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{{Quote|[[software|[s]oftware]] pre-installed or [[download]]ed on demand to a [[mobile device]] in order to enable or facilitate specific types of [[transaction]]s or [[data access]] (e.g., [[mobile payment]]s, [[social networking]], [[access]] to Government services or accounts).<ref>[[Recommendations for Standardized Implementation of Digital Privacy Controls]], at 18.</ref>}}
   
 
{{Quote|a [[software program]] you can [[download]] and [[access]] directly using your [[cell phone|phone]] or another [[mobile device]], like a [[tablet]] or [[portable music player|music player]].<ref>[[Understanding Mobile Apps]].</ref>}}
 
{{Quote|a [[software program]] you can [[download]] and [[access]] directly using your [[cell phone|phone]] or another [[mobile device]], like a [[tablet]] or [[portable music player|music player]].<ref>[[Understanding Mobile Apps]].</ref>}}

Revision as of 01:34, 27 October 2013

Definition

A mobile app is

[s]oftware pre-installed or downloaded on demand to a mobile device in order to enable or facilitate specific types of transactions or data access (e.g., mobile payments, social networking, access to Government services or accounts).[1]
a software program you can download and access directly using your phone or another mobile device, like a tablet or music player.[2]

Overview

Mobile apps allow users to "play games, get turn-by-turn directions, access news, books, weather, and more."[3]

References