The top four luxury mobile apps
There are certainly plenty of options out there to suit any luxury lifestyle when it comes to mobile devices, but no matter how much gold and how many gems are on your iPhone, it can be the apps that make the difference.
Every company worth knowing about has an app to offer nowadays, and while some of them barely warrant a download in the first place, there are some real superstars out there that can complement any sense of fashion. Whether you like to take in exclusive shows, travel to exotic locations or roll high at the casino, mobile apps can definitely make your life a lot easier!
Here, we are going to take a closer look at the apps that make a difference to us and that should be on any luxury mobile device.
There is just something overtly luxurious about Sotheby’s. If you really want to splash the cash on something rare, unique or just plain expensive, they are the company to go with. Their mobile app is every bit as opulent as anyone would expect, although it definitely works best on tablets rather than phones if you want to get the most out of it. It is essentially a commerce app, although you will not be looking out for the kinds of products that could be expected on Amazon or eBay! From watches and paintings to books and furniture, these items are not only expensive but also beautifully presented. This is one company that knows a thing or two about presentation and most of their sale items are accompanied by videos, zoom functionality and articles. Technically speaking, this is one of the most advanced luxury apps out there right now and even if you have no intention of buying anything, browsing the catalogue can be an incredible experience in its own right!
For most people, booking a flight on their phone involves heading to Expedia, Skyscanner or one of the numerous other price comparison and aggregation services – but there is nothing overtly luxurious about that. The JetSmarter app is different and works in conjunction with a membership service to put private jet travel in the palm of members’ hands. Users can organise travel to and from anywhere in the world using both jets and helicopters and the service is backed up by a 24-hour concierge service to take care of hotel, entertainment and restaurant bookings. If the app itself is not luxurious enough for your tastes, then the tipping point may well be the 24-carat gold plated membership card that all members are entitled to!
Louis Vuitton City Guide
There are dozens of city guide apps out there, but none of them fit the bill here quite as nicely as the Louis Vuitton City Guide. The brand speaks for itself, but they have made their mark with an app that is inherently useful. The assumption is that users will be looking for the finer things in life in their chosen destination and, rather than being purely an exercise in marketing, Louis Vuitton has delivered worthwhile information in a smart, easy to use package that is essential for anyone that is a fan of travelling. It is like having a shopping app, a dining app and entertainment elements like a mobile casino app and a theatre booking app in your pocket at all times, all with an inherent dash of luxury.
Previously known as VIP Black, this app has luxury written all over it. For starters, there is the not insignificant issue of the app itself costing £999.99 on the App Store, but that is just the beginning. After purchasing and downloading the app, you will then have to verify that your personal net worth exceeds £1 million. With all of that checked off, you can then begin to make use of the mobile app to its fullest potential – and this is an app that you can use to do just about anything. Book rooms at the most exclusive hotels, locate and buy anything – legal of course – with their team, book a private chef or personal trainer to visit you no matter where you are in the world and do just about anything else imaginable. This app is the very definition of luxury on your mobile device, and if the top end app is a bit too pricey, you can always resort to iVIP Red, which is a free preview app, or iVIP Blue which offers VIP benefits for those on a slightly lower budget.