The lure of low cost of overhead and access to more efficient tools for collaboration and communication has led to more and businesses to move to virtual operations. While e-commerce and remote working might be the most well-known applications of virtual spaces, it’s also extending into new areas of development and delivery of services which benefit both consumers as well as businesses.

Virtual office spaces, in contrast to traditional offices that require physical space for collaboration and meetings online platforms that mimic in-person interactions via real-time video conference and collaborative document sharing. This is particularly beneficial for teams that work remotely, as a digital workspace removes the need for face-to–face interaction and can reduce travel expenses.

Other kinds of virtual spaces comprise social spaces where people socialize and interact, educational spaces such as online classrooms or e-learning platforms and gaming areas such as massive multiplayer online games (MMOs) or mobile apps. These spaces are often augmented with virtual reality and virtual reality to create immersive experiences.

Platform action is the process running in the background to enable functionality. In an ecommerce app such as eBay, platform action controls the method by which users pay for and bid on items. In the case of a project management tool such as Trello or Microsoft Teams it regulates the way tasks are assigned and is managed. It is crucial to develop a solid platform action in virtual space, as it allows users to experience a seamless experience for users and business stakeholders.