COVID-19: Online Apps & Education

COVID-19 may be may be affecting many businesses with people refraining from travel and going out to the mall to shop, and even going to work and school. 

But when you stay indoors for such a long period due to the coronavirus outbreak, you probably have to figure out how to spend your time. 

In February, app downloads saw a 40 percent jump on a weekly basis compared to the same period last year. Nearly 222 million downloads have been done in China’s Apple store alone.

Gaming, education and entertainment apps are among the most popular downloads, according to statistics from App Annie, with gaming apps on the top of consumers’ lists.

Another big winner is online education, as nearly all schools across China had to postpone classes at the beginning of the spring semester and students were required to take online courses.

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