You’ve probably noticed that we don’t use the same apps in every country. Today I’d like to compare the biggest American apps with their French equivalents!
In fact, each country has its own apps but, if you look closely, you’ll notice that they’re different but responding to the same global needs.
Walmart – Qui est le moins cher? E. leclerc
Walmart or Wal-Mart Stores, Inc is an American multinational corporation that specialises in retail distribution. It’s found all over the US and has also expanded overseas (particularly in China and Great Britain) with over 11,000 stores globally.
E.Leclerc is a retail cooperative that specialises in French-sourced food. Operating mainly in France but also across Europe, E.Leclerc now has more than 700 stores.
These two operators in supermarket distribution have created price comparison apps.
Walmart allows you to:
- Find your nearest Walmart stores
- Get money back if you find something cheaper elsewhere
- Create a grocery list
- Get weekly discount offers
This is a pretty useful app that helps you to save money as you shop!
Qui est le moins cher allows you to:
- Find your nearest E.leclerc supermarkets and pharmacies
- Make grocery lists
- Find the cheapest E.leclerc stores
- Take part in competitions
- Scan items to see their prices
Trivia Crack – Duel Quiz
Trivia Crack is an app based on the game Trivial Pursuit n which you answer questions on different themes (Entertainment, Art, History, Science, Geography and Sport).
You can also play against your friends as you answer questions on these different topics.
Duel Quiz, based on the same idea, lets you challenge your friends to a match of several questions (you each get your turn to choose the theme of the questions) wins the match.
This app adds a social dimension to the game so that you and your friends can have fun, however far away you!
My Verizon mobile – Mobile Bouygues Telecom client space
Verizon Wireless is an American telecommunications company, an internet, TV and telephone provider that runs in 75 different countries.
Bouygues Telecom, a subsidiary of the Bouygues group, is a French telecommunications operator.
Verizon Wireless and Bouyges Telecom have both launched apps that feature amongst the Top 100 most downloaded (US and FR). These apps offer the same services:
- Tracking your consumption
- Online bills
- Phone contract information
- Possibilité de changer de forfait et de mobile directement depuis l’application.
You’ll notice strong similarities between these two apps (logo, design and content)…But from one continent to another, are our needs so different?
Happy Hours – Happy City
Happy Hours is an app that shows you where you can enjoy «happy hour» prices in over 100 American towns and cities.
Happy City follows the same concept, but in Paris!
Happy City is the app you need for the start of the evening (or afternoon…). It’s available on iOS and online, you don’t have to wait to download it!
Wigglehop Movie Showtime – Allociné
Wigglehop movie ShowtimeWigglehop movie Showtime tells you about the latest films showing. The app also offers lots information about films, TV series and plays.
Our French equivalent is Allociné (only without the theatre), which provides the same services.
If you’re a film fanatic and have come to Paris, you ought to have downloaded this before even landing! Certain cinemas are noteworthy like le Grand Rex à Paris, for example, a listed historic monument that’s situated on the grands boulevards.
At the end of the day, we find the same kinds of app from one continent to another! To make the most of these apps in Paris, read our article on the city’s Wi-Fi zones!
Looking for an app to improve your next trip to Paris?
See our article: Essential apps for visiting Paris!