Nepali Apps

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Last Updated on Thursday, April 21, 2022 by Rabindra Ghemosu

If you talk about the mobile app market, it isn’t that old, but the number of app it holds is enormous. As of March 2018, there were about 2.6 million apps in the Google Play Store. And on the third quarter of 2018, Apple Store crossed the mark of 2.1 million apps in the store. You got it right! The app market is huge. It is the factor about the market that drives every app developer crazy and creates a sort of competition between other developers just to gain the ranking in the app store. Facebook is the most downloaded app at roughly around 4.2billion downloads but there is News that the TikTok beat this record. There are quiet few Nepali apps as well that have gained popularity.

All these app store, no matter what platform they reside on, is perfect place to show your skills from making apps for entertainment, games, business, communication, dating and many more. If you have good quality app, then you will reach top someday. This common aim is what brings creators and developers together from around the world. We will be talking specifically about just the Nepali developed apps and those which represents the Nepali developer. It has been few year, Nepali developers too have got some recognition. There has been quite a few Nepali apps in playstore as well as app store that have gained fair amount of popularity. If you have keen interest in technology, you probably have a smartphone and whatever you come across, you definitely have searched for them in the app store.

Platforms

The main focus of today’s discussion is going to be held around the two top platforms for app development: Google Play Store and Apple AppStore.

Nepali Apps in Android

Nepali Apps - Android

Nepal being the country of people with moderate earning, android devices are the most popular ones here. Android not only is open source platform, but it is wide spread and has reach in even fairly remote corners or the world. The development platform of the android app is free and easy to use. The platform being open source, you can get source codes and APIs of fewer apps through google search and forums. Nepali app development has seen rise in App Market with more and more developers engaging in the app development and the user supporting the apps from the Nepali developers. Few of the apps like eSewa, Khalti, Call Break Multiplayer, Kitti and many more are the famous ones on the Playstore.

Android app development isn’t platform dependent as well, meaning you can start making your android app from any platform you have, may it be windows, macOS or Linux, google has got you covered with the software and support system. Android market too is somewhat cheaper place for you to have your apps launched and make profit as you grow.

Nepali Apps in Apple Store

Nepali Apps - App Store

Apple is specific about their app development. It is said that apple app development is fairly easy process. The apple app though being limited to only Apple devices, it might not be seen as big platform, but mind it, it had around 2.1 million apps while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. The variety and categories are quite similar in both the Android and Apple market, differing in just the implementation and availability.

The app development process in Apple is strictive, you have to have the development software on the macOS for you to be eligible to write codes for the app. Apple has a developing software that is specifically just for the mac users. Apple AppStore had a fee of $99/year and Google Playstore had a onetime fee of $25 while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. It is cheaper to develop an app for Google. Though Nepali Apps are not limited to PlayStore alone, there are apps like eSewa, Daraz, nLocate and others as well in the AppStore, highlighting the names of Nepali developers among others.

Categories

App development isn’t just writing lines of codes and launching them in the market. You got to have a specific purpose for your app, you got to choose between many of the available categories in the market place to best suit your app among the top apps in the app market. Similarly, there are availability of Nepali apps in many of the categories in the store. You can choose from astrology to games, switch between games to patro apps, have movie apps to language apps, you have wide availability of Nepali made apps. If you are from Nepal, you might have already come across many of these apps. And one of the good things about Nepali Apps is that many of them are free to access.

Some of the categories and their corresponding app details are given in the headings below.

Nepali Astrology Apps

Nepali Astrology Apps

Astrology has been an undeniable part of Hindu culture and belief. Some astrologers reside in different regions of Nepal and India who are capable of sharing your future with you and many have the apps developed featuring their works. Some of the Nepali apps from the store are given below.

