My friend ask me "what the difference between apps and programs?" and i thought that i knew, but i real don't. So in simple words, what is what the difference between apps and programs?
Answer by gravinskm · Oct 14, 2012 at 12:17 PM
App (short for â€œapplicationâ€) is a light weight software that perform a very specific task. With the advent of smart phones and tablets , an App typically refers to a software used on a mobile device such as the Android, iPhone, BlackBerry or iPad.
The actual difference between Apps and traditional software program (like MS office, PhotoShop)is the way Apps are published, installed , consumed and the most important â€“ Cost.
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Answer by Compucore · Feb 03, 2012 at 10:41 PM
An App is an application that can be run on any device like your smartphone like the Iphone, blackberry, Android phone. An app is also an application that runs on a operating system like Mac OSX, Windows or Lunix/Unix environment. Way back in the good old DOS days there applications that had extensions with the .exe or .com extensions on them.
Answer by lhamil64 · Feb 03, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Technically, nothing at all. These are just different terms for software running on a platform. Typically, apps refer to either software running on Mac OS X or a mobile device. A program is typically referred to as software running on Windows.
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