Glossary Entry: App

Quick Definition

An app is a computer program. Specifically, this refers to a program designed to run on a smartphone or tablet. Apps are becoming commonplace these days, as it seems everyone has a smartphone or tablet wherever they go.

Just so you know, there is a stigma about using apps on a desktop computer. This is because many apps are designed with hand held devices in mind, and they are often ported* to desktop computers with little or no changes, leaving the program hobbled in its new environment.

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