19 Mar 2020
Updated on December 28th, 2022

Collaboration Tools Mitigating Coronavirus Threat

Gunjan Manral

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Collaboration Tools

Covid-19 is a reminder to all of us, about the power of infectious diseases. But at the same time we must not forget, technology is trying its level best to pace up the odd equation of coronavirus.

As stated by Jared Spataro, corporate VP for Microsoft 365, about the usage of its collaboration tool Teams in China, “Since January 31, we’ve seen a 500% increase in Teams meetings, calling, and conferences there, and a 200% increase in Teams usage on mobile devices.” 

At the same time, Slack, Google Hangouts Meet, and RingCentral are some other virtual alternatives that are capturing the attention amid this global tension bubble.

What do these statements show to you?

Collaboration tools have brought insights into how innovation and technology are standing side-by-side to handle public health emergencies and holding the tilting pillar of the global economy.


Video conferencing is expected to become a $20 million market but 2024, according to Global Market Insights.


We all know, that scare of coronavirus is real and is not going to fade away any sooner.

Yeah, it is the sad but fast fact in today’s life spectrum, where this deadly virus has not just harmed human life but has crunched down the global economy.

Don’t let Coronavirus slosh away economy!

Let’s get on a quick tour with this post today to understand how a collaboration tool actually works, and what all it takes to build it further.


How does a collaboration tool work?

Although the tool can be accessed through a website or a mobile app, the working functionality somehow remains the same, where the user can access the portal to bring convenience at its best. The working functionality of a collaboration tool works as:

Registration & Plan Selection

In this feature, the user (organization/individual) needs to register using a suitable plan. Every information shared or received on the platform, gets stored at cloud storage.

Profile Creation

On completing the registration, the meeting application needs to be downloaded in the system/mobile to finish the profile creation.

Calendar Sync

The chosen calendar has to be synced with the application, before using it further.

Conduct Meetings

Meetings, webinars, conferences, audio/video calls can be set up and a productive meeting can be started.


As per the convenience, users can set the different aspects of settings, like mute/unmute audio, group chat, share video, share screen, and other features to enjoy the best of the meeting.


MVP features required for a collaboration tool like zoom

There are many features involved in the successful development of a collaboration tool. However, to help you build a set of MVP features for collaboration tools, you must read it ahead…

  • One-on-one meetings- For hosting unlimited one-on-one meetings even with the free plan.
  • Group video conferences- Lets the users host up to 500 participants.
  • Screen sharing- Users can meet one-on-one or with large groups and share their screens with each other.


Why a collaboration tool is necessary amid the Covid-19 scare?

In the Pandemic Covid-19, the entire world has shut down and it is advised to create social distancing from everyone, to stop the spread.

Since the spread of the virus has turned deadly across the world, from Europe to Asia, many countries are infected with this vicious virus.

This has led many organizations to skip their business tours, international meetings, client interaction, that is affecting the big gulp of the economy, and creating a slow-down in the businesses and their productivity meters. Many companies are forced to pick the work-from-home policy to avoid the spread.

However, to tackle this issue technology has found a way to bridge the gap, and that with collaboration tools like zoom, skype, and many others.

With collaboration tools, you are allowed to virtually interact with a co-worker, clients, potential prospects, international employers.

This has helped to take telecommuting much more with human experience and helps you feel connected.

A collaboration tool has become an essential tool for businesses ranging any size and is helping them to continue their daily workflows with minimal interrupt.


How much will it cost to build an app like Zoom?

The cost of the collaboration tool with MVP features would cost around….

And the time consumed in the development would not be anything more than ….

A collaboration tool can help you gear up the broken economy ties and sustain business operations digitally!


Reach Techugo team today and grow your business on the digital marks!


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