Apps for Use at the Elementary Level

The term apps is usually used as a shortened designation for mobile applications, or software designed to help the user perform specific tasks. Apps can appear on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The word app first gained popularity with the release of the original Apple iPhone, the launch of the Apple App Store, and Apple’s subsequent trademark and widespread marketing use of the phrase, “There’s an app for that.” It should be noted that despite this initial association, apps also appear on other mobile operating system platforms such as Android and BlackBerry OS, as well as being available through additional outlets such as the Google Play Store, Amazon App Store, and BlackBerry App World. Apps are used regularly by users of all ages and ...

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