An app is a small computer program. The features are limited, it is being used on the smartphone, tablet or desktop PC. Common applications include image or text processing software and games.
The word is short for "application". Since the establishment of the iOS App Store in 2008, the term is often used interchangeably with "mobile app" – meaning that the applications work on mobile devices exclusively.
Indonesia's fashion industry has an export value of 25 billion US-dollar pear year. A new startup aims at empowering home tailors and young designers. Putri Yuliastutik saw two problems and has one solution: Fashion designers often need a small quantity of their sketches, while home tailors need to build a customer base to be independent. Yuliastutik’s app connects them.
As a judge in The Hague Aydin Sefa Akay should have had diplomatic immunity, but he was arrested for having a messaging app on his phone. As he languishes in prison an appeal for a man jailed for 30 years is in limbo.