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7 Types Of Mobile Apps That Will Dominate Post Covid Era
We don't know how long the COVID pandemic's consequences will last. As a result, many businesses are preparing for this new normal. Businesses that are adaptable and creative are outperforming others.
Although certain businesses, such as hospitality, retail, and travel, may take a long time to return to normal, others, such as work-from-home solutions, gaming, video streaming, and eCommerce, have emerged as quick saviors this new normal age. And, in the current scenario, all sorts of mobile apps have become critical.
Likewise, smartphone applications are becoming increasingly profitable and popular, but they also significantly impact individuals. In addition, medical sample testing, rapid consultation, digital prescriptions, and drug delivery are available through on-demand doctor's apps.
Patients may communicate with the top experts via medical apps to discuss their ailments and symptoms, better understand their health, and avoid panic.
Nobody can thrive if they don't have access to daily groceries. As a result, one of the most important app categories on our list that has witnessed growth throughout the epidemic has been grocery applications. But, unfortunately, people are afraid of becoming infected with the virus; therefore, they are hesitant to leave their homes to go grocery shopping.
Grocery apps play an important role here. These applications keep up with the increase in demand in the safest way possible. During this global crisis, the most popular grocery apps have seen a significant increase in downloads.
Grocery apps have gone from being a rare alternative to being an absolute necessity during the epidemic.
FinTech, or financial technology, is another area that is seeing a surge in popularity. Many individuals are using mobile apps to manage their money due to the economy's instability and inability to visit banks.
In 2020, time spent on financing applications grew by about 55%. The increase was much greater in South Korea and Japan, at 90 percent and 85 percent, respectively. In April 2020, a FinTech app called Robinhood scored first in its category on app stores, with a 260 percent rise in downloads.
Everything from basic tasks like paying bills, utilizing bank accounts, and transferring funds to more advanced tasks like stock monitoring, trading, investing, and personal financial management has become feasible thanks to these mobile apps.
Customers are looking for user-friendly, trustworthy, and secure apps to address all of their financial problems.
The amount of time spent on stock market applications grew by 80% from January to the end of March. The causes for this include market instability and a weak economy. Customers are now utilizing their banking applications regularly, which is a new trend.
Boredom may be alleviated by using entertaining applications in this time of lockdown and pandemic. Scrabble GO, IMDb, Snapchat, Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube, HBO Now, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and other entertainment applications have significantly increased usage during this epidemic. In addition, kids are engrossed in gaming applications to keep themselves occupied and have a good time during this stressful situation.
Adults are increasingly using news apps to keep up with current events across the world. As a result, people are more interested in and worried about current events worldwide; thus, news applications such as Google News, BBC News, CNN, and others have grown in popularity.
They want to learn more about the preventive measures to understand better how the rest of the world is coping with the problem. They also want to know what healthcare and government agencies are expecting them to accomplish.
Lockdown not only encouraged students to use internet resources, but it also encouraged many others to learn new talents to pass the time.
Famous online language applications like Duolingo, for example, had a 148 percent increase in enrollment in March 2020 in the United States. Likewise, Udemy saw a 425 percent rise in enrolments in late March.
Perhaps the newfound zeal for mastering skills will only last until people return to their normal lives. Still, e-learning companies may continue to thrive because of the low cost and convenience they can let individuals pursue their new hobbies from the comfort of their own homes.
Social Media Apps
When it comes to social distance, social media applications play a critical part in connecting people and keeping them up to speed on what's going on worldwide.
Social media usage has increased as a result of social distance. Tumblr, Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Reddit have witnessed a significant increase in their active user bases.
People are getting more active on social media platforms, with more people than ever posting, sharing, and talking. Everyone is involved with social hubs, from influencers to celebrities and entrepreneurs, to entertain, inspire, educate, and encourage people to endure the epidemic by comprehending their creativity.
Food Delivery Apps
After shutting their doors repeatedly throughout the lockdown, several cafés and restaurants tried to work for takeout orders to stay open. In addition, some meal delivery services, like as UberEats, waived delivery fees for independent eateries to assist them to stay open during the epidemic.
According to Morgan Stanley, the meal delivery app business reached $45 billion in 2020 due to the epidemic and was expected to reach $41 billion in 2021. The continuing crisis has accelerated a trend that had already begun, and meal delivery is on track to account for 21% of the restaurant sector by 2025
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