In the age of technology, app development has become vastly more popular than website development—though both are still highly sought after. But, for those developers looking to break into app development or just create something different, sometimes they need a little inspiration.

Why develop apps?

Benefits of making apps include:

  • Being generally less time-consuming to make than a website
  • More cost-effective
  • Higher chances to learn something new
  • Apps can be monetized
  • Can use their analytics to gather user data

What are the best app ideas?

  1. Memes

Since their invention, the use of memes on social media and through messaging has skyrocketed. So many years later, they’re still widely used. There are even more that pop up every day. When someone comes across a meme they want to use but can’t, or maybe they’re looking for a certain one, developing an app that collects them and allows for downloading is an excellent idea.

  1. Social Media Privacy

While each social media platform has their own security and privacy settings, that doesn’t necessarily stop malicious individuals or hackers from approaching users. Thus, developing an app that can be used as a third-party but integrated app with the platform, which prevents those kinds of people from sending messages or comments, is extremely useful.

  1. Quizzes

This is the perfect idea for beginner developers or people who haven’t made an app before. Quiz apps are fun and significantly easier to set up. Plus, they can cover any topic while being as bare or colorful as the developer likes.

  1. Restaurant Booking

The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic significantly disrupted the food industry. However, apps that allowed for the organization of limited seating made things easier for restaurants as well as customers. With restaurant booking apps, users are able to pick a table, make reservations, and more. Even as restrictions and lockdowns are slowly being lifted, this is still a useful app idea since it may become a permanent addition to the way people eat out.

  1. Calorie Tracker

A larger focus on being healthy has risen over the past year in particular. Users needed something that could help them keep track of things like how much they exercised, how many steps they took, and how many calories they burned daily. Thus, calorie-tracking apps became popular. They allowed people to enter the foods they ate and the apps would make a record of the daily calorie intake. Of course, since the apps needed to account for all kinds of foods on top of their calorie counts and any extra features, the amount of data and coding needed to develop these apps is substantial.


Apps of all kinds are being developed daily. There is no shortage of them, nor is there ever likely to be. These are only a few useful ideas for app development but, ultimately, the functionality of the app is more important. They can contain great concepts and not work at all. Apps that gain the most popularity are interesting, functional, and helpful for users.