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Super App will emerge in the US soon says YuLife
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Super App will emerge in the US soon says YuLife


Super App will emerge in the US soon says YuLife

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Richard Harris Richard Harris

Josh Hart, Chief Product and Technology Officer and Co-founder of YuLife shares his 2024 predictions about the Super App race, when a new Super App could emerge in 2024, which would transform our daily lives, blending communication, lifestyle, and financial services, all within a single platform.

Reflecting on the evolution of mobile apps, many pinpoint the launch of the iPhone in 2007, or the debut of the App Store in 2008, as pivotal moments. However, I think back to 2004, the year Facebook emerged and subsequently dominated the app landscape for two decades. Today, Meta's big three - WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook - are among the top five most popular apps globally, underscoring the centrality of content and communication in human interaction.

Super App to emerge soon in the US, possibly in 2024

However, none of these leading apps has evolved into the West’s first true category-defining ‘Super App’. A new  'Super App' is set to emerge very near future - possibly in 2024. Asia has already given rise to 'Super Apps' like WeChat, Kakao, and Grab, a phenomenon yet to be seen elsewhere in the world. The race is now on, with contenders like X (formerly Twitter), WhatsApp, and Revolut vying to take the lead. This development will mark a significant shift in how we integrate technology into our daily lives, reflecting a blend of communication, lifestyle, and financial services within a single platform.

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