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COVID-19: Commentary Attributed To Beverly Chen, Marketing Director, APAC For AppsFlyer

Did you know that mobile apps in the Entertainment and Gaming categories have seen surges in China?

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“Looking at the preliminary impact of coronavirus to APAC’s mobile app marketplace, it should come as no surprise that the travel category is hit with -22 per cent mobile transactions within a 20 day vs 20 day period. These are indicative numbers, but I wouldn’t call them alarming. 

Interestingly, on the flip side, mobile apps in the Entertainment and Gaming categories have seen surges in China with +62% and +47%, respectively. 

This only shows that in this genuinely mobile-first, often mobile-only region, there may be some unanticipated challenges, but growth opportunities will always abound.”

% Changes in Travel Apps and Entertainment/Gaming

 APAC AllChinaSingaporeSouth KoreaJapanThailandIndiaIndonesia
Travel Apps 

*Percentage change in mobile app transactions (equivalent to bookings)

*Sample Size: 115 Leading Travel apps in Flights & Accommodation Category
 -22% -27%  -33%  -34%  -9%  -20%  +8%  +8%

China  

*percentage change in mobile app usage across 3,000+ apps 
Rest of APAC 
Entertainment+62% No significant changes detected within a given period including shopping & e-commerce categories
Gaming General +47%

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