Mobile Application

Updated Oct 9, 2020 · 2 min read

What is a mobile application (app)?

A mobile application, most commonly referred to as an app, is a type of software application that's downloaded and run on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Many mobile apps provide services that are provided through desktop or web applications.

Mobile applications are downloaded for free or purchased from a mobile application store. The most popular mobile application markets are:

  • App Store by Apple
  • Play Store by Google
  • Galaxy Store by Samsung

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