Question of the Day: For each of these mobile apps, indicate whether they have been positively or negatively impacted by the coronavirus

Apr 06, 2020
Question of the Day, Purchase Decisions
  • Health and Fitness Apps
  • Travel app downloads
  • Grocery delivery apps
  • Music app downloads


  • Health and Fitness Apps: Positive
  • Travel app downloads: Negative
  • Grocery delivery apps: Positive
  • Music app downloads: Slightly negative


  • What apps have you recently downloaded while you and your family have been "sheltering in place?"
  • What apps are you using more frequently?
  • Do you think the increased popularity of these apps will continue after the coronavirus has passed? 
  • What other apps do you think have done well in the past few weeks? 

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Behind the numbers (Morning Brew; love their daily newsletter which you can sign up for here)


  • Some grocery delivery apps, including Instacart, Walmart Grocery, and Shipt, hit record downloads in mid-March, per Apptopia.
  • Business conference apps had their biggest download week ever March 14–21.
  • Health and fitness apps saw a surge in downloads.


  • Travel app downloads dipped 31% in March.
  • Music app downloads were also slightly down. Same with podcasts.
  • Ride-sharing app downloads have collapsed.


Looking for more current events, be sure to check out these short 2 minute EdPuzzle videos on the impact of coronavirus on employment, the stock market and the generosity that many are demonstrating during this challenging time.

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.