Welcome to this week In Apps, an additional crunch series that rearranges the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it.
The app industry is as hot as ever, with 209 billion downloads and $ 120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now using the app, spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using TV. Apps are not just a way to pass idle hours – they are a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $ 544 billion valuation, 6.5x more than those without a mobile focus.
In this Extra Crunch series, we introduce you to the latest news of the world of apps being distributed on a weekly basis.
This week, we are looking at mobile news of events that did not occur this year due to the coronovirus epidemic. Which includes the launch of Android 11 beta, which would normally have come during Google I / O, with all new Android developer tools. Snap also held its partner summit this week, where it announced several new Snapchat features, new partner relationships and plans for its AR ecosystem.
Not leaving, Apple This week stole a bit of attention with their performance of the WWDC20 schedule. Like many others, Apple’s conference is going virtual for the first time. Even Apple has to redesign its forums to assist with engineer-developer interactions.
This week at App Trend, we examine data from home improvement applications and new reports of the impact of COVID on hypersensitive gaming.
Android 11 beta launched with new developer tools
After a series of delays and the cancellation of Google I / O, Android 11 beta Finally launched this week. This next major version of Android OS focuses on three themes, Google says: People, Control and Privacy.
On the People side, Android 11 gives conversation notifications a dedicated section on top of Shadow, providing bubble APIs for messaging apps, improving voice access, adding new emojis and more. Newly integrated keyboard suggestions allow autofill application and input method editors (eg, password managers and third-party keyboards), which now offer context-specific entries in the suggestion bar securely.
New device controls make it easy for users to access and control connected / smart home devices with long presses of the power button or access payment options. New media controls in upcoming beta releases will make it easier to switch output devices for audio or video content.