What is the definition of the word “Mobile”
- able to move or be moved freely or easily
- referring to smart phones and mobile devices such as iPads and tablets
What is the definition of the word “Application” (App)
- A piece of software developed specifically for use on small, wireless computing devices, such as smartphones and tablets (iPads) rather than desktop or laptop computers
- programs that perform different functions
If we put the two worlds together, what is the definition of the word, “Mobile App?”
A piece of software developed specifically for use on mobile devices, that when opened up or activated will perform different functions. Mobile apps are located on the home screens of mobile devices and downloaded from app stores.
An App Store is a marketplace where you go to download mobile apps. Some mobile apps are free to download and some you have to pay for.
The two largest App Stores that we are most concerned with because this is where your store’s app “lives”: Google Play and the App Store/ iTunes.
Google Play Store is the marketplace to buy and download all apps for Android devices and Tablets. The App Store which is also known as iTunes is where you buy and download all apps for iPhones and iPads.