Software Bugs Don’t Shelter in Place: What app usage and error data reveal during COVID-19

Some apps thrive while others survive during a global pandemic, with the largest consumer spend ever occurring in Q1 2020
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2020 will always be remembered as the year a global pandemic disrupted our daily lives. 

As physical stores closed and people sheltered in their homes, consumers turned to mobile apps to replace many in-person behaviors. Apps enabled access to everything from food and essentials to entertainment, information, and social connection. This reliance demonstrates how $23.4 billion was spent in the app stores during the first quarter, with 31 billion new app downloads. 

Know what else emerged? A new way to look at the COVID-19 economy through error data from apps. This report uncovers insightful trends about app usage and the impact of the coronavirus by examining Bugsnag’s top 750 projects, segmented by vertical.

As you read along, you’ll discover:

  • Which apps are “pandemic-thriving” and have experienced a significant increase in usage during the pandemic (including one app category that absolutely exploded!).
  • What apps are “pandemic-proof” and are more or less used the same amount.
  • Which apps are “pandemic-rebounders” and have seen usage slow due to certain conditions and prohibited activities.

Software Bugs Don’t Shelter in Place: What app usage and error data reveal during COVID-19

Some apps thrive while others survive during a global pandemic, with the largest consumer spend ever occurring in Q1 2020

Software Bugs Don’t Shelter in Place: What app usage and error data reveal during COVID-19

Some apps thrive while others survive during a global pandemic, with the largest consumer spend ever occurring in Q1 2020

2020 will always be remembered as the year a global pandemic disrupted our daily lives. 

As physical stores closed and people sheltered in their homes, consumers turned to mobile apps to replace many in-person behaviors. Apps enabled access to everything from food and essentials to entertainment, information, and social connection. This reliance demonstrates how $23.4 billion was spent in the app stores during the first quarter, with 31 billion new app downloads. 

Know what else emerged? A new way to look at the COVID-19 economy through error data from apps. This report uncovers insightful trends about app usage and the impact of the coronavirus by examining Bugsnag’s top 750 projects, segmented by vertical.

As you read along, you’ll discover:

  • Which apps are “pandemic-thriving” and have experienced a significant increase in usage during the pandemic (including one app category that absolutely exploded!).
  • What apps are “pandemic-proof” and are more or less used the same amount.
  • Which apps are “pandemic-rebounders” and have seen usage slow due to certain conditions and prohibited activities.

Software Bugs Don’t Shelter in Place: What app usage and error data reveal during COVID-19

Some apps thrive while others survive during a global pandemic, with the largest consumer spend ever occurring in Q1 2020

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2020 will always be remembered as the year a global pandemic disrupted our daily lives. 

As physical stores closed and people sheltered in their homes, consumers turned to mobile apps to replace many in-person behaviors. Apps enabled access to everything from food and essentials to entertainment, information, and social connection. This reliance demonstrates how $23.4 billion was spent in the app stores during the first quarter, with 31 billion new app downloads. 

Know what else emerged? A new way to look at the COVID-19 economy through error data from apps. This report uncovers insightful trends about app usage and the impact of the coronavirus by examining Bugsnag’s top 750 projects, segmented by vertical.

As you read along, you’ll discover:

  • Which apps are “pandemic-thriving” and have experienced a significant increase in usage during the pandemic (including one app category that absolutely exploded!).
  • What apps are “pandemic-proof” and are more or less used the same amount.
  • Which apps are “pandemic-rebounders” and have seen usage slow due to certain conditions and prohibited activities.
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Software Bugs Don’t Shelter in Place: What app usage and error data reveal during COVID-19

Some apps thrive while others survive during a global pandemic, with the largest consumer spend ever occurring in Q1 2020
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Software Bugs Don’t Shelter in Place: What app usage and error data reveal during COVID-19

Some apps thrive while others survive during a global pandemic, with the largest consumer spend ever occurring in Q1 2020
Read the reportRead the report

2020 will always be remembered as the year a global pandemic disrupted our daily lives. 

As physical stores closed and people sheltered in their homes, consumers turned to mobile apps to replace many in-person behaviors. Apps enabled access to everything from food and essentials to entertainment, information, and social connection. This reliance demonstrates how $23.4 billion was spent in the app stores during the first quarter, with 31 billion new app downloads. 

Know what else emerged? A new way to look at the COVID-19 economy through error data from apps. This report uncovers insightful trends about app usage and the impact of the coronavirus by examining Bugsnag’s top 750 projects, segmented by vertical.

As you read along, you’ll discover:

  • Which apps are “pandemic-thriving” and have experienced a significant increase in usage during the pandemic (including one app category that absolutely exploded!).
  • What apps are “pandemic-proof” and are more or less used the same amount.
  • Which apps are “pandemic-rebounders” and have seen usage slow due to certain conditions and prohibited activities.