03/21/2018 (Wed) 17:23:12
As i understand that term came with smartphones and popularization of mobile apps. An app on a smartphone is basically a webpage adjusted for mobile use (twitter, google docs, ebay). And since we started to call all of those services "apps" - because of smartphones - we now call everything an "app". So today you can't go wrong with saying something's an app, be it a webpage, executable, mobile app or something else.
And acording to wikipedia, that's not wrong:
-Mobile app, software designed to run on smartphones and other mobile devices
-Application, software that causes a computer to perform tasks for computer users
-Web application or web app, software designed to run inside a web browser
IT'S ALL AN APP ALFER ALL