We’ve all seen the world change tremendously over the last couple of decades. And though simple things such as fashion, politics, popular culture and the like have all changed slightly, it’s our technology that has changed our lives the most.

It wasn’t that long ago when not many people even had a cellphone. In fact, it wasn’t until the late ‘90s that most middle-class citizens could even afford one. But since that time, our phones have largely taken over our lives. 

One way that smartphones have changed our lives is in the types of apps that we have installed on them. And as you’ve probably heard already, “there’s an app for that” regards just how prevalent and useful today’s apps actually are.

But what are some of the best apps to have? The list is practically endless. However, there are a few custom apps that any smartphone user should be using today.

Here, we’ll explore a few of the top apps in 2022 that you should be using. 

Weather Apps

If anything directly affects the lives of human beings, it’s the weather. And this is why having the right type of weather app is absolutely necessary in 2022. 

With more people experiencing dramatic weather events in recent years, whether this is related to climate change or not, more people have needed to access real-time weather information. But the type of weather information that each person needs to access varies considerably. 

For example, if you work a 9-5 office job, the daily weather forecast may be the only information you need to access. But if you work out in the elements or perform scientific research, you may need an array of weather data for reference. And this is where weather APIs can help to modify weather apps and bring you the data you need to rely on. 

Weather app data can include some or all of the following:

  • Temperature 
  • Humidity 
  • Visibility 
  • Forecast models 
  • Air quality 
  • Heat index
  • Barometric pressure 
  • Water temperature 
  • Historical weather data 

Weather apps offer convenience to anyone who needs to keep up with the weather, especially for those who do a lot of traveling or who work outdoors and depend on vital weather information for safety reasons. 

Shopping Apps 

It should go without saying that in recent years, the cost of just about everything has risen dramatically. And though this is largely due to political policies and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, people still want to shop for the things they want and need. 

Additionally, shopping apps have become even more popular due to the rise in online shopping as well. But it’s the price comparison app technology that is truly changing the game. 

With price comparison shopping apps, you can compare the price of goods at other locations and then make a decision on where to spend your hard-earned money. And this has allowed people to save thousands of dollars each month on items such as clothing and other essentials. 

Mobile Payment Services 

Anyone who owns or operates a business needs the ability to facilitate transactions. After all, you want to get paid for your goods or services. And it’s likely that you don’t want to wait for a check to clear (or bounce), and it’s not as convenient to take cash payments today, especially if you operate an online store. 

Mobile payment apps are a must-have in today’s business world. And services such as Venmo, PayPal, and Cash App have made many people’s lives much easier as a result. 

Mobile payment services are also one of the best ways to get paid as freelancers as well. For example, in the past, many freelancers relied on ACH payments which could take days to go through to your bank. But with today’s tech, you can have your money delivered to you instantly through the use of a mobile payment service for a small fee. 

Mobile payment services have also made it easier for people to manage their finances in 2022. And though the tax laws are likely to change regarding what a person must report each year, the popularity of these services is likely to continue increasing. 

App technology might be relatively new, but if history is any teacher, we’re all going to see tremendous leaps and bounds within the next decade regarding custom app development. And if you want to add more convenience to your life, knowing which apps are the best to have is a step in the right direction. 

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