  • Jokhana
    Jokhana is ancient fortune telling technique of eastern divination in Nepal, India and Tibet. It is very popular occult in Hindu, Buddhist, Shamanism and Tantric cult. The app is developed by Sunil Sitaula and is offered by Global Vedic Sciences Vidyapith Pvt. Ltd. The app had 50,000+ downloads on the Playstore while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. The first ever version of the app was released on July 20, 2015. The app is frequently updated on the Playstore. The app has got pretty good UI and is fairly easy to use and understand.
  • Ved (Vedic Astrology): My Personal Astrologer
    The app is offered by Appology Tech Pty Ltd and is developed with the authentic Vedic astrologers from Nepal. It provides first question for free, and you have instant access to your personal astrologer anywhere, anytime. The first ever release of the app took place in 17th January, 2018. The app had crossed a mark of 5,000+ downloads in matter for few months while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. Kudos to the Nepali developers.
  • Hora Astrology and horoscope
    Based on the Vedic Astrology, with the experiences of astrologers from Nepal, this app is developed by Vedic Hora Nepal Pvt. Ltd. The app had 10,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased.

Nepali Patro Apps

Nepali Patro Apps

There are few Nepali apps on the market that made the Nepali patro system popular. These apps make you familiar with all the important dates and “Tithis”. Some of the apps are listed below.

  • Hamro Patro
    Hamro patro is a multicultural Nepali calendar which presents each and every Nepali festivals, cultural events, forex rates, FM radios and many more. It had 5,000,000+ downloads on the market while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. It has been offered under name Hamro Patro. It was released on 22nd January, 2012.
  • Nepali Patro
    It is another app that represents the Nepali developers in the market. It is somewhat similar in providing the functionality as that of hamro parto. With frequent updates and continuous support, it had crossed over 1,000,000+ downloads on the play store while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. It was offered by Nepali Patro and was released on 21st Janaury, 2011.
  • Nepali Calendar Ramro Patro
    Similar to many other Nepali apps focusing on patro system in the market, Ramro patro belongs to the Nepali developers, offered by Ramro Patro. It had 100,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. Launched on 10th April, 2017, it is on its way to make it name as of other apps in the market.

Nepali Typing Apps

Nepali Typing Apps

There are many awesome as well as very useful apps on the market that allows you to have the option of Nepali typing though you might not have any knowledge of Nepali Unicodes.

  • Type Nepali
    Type Nepali is an app offered by Nepalayas. This app lets you type in romanize Nepali words into the text box on homepage and as the spacebar is pressed, the romanize Nepali turns into unicode Nepaliand is displayed inside the test area. You can now copy and use the text anywhere you like. It had seen 500,000+ downloads from the day of its release on 10th October 2013 or while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased.
  • Nepali Typing (Offline)
    This app has two different boxes, one for the input and another showing the output. You type in english or romanize nepali and the output is displayed in Devanagari script. The process is instant and reliable. It is developed by GamesNepal and was released on 10th October, 2015. It had 100,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased.
  • Nepali Unicode – Type in Nepali(Offline)
    This app is simple enough, you type in romanize Nepali and it gets converted into Devanagari. It had 500+ downloads with version 1.1 updated on 20th February, 2018 or while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. It was offered by Bhuwan and was released on 18th February, 2018.

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Nepali Bank Apps

Nepali Bank Apps

Online banking has been very handy in managing quick transactions. Almost every major banks in Nepal are opting for the mobile and online banking. The use of mobile banking app and getting the benefit of utilizing your funds in the bank account right from your mobile has revolutionized how the banking procedure used to be.

  • NBL Smart
    Nepal Bank Limited has been providing the online banking app in your mobile phone. You can manage your transactions and pay utility bills and many more right from your mobile. It had 10,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. And, it was offered by F1soft. It was updated to version 3.0.0 on 16th April, 2018 and was initially released on 25th September, 2016.
  • Prabhu Mobile Banking
    Prabhu Bank has been providing the mobile banking and internet banking option for the ease of their customers. Through the prabhu mobile banking app, you can do transactions and have track of your transactions. It was offered by F1soft released on 8th August, 2012. The app had seen 100,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased.
  • NIC ASIA MOBANK
    Offered by F1soft the app is developed for the NIC ASIA bank. It was released on 8th July, 2013 with version 2.1.5 on 3rd November, 2018. The app had 100,000+ downloads on the market or while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased and still provides all the functionality you would want a banking app to perform.

*Note: Now, different Banks of Nepal are providing their online banking service the Apps. You can refer from the respected Bank’s Customer Care.

Nepali Mobile Wallet

Mobile wallet is far more practical and comfortable while carrying and in terms of functionality. There are apps on the market that has been providing the Nepali people with the opportunity of enjoying the mobile wallet feature.

