The iPhone App Store was first presented in July-10-2008, and it was the primary digital store where mobile apps software are began being distributed to the masses. This concept of distribution becoming so popular that the major mobile devices software/app are being distubrtated by the concept term as App store this days. And there are lots of iOS developer emerging and contributing to the app store making around 2.2 millions+ of apps on store currently. Back in 2016 App Store (also called iTune store) was also launched in Nepal, this helps Nepalese and International app developers to develop, promote & target their apps to Nepal. With this lots of outstanding Nepali iOS apps are created and can be found on App Store for user to choose from.
As iPhone being my primary device currently, here I am pleased to list my top 5 best iOS iPhone Nepali apps which are much useful and frequently used on my iOS device.
1) Smart Patro
Smart Patro is “Swiss Army Knife” kind of Nepalese app and is develop by myself exclusively for iPhone. I use it most often as a primary Nepali Calendar. Some of its key featues are Nepali calendar, Date Converter, Nepali FM Radio, Nepali News, Panchang, Horoscope, Exchange Rates, Gold & Silver Price. Nepali exchange rate and Gold silver price are also shown on graphical representation for last 30 days and 90 days. This app shows the events and nepali fastials as in web based Nepali calendar here. It is develop with latest development technology which makes it open much faster, energy efficient with clean interface and precise nepali festivals date. Recent updated version of the app 5.4 include Nepali Panchang, which also features Nepal Sambat dates on it. I have added more and more features on it from last few updates and will include more useful features on upcoming updates to making it more energy efficient, lightweight and faster. I hope you will definitely like to use this smart patro app on your iPhone too. You can download it from app store here: Smart Patro Nepali Calendar
I think most of you already know that what is eSewa. According to eSewa its your wallet in the web and in your mobile device. And its exactly what it says. I have used it on web and app on my device before not very much. But the current version advancement on their web and app make me to use it most often now days. Top up mobile phone, sending money, utility bill payment are much easer and simpler then sms based before. Most often I use this for mobile top up – ‘gives discount too’ and checking domestic flight schedule. And also you can buy air ticket right there. This is the marvelous service by eSewa and definitely you would like to check it on your iOS device too. You can install it from app store here.
Daraz is a popular e-commerce online shopping platform In Nepal. It was also known as Kaymu before, which was acquired by German based multinational company Daraz few month before so far I know. In Daraz you can buy and sell your products in lots of category like electronic, clothing, Books and Toys. Also I am the promoter of seller (bhakari.com) on daraz.com.np. I use this app frequently to buy and search new products specially on electronic section, it’s much simpler & easy to buy products with just tapping of few buttons. Personally their service is much better then before with great service like cash on delivery. Definitely I will suggest to use their app form app store here.
Updated: Daraz is owned by CDC Group – the UK Government’s Development Finance Institution (DFI) focused on supporting and developing businesses in Africa and South Asia – as well as the Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG).
nLocate is remaining on my smart phone continuously over a period of time, may be for a couple of years now and it saved me lots of time when in need to search nearby ATM machine and Banks mostly. nLocate is a local search application for Nepal. It use Google Maps where you can find directions to almost anywhere. For me its an exclusive app and goes a step deeper to give you full detail about the places in Nepal- this includes location details for ATMS, Ambulance, banks, Cinema, Coffee Shop, Embassy, College, Hotels, Government offices, Police Stations and many more. You can search for your destination and then find details such as directions and phone numbers using your device GPS. Similar features are also available in nLocate web version too. Furthermore, what I most liked about nLocate is that its much simple to use with clean and minimalist design. I think this is the must have app on you device when you are in Nepal. Download it from app store here.
Being the Ncell sim subscriber I am using its iPhone app on my device as in usually to check remaining internet data, Balance, Special offers and Call history. “Yes call history, thats nice feature to have on. And also with Ncell app – you can send free SMS, View tariff information and many more. Now with new app update you can Recharge using master card, visa and Union pay, support both national and international cards. I have once tried national master card issued by local bank of Nepal and the transaction was much easier and smooth. Surely its a must have app if you use Ncell network. Install it on you iPhone device from iOS app store here.