Since the COVID-19 pandemic stormed the whole globe, a lot of things have changed, and our everyday life is definitely going through constant fluctuations and alterations. The way we do almost everything, from how we interact with each other to how we work, shop, where we go on vacation, participate at events, and so on has transformed. Probably one of the most striking changes is that everything took a shift, as we’ve seen, and moved online. Many once qualified as usual or mundane activities have gotten people into a pickle with questions such as
“Is it safe to go shopping?” or “Is it okay to go to the pharmacy?”. Masks, surgical gloves, disinfectant and antibacterial solutions have replaced other items in our bags. Celebrations, events, and gatherings have closed their doors and postponed their dates, and are silently waiting for a sign of good, or better news. Just like the rest of us.
The pandemic has proved to us how fragile life truly is. It has forced us to change, reconcile, and redesign—our work, relationships, schools, activities, behavior, and life. We have adapted—some quicker, some slower—even if we don’t know how much longer this situation is going to go on. What we do know for sure is this: It’s exactly the uncertainty of it all that makes continuous adaptation and improvement mandatory. Therefore, many businesses have decided to invest in apps that limit human contact and make this period more bearable.
Here are 4 examples of trending app ideas you can take inspiration from:
While the ongoing situation makes it difficult to access healthcare or simply make a doctor’s appointment in some areas for health concerns unrelated to the coronavirus, telemedicine can be an amazing solution to this problem.
Hospitals and clinics around the world have started to develop these kinds of apps (or improve the existing ones) where people can introduce their symptoms, and they instantly receive guidance and tips on what they should do next. Some are even more elaborate than that and even include features like virtual assistance, virtual medical offices and live chatbots, pharmacy collaborations for obtaining medicine, and live sessions with doctors that discuss different issues and how to approach them.
These apps can literally be life-saving, whether they help figure out the cause of pains, a serious disease or simply ease the patient’s mind from anxious thoughts.
One amazing example of such an app is Lemonaid. This app works in three easy steps. First, people have to go through an online questionnaire that is later reviewed by a doctor. Lastly, the medicine needed for the health issue that is spotted is sent directly to the door of the patient. The best part is, Lemonaid also offers help and support for anxiety and depression!
A healthy lifestyle doesn’t include only doctor’s appointments, but also prevention and constant care. This being said, nutrition plays a major role. An appointment with the nutritionist is difficult to obtain during these challenging times, and even the stress of the pandemic itself can take a toll on our eating behaviors. Great apps such as MyFitnessPal are perfect for helping you track your nutrients, making sure you eat the right amount of food, and that you keep hydrated. This particular app is also amazing when it comes to general advice, recipe ideas, and many more features that can help enable a conscious eater.
Some features include personalization of macro and micronutrients daily intake, reminders, food analysis, and daily goals.
Of course, no health-related topic can be wrapped-up without the mention of sports. Thepandemic has also limited the accessibility oftraining facilities and gyms. Therefore, an amazingkind of app that will only get bigger in the future is the at-home personal training.One such appis Virtual Nick. What makes Virtual Nick different is that the app uses AI in order to adapt to each individual’s fitness level and track progress accordingly.
On-demand grocery shopping apps
A different kind of lifesavers are also grocery shopping apps. During the pandemic, many were afraid to go outside, especially inside stores, and others wanted to limit the time spent there. Even though people feel safer now, these kinds of apps are still convenient. Gofers is an amazing tool that allows you to put everything you want in your cart and can be usually found in hypermarkets—from baked goods to meats, flowers, pet food and care accessories, baby care products, or cosmetics.
Besides the miseries that the pandemic has brought, this virus also showed us how adaptable we really are, no matter how resilient to change we are at first.
These kinds of tools have proven to be extremely useful during the lockdowns that happened across the globe. And going even further, they have made people’s lives easier beyond the isolation periods. They help in cutting corners, that can seriously save some time, a variable most precious nowadays. Naturally, many users have noticed the benefits, and never really stopped using these apps.