It’s the season to be jolly and with the holiday rush, your mobile app better keep up! With the holidays coming around the corner, take this chance to introduce new apps in the market or update your existing apps with holiday-specific features.
Which apps make it big during holidays? Here are some of tried-and-tested app ideas that go in-style during this season:
- Apps that let users be artistic: Personalized Greeting Cards
Apps that let the users’ creative juices flow with customized greeting cards definitely get more downloads this time of the year. An example is justWink in Google PlayStore, which lets users create cards and send them via email, Facebook, or Twitter.
- Apps that let you greet in more fun ways: Video Greeting Cards
Step up a notch and create an app for making video greeting cards. iWish provides their users with a tool to convert videos from their phones into movie postcards which they can use to send their well-wishes to family and friends. Here’s an ingenious app for iPhone users: ElfYourself. Users can turn themselves into a dancing elf all to make their loved ones laugh this season.
- Apps that get you into the mood to celebrate: Music Apps
There’s nothing like good music to put everyone in high spirits! Create a music player app perfect for this season. Check out Christmas Music by Zaggle, Inc. in iTunes. It’s an app that offers classic and modern Christmas songs that users can play during reunions and holiday dinners.
- Apps to keep the kids and adults excited: Holiday Games and Countdown Apps
Grab this opportunity and launch your own holiday-themed games. Christmas Games offers a variety of Christmas games for kids. Time to bring the elves, Christmas hats, and candies to your game. If you have great ideas on how to make a countdown app, this is the right time to release an app for it too. Here’s an example: Christmas Countdown with Music. The app does exactly what it says and even includes falling snow in the graphics.
- Apps that help organize and keep users stress-free: Shopping and Organizing Apps
Holidays usually mean frantic gift hunting and shopping. Gift It is a great app that simplifies gift lists and holiday shopping. Think of the things that people need help in during the holiday rush and come up with a solution for it.
- Apps to make users the perfect chef/host: Recipes and Drinks Mix Apps
Help users throw the best holiday get-together with themed menus and cocktail recipes. All Christmas Recipes puts together recipes from appetizers to desserts. There’s Christmas Baking Recipes too that focuses mainly on cakes and pastries. Throw in some more ideas on how to be a great host and your app is good to go.
If you have an existing app in the market, it’s the perfect time to release a themed update. Chat apps issue holiday stickers while games develop the season’s version too. There’s plenty of app ideas that suit the season so put your thinking cap on and build the one that will help spread the holiday cheer.
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