TEDxTehran is taking place on December 20th, at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall, bringing together bright minds, innovators, doers and industry leaders with the theme “Good Morning Tehran!”.
This year TechRasa and TEDxTehran team studied a list of applications which we think can make life easier for Tehran citizens and extracted 10 of our favorite apps. Some of these startups are well known, and the others are just starting to shine and gain users. Make sure to check out the touch stands at the event ground to read and interact with these selected apps.
Without further ado, here are TEDxTehran’s 2016 favorite city apps. Note that the following applications have been sorted in alphabetical order.
As the name implies in Farsi, Asan Pardakht (meaning easy payment), lets you pay your phone and utility bills, charge your sim card, see your banking account balance, and donate to charities within a few seconds. If you don’t want to enter the bill number manually, you can also scan your bill barcode using Asan Pardakht’s barcode reader. The app also lets you change the language settings to English.
There’s an app for everything these days, why not for finding new or used vehicles? Bama lets you filter and sort your results from thousands of listings around the country. You can also get alerted when your desired car or bike gets listed on the platform. The simple and easy-to-use interface of Bama is something that we really liked.
Carvanro is the first city-to-city ride sharing platform in Iran which allows you to find trusted drivers and passengers traveling to the same spot. You just have to let other members know where and when you’re traveling, then find a matching co-traveller and request a ride. Note that Carvanro’s platform is also available in English.
You can find anything from soup to nuts on Divar! A classified advertisement platform without any middleman with sections devoted to items for sale, housing, jobs, services and more. Divar is available in different cities of Iran and has recently expanded to Afghanistan.
Whether if you’re looking for a historic monument or that famous Kebab place in Tehran’s grand bazaar, you can find the information about it on Foursquare. The app allows you to see the exact address of the places you’re looking for and shows the ratings, comments and photos of the places added by other users.
Finding a place to buy or rent is a hassle, especially in a city as big as Tehran! iHome is an online real estate database company helping you find your desired place from over 600 thousand listings. The app allows you to see the neighborhood on the map and see the videos and photos of the place on your phone.
Probably the most convenient way to hail a taxi in Tehran is by using a ride sharing app such as Snapp. Just sign up on the app with your Google account, set your place on the map and select your destination and watch the car on the map as it makes its way up to you.
Tehran is one of the most traffic congested cities in the world and getting around the city in some hours is a headache. Thanks to Tehran Metro app, users are able to find the exact location of the metro stations on the map, see the facility information of each station, find taxi and bus routes leading to each station and plan their trip using the smart pathfinder system which is built in on the app. Tehran Metro app is also available in English.
Add a little bit of culture to your everyday life in Tehran! Tiwall is one the pioneers in online ticket selling in Iran. Users can buy tickets to various events and see the showtimes for movies, plays and concerts. The app’s simple, yet convenient user interface allows users to select their desired seat and pay online within a few seconds.
Enter your address, select a local restaurant and place your order online. As easy as that, you can choose from dozens of restaurants in your neighborhood and have your food delivered to your place. You can also get 4% to 30% discounts and promotions from 1300 restaurants on Zoodfood.
May these apps bring productivity and happiness to your everyday life. See you all at TEDxTehran!