This week in Apps: Apple launches a COVID-19 app, the eruption effects on social and video apps, and more – TechCrunch

This week in Apps: Apple a COVID starts-19 app, the eruption impact on social and video apps, and more – TechCrunch

Welcome back to the week in Apps, the Extra-Crunch-series recaps the latest OS news, applications, the support and the money flows through it all.

The app industry saw a record 204 billion downloads, and $ 120 billion in consumer spending in the year 2019, according to App Annie’s “State of Mobile” report. People spend 3 hours and 40 minutes per day with apps, the with TV. Apps are not only a way to pass the idle hours — you are a big business. In the year 2019, mobile-first companies a combined $544 billion valuation had, 6.5 x higher than those without a mobile focus.

In this Extra-Crunch series, we help you keep up with the latest news from the world of apps, delivered on a weekly basis.

This week, we want to protect ourselves more with our special insurance, like the COVID-19-eruption impact on the apps and the broader mobile app industry as a multi-COVID-19 apps — including Apple’s built-in partnership with the CDC, among others. We also take a look at the gains by the social and video apps in the last few weeks, as people are struggling to stay in touch while you are at home in quarantine. In other headlines, we dig into Instagram co-watching feature, the Google for the games in conference news, Apple’s latest releases and updates, Epic Games, expansion in publishing, and more.

Coronavirus Special coverage

Social video apps have exploded due to the COVID-19-pandemic

Released on Sat, 28 Mar 2020 15:21:16 +0000

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