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Apps for the sharing economy

August 1, 2017



Waze is a navigation, mapping, traf c and parking tool that collects data from the app’s users to amalgamate the data and provide users with the best traf c routes. With more than 100 million “Wazers” using the app, Waze helps drivers avoid traf c jams and get to their destinations as quickly and ef ciently as possible.

Food + Drink


DINR makes impossible-to-get reservations at Canada’s best restaurants a thing of the past. The top restaurants sign up for the service, and alert the app when last-minute reservations become available. For restaurant a cionados, DINR is the ultimate same-day reservation app, snagging last-minute reservations on the most impossible nights.


Vivino is a wine database app that allows users to rate and review their favourite wines. To judge your wine, simply take a photo and let Vivino take you to its rating page. The app boasts 23 million users who contribute ratings for millions of wines, making it the world’s most popular wine community and most downloaded mobile app of its kind.



CityMapper is the go-to transit app for mastering complex cities. It is available in major cities around the world and shows travellers how to get from point A to point B, using the best combinations of subway, bus, rail, ferry, bike/car sharing and Uber.



Keep track of your reading habits with Bookling, a digital bookmarker app that helps users monitor the speed and progress of their reading. Avid readers can set up reminders to guarantee that they meet their yearly reading goals.



MyFitnessPal is a diet app that helps people meet their weight loss goals through fast and easy entry of food and exercise data. An interactive app with a database of more than 5 million foods, MyFitnessPal is an effective and easy-to-use calorie counter.

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