  • eSewa
    eSewa Fonepay Pvt. Ltd. is the first and leading Payment Service provider in Nepal. It had started its service in 2009 AD. It is the subsidiary company of F1soft international one of the leading fin-tech company in Nepal. The app was released on 31st December, 2012 and had been downloaded 500,000+ times while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. The app was updated to 3.4.0 version on 27th October, 2018.
  • IME Pay
    Introduced by IME to have easy, quick and hassle-free online digital payments for day-to-day services, IME Pay is alternative to many monetary transactions. It is licensed by Nepal Rastra Bank and powered IME Remit. The app is developed by IME Digital Solution Limited, released on 10th March, 2017. The app had 100,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased.
  • Khalti Digital Wallet (Nepal)
    Targeting to provide the fastest and safest online payment experience for various Bill and utility payments, Khalti is the most revolutionary on its own. The app is offered by Sparrow Pay Pvt Ltd. It had 100,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased, and was updated to 1.32.00 version on 16th November, 2018. The first version of the app was released on 29th May, 2016.

Nepali News App

Nepali News Apps

Nepali news media too is wide-spread in the mobile phones. There are a number of Nepali apps in the market that provides latest news not only from Nepal, but from all around the world. The fastest way to have news on your palm is through app these days, not through newspaper.

  • Nepali News Pro
    Have no time to look at the headlines on the paper, you would better download Nepali News Pro app on your mobile phone. It has many sources integrated on the app that you can read news from. The app is developed by Bibhu Man Rajbhandari, released on 2nd December, 2015. The app was updated to version 2.2 on 27th April, 2018. It had 10,000+ downloads on the app market while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased.
  • Kantipur Daily
    Developed by Kantipur Media Group, the app is the official online Nepali app of the Kantipur Daily newspaper. The app had 100,000+ downloads on the store while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. The app was updated to 2.04 version on 8th October, 2018. The app was first released on 20th December, 2017.
  • All Nepali News
    All Nepali News is a news app which provides 24 online news channels(sites) of Nepal. It provides you with news channel and online news portals of Nepal. The app was updated to 2.1 version on 10th January, 2018. It is offered by Santo Nepal Santo. It had 1,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. It was released on 10th January, 2018.

Nepali Keyboard App

Nepali Keyboard Apps

Apart from typing Romanize Nepali and copying the Nepali output, there are Nepali keyboards on the market that does the job pretty well for writing in Nepali.

  • Hamro Nepali Keyboard
    Hamro keyboard is the Nepali keyboard offered by Hamro Patro, one of the few Nepali apps provider from Nepal. Through this keyboard, you can directly write in Nepali, without any need for copying and pasting. The app lets you directly write using the Nepali Unicode. The app was updated on 30th May, 2017 to version 2.3. It had 1,000,000+ downloads in the market while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. It was released on 8th December, 2018.
  • Nepali Keyboard
    This is the app offered by Nepali Patro, another awesome Nepali Apps developer from Nepal, as an addition to their app collection. It is easier to type in Nepali from many different options available not having to copy and paste the result every now and then. It had 50,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased, was updated to version 1.3.0 on 2nd July, 2018. It was first released on 23rd April, 2018.
  • Nepali Typing Keyboard with Nepali Keypad
    The app provides some cool features like the Nepali Keypad, auto correction, emojis and many more. It had 1,000+ downloads on the market with version 1.1 while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. It was released on 14th October, 2018 and updated on 30th October, 2018. It is offered by Ampinity App Solutions.

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Nepali Learning App

Nepali Learning App

There are plenty of solutions to you learning Nepali language. There are few apps in the market that makes the task easy and efficient.

  • Learn Nepalese
    Learn Nepalese is a Nepali app offered by Akash K in attempt to make Nepali learning easy and quick. The app helps to learn most Nepali phrases so that you can be fluent in general conversations locally. It was released on 28th November, 2015 and had 10,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. It was being updated to version 3.0 on 13th July, 2018.
  • Nepal Bhasa
    Nepal Bhasa is an app offered by Nepali Apps letting you learn Nepal Bhasa or Newari, a part of Nepali community language. It had 10,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. It was being updated on 6th October, 2016 with version 1.0.

