As we pass the 10s and move into the new Roaring 20s, we are followed by a decade that saw innovations, inventions and devices our ancestors probably couldn’t have even imagined. With the consistent growth of technology permitting our society, some innovations seem so normalized today. As people that love to look forward, let’s take a moment to reflect on the wonders we got a chance to witness from 2010 until now.


  1. Instagram

Launch Date: October 2010

Developers: Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger (Facebook)

Fun Fact: As of December 2019, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed male personality with 194 million followers, with Ariana Grande being the most followed woman with 169 million followers.


  1. The iPad

Launch Date: April 3rd 2010

Developers: Apple Inc

Fun Fact: By May 3rd, one month after the initial release, Apple had sold a million IPads worldwide with 300,000 of those selling on the first release day.


  1. Uber

Launch Date: March 2009

Developers: Garret Camp & Travis Kalanick

Fun Fact: Not so fun to the taxi industry try, Uber is estimated to control 67% of the car sharing market in the United States.


  1. AirBnb

Launch Date: August 2008

Developers: Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia & Nathan Blecharczyk 

Fun Fact: In January 2017, offered free housing to refugees and others not allowed into the US after Executive Order 13769, which temporarily banned refugees entry.


  1. Snapchat

Launch Date: September 2011

Developers: Snap Inc.

Fun Fact: The app was originally called Picaboo and intended only for iOS users before being rebranded as Snapchat in 2012.


  1. Tik Tok

Launch Date: September 2016

Developers: BtyeDance

Fun Fact: The Chinese version is called Douyin, which is roughly translated to “vibrating sound.”


  1. The First Smartwatch

Launch Date: August 2013

Developers: Omate

Fun Fact: While the idea of a smartwatch was first developed in the 80’s, Omate, a Kickstarter campaign, is the first watch to work as a stand-alone device.


  1. “Social Media Influencer”

Launch Date: Early 2010s

Developers: The Audience

Fun Fact: According to a Thomson study, businesses earn $6.50 for every dollar spent using influencers as marketing tools.


  1. FaceTime

Launch Date: June 2010

Developers: Apple

Fun Fact: FaceTime calls are protected by end to end encryption so that only the sender and receiver can access them.


  1.  First Mobile Banking App

Launch Date: May 2011

Developers: Royal Bank Of Scotland

Fun Fact: More than 27% of millennials say they are reliant on mobile banking. How reliant? 1 in 5 said they’ve never written a physical check to pay a bill.