The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Games, Apps & Social Media Industry, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

The Coronavirus pandemic and its shelter-at-home, work-from-home scenario, provided a very sharp boost to the games, mobile apps and social media sectors.  Many of these effects will be permanent.  It would be reasonable to think of this phenomenon as several years’ worth of digital platform growth compressed into a few short months’ time.  The companies that benefitted most were those that could scale rapidly while offering appropriate new or enhanced services to both businesses and consumers. The following are of particular importance to the games, apps and social media sectors:  1)      Online game playing soared during the shelter at-home lockdowns. …

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