Google Classroom is the most downloaded free application on the Google Playstore and Apple App Store, since some schools and universities implement a learning policy from home, to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Instead of stopping teaching and learning activities, many educational institutions open online classes by utilizing a number of services, such as Google Classroom, Zoom, and so on.
Google Classroom application (Google Class) which before March 2020 was not included in the list of the most popular applications, is now at the top of the list of the top free PlayStore applications, including in Indonesia, alongside AhatsApp, Zoom, Tiktok, and Facebook.
Until this news goes live, Google Classroom has been downloaded more than 50 million times. This achievement is quite extraordinary, because according to AppBrain research, Google Classroom was even outside the list of 100 popular applications at the beginning of this March.
The number of downloads has increased dramatically, and on March 10 Google Classroom broke into the top 5 popular applications in the United States. and received numerous reviews stating that this Google application was very helpful for distance learning.
Like the review written by Soraya Peterson who ranks Google Classroom with five stars. “The application is very useful. Make it easy for teachers and students to learn,” he wrote.
Another reviewer also praised this application, Muhammad Fikri A. He wrote that this application is a new way of learning in this day and age. Students can stay connected with the teacher even when outside of school.
“Today, we don’t have to listen to the teacher explain the material in front of the class, but we can still learn by utilizing this technology even though outside the school,” he wrote. While in the iOS App Store app store, Google Classroom also won first place in the Education category with “# 1 Education” and a rating of 4.0.
As summarized from Androidpolice, Tuesday (3/31/2020), besides being popular in Indonesia, this application is also massively downloaded in the US, Mexico, Canada, Finland, Italy, and Poland.