Nepal Driving License Apps

Nepal Driving License Apps

Some Nepali apps focusing on the driving rules and regulations from Nepal, available on the market is given below.

  • Nepal Driving License
    It is basically a driving license test assisting app. It helps you in the written examination preparation for License in Nepal. It is offered by Naba Sansar Developers released on 15th May, 2016. It had 100,000+ downloads on the store while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased.
  • Nepal Driving License
    It is offered by Makura Creations providing you the handy solutions to the preparation questions for the written test of driving license in Nepal. It had 10,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased.
  • Nepal License All in One
    It is a package all in all with features from online form, traffic signs and signal knowledge, trail videos and many more. Offered by ArBn, it had 10,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. The app was released on 29th January, 2018.

Nepali Dictionary App

Nepali Dictionary App

Nepali dictionary is something to have when you are on the go and have confusing Nepali terms with you. Here are few Nepali apps offering the dictionary function.

  • Nepali Dictionary: Learn English
    It is a member of Hamro Patro app family. It helps you know the English meaning to Nepali words and vice-versa. It was updated on 16th March, 2018 to version 6.0. It had total downloads of 1,000,000+ while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. It was first released on 15th July, 2015.
  • Nepali Shabdakosh & Dictionary
    It is a three-way En<->Ne<->Ne dictionary. It is completely offline and you can search for words right away. It had 100,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. It is offered by Nobal Niraula and released on 21st February, 2017.
  • Shabdakosh Nepali dictionary
    It is offline dictionary offered by Pravidhisolutions  was updated to version 0.0.4.0 on 2nd June, 2017. It had 50,000+ downloads on store while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. It was released on 6th December, 2016.

Nepali Streaming App

Nepali Streaming App

Streaming live TVs are something that’s handy for many of us, watching TVs on the go live. Some of the apps provided in the market are listed below.

  • NET TV NEPAL
    NET TV NEPAL is the first ever commercial OTT and IPTV service established with Nepal Government’s license to operate officially and legally. NET TV is for Nepal that NETFLIX is for rest of the world. It has Live tv channels, Movies-on-demand, pay per view and many more services. Version 2.1.9 was updated on 6th November, 2018. The app is offered by NITV Streamz Nepal and was released on 2nd September, 2015. The app had around 500,000+ downloads on the play store while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased.
  • Nepal Streams
    Nepal streams is multipurpose Nepali App aimed to provide as much information related to Nepal and Nepali community. It can stream radios, news media and many other features. The app is offered by Nepali Patro released first in 12th October, 2015. The app had 10,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. and was updated to version 2.0.4 on 19th February, 2017.
  • Nepali TV
    Nepali TV is free Nepali Tv channel app the streams news, sports and entertainment base including local Nepali television channels. It had 5,000+ downloads in the market while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased, ehere initial release was being done on 13th September, 2018. It is offered by Maxon Online.

Nepali Entertainment Apps

Nepali Entertainment Apps

Under entertainment category, there are Nepali apps like FM streaming apps, movies apps, music apps, and many more, purely made for entertainment.

  • Nepali FM Radio All Station
    Through this app, you can listen to Nepali Radio stations throughout the world, through internet. This app streams radio stations from Nepal. It has maximum Nepali FM, AM & online radios. The app is offered by AmarDroid with the initial release being on 12th October, 2016. It had 100,000+ downloads on playstore while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased.
  • FOPI
    FOPI is a video on demand app. You can watch videos, movies, songs on demand. It had 50,000+ downloads on the playstore while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. The initial release being on 23rd April, 2018, and version 2.7 being updated on 13th November, 2018. The app is offered by Aaviskar Technology Pvt. Ltd.
  • Hightlights Nepal
    Highlights Nepal is a company established under the Companies Act 2006 on February, 2009. The app provides movies and songs and many other videos and music on the app. The app was updated to version 1.3 on 23rd March, 2018 and had 10,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. The app was released on 13th May, 2015. The app is offered by NEW IT VENTURE.
  • Nepali Mp3
    It is the Mp3 streaming app from Nepal. You can find number of Nepali songs and music online through this app, though it be the latest one or the oldest of them all. Offered by Best Media Pvt. Ltd., it had seen just 100+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. The app was released on 30th September, 2018.
  • Music Nepal
    It was the hottest music streaming application in Nepal. It had large range of Nepali music. You could find songs from album, movies and many more. Version 3.0.1 was updated on 23rd July, 2018. It had 10,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. And, it was offered by mJams Music. It was released on 17th July, 2017. Unfortunately, we cannot find this app in the appstore or Googleplaystore. It seems this company launched another app targeted for Music and Movies called MOMO – More Music More Movies. Check about the app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newitventure.movienmasti&hl=en_IN&gl=US

