you to the nearest free parking space in a market or layout a map of free slots in a mall will be a big help. Add options like booking a parking space and information like parking hours and prices.

Language learning app

People have always been fond of learning new languages. While there has been a lot of initiative for technical languages and many platforms have come up with in-depth courses, we have not seen much advancement when it comes to foreign languages. App developers can innovate an app that can start with basic nuances and proceed to more advanced stages. App development companies can collaborate with scholars to get audiobooks too for correct pronunciations.

Supermarket checkout app

People will love to avoid long queues in supermarkets and retail stores if they have an option to self-checkout through an innovative app. Amazon has already pioneered in this field with self-check-out retail stores and other brands are following the lead. But a comprehensive mobile application in this field will be a turning point in the future of supermarket shopping.

Suggesting a gift for friend app

It is precious to watch your loved ones’ faces light up when they open a gift box. While gifting comes easy to few, others struggle to think of an appropriate present. This app takes ideas from social media updates of your close ones and comes up with appropriate suggestions.

What’s in your fridge app

Technology has made great advancements when it comes to home appliances. It is not shooting for stars when wishing for an app that can be synced with your refrigerator. Through visual inputs and manual entries, it can keep a log of all the fruits and vegetables, condiments and dairy products, etc stored in it. A great mobile app developer may even add a feature to make recipe suggestions based on the material available. Having an alert feature for exhausted items with an option to order online or ‘add to cart’ seems fairly obvious.

Toy-exchanging app

May it be for finding a loving home for a once-beloved teddy bear or exchanging for toys with other parents, this location-based app will be a new hit among parents. Kids get bored of their toys quickly and buying new toys every month is neither economical nor very useful. This app will allow parents to exchange toys and other kid’s accessories.

Social media calculator

People strive to create media posts that will be trending and fetch a lot of likes and shares. How about having an app that will give you an estimate for the popularity of your post. It may be for your new profile picture or video you are about to share. Have an app calculate the success of your update so that you can make an informed choice.

Warranty-expiry alerts app

How many times have you frantically searched through old bills and receipts to see if the broken dryer is still under warranty? Mobile application developers in India can engineer an app that keeps a log of purchase date and guarantee warranty dates of your electronic appliances and send an alert when they are about to run out of warranty. It can also be extended to include insurance policies for vehicles.

Food donation app for restaurants

App developers in India can look into building an app that connects charity houses and restaurants. Leftover excess food from restaurants can be made available to the homeless and needy.

Complaint registering app

Online registration and redressal of public grievances can revolutionize law and order in the city. The government may take up this opportunity of the digital age to app developers to have a complaint registering apps. The public can directly register basic maintenance grievances like repair/maintenance for infrastructure, unauthorized noise, accumulated trash, etc based on location.


Apart from having a groundbreaking idea, if you want to engage in an already established market, you need to provide an extraordinary user experience to stay ahead of your competition. A mindfully developed app with an engaging and user-friendly interface is bound to succeed and bring more revenue to the business. A top mobile app development company in India with a set of experienced app developers can transform your app idea into reality and guide you to success.

About the Author Ranjit Singh is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at RV Technologies. In the past 10+ years, he has focused on helping clients to expand their business through the best digital solutions. Leading a team of 100+ employees, he knows how to implement the best market practices to transform a client’s business growth and help him achieve dedicated goals.

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