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Top 10 Colombian Apps

November 1, 2015

There has been plenty of talk about how Bogotá is becoming Latin America’s new tech hub, the startup scene is booming and all the incentives from government programs and incubators are paying off to help local developers create their tech products. This month we want to look into the best apps and platforms Made in Colombia that can come very handy to all in the city. Some you might know already, some might be entirely new to you.

  1. Tappsi: This app has been talked about plenty in our blogs, mostly because it came as a salvation for everyone who has to take taxis in the city. One single search allows you to contact many providers and get the service quickly and safely anywhere you are.
  2. Las Partes: E-commerce website that gathers the best and most highly recommended autoshops in the country. The platform allows you to find the parts you need and negotiate the labour costs safely and fairly.
  3. Connect  My Dog: E-commerce website aimed at pet care, they sell dog food both national and imported brands, offer dog Walker services and have experts willing to answer questions regarding your furry friend’s wellbeing.
  4. Mensajeros Urbanos: A new take on an old service. Through their website and app you have Access to a network of messengers in the city that will carry documents and assist you with running your errands. It operates around the city and will take care of your business within an hour or a full day depending on what you request.
  5. Mi Carga: This is portal from Medellín helps unite clients and transporters, to take advantage of the available space in trucks going from one place to the other.
  6. Rappi: This is the app for all of us who need things “right now” It allows you to order from your pone all those small ítems you might suddenly crave in the middle of the afternoon, or the milk that ran out in the middle of baking and delivers it to wherever you are.  
  7. Biko: This app is a great incentive for all the bikers in the city, the idea is to create a large community of people who want to contribute to clean and efficient transport while doing something for their health. The app gives you valuable information about safe and dangerous areas and other tips from the biking community. It also rewards your biking with points that can be redeemed at partner businesses, think starbucks, Cinemark and Uber.
  8. Fuimonos: Taking a different approach to carpooling in Latin American cities, this app has managed to solve the safety issue by working exclusively within closed communities, members of a specific company or university get to meet each other and set up car pooling, while knowing they are all part of the same institution and no unidentified external people can join.
  9. Wikiplata:This is the app for all things money in Colombia, it’s Spanish language interface makes it a bit of a challenge for some of us but they have one key feature which is the ATM finder, you tell it which bank you need and where you are located and it directs you to the nearest one.
  10. Kiwi: Finally kiwi, a personal assistant interface that, unlike siri, can actually execute tasks like pickuing  up food from your favourite restaurant (even if it has no delivery service) and bringing it over. It also answers questions and solves problems automatically.

by AI_Bogota. Find out more about AI_Bogota here.