Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all.

The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and$ 120 billion in customer spending in 2019. People are now spending 3 hours and 40 minutes each day utilizing apps, matching TELEVISION. Apps aren’t simply a way to pass idle hours– they’re a big company. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $ 544 billion assessment, 6.5 x higher than those without a mobile focus.

In this Bonus Crunch series, we assist you stay up to date with the current news from the world of apps, delivered on a weekly basis.

Today we’re continuing to look at how the coronavirus outbreak is impacting the world of mobile applications, including the latest on countries’ different contact-tracing apps, the pandemic’s influence on video gaming and fintech and more. We’re likewise looking at that big app crash brought on by Facebook, plus new app releases from Facebook and Google, Android 11’s brand-new timeline and Apple’s plans to move WWDC online, to name a few things.

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WWDC goes virtual June 22

Apple revealed today its plans for a virtual version of its Worldwide Developer Conference. The business will host its WWDC 2020 occasion start on June 22 in the Apple Developer app and on the Apple Designer website free of charge for all designers. It will be fascinating to see how successfully Apple is able to take its designer conference online. Designers

could already access the sessions and keynotes through videos– but the real power of the event occasion in the networking and being able to talk to Apple engineers, ask questionsConcerns get hands-on help and see how other developers are using Apple technologies to innovate. Unless Apple is preparing a big revamp of its developer website and app that would allow those connections, it seems this year’s event will lack some of WWDC’s magic. The company also announced the Swift Trainee Difficulty, a chance for trainee designers to display their coding by creating their own Swift playground. Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.