app vs. application

Subject: app vs. application
From: David Renn <daverenn08 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:32:04 -0500

Hi All,

Does anyone have any advice as to using app vs. application when referring
to mobile apps in technical documentation?

Actually spelling out application when referring to a mobile app is a bit
cumbersome, but is the use of app less formal and trendy? I'm not quite
sure how fully accepted app is as its own term yet. Also, do you think app
may pose any issues for localization?

Thanks for your insight,

David Renn | Technical Communicator | Medidata Solutions Worldwide
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