With the rapid development of communication technology and the popularization of telecom business, China Mobile APP industry chain is gradually improved, and the growth of market is accelerated. As for the upstream, by July 2020, the amount of in-store APP in China has reached 3.57 million, and the enterprises are paying more attention to the satisfaction of user convenience as well as security experience. In the midstream, the development of APP distribution channels has undergone important changes. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, user scale of mini-program in China is expected to 830 million in 2020. And the emerging channels will have an impact on the distribution mode of traditional APP stores. On the other hand, under the tense relationship between China and United States, Huawei’s HMS ecosystem construction is expected to be benchmarked with iOS and GMS. In the future, the system has the opportunity to become a new race track for developers to compete. On the downstream side, the industry is developing in a more vertical direction in terms of application scenarios. Fields like e-commerce, entertainment, etc. give birth to more subdivided scenarios, and meet users’ needs from more dimensions. In the case of slowing down of the overall growth rate of APP users, new development opportunities are explored.
With the rapid development of mobile Internet, the scale of China's mobile search users exceeded 700 million in 2019. Driven by the COVID-19 in 2020, mobile Internet penetration will accelerate, and the scale is expected to reach 754 million. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, search engines, social platforms, and e-commerce platforms are the top three channels for interviewed netizens to obtain information, accounting for 69.6%, 49.0%, and 35.3%, respectively. 78.4% of the interviewed netizens said that they would think of mobile search engines as soon as they searched for information so they have a strong dependence on mobile search. For mobile search modes, the most common mobile search mode used by interviewed users is text search, accounting for 72.6%. With the maturity of AI technology and the deepening of usage habits, the interviewed users who use voice search and image search accounted for 44.4% and 20.8% respectively. In the future, the demand for mobile search will show diversified and professional development, and the application of AI technology will become the main force of the market. The competition of mobile search market will continue to escalate, and the head market will maintain a market structure of “one super strong, many stronger” in the medium and long term.
中国在线教育市场规模近五年来一直保持逐年增长的态势，iiMedia Research（艾媒咨询）数据显示，2019年在线教育市场规模已突破4000亿元。疫情期间，教育部提出“停课不停学、停课不停教”，推动了教育产业信息化变革的同时，也激发和释放出在线教育的潜在市场需求。尤其在下沉市场领域，在线教育行业的认知和渗透进程得到加快。iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，分地域来看，受访用户对各类在线教育服务的需求呈现出差异，一二线城市教育需求相对多元分散，低线城市用户需求更多集中在学科辅导和语言学习。且下沉市场用户群体对价格敏感度较高，整体付费能力以及付费意愿较一二线城市还有一定差距。艾媒咨询分析师认为，下沉蓝海市场空间广阔，但在线教育企业也面临诸多挑战，加大技术投入，利用AI赋能教育，降本提效，专注用户，将成为行业的主流趋势。拥有资金和技术能力的在线教育平台将更具发展优势。
The size of China's online education market has been increasing year by year for the past five years. According to data from iiMedia Research, the online education market has exceeded 400 billion yuan in 2019. During the Corona epidemic, the Ministry of Education proposed "suspended class, ongoing learning, ongoing teaching" ，which not only promoted the informatization reform of the education industry, but also stimulated and released the potential market demand for online education. Especially in the field of sinking market, the process of cognition and penetration of online education industry has been accelerated. According to the data of iiMedia Research, according to different areas, the respondents' demands for various online education services are different. The demand for education in first-tier and second-tier cities is relatively diversified, and the demand for users in low-tier cities is more concentrated in subject counseling and language learning. Moreover, the user groups in the sinking market are highly sensitive to prices, and the overall payment ability and willingness to pay are still far from those in first- and second-tier cities. According to iiMedia consulting analysts, the sinking blue ocean market is vast, but online education companies also face many challenges, using AI to empower education, reducing costs and improving efficiency, and focusing on users will become the mainstream trend of the industry in the future. Online education platforms with financial and technical capabilities will have more development advantages.