Toronto apps

The top 5 new iPhone and Android apps in Toronto

There's an app for that and it's designed in Toronto. Increasingly companies in Toronto are developing apps making it easy to travel around the city, stay in shape, dine out and enjoy a date night.

Here are five made-in-Toronto apps created in the last 12 months that stood out the most.

Toronto Cycling (Android, iPhone)
An app for cyclists developed by the City of Toronto to improve cycling around the city. Cyclists can track their trips including the route and the length of the trip, the average speeds by pressing start before the trip starts and pressing stop when it ends. This data is sent anonymously to improve the infrastructure in Toronto.

Gata Hub (Android, iPhone)
Need a cab? Use this app. Partnered with several licenced Ontario taxi companies, the goal of this app is to provide safer travelling across the city. Companies will contact the user directly or use the app that provides the travel time of the taxi's arrival. Users can pay with a credit card, cash or taxi charge slips.

Tab (Android, iPhone)
Tab is a mobile payment app for restaurants. Enjoy your meal without the hassle of waiting to pay your bill. Download the app, create an account and select the restaurant. The receipt for your meal is emailed to you. For dining out with friends, you can use the app to split the bill by adding them to your tab. You can also use the app to tip.

DateNight (Android, iPhone)
Going out? Need a sitter? For the busy parents who need a date night, use this app to book a date, contact your babysitter or find a local sitter. You'll have one in ten minutes, with several interviews lined up, leaving you free for the night. Babysitters can also sign up to find job opportunities.

Quick Fit (iPhone)
Exercising made easy. Get in shape at your convenience. The 7-minute full body workout includes 12 exercises for 30 seconds, with a 10 second breaks in between. HD videos featuring certified professionals show you how to perform the exercises, with voice-overs providing prompts. Track your body weight, view progress, set and achieve goals.

What new apps did I miss? Add them to the comments.

Did you know blogTO has apps too? Download our main app for iPhones and iPads (Android coming soon), our Bars, Pubs and Late Night Eats app, our Toronto Patio Guide app and our app to help you find Toronto Food Trucks.

Writing by Samina Sultana.


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