MOMO More Music More Movies App

  • Najeek Make New Friends
    Najeek means “near” in Nepali. This is a social networking app from Nepal. Offered by The Next Coders Pvt. Ltd., you can find friends online from near your locality. It had 1,000+ downloads on the playstore while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. The app was updated to version 2.2 on 19th November, 2018. The initial release being on 6th March, 2018. You can join and make friends from here. Besides, you can search for another app call Bihe Nepal too.

Nepali Bhajan App

Nepali Bhajan App

Bhajans are a way to recite God’s name. There are many Nepali apps that provides the bhajan facility in Nepal. Coming from the Nepali developers, they are easy to use and understand.

  • Nepali Bhajan
    Nepali Bhajan is the app that provides you with different bhajans in Nepali. It is offered by Everest News, you can listen to and download bhajans in Nepali. It had 5,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. It was updated on 18th August, 2017. It was released on 19th April, 2017.
  • All in One Bhajans Chanting
    Offered by Zotanko Biralabs, this app has collection Mantras and bhajans that one can listen to. It had 50,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. And, it was updated to version 1.8 on 22nd August, 2018. The first release of the app was on 10th March, 2017.

Lok Sewa App

LokSewa App

  • LokSewa Nepal
    Lok Sewa Nepal is a web and mobile based single solution for notices, notes, practice questions, and many other study materials for Lok Sewa Exams for Public Service Commission. It is offered by Lok Sewa, initial release being on 6th November, 2014. Verson 5.0.5 was being updated on 3rd October, 2018. The app had 100,000+ downloads on the Play Store while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased and is preferred by many students preparing for the LokSewa exams.
  • Lok Sewa Tayari Nepal
    It is Lok Sewa exam preparation for government jobs in Nepal. It has rich collection of questions and other study material. The app is offered by Study Zone Nepal and had 10,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. Version 4.6 was updated on 17th November, 2018. The initial release of the app was on 16th May, 2018.

Nepali Games App

Nepali Games App

  • KTM Race VR
    The game is offered by Lamp Soft Nepal, it is few of the game developed by the Nepali developers. It is somewhat old game launched on 1st November, 2015. It has 10,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased.
  • Ludo Neo-Classic
    It is one of the most successful Nepali apps. The download had exceeded 10,000,000+ while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. It is offered by Jeevan Shrestha. The game was released on 1st November, 2015. Version 1.18 was being updated on 13th September, 2018.
  • BaghChal – Tigers and Goats
    Bagh chal is one of the traditional board games of Nepal. It is strategy-based board game. The app had 100,000+ downloads while this content was released and the numbers must have been increased. It was initially released on 19th November, 2010. Version 17.02.15 was updated on 15th February, 2017. It is offered by TechnoGuff.

Top Nepali Apps

Top Nepali Apps

Some of the top Nepali apps as of different sources on the internet are listed below (The apps were listed while this content was created).

  • Hamro Patro
  • LokSewa Nepal
  • AppsJhola
  • My Nepal
  • Baghchal
  • nLocate
  • Blood Donation Members Nepal
  • Call break
  • SCT Moco
  • Hamro entrance
  • Nepali Song Chord
  • Hamro Nepali Keyboard
  • Hamrobazar
  • KTM Racer Vr
  • Marriage Card Game
  • Aayo gorkhali
  • Nepali Babu Adventure
  • Nepali Takme Budo
  • Radio Nepali
  • Nepali National Anthem
  • News Of Nepal
  • Digital Nepal

Conclusion

Nepal is a keen nation if seen from IT perspective. The IT sector of Nepal is growing day by day. The developers are uplifting the standards of Nepali apps in both the Android and iOS market. If the development continues, there will be a day, Nepali developers will have a respect that the world-class developers have.

Author: Rabindra Ghemosu

Business Development Officer (Highly skilled in IT Section)

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