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define "app" Anonymous 03/21/2018 (Wed) 15:40:25 [Preview] No. 12507
Is app or even application a term that has a standardized definition, if so then what? Meaning that whatever platform I use to run "an app", I can trust that means the task being run has certain universal qualities that define it from other executables. My understanding of computing is a very poor outdated mix of dad logic and grandma logic and all this marketing shit doesn't do me any favors. When an "app" can be nothing more than a glorified interface to a program that's already always running, even on top of programs that are already only being run on an OS, I wouldn't want to be one to explain this shit straight to a next generation who have to unlearn all this training wheels garbage.


Anonymous 03/21/2018 (Wed) 17:23:12 [Preview] No.12508 del
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


Anonymous 03/21/2018 (Wed) 20:13:14 [Preview] No.12509 del
>>12507
I'VE GOT AN APP FOR THAT!


Anonymous 04/12/2018 (Thu) 17:48:01 [Preview] No.12602 del
>>12508
>As i understand that term came with smartphones and popularization of mobile apps.
People were saying things like "desktop app" long before smartphones existed



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