The best mobile app ideas in 2020 could be nothing less than becoming powerful digital transformation tools for your business, but only when utilized in the right manner, with the right talent on board.
How are mobile app ideas faring with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020?
As the COVID-19 pandemic is currently ravaging the world on all levels, several businesses have shut down their operations, while others have surfaced with lucrative opportunities. Social distancing norms are getting stronger and businesses are struggling to adapt to the drastic changes implied in the digital world.
Among all the global industries, the education, healthcare, ecommerce, crowdfunding, and logistics and supply chain markets have experienced the most changes.
However, this hasn’t stopped the below mobile app ideas that are not only shaping the global industry, but becoming a mighty sector in themselves.
Here we’re talking about the best mobile app ideas that app developers and business owners need to be aware of, especially applicable through the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
My Personal Chef
Learning how to cook has become one of the most sought after hobbies for people since the lockdown began. People are happier than ever to learn about new recipes, dishes, and cuisines. And most importantly, have ample time to polish their cooking skills at home.
Hence, we can say that app developers can acquire a lot of business by developing top-notch cooking apps for individual users, restaurant owners, professional chefs, celebrities, etc.
Parking Space Finder
As the lockdowns have started easing and businesses are gradually resuming their operations, despite COVID-19 still going strong, very soon people are going to see traffic congestions and parking difficulties on the road again.
Even besides COVID-19, space is considered a valuable asset, especially in urban landscapes. Hence, an app that helps people find parking space in their area or city could be a great problem solving tool for everyday commuters.
The tool will leverage the traffic analysis data and GPS to provide and inform them about the congestion places, peak traffic hours, available and occupied parking slots, etc. and even traffic conditions on special events, annual or national holidays, accidents, festivals, and so on.
My First Aid Kit
Just like every other business, general healthcare institutions too suffered a considerable shutdown over the last couple of months. Quite an opportunity for people to connect back with age old remedies and natural herbs that their ancestors used to heal their people.
An app with a centralized product catalog of all the home remedies in terms of geographical and cultural differences could be a great app idea. The user’s location will recommend the type of remedy he/she can use and available in the market.
Moreover, the remedies will also be categorized by illnesses, symptoms, diagnoses, etc. and a “Call a Doctor” feature can also be added as an emergency protocol.
Design Your Space
An idea which can strongly utilize the potential of augmented reality technology. Staying indoors might have compelled people to design your bedrooms and other spaces with fresher outlooks and perspectives.
An AR-based application that facilitates users in designing their room by allowing them to use their phone camera and place 3D visuals of different furniture, items, etc. The idea is to examine the aesthetics of their rooms and other household spaces.
The tool can even partner with different ecommerce sites and businesses and encourage users to browse and purchase their favorite brands.
Fitness at Home
Another application idea that is in-demand as seasoned athletes and amateur, regular workout enthusiasts are no longer enjoying the liberty of hitting their gym.
People staying at home should also be inclined to keep themselves fit and healthy, and it is the developers’ job to help them in the form of user-friendly, powerful tools incorporating different workouts that users can try at home.
Besides the core workouts in the form of textual instructions, videos, and audios and nutritional charts, the app can also incorporate features to help users manage their weight, glucose level, blood pressure, heart rate, etc.
You may even add a community engagement feature where users can connect with their favorite athletes and healthcare influences to gain inspirations.
Share a Book
Apparently, not every book lover can afford 1st copies or hard covered editions of their favorite titles, and going to your next-door libraries isn’t an option anymore (for the time being).
A social media app for bookworms where people can collect and share books could be a lifesaver. Users can register themselves, meet likeminded readers, interact, arrange meetings, and conduct literary sessions for knowledge sharing purposes.
Users will create their personal collection of eBooks and physical copies they possess and interact with others in the community to make deal and collect or deliver their preferred titles accordingly.
Online Skills Development
As online education is gradually taking the center stage, mainly favored by the shutdown of physical classes, both students and teachers are increasingly relying on digital tools and evolution of mobile technology to acquire quality, distraction-free education.
A top online skills development application can bridge the gap between learners and educators like never before.
Instructors and students from different fields can record their tutorials, book live sessions, and participate in educational meetups on remote basis to keep their creative juices flowing and stay updated with the latest research in their respective areas of interest.
I Am a Farmer
With the production of processed food items on a high low since the start of the outbreak, people are consuming more and more organic items on routine basis.
The trend is likely to continue even after the pandemic subsides, a promising opportunity for healthy food seekers and farmers to connect under the same roof.
Users can deal with registered farmers for numerous purposes including inspecting their fields in real-time through CCTV cameras, transferring funds to help them with production, or ordering organic supplies whenever needed.
My Power App
The Go Green campaign has been around for quite some time now. Unfortunately, to no avail as the industrial processes and wastage dump in ocean are still contributing in perishing the overall health of our planet.
The charity begins at home! And “My Power App” idea allows you to start contributing from your own home by keeping your power supplies and their usage in check.
The app will function around the concept of aligning your green energy grid and normal power supply and produce usage data. Moreover, users can inquire the amount of available power supply in their solar cells, wind energy resources, etc. and acquire in-app suggestions on a potential green target based on the data.
Although not a typical commercial idea to attract businesses to invest in your concept. But you can always talk to professional power experts and renewable energy engineers on how to make your app more simple and user-centric.
Learn a New Language
If you’ve always wanted to learn a new language, either as a need or a want, now is the time. And the accomplishment can be fully reached when users are immersed in a specific environment relevant for each language.
Apart from the basic to advanced grammar, words and their synonyms, sentence structuring, pronunciations, and other language learning minutiae, inserting the right context learning will be beneficial for grasping quickly and lasting retention.
Users can enter any random word and the app’s search algorithms will display all the textual, audio and visual content in which that particular instance is used.
In addition to that, options of advanced filtering, connecting with popular language experts, attending live sessions, and community engagement could be added for an immersive, cultural-based experience.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought both miseries and opportunities for various businesses in equal proportions, as stated earlier in the article.
While our list of the best mobile app ideas in 2020 are potential opportunities in disguise for solo app developers and professional agencies in introducing in-demand tools in the market and reap millions in revenue.
Imran Abdul Rauf is a Digital Marketing Strategist, employed at CMOLDS, and specializes in content marketing, email marketing campaigns, lead generation, and other aspects of digital marketing. A content enthusiast by the day, and hardcore gamer by night, Imran is also a regular guest contributor at some of the top tech and digital marketing platforms.