Previously in our last article, 7 impacts of the mobile App economy were explained. Today more impacts will be brought to you.
8. Digital Health
Another area where the app economy has had a significant impact is in the healthcare sector. Apps like WebMD and Mayo Clinic have made it easier for patients to access medical information and connect with healthcare providers. And apps like HealthTap and Doctor on Demand have made it possible to consult with a doctor virtually, from the comfort of your own home. The app economy has also given rise to a new wave of “digital health” apps that track everything from sleep and fitness to nutrition and medication management.
The use of the “app economy” has revolutionized the way consumers interact with businesses and brands. Apps like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash have transformed the transportation and delivery industries. Food delivery apps like Postmates and Grubhub have also changed the way people order and consume food. And the rise of “on-demand” apps like TaskRabbit and Handy have made it easier than ever to get chores and errands done. The app economy has also changed the way we consume media, with streaming apps like Netflix and Spotify dominating the market.
10. Retail Industry
The app economy has also had a major impact on the retail industry. Apps like Amazon, Etsy, and eBay have transformed the way people shop for goods and services. And social media apps like Instagram and Pinterest have given rise to a new generation of “influencers” who use their platforms to promote products and services. Moreso, the app economy has even changed the way people bank, with apps like Venmo, Cash App, and PayPal making it easier to send and receive money. And apps like PayPal and Apple Pay have made it easier to make purchases in person and online.
Another area where the app economy has made a big impact is in education. Apps like Duolingo and Coursera have made it easier than ever to learn a new language or take a college course. And apps like Khan Academy and Quizlet have revolutionized the way students study and prepare for exams. The app economy has also given rise to a new generation of “edtech” companies that are changing the way schools operate. For example, apps like ClassDojo and Remind have made it easier for teachers and parents to communicate with each other.
12. E- commerce
Another way the app economy has transformed society is by changing the way we travel. Apps like Airbnb and VRBO have made it easy to book a vacation rental anywhere in the world. TripIt and Kayak have made it easier to plan and book flights, hotels, and car rentals. And apps like Uber and Lyft have made it easier to get around once you’ve arrived at your destination. And, of course, there’s the sharing economy, made possible by apps like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and TaskRabbit.
Let’s talk about entertainment. Apps like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video have transformed the way we consume TV shows and movies. And apps like Spotify and Apple Music have revolutionized the way we listen to music. And then there’s the gaming industry, which has been completely transformed by apps like Fortnite, Minecraft, and Roblox. And social media apps like Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok have changed the way we connect with friends and family.
14. Political patriotism
The rise of mobile apps has also had an impact on politics and activism. Apps like Twitter and Facebook have made it easier for people to connect with politicians and political organizations. And apps like ActBlue and WinRed have made it easier for people to donate to political causes. And finally, apps like Uber and Lyft have made it easier for people to participate in protests and demonstrations.
For example, apps like Spotify and Apple Music have made it easier for people to discover and listen to music. And apps like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ have made it easier for people to watch movies and TV shows. And apps like Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest have made it easier for people to find and share art and design. And finally, apps like Etsy and Society have made it easier for people to buy and sell handmade goods.