Impact of covid-19 on the Global Mobile App Development Market
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the mobile app industry, and this positive trend is expected to continue for the next few years. A large increase in the number of app developments has been noted in the healthcare, remote work, and education sectors. A great surge has also been noted in the number of app installs during the 1st and 2nd quarter of 2020, and this trend is expected to continue throughout the whole year. Also, the app installs have increased in various sectors such as cloud meetings, gaming, grocery delivery, education, social media, business apps, and healthcare & fitness apps. The consumers’ spending on mobile apps across the globe has been forecasted to reach $180 billion by 2025. Thus, the mobile app development market is expected to boom in the upcoming years.
Various new apps are being developed across all the industries such as IT, government, healthcare, gaming, grocery delivery, food delivery, and media & entertainment to engage with the clients or communicate with the workforce. For instance, various apps have been developed in the healthcare sector to promote fitness and provide online medical consultation. In the government sector, apps are being developed to locate corona positive patients and making others in the vicinity aware of their presence. Also, the apps inform the users regarding the risks, best practices, and relevant advisories pertaining to the containment of COVID-19. Below is the list of a few of the apps developed for COVID-19 tracing.
The Arogya Setu app developed by NIC eGov Mobile Apps, India, is useful in providing essential health services to the citizens of India to fight against COVID-19. The app download stats are as shown below:
The main driving factor for the mobile app development market is the growing demand for mobile apps from the gaming, healthcare, government, media, e-commerce, and social networking sectors as many users are in a complete or partial lockdown. The other factors, such as an increase in data usage and the rise in the number of smartphones, are also driving the mobile app development market.