Updated: May 28, 2020
The majority of the countries have been on mandatory quarantine because of the Coronavirus outbreak. Many things have changed since the virus arrived in different parts of the world, but the main recommendation is the requirement to maintain social distancing.
Usually, people would be glued to their phones on social media, but know our phones and our computers have been essential to keep in contact with our family and friends.
I must admit I feel I have spoken more to friends and far away relatives more than ever, and it seems once your liberties are taken, the more you seem to want those things, and these don't necessarily have to be things that we usually would do. For others being In constant fear or anxiety that someone close could be infected with Covid-19; this is why certain apps have played an essential role in making us feel more connected and not entirely isolated. I began exercises in my house, talking to people I would not regularly chat with, and yesterday I had my first quarantine party with some friends on an app called Zoom.
Zoom was originally meant for business and corporate meetings, but it recently opened up for a whole different public.
“Zoom is the leading modern business video communications company with a simple and reliable cloud platform for audio and video conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars on all mobile, desktop, phone, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used worldwide in boardrooms, conference, meeting and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps companies and organizations bring their teams together in a uniform environment to achieve more.”
This pandemic has also made many of us work at home, and the need for large corporations to stay in contact has also spiked in the last months.
"Given this coronavirus, I think overnight, almost everybody understood they needed a tool like this," Yuan said of his company's video conferencing software on an earnings call this week. "This will dramatically change the landscape. I truly believe in the future, everyone will [use] video for remote worker collaboration." - Zoom CEO Eric Yuan
The app has been around for a while, the first time I used Zoom was last year on a business conference from Germany, and I thought it was pretty easy to use, I loved the fact that I didn't have to download or sign up for anything in order to join a meeting. The fact that you can include so many people in the same session is why I believe it became such a hit since the pandemic developed.
You never know when it will be a good time to invest in a start-up, it takes a lot of research and analyzing the growth of the company.
Many didn’t see it coming; how a pandemic would change the way we gather with people or the way we work. Whether you want to invest in the app, use it for conferences, or to chat with family and friends, it's great we have options that have made it a bit more fun and productive staying at home.
By: Carolina Pérez