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Online education apps rocket as coronavirus lockdown sends lessons online


Google Classroom downloads increased by 1,500% followed by Duolingo - Language Lessons and Seesaw Class.

Demand for online education apps rocketed in the first week of the Spring term as schools were forced to close and go online for lessons under new coronavirus restrictions, according to app tracker Airnow.


Downloads of Zoom and other meeting apps soar in 2020


The period between December 24 and 31 is usually the busiest time for new devices to come online and to begin downloading apps.

Downloads of meeting apps soared in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns, according to research group Airnow.

In the US, Zoom saw an increase of 72.3mln downloads (53mln Apple; 19.3mln Android), mobile game Among Us jumped by 38mln (28.7mln Apple; 9.3mln Android) while TikTok added 31.9mln downloads (27.6mln Apple; 4.3mln Android).


Airnow highlights surge in shopping app downloads over festive season


The company's mobile app analytics, optimisation and market research platform, Airnow Data, showed that several shopping apps in the UK received record numbers of downloads and growth over the holiday season

Airnow PLC has released data showing the downloads of online shopping and package tracking apps in both the UK and the US as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced people to rely on e-commerce for their retail needs over the festive period.


Black Friday bargain hunting drives surge in downloads says app tracker Airnow


On Android phones, fashion, jewellery and beauty app Cute recorded an incredible 86,000 new users.

Britons downloaded thousands of apps ahead of the annual Black Friday shopping spree according to analysis from app tracking specialist Airnow PLC.

Non-essential shops were closed due to the second COVID-19 lockdown, which pushed even more shoppers to use their mobile phones to get the best deals, said Airnow.

In the seven days leading up to Black Friday (27th November), Apple iPhone downloads of Spanish clothing brand Massimo Dutti jumped 637%, jeweller Carrie Elizabeth saw a 231% rise over the previous week while Zara and Nike downloads increased by 36,000 and 34,000 across the UK, or 136% and 114% respectively.


Take a free Snyk peak at cloud native application platform during Black Hat Europe


App developers looking to protect themselves against threats posed by hackers and the rise of cybercrime are being invited to attend a free virtual session held as part of an annual world-leading information security event.

Hosted by cloud native application platform Snyk and Airnow Cybersecurity at 12pm (noon) GMT on Wednesday 9th December 2020, ‘LIVE HACKING: Securing Containers by breaking in’ ( will provide an understanding of how to minimise attacks and to incorporate best practices into the app development process.

Attendees to the free online event will have the opportunity to see Snyk in action and how it can help find, prioritise and fix vulnerabilities in containers early-on and throughout the development process.

Liran Tal, Snyk Lead Developer Advocate, said:

“Security issues and cybercrime continue to rise at an alarming rate and, in this webinar, we assume the role of the hacker and look to exploit vulnerabilities in packages that could realistically be targeted. In response, we will show participants how to protect themselves against these threats by building up a pipeline and development workflow with security testing in mind.”

Part of the Airnow Group, Airnow Cybersecurity partnered with Snyk in October 2020 to offer global app developers further security measures as part of its best-in-class countermeasures, security testing, training and risk management services.

Mark Adams, Director of Airnow Cybersecurity, explained:

“Airnow’s partnership with Snyk enables us to provide our clients with the ability to continuously monitor and secure code in real-time, which creates a demonstrable advantage.

“Traditionally, an app developer may only begin testing for vulnerabilities once the coding has been completed and, if any issues are identified, this can not only cause significant delays but also lead to increased costs. However, by doing this ‘on the fly’ with Snyk as will be demonstrated at Black Hat Europe, any vulnerabilities can be immediately addressed throughout the process resulting in a quicker and safer launch to market.”

Founded in 1997, Black Hat is an information security event series bringing together the best minds in cyber security. Held annually in Europe, USA and Asia, Black Hat Briefings and Trainings provide attendees with the latest in information security research, development, and industry trends. Any business interested in attending the session ‘LIVE HACKING: Securing Containers by breaking in’ should visit or book a meeting with a Snyk expert :