Impact of Covid 19 on App Development Industry

After the initial setbacks faced, the business world is trying to bring advantages over this pandemic situations and are trying new business ideas. Customer behaviors have changed over the pandemic and people are trying to be back on business with the help of technology. With COVID-19 people started working from home, learn from home, started spending time with family, and so on. Thus people started depending on digital technologies to keep them entertained. One such technology is mobile applications and it has solved many demands with successful solutions. Let’s examine some of the areas that got assistance with mobile apps to speed up their business or need. Online shopping and delivery apps The count of shopping apps and delivery apps has increased during the lockdown as people were reluctant to go outdoors and stand in long queues to buy the necessary items. Online apps of companies such as reliance have shown significant increases in the number of downloads. Also, food delivery apps maintained their position as people’s favorite. Since many of the hotels were not allowed to have dine-in, people relied on food delivery apps to eat their favorite cuisines. Remote work monitoring apps Almost 90% of IT resources were asked to work from home when the pandemic hit us. With the help of monitoring apps companies pulled off the situation with a rise in productivity. Many used multiple ways such as monitoring keyboard strokes, mouse movements, live screenshot, and photographs to make sure their workforce is working productively. All of these are possible by just installing monitoring applications on their desktop. Communication apps When people were unable to move during the lockdown, communication applications showed a significant raise. Companies relied on apps like zoom, google meet to make sure their team meeting is happening on a daily basis. On the other hand, families separated by distance also moved into better reliable platforms to talk to their dear ones. Thus more and more communication apps came into existence. Educational apps Covid-19 and summer vacations for students almost came together. But as the COVID cases started increasing students were not able to join back to schools/colleges. Mobile applications saved an academic year of students by introducing an effective platform to learn and teach. The online education system is now efficient and students are able to learn sitting at their comfortable homes. Entertainment and news apps When theaters got closed for maintaining social distancing, a question of what next was there in many people’s minds. Thanks to mobile apps, people can now watch all entertainment without moving out and paying less through apps like Netflix, amazon prime, Hotstar, etc. New movies were released on OTT platforms and there was great support from movie lovers. Just like entertainment, news apps also got their hikes in numbers. Rather than using newspapers, people have changed to online papers. Go-green guys. Health care apps Hospitals are high-risk areas to visit during a pandemic situation. But when you are really ill and need medical support there is no way other than visiting a doctor. However mobile health care applications introduced online consultations with real doctors and helped many to avoid physical visits to the hospital. Long queues in front of the hospital got reduced, and doctors can now avoid all possible contacts during check-up sessions. Diet and fitness apps COVID-19 was an eye-opener for many people to take care of health. But since gyms got shut down people relied on online apps to maintain their health. Most of the apps gave you real-time support of dietician and fitness instructors so that you can get good results when you follow them. So why just work from home, lets try workout from home too. Mobile Payment Gateway Apps We were already in the way to build a cashless economy and now COVID-19 is creating a chance for transformation. Many shops are asking coustomers to pay the bill through online payment methods rather than cash. Also since people are separated by distance, they rely on internet banking to transfer amounts.