Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Additional Crunch series that evaluates the most recent OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all.

The app market is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and$120 billion in consumer costs in 2019. Individuals are now spending 3 hours and 40 minutes daily utilizing apps, rivaling TELEVISION. Apps aren’t simply a method to pass idle hours– they’re an industry. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $ 544 billion appraisal, 6.5 x greater than those without a mobile focus.

In this Bonus Crunch series, we assist you keep up with the most recent news from the world of apps, provided on a weekly basis.

Today we’re continuing to look at how the coronavirus break out is affecting the world of mobile applications, consisting of the most recent news about COVID-19 apps, Facebook and Houseparty’s battle to control the online hangout, the video game that everyone’s playing throughout quarantine, and more. We likewise take a look at the brand-new accusations against TikTok, the demise of a popular “Lite” app, brand-new apps using parental controls, Telegram killing its crypto plans and many other stories, including a significant load of financing and M&A.

Contact tracing and COVID-19 apps in the news

Consumer advocacy groups state TikTok is still breaking COPPA

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.