Holidays are here, and whether you are at home, at work or shopping at your favorite retail outlet, there are countless ways you can prepare for Christmas and the New Year. US retailers and online e-commerce companies offer exciting discounts to smartphone users who download and make payments through mobile apps, e-wallets, and social media links. But, it’s not always about finding a great deal on New Year Mobile Apps. What drives consumers to search and download Christmas and New Year mobile apps for the holiday season also depends on the content, visual interface, and ease of operation.
To lighten up the mood before Christmas and New Year, we decided to find out a bunch of holiday-based mobile apps for you.
Portable North Pole (PNP) app- Calls and Videos from Santa
Category: Mobile Messaging and Video
Did you know that PNP donates 5% of web purchases to children’s hospitals around the world?
Portable North Pole is a Video-based mobile app built especially for kids and their parents. It also has a storytelling website where you can access content by logging in.?
Owned by UGroupMedia Inc., the app was launched in 2008. It brings personalized content, games and video calling options. The theme-based content is built on UPlatform that links human emotions with technology.
PNP app and website allow Santa lovers to create, view and download personalized video messages. These messages are curated by “Santa Claus”. Users can send these messages to their loved ones during the holidays or other special occasions throughout the year.
With over 5 million downloads from Google Play Store, PNP’s android app customer service is taken care of by the Zendesk platform.
On a scale of 8 Santas, we give it a Full-House. Ho Ho Ho!!!!
NORAD Tracks Santa
Category: App Personalization
Fly with NORAD and track down Santa and his sleigh. NORAD Tracks Santa has to be the most engaging mobile app ever made for the Christmas.
Built in collaboration with the NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command), this Santa Tracking app is free for all iOS and Android users. Users can watch videos, play games, listen to Christmas carols, and even order gifts for their loved ones.
Currently, millions of people around the world track Santa with NORAD. Users even make calls to the NTS Operations Center on Dec. 24.
#NORAD is ready to track #Santa on #ChristmasEve! Are you ready?
We start bright and early tomorrow!!! https://t.co/gSvRD6ezKo#NoradTracksSanta #SantaTracker #NORADSanta #Christmas pic.twitter.com/1EdeSEVFWd
— NORAD Tracks Santa (@NoradSanta) December 23, 2019
Zoomerang- Short Videos
Category: User-generated Video Content, Social Media
Zoomerang is a Video app that lets users create amazing personalized streams using background music, effects and more. Launched in 2019, the Video app has already recorded over 5 million downloads. It also offers in-app advertising opportunities with fast-bug fixing and automatic app upgrades.
In the current league of video apps, Zoomerang competes with the likes of TikTok and LIKEE.
Lifesum – Diet Plan, Macro Calculator & Food Diary
Category: Lifestyle and Health
New Year plans revolve around the annual grind of planning diet, and counting calories. However, with highly advanced diet tracking apps, it’s fairly easy to stick to the resolutions in the New Year. Lifesum is a popular diet tracking and nutrition app that finds its user base among Gen Z, and college students. From Keto to detox, this app tracks every weight loss routine and sugar-control plans. It also comes with a macro-tracker to keep your Christmas platter healthy and sugar-free. Users can sync Lifesum with FitBit, Runkeeper, Moves, Nokia Health, Jawbone, Endomondo, and other fitness apps.
adidas Running app by Runtastic – Fitness Tracker
Category: Health and Fitness ??
Keeping up with the tradition of tracking fitness goals with your diet, mobile app from Adidas is a cool addition to our gallery this Christmas. For all the fitness-frenzy mothers, daddies and grandparents, adidas Runtastic is a leisurely app for runners.
It is custom-built for runners, trainers, and cheerleaders. Now, cheer-lead your friends and loved ones from the comfort your sofa, even as the runners aim for personal fitness goals.
Users can link their adidas Running app by Runtastic with popular health and fitness apps, including Garmin Connect (Garmin Forerunner, Fenix, GPS-enabled Vivo or Edge bike computer), Polar Flow and Google Fit.
Category: Vehicle Tracking and Fuel Management ?
It ain’t Christmas and New Year if you are not traveling the distance to meet your family. Making your trip easy, mobile app developers recommend some of the top-ranked drive management and trip navigation applications. These apps are linked to your vehicle management and fuel logs. If you want to get rid of all the pain of linking various apps, opt for Drivvo.
Drrivo makes it easy for drivers to accurately meet fuel expenses and track consumption on long drives. With over 1.5 million downloads, this app makes any Holiday driving easy on the pocket.
Category: Vehicle Tracking and Fuel Management
A close competitor of Drrivo, Fuelio is simple, easy to use android-only application. Fuelio tracks mileage, gas consumption and gas costs. Now, users can track car expenses, including fuel costs, service center costs, mileage, and even trip counters, if you are driving with passengers and cargo.
Launched in 2017, Fuelio is owned by Sygic.
Fuelio is for free for all Android users. Yet, the app includes all premium features such as backup to Cloud, automatic backup to Cloud after adding new fill-ups. It also has a customized widget for faster fill-ups adding and interactive cost module for tracking additional automotive expenses (in addition to fuel).
We shall ask Santa if his sleigh has Drrivo or Fuelio!!!
Category: Trip Planning and Hotel Booking Management
In the era of quick-fixes and quick get-away, you can’t miss out on trying Booking.com and its league of hotel booking apps during the Christmas and New Year holidays. With millions of hotels and rentals available for travelers, Booking.com is an easy-to-use app.
Key features include assorted options with quick property search, review and ratings, real-time booking confirmation with paperless traveling. There are millions of properties available where you can book without paying advance tariff, or sharing your card details. Mobile app users who book properties in different cities very often using Booking.com, flat discounts of up to 50% are available during peak holiday seasons.
Rivals include Expedia, Hotels.com, Airbnb, and TripAdvisor.
Weather Maps & Snow Radar
Category: Weather Forecast and Temperature
It ain’t Christmas if it ain’t gonna snow. If you are planning to venture out of your house to the nearby bistro or a friend’s place, you may want to keep an eye on the latest weather report. New Year Mobile Apps like IBM’s The Weather Channel prove to be a reliable forecasting app that helps you prepare for all season and time.
Key features include Live weather feeds, warning alerts, and alternate routes on the map if you are currently on wheels. If you are planning to travel in coming days, get an accurate weather forecast of up to 30 days, in addition to receiving the latest update on any local incidents such as forest fire, avalanche, hurricane, riots, or even flu outbreaks.
Food Delivery and Dining Apps
Christmas and New Year can’t wait for those who are away from the family and have a very tight schedule at work or school. Food delivery and dining apps ought to be part of this celebration. Check out all the great deals and menu options offered on the food networking apps such as Uber Eats, Postmates, Swiggy, Grubhub, and DoorDash.
Once you are done celebrating the holidays with family and friends, what’s the best way to share it with the world? Leading app tracking agencies think it’s Instagram and IGTV. For Christmas and New Year holidays, keep Instagram app handy, and your camera lens clean to snap the most memorable moments of the season.
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