Science and Technology

Meet Your New Personal Assistants

Harness the power of the app store—and bring VIP treatment to your fingertips.

Members-only access comes standard at private country clubs and high-society social events. But it doesn’t have to stop there, thanks to myriad personal assistance apps that have recently come online. Whether you want to hail a private jet, book a personal chef, or secure reservations at some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, here are a few of the handiest apps for executives who are looking to access a first-class experience anytime, anywhere.   

Million-Dollar Treatment

VIP Black

With a $999.99-per-year price tag in the iTunes App Store and no Android version yet available, it’s not surprising that VIP Black’s user base is elite. The self-proclaimed “millionaire’s app,” VIP Black is the highest-end offering of a suite of luxury lifestyle management apps that actually vets all purchasers before granting access to a one-year membership. From there, high rollers are treated to exclusive event invitations and priority booking at certain hotels and restaurants, plus the ability to book yachts, jets, private islands, sporting event tickets, and just about everything else with the mere swipe of a finger. 

Off The Beaten Path

The Big Domain and LuxuryEstate

Looking to book a venue for a company retreat or swanky soiree? The Big Domain exists to meet those demands with a worldwide selection of rentable homes, villas, and party and wedding venues ranging from sprawling French chateaux to remote Sri Lankan bungalows. And if you’re in the market to buy over the $1 million mark, LuxuryEstate’s more than 160,000 upscale property listings span 96 countries. With the flexibility to operate in 13 languages and 14 currencies, LuxuryEstate users can peruse photo galleries, search by price and size, browse featured listings, and contact agents about properties that pique their interest.  

Sky, Land, And Sea 

Black Jet, UberLUX, GetMyBoat

No matter your preferred method of transportation, there’s an app to accommodate it. BlackJet and UberLUX provide on-demand booking of private jets and high-end automobiles, respectively. BlackJet requires membership approval to access a network of charter jet operators, while UberLUX cars like Bentleys and Rolls Royces can be hailed as soon as a credit card is confirmed. And in case you need to get to your private island in a snap, GetMyBoat pinpoints location and connects users to the “largest and fastest-growing peer-to-peer boat charter and rental network” that includes more than 18,000 vessels.

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