The coronavirus pandemic has brought tremendous changes to the various ways people interact with the world around them. If there is a particularly interesting change, it is the fact that the number of downloads of apps you can use in Concert is now higher than ever. Recent data shows that in the past year, the number of downloads of these applications has increased, and the incoming data shows that this trend will continue to develop in this direction.
It is important to note that the speed with which these apps are being downloaded is also increasing. According to ST, from 2019 to 2020, apps such as Uber, DoorDash, and Lyft gave people the option of doing handyman as a driver or apps that deliver groceries on a pay-per-view basis, achieved a 20% increase. The growth from 2020 to 2021 is more significant: it is currently growing by 25%.
The best company in this respect is DoorDash, a grocery delivery company that almost doubled its installations in March compared to the same period last year. By March 2021, this number will reach about 812,000. In addition to supply and sharing, applications such as Fiverr have also grown a lot. Fiverr’s user growth has surged from 20% in 2020 to 40% in 2021.
This multiplication of growth may also be affected by the fact that many people may prefer contracted work because they have the opportunity to work as they wish, rather than being forced to do a certain amount of work. This flexibility also allows people to earn income from multiple sources which can improve their financial situation and help them save money in the long run. This trend may evolve in the next few years and lead to a true paradigm shift, which may first change people’s perceptions of work.
Many companies may want to take advantage of this opportunity by choosing to hire people on a contract basis. As the rights of contract workers are a controversial issue worldwide because on-site work is considered a better and safer way to make money, it may hinder the development of the industry in the short term and may stimulate it in the long run. Given that the growth rate of contract workers does not seem to slow in the near future and the growth trend will be very interesting to watch.