Re: app vs. application

Subject: Re: app vs. application
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:42:42 -0800

Android, iOS, and Windows Phone are operating systems just as much as
Linux, Mac OS, and Windows are.

Any application you install on Android or iOS is an "app," no matter
how wide a variety of system resources it uses.

Applications that install on my Squeezebox are "apps," even though it
runs Linux.

> I think the distinction between app and application is dependence. As I see
> it, apps depend on specific systems within an operating system, while
> applications can stand-alone on a particular operating system.

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