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Tet apps ‘selling’ like hotcakes

By Hoai Anh   January 21, 2023 | 03:00 pm PT
Perpetual calendar apps, which help users find lucky dates and times, as well mapping apps used for directions and traffic conditions, have been some of the most popular downloads this Tet.

Perpetual calendar apps

A perpetual calendar app interface. Photo by VnExpress/Tuan Hung

A perpetual calendar app interface. Photo by VnExpress/Tuan Hung

Perpetual calendar applications are very popular on the Play Store (Android) and App Store (iOS) right now. They help users choose lucky dates and times for travel, shop openings, or to visit other people’s houses during Tet.

Tet (Lunar New Year holiday) lasts from January 20-26.

There are dozens of apps with different interfaces, and they all show ads. Users can deny the app’s data access to ensure privacy.

Before downloading, users should choose reputable app developers, with many downloads and good reviews, such as Lich Viet and Lich Van Nien.

Google Maps

Real-time traffic is enabled on Google Maps.

Real-time traffic is enabled on Google Maps.

As far as apps used for directions and traffic conditions, Google Maps has the advantage over other mapping apps, which is to notify users of traffic conditions. During Tet, traffic jams only happen on certain streets, or at the gateways to cities. Real-time traffic monitoring helps users conveniently create schedules during Tet.

To turn on the traffic view feature, users open the Google Maps app, select the display settings (Layer), and in the map information (Map Details), select traffic conditions (Traffic).

Spending management Money Lover

The spending management app Money Lover interface

The spending management app Money Lover interface

Money Lover is a well-known spending management software with scientific classifications of categories and statistics by graphs. It helps users better control their income and expenses.

This useful software has been used by many people for a long time.

Tet wish sticker-creating app

Tet stickers from sticker creating app Zamoji. Photo by Zamoji

Tet stickers from sticker creating app Zamoji. Photo by Zamoji

With Zamoji, users just need to take a photo of their face and stitch it into available images to create funny stickers, then send them to friends and relatives.

The app has its own set of stickers for Tet that include costumes and character couplets suitable for Vietnamese culture and customs.

However, the app’s Tet sticker set has remained the same for several years with no new images.

Tet menus

Thuc don ngay le Tet (Tet Menus) offers recipes for over 300 popular Tet dishes. Photo by App Store

Thuc don ngay le Tet (Tet Menus) offers recipes for over 300 popular Tet dishes. Photo by App Store

"Thuc don ngay le Tet" (Tet Menus) offers recipes for more than 300 popular traditional Vietnamese Tet dishes. The app offers many food categories such as jam, melon, Tet cakes, meat, and soup.

It also adjusts its recipes and ingredient rations based on the number of eaters users enter.

 
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