With millions of people all around the world being forced to stay home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the internet seemed to have come to the rescue, yet again. As lockdown took over the world, more so than usual people began spending more time downloading and exploring numerous different applications. Take a closer look to see which apps were downloaded the most during the global lockdown.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more schools and universities all around the world began using Google Classroom. This was because in-person learning was put on hold. As students and teachers were forced to turn to virtual classrooms, Google Classroom was the top choice for so many. It was reported that the app had in fact doubled its amount of users and is considered to be the top education app at the moment.
With so many people stuck at home, social media was just one of the ways that helped fight boredom. So, millions of users from all corners of the globe downloaded TikTok. But what exactly is TikTok? Let us help you out, TikTok is a video-sharing social networking platform that allows users to create a variety of short videos while giving them the opportunity to be as creative as possible. The categories range from comedy and dance to education and fashion. As each month of the global crisis continued, the number of users increased drastically. Right now, it is available in 40 different languages all over the world.
We’re in the year 2021 and nearly every person in the world has definitely heard of Netflix. But for those who haven’t heard or not quite sure what all the hype is, we will be of assistance to you! Netflix is a subscription-based platform that allows its users to watch an unlimited amount of TV shows, documentaries, and movies. With so much content and a huge variety of options to choose from it’s no wonder Netflix is currently the world-leading media streaming platform. After just the first month of the global pandemic, Netflix saw a 55% increase in app downloads.
As people began working from home at the start of COVID-19, video conferencing zoomed to higher proportions. Zoom Video Communications or better known as Zoom very quickly stood out as the app to download. In just 3 short months from the commencement of the global pandemic, Zoom managed to rack up roughly 300 million users from all around the world. Additionally, since the lockdown had started, it was said that it landed on the list of the top 10 most downloaded applications.
The Nike Training App
Home fitness apps have been shaping our lives long before COVID-19, but their popularity truly soared as mandatory quarantine progressed across the globe. With people stuck at home, with various limitations as to how far they could travel, many of them turned to health and fitness apps to keep themselves active. One of the applications that experienced a large increase in the number of users was The Nike Training App. This app gives you all the benefits of a personal trainer at just a click of a button. It also is one of the best ways to maintain a good workout routine whilst practicing social distancing.