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On Jan 14, 2014, at 2:08 PM, Lauren wrote:
> 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.
That is not a distinction I have ever seen made in either mobile or desktop development circles. I think you're overthinking it. Note that Apple is referring to *all* desktop applications and mobile apps as just apps now. There isn't a specific definable reason for it at all -- it's just a naming trend.
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