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This Week in Apps: Apple launches a COVID-19 app, the outbreak’s impact on social and video apps and more

Welcome again to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch collection that recaps the newest OS information, the purposes they help and the cash that flows by way of all of it.

The app trade noticed a report 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in client spending in 2019, in line with App Annie’s “State of Mobile” annual report. People are actually spending three hours and 40 minutes per day utilizing apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t only a technique to move idle hours — they’re a giant enterprise. In 2019, mobile-first corporations had a mixed $544 billion valuation, 6.5x larger than these with no cell focus.

In this Extra Crunch collection, we enable you sustain with the newest information from the world of apps, delivered on a weekly foundation.

This week, we’re persevering with our particular protection of how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting apps and the broader cell app trade as extra COVID-19 apps seem — together with one from Apple inbuilt partnership with the CDC, amongst others. We additionally check out the positive aspects made by social and video apps in current weeks as folks wrestle to remain related whereas caught at residence in quarantine. In different headlines, we dig into Instagram’s co-watching function, the Google for Games convention information, Apple’s newest releases and updates, Epic Games enlargement into publishing and extra.

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