There are quite a number of apps available on iTunes and Android that cater to the needs of Nepali people living abroad and at home. In my time I’ve used several but the most frequently used are Nepali Patro and Nepali FM. On my recent round of searching for fresher Nepali apps on iTunes I came across quite a few that were very user-friendly and meaningful. Though some of the apps that I will be mentioning are not of use to me, I am sure it will be a great use for those currently living in Nepal.
Well here it goes….
PS. Do share your favourite Nepali apps with me by commenting on the post below. I shall surely check it out and maybe blog about it in the future too.
This app here is a pakka solution! Download this now and you can easily check your group load shedding schedule, view the schedules for all groups, use the flash light from the app and the most fantastic of all is that you will receive alerts before load shedding actually starts. If you’re one of those people that keep forgetting then hopefully this app will somewhat make your life a bit structured.
I downloaded this few weeks ago and suddenly at around 11.50PM it alerted me that load shedding will start in 10 minutes. At that time I was watching TV and using my laptop, I couldn’t quite think of what I would do if load shedding actually did take place. Probably curse myself for not charging my phone as I was on my last 10% battery.
Now this app can be used by anyone, those living in and out of Nepal. For those that like to be in the know, it’s got a great NEWS section where you will be able to read news in English and Nepali. However, some sections look like they haven’t been updated in a while. The radio section includes Kantipur FM and various other stations. For radio use, Nepali FM will be a better app to download. Now the strength of this app is the Recipes, Resources and Nepal sections. Those at home wanting to better their Nepali cooking skills will definitely appreciate the recipes provided by iNepal. Resources has time and calendar, pretty useful especially when you’re needing to check on the auspicious travel dates or to avoid any ‘bad dates’. Lastly, the Nepal section has several videos that range from documentaries to vlogs about Nepal; great for those wanting to visit Nepal.
Like Batti Gayo, this is another app that will be useful to those living in Nepal. The creators of Batti Gayo and MediBook must be applauded for coming out with such innovative ideas. This app helps you find the nearest hospitals (in Kathmandu) by providing a comprehensive list, locations and directions to your nearest hospital, direct call with a single-tap and useful emergency contacts wherever you are. I haven’t had the chance to use it yet but I definitely want to say a huge shoutout to the team behind Batti Gayo and MediBook, Idealaya for bringing game-changing apps.
Finally, this is Nepal Sutra. From a brief background skim I discovered that Nepal Sutra is an online portal which gathers all information about Nepal from your nearest event, deals, hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions. The actual website is jam-packed with information and suggestions for fancy places to dine. This is the same on the app as well. It’s got quite a insightful list featuring a whole range of places and sights in well sorted categories. Definitely a must for those living in Nepal or planning a trip there.Join Lex on Facebook! Read More: Nepal Telecom to introduce WIFI Hotspots Online Doctors in Nepal