The biggest growth is in mobile gaming, with many internet cafes closed during the pandemic and the accessibility to mobile devices growing. Mobile gaming will account for $77.2 billion in revenue in 2020, an increase of 13.3 percent from 2019.
16-year-old Syu Kato has designed an iPhone software application that uses GPS so individuals can keep their own records of their whereabouts in their mobile phone, to help with virus contact tracing.
Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google decided not to allow GPS data collection with their contact tracing system dues to privacy issues while preventing governments from using the system to compile data on citizens was a primary goal.
Public health authorities have determined that technology is crucial to apps that will alert people when they have been close to people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The TraceTogether app will work by exchanging short distance Bluetooth signals between phones to detect other participating users in close proximity of two metres.
The chief executive of developer Mobicip, Suren Ramasubbu, told Reuters he was interviewed in November by a US investigator who asked about the company's interactions with Apple.
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