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]


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


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