• Jul 27,2020

5 Workable Mobile App Ideas in a Covid19 Affected World

And who would have thought that a world equipped with nuclear power will be taken hostage by a microscopic virus? But, well it did. Lives lost, sanity lost and businesses? Well, so many of them went to the dogs. So many are limping back to business. Not an encouraging picture. Is it? Nevertheless, there is always a flipside to every scenario. And this time, it is the digital that not only survived but also got more innovative than ever. It is web and mobile app development that totally took a front seat when most commerce was tossing sides in confusion.

If rising to the occasion had a face, mobile apps would be it. From facilitating remote meetings, to online courses, to getting groceries delivered with zero contact, mobile apps made it all possible when the world was trying to fight the pandemic and still trying to make some sense of life in this situation. And it hasn’t ended. We don’t know when it will end. So, if we are looking at moving ahead, it’s the app developers that will be leading the way with ideas and features that we may not have been so keen on earlier.

So, as we do brave through these uncertain times, there are some ideas which can bring you the much needed certainty. Here are 5 workable mobile app ideas which not only are good not but also in a Covid19 affected world.

eLearning Apps

So, from a time when we considered eLearning something the elite would choose, to a time when it is the only option for students all across the globe, eLearning has, let us say this, come of age within a span of a few months.

Moodle and Lynda have more contemporaries than they ever did, and what’s great is that there is no dearth of interested users any longer.

TechJury recently revealed that the retention rates of different eLearning apps saw a tremendous spike in user retention rates from 25% to 60%.

If you have been or are a part of the education industry, or you own any skill that you feel can be imparted remotely, and if you have the financial resources, of course, app development is something that you should invest in.

Fitness Apps

Fitness apps are nothing new. Are they?

From Strava to Sworkit to even Headspace (let’s not forget mental health), there are scores of apps that have been around. So, does that even make a good business case for another fitness app?

Yes, it does.

For so many of those who have sworn not to throng the gyms wherever they are open; for all those who may have relocated because of the pandemic, remote fitness is perhaps the only viable option left.

Listening to news like Gold’s going out of business is disheartening only to realise that it’s better to find innovative solutions to a problem we didn’t see coming.

Food and Groceries Delivery Apps

Zomato has been a shining star for years now, with Swiggy just a little behind. Ubereats was taken over by Zomato recently. And food delivery saved the world, literally when the pandemic struck. These brands forayed into delivering groceries in many nations of the world. And it was saving grace.

There’s no reason why food and grocery business, or any entrepreneur even vaguely acquainted with the food market should not be taking a cue from this. These apps are working full throttle, and will go only further from here. There are all good reasons why you should look for a good app developer who has experience with food delivery apps and get working on building your business.

Telemedicine Apps

Alright then, if there is one professional that we seem to need the most in these times, it is a doctor. One may be too brave to think otherwise.

Telemedicine has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years and is set to keep the pace. A report by Grand View Research projects the compound annual growth rate of telemedicine worldwide to be 15% from 2019 to 2027.

And given the pandemic, the numbers should only be looking up. This is the reason why healthcare providers and even governments are looking forward to investing in telemedicine.

Mobile apps only happen to be a better choice than web apps because of the availability of smartphones. According to a June 2020 report by Statista

“Mobile accounts for approximately half of web traffic worldwide. In the first quarter of 2020, mobile devices (excluding tablets) generated 51.92 percent of global website traffic, consistently hovering around the 50 percent mark since the beginning of 2017.”

mHealth apps happen to be as important in this context when healthcare providers are equally in need of management tools that can handle large incoming appointment data and patient information databases.

Making an investment in anything healthcare related could be a real turning point for a business right now.

Pickup and Drop Delivery Apps

These kinds of apps really appeal to us as end users. Don’t they? So, there’s no reason why they should not appeal to us as businesses.

Amazon never really stops and ends up delivering almost anything you want. But there’s a catch to it and that’s where it can be beaten. Amazon is great when it comes to FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) in making same day deliveries. But it is not always the case that every item you delivered can be delivered the same day.

Pickup and Drop delivery apps work so well on a local level because users want deliveries the same day, say, from their local store.

It is interesting to see how the lockdown has got us used to getting home deliveries. And as a large chunk of population continues to work from home the rest of this year and ahead, a pickup and delivery systems that get people just about any supply that they need from a local store, there is a great business case hiring a good mobile app development team for it, since other investments would be mostly licenses and employee salaries.

And with hopes that the post Covid19 world is a better one, we still stay prepared for what looks apparent as of now; we leverage the best of app ideas and we make them work.