The year 2020 is a globally historic year. Our world witnessed a pandemic that made us shift to ‘new’ normal. With a colorful & coordinated mask, this year gave us a new way to dress up. Social media is going viral with humorous memes. But this year also gave way to the online market. As per data from analytics firm App Annie of android phones time spent by Indians on smartphones increased by 24% to 4.3 hours per day as compared to 3.5 hours a day on average in 2019. This boosted India’s market for apps.
There has been significant growth in the App industry. India is the second-largest market for app downloads after China with 19 billion apps downloaded in 2019. Worldwide mobile app revenues have been increasing each year since 2014, and this trend is expected to continue until 2023. With mobile apps predicted to generate an overall revenue of $935.2 billion by 2023.
The only app that made us switch from age-old Indian drama to new-age movie and TV streaming. Started as a local DVD subscription service by two serial entrepreneurs, Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings.
With worldwide lockdown, Netflix added 26 million paid new subscribers in the first two quarters of 2020. Netflix enjoyed 28 million subscribers in 2019.
Candy Crush Saga
Who does not like online games? Candy Crush Saga is one of the most successful video games of all time. The colorful and ‘sweet’ game attracted the attention from the time
it was released as a Facebook web application in 2012.
But do you know the idea for Candy Crush Saga was invented in Bathtub? King Digital Entertainment developed Candy Crush Saga. The company’s co-founder, Richard Zacconi challenged his partner Sebastian Knutsson to create the “best three-match game ever” with readily available items. Candy Crush Saga has 272 million monthly active players, and according to King’s Alex Dale, more than 9 million of them play for more than three hours a day.
One of the often-discussed issues is “Unnatural user interface and experience design on device.” Facebook created React Native to overcome this challenge Initially designed for IOS, now it is used for both Android and Windows 10 project.
The development team used React Native to create their mobile applications for IOS and Android. The use of React Native improved user experience and Facebook users continue to love their favorite app.
One of the most difficult challenges in India is to find an auto/taxi but
Uber eliminated this challenge and made our commuting easy. Uber’s story started in Paris. when the two friends, Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp was appearing In the LeWeb, a yearly tech conference in December 2008.
Linkedin changed the way we network professionally. Serial entrepreneur Reid Hoffman saw a new way of working – and built a company to connect the business world. Linkedin’s 41 million members include people from more than 200 countries. Linkedin improved job seekers as well as recruiter’s experience. The user’s Linkedin profile serves as a ‘public-resume.’
In 2012, when the company was planning to improve its mobile application, developers turned to Nodejs for better functionality. As opposed to Ruby on Rails, Nodejs improved performance & memory usage. Overall mobile usage increased by 23% once the new app was released.