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application : a program (such as a word processor or a spreadsheet) that performs a particular task or set of tasks — Merriam-Webster

app : an application designed for a mobile device (such as a smartphone) — Merriam-Webster


Application software (application or app for short) is a computer program designed to carry out a specific task other than one relating to the operation of the computer itself,[ typically to be used by end-users. Word processors and multimedia production software are examples. Applications may be bundled with the computer and its system software or published separately and may be coded as proprietary, open-source, or projects. The term “app” often refers to applications for mobile devices such as phones. — Wikipedia

Mobile application or app is a computer program or software application designed to run on a mobile device such as a phone, tablet, or watch. Mobile applications often stand in contrast to desktop applications which are designed to run on desktop computers, and web applications which run in mobile web browsers rather than directly on the mobile device. — Wikipedia




App DNA (YouTube Channel)

What are Progressive Web Apps? (Sam Richard and Pete LePage,
Progressive Web Application (Wikipedia)




Computer Applications (Engineering and Technology History Wiki)


DDC: 005.5 Application Programs (Library Thing)
Subject: Application Software (Library Thing)

Subject: Application Software (Open Library)

Subject: Application Software (Library of Congress)

Subject: Application Software (WorldCat)




MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



ACM Software Engineering Special Interest Group (ACM SIGSOFT)


International Conference on Software and Computer Applications (ACM)


ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes
Application Software (JSTOR)
Application Software (NPR Archives)



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Communications of the ACM: Computer Applications The latest news, opinion and research in computer applications, from Communications online.

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  • Ulterior Motives
    on December 1, 2023 at 5:00 am

    2023-2024 ACM Athena Lecturer Margo Seltzer recalls the motivations behind the development of the Berkeley DB database software library, and other achievements during her career.

  • Immersive Engagement in Mixed Reality Measured...
    on November 30, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers found that reaction time potentially could be used to measure presence (immersive engagement) with mixed reality technology.

  • Robot Can Tidy Up Clothes in a Messy Bedroom
    on November 30, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    Ken Goldberg at the University of California, Berkeley, and colleagues developed a robot system to efficiently pick up strewn clothes.

  • AI Detects Methane Plumes from Space
    on November 30, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    A new machine learning tool uses data from hyperspectral satellites to automatically detect methane plumes from space.




Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.


Function Communications Computation Storage Creation Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Type, Print Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Record Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS, SS) Database Application AI, VW

Format Multimedia (Video, Animation) Image (Object) Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text) Haptic, “Other

See also Spreadsheet



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