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16 October 2023

The mobile apps are surely an indispensable part of our daily lifes. When it is something about Istanbul with all its magnificence, the assistance of modern day mobile apps are crucial both for a resident or as a tourist visiting Istanbul. In this article we have gathered for you the most essential and the most practical ones, ranging from getting around and transportation in Istanbul to ordering food and groceries to your doorstep to crusing the streets of Istanbul on an rental electric scooter!



1. Istanbulkart



Istanbulkart - one card to rule them all

Istanbulkart - one card to rule them all. The best way to get around in Istanbul is always and by far the public transportation that includes busses, metro, tram, ferries and every means of transportation that is available in Istanbul. Istanbulkart allows you to pay for each transportation whether it is metro or ferry all in one. With the Istanbulkart app, you may easily check the balance amount on your Istanbulkart, see transaction the histroy and also to top up your Istanbulkart.



Download the Istanbulkart app:
iOS Apple Store
Android Google Play


2. BiTaksi



Bitaksi - taxi app in Istanbul for calling a taxi

Uber is no longer operating in Turkey as they left the Turkish market for some years now. The most popular app for finding a taxi is the BiTaksi. Although we do not recommend taxis is Istanbul, at all, it might be useful to have BiTaksi app installed in your mobile phones.


Download the BiTaksi app:
iOS Apple Store
Android Google Play


3. IBB Deniz Taksi



IBB Deniz Taksi - Sea Taxi in Istanbul, how to use the app and how to order a sea taksi

IBB Deniz Taksi app, literally a Sea Taxi, is highly an efficient and quick way to get around Istanbul waterborne! Let alone the speed the and convenience, IBB Deniz Taksi will also allow you to see the city from a different perspective - highly recommended!


Download the BiTaksi app:
iOS Apple Store
Android Google Play


4. Sehir Hatlari



Ferry rides in Istanbul local timeline, piers how to book

Ferries in Istanbul are majestic! Taking a ferry ride along the Bosphorus sea might be one of the highlights of your stay in Istanbul, changing continents with marvelous sceneries. All information regarding ferries can be easily found on the Sehir Hatlari app.


Download the Sehir Hatları app:
iOS Apple Store
Android Google Play


5. Martı Scooter



electric scooter rental in Istanbul - marti app

Electric scooter rentals in Istanbul is big as well as in any part of the world. The most popular mobile app and the most realiable company in this niche is surely the Martı. The Martı mobile app allows you to see the nearest availale available scooter for you and helps you easily rent it with only a QR code scan.


Download the Martı app:
iOS Apple Store
Android Google Play


6. Museums of Turkiye



Museums of Turkey app Istanbul

Museums of Turkiye app is established by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism that comes quited handy! With the app, you may easily browse any museum in Turkiye in detail and the ones with free admission.


Download the Museums of Turkiye app:
iOS Apple Store
Android Google Play


7. Yemeksepeti and Getir




Yemeksepeti is one the oldest and widely used mobile apps, allowing its users to browse restaurants and place orders online. While you may do all your food orderings easily via Yemeksepeti, for grocery shopping, as well as food ordering you may use Getir too! Getir is an internatinal company based and founded in Turkiye that is one of the most popular and reliable mobile apps.


Download the Yemeksepeti app:
iOS Apple Store
Android Google Play

Download the Getir app


8. Sesli Sozluk




Sesli Sozluk is a well-known and a reliable dictionary app that comes handy, espacially when you are not really a Turkish-speaker. Sesli Sozluk comprises 20 million words in 17 different languages with audible pronounciations, including English, Turkish, German, Italian, Persian, Chinese, Finnish, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, French, Swedish, Polish, Greek, Russian and Latin.



Download the Sesli Sozluk app:
iOS Apple Store
Android Google Play