8 of the best apps developed in Atlantic Canada

8 of the best apps developed in Atlantic Canada

From getting a haircut to helping caregivers track dementia symptoms, here are some of the coolest apps developed in Atlantic Canada. (Your smartphone will thank you.)

Straight out of Volta Labs, this app was designed to make getting a haircut as easy as physically possible. Pick a stylist and they will come to your home (or office, or even the hospital) to do your hair.

Think of this Halifax startup like the Google Maps of thirstiness—Tap has been locating the nearest drinking water fountain to fill up your bottle since 2016.

This Moncton-based fintech company launched their app earlier this year to help save virtual pennies by tracking daily cashflow and your spending habits, then suggests ways to fill up for your next vacation.

SymptomGuide Dementia
The Halifax-based Contract Research Organization DGI Clinical Inc. just launched an app called SymptomGuide Dementia to help caregivers track the signs of dementia in their Alzheimer’s patients, facilitating better care management.

Squiggle Park
Learning to read is taken up a notch with fun games on this Halifax-based app marketed to educators and schools. They closed an $800,000 funding round in September after announcing their partnership with Indigo Books last June.

Can’t decide what to order for dinner? St. John’s-based HelpMeOrder lists the top three menu items at local restaurants so you can’t not pick a winner winner chicken dinner… or maybe steak.

A virtual marketplace developed by U.P.E.I. graduate Vimal Rimaka to sell used textbooks is now being launched in 14 other universities like Princeton and McGill.

This app wants you to use your phone at the family dinner table. Launched by a team of researchers at Dalhousie University, Froogie helps families eat better by tracking their daily intake on a kid-friendly platform.

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