Following up on the Women’s Day tributes, Google listed some of the main Play Store apps where they are the protagonists. There are eight apps developed by women that have been featured in the store, reaching thousands of downloads. Among them is the Brazilian Cuponeria, developed by the entrepreneur Nara Iachan.
Google also separated some games developed by them and a special doodle to celebrate the date. Meet some of the apps created by women that have been successful in the Android app store.
List features eight apps developed by women – Photo: Bruno De Blasi / dnetc
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Cuponeria brings a varied list of discount coupons – Photo: Disclosure / Cuponeria
Cuponeria, as the name suggests, is an application that offers discount coupons. It has been downloaded more than 1 million times on the Play Store. With the app, it is possible to reduce the final value of purchases by presenting the voucher directly at the partner stores. There are several types of establishments that offer coupons in Cuponeria, from famous snack bars, supermarkets, ice cream parlors and even cinemas. It was created in Brazil in 2011, with Nara Iachan as one of the founders.
CastBox is an alternative to manage podcasts – Photo: Reproduction / Pedro Cardoso
Created by Wang Xiaoyu, a former Google employee, CastBox is an app for organizing podcasts with over 13 million downloads. As one of the differentials is the possibility to group podcasts from several languages in a fast and intuitive way. The app also offers the possibility to download podcasts to listen to when you are offline, in addition to the subscription function, to be notified whenever something new is released. In 2017, it was listed as one of the best Android apps by dnetc and Google.
Kitchen Stories has detailed videos of each recipe – Photo: Disclosure / Kitchen Stories
A recipe app with high quality videos and photos of each step of the process. This is Kitchens Stories, downloaded more than 1 million times and developed by Menting Gao and Verena Hubert, two Berlin residents who are passionate about cooking. In addition to HD videos, the app highlights the search for recipes. It groups several recipes by theme: pasta or grilled recipes, for example. There are also several vegan and gluten-free options, ideal for those who want to vary the menu and prepare a special dinner.
Clue Menstrual Calendar
Clue offers women detailed information about menstrual cycle – Photo: Disclosure / Clue
Application focused on women’s health, the Clue Menstrual Calendar is a digital table that helps women know when the next fertile period and menstrual cycle will be. Developed by the Danish Ida Tin, the app groups all the information in graphics and illustrations. With more than 10 million downloads, the application is approved by ACOG, a representative entity of gynecology in the United States.
Hooked tries to win user out of curiosity – Photo: Anna Kellen Bull / dnetc
Hooked was very successful for bringing an innovative chat proposal. Instead of talking to real people, messages are exchanged with a robot. The idea is for the ‘virtual friend’ to tell a story, usually involving mystery or terror. This ends up arousing users’ curiosity. Developed together with her husband by the American Prerna Gupta, the application has already managed to hit more than 10 million downloads.
Canva recently arrived on Android – Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetc
Who said that a design program needs to be complicated? Canva is one of the simplest solutions for those who want to create posts and covers for social networks. And it was designed by a woman, Australian Melanie Perkins. In addition to simplicity, one of the positive points is to offer a series of ready-made layouts, thus allowing the user to add only the image or text. More than 1 million people use the app.
Application has short meditation exercises – Photo: Disclosure / Simple Habit Meditation
Meditating can be a way of dealing with stress and improving sleep quality and concentration. Simple Habit Meditation offers a series of short meditation exercises for those who need to take a break from the day. There are more than 50 free sessions that last about 5 minutes only. Created by Yunha Kim, the application already has more than 100 thousand downloads in the Play Store.
Habitica uses gamification to control tasks – Photo: Disclosure / Habitica
Habitica is a task manager in the form of a game. With it, you create a character and level up as you meet obligations. As a reward, Habitica offers equipment to customize the avatar – a great way to avoid procrastination. Developed by friends Siena Leslie and Vicky Hsu, the app has been downloaded more than 1 million times.