The difference between an app and a program.

JakeBullet70

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Are they the same?
App just short for application?
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JakeBullet70

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I do agree. But when I hear App I think of a small program focused on doing one thing that runs on a tablet or mobile. Do you ever hear someone saying to install that App on your computer? Desktops seem to = programs while phones/tablets seem to = apps.
 

NJDude

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Like I said before, same thing. It's called apps more frequently on mobile devices because that term became popular that's all.
 

corwin42

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They were called programs on mobile devices, too. Then Apple came and said programs are lame and apps are cool. So from then on everybody called them apps.
 

JakeBullet70

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They were called programs on mobile devices, too. Then Apple came and said programs are lame and apps are cool. So from then on everybody called them apps.
LOL!!! Sounds about right.
 

Cableguy

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Program : a set of instructions created to be read and executed on specialized machines like industrial textile machines (pre-digital boom).
App : small application that may require aditional user input to execute simple to complex operations (pos-digital boom)
 

ilan

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They were called programs on mobile devices, too. Then Apple came and said programs are lame and apps are cool. So from then on everybody called them apps.
yes they were called programs (software) until App(le) came and call them App's and their store App(le)Store without the (le) came AppStore... and walla the new name was born... App(le)
 
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