Many people may not be able to leave the house even after the lockdown opens – such as seniors or children. For them, smartphone apps will become the way to communicate with the world.
Everyone’s phone has a set of go-to apps. Many new apps were also added to that list during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, one question that is on everyone’s mind is what will people do when the lockdown ends. Which are the apps they will need even after lockdown?
Even after the lockdown opens, our life will remain far away from the normal. Once people start moving out of the homes, it will be necessary to keep an eye on the emerging hotspots related to Covid-19, and also learn about the nearest testing and treatment facilities. Not only this, but many people also may not be able to get out of the house even after the lockdown opens – like seniors or children. For them, smartphone apps will become the way to communicate with the world.
So let’s see what are those 5 apps that will be needed even after lockdown?
Aarogya Setu app – Android and iOS
The Aarogya Setu app, an initiative of the Government of India, is designed to assist citizens so that they can know if they are in contact with an infected person. The app uses GPS and Bluetooth in smartphones to create social graphs. Based on that, it can tell whether the user of the app is with someone who is infected with Covid-19. If this happens, the user will get instructions for self-isolation. To take advantage of this, users have to keep Bluetooth of their smartphone on and give access to the location.
MyGov app – Android and iOS
There is a lot of rumors about Covid-19. We must make ourselves aware of the correct information so that there is no problem for others as well as ourselves. With the MyGov app, people can monitor the number of official cases of Covid-19 in India. Available in Hindi and English, this app continuously shows the number of active cases, discharged cases, and deaths. Information related to Covid-19 will also be found in the app such as the opinions of myth busters and experts.
MapMyIndia’s Move app – Android and iOS
MapMyIndia has created a Covid-19 dashboard where one can monitor the total number of cases in India based on inputs from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The dashboard also provides data at the state level, as well as details of treatment centers, isolation centers, hunger relief centers, and relief camps for migrant workers. Through the app, users can also report to the government and local authorities on issues like violation of law or lockdown.
Airtel Thanks App – Android and iOS
Like food and drink, the Internet has become the need of the hour. Then whether it is video calls and online shopping or whether to take a full dose of online class and entertainment on the app. Not only this but work from home is also the truth of today and without the internet, it cannot be imagined. Therefore it is very important to have a recharge app like Airtel Thanks App for internet recharge at the time of lockdown and even after lockdown. Recharging with this app is very easy. You can take different plans and recharge yourself as well as others. By the way, Airtel Thanks App does not only offer recharge, but it is also a platform for payment and entertainment. Here you can transact through Unified Payments Interface (UPI) payment system. Also, you can entertain yourself through ZEE5, Wynk Music, Live TV, etc.
Practo app – Android and iOS
Even after the lockdown opens, it will be difficult for many people to leave the house. It also includes senior citizens. Through telemedicine apps, patients can connect with their doctors and continue their treatment, without going to the hospital or clinic. Apart from this, private labs have been allowed to test Covid-19 and telemedicine platform Practo has started online booking of this test. The test will be done by thyroxine and a certified phlebotomist will be sent to take the sample from home. The test will take place only after a valid doctor has issued a prescription. There is also an option to consult a doctor via chat on the Practo app. Apart from this, you can take the help of pharma apps like 1mg, PharmEasy, Medlife, and Netmeds to get medicines home.
In the coming times, the rest of the country will be relaxed as per rules. But opening a lockdown does not mean that you go out of the house and go around a crowded place. You need to get out of the house at the time of need. If you need goods, entertainment, and recharge, then apps like grocery, delivery, pharma, OTT, and recharge can help you. If your smartphone does not have these apps, download immediately. By the way, Airtel’s network is quite good in terms of download speed experience. It has recently won the Open Signal Report 2020 (OSR), beating all telecom operators. In such a situation, if you have a good and strong network, then not only will you be able to download apps faster, but you will also be able to get a better experience.