10 Mobile Apps Developed in France

France has contributed to the global mobile app ecosystem with a variety of successful and innovative apps. Here are 10 mobile apps (or app-based companies) that originated in France:

  1. BlaBlaCar – A long-distance carpooling and travel service, it connects drivers traveling from one city to another with travelers headed the same way.
  2. Deezer – One of the world’s leading music streaming services, offering users the ability to listen to music content from record labels including Universal Music Group, Sony Music, and Warner Music Group.
  3. Vivino – While not entirely French (founded by Heini Zachariassen and Theis Søndergaard from Denmark), a significant part of its development took place in France. It’s a wine app that allows users to take photos of wine labels and get detailed information about the wine.
  4. Doctolib – An online booking platform and management software provider for doctors in Europe. It allows users to find a nearby health practitioner and book appointments online.
  5. Criteo – A personalized retargeting company that works with Internet retailers to serve personalized online display advertisements to consumers.
  6. Voodoo – A mobile game publisher based in Paris, known for producing popular “hyper-casual” games.
  7. Happn – A location-based dating app that shows users people they’ve crossed paths with in real life.
  8. Yuka – An app that allows users to scan the barcodes of food and cosmetic products and get clear information on the health impact of the products they consume.
  9. Kapten (formerly Chauffeur-Privé) – A ride-hailing app that’s an alternative to services like Uber, primarily operating in France.
  10. Shadow – Developed by Blade, a French startup, it’s a cloud-based subscription service that lets users access a powerful Windows 10 PC from any other PC, Mac, or Android device.

These apps showcase the diversity and innovation present in the French tech ecosystem.






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