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.
Turkish authorities say that thousands of people may have unwittingly been redirected to a messaging app that Turkey associates with last year's alleged coup plotters. Some 1,000 people could be released imminently.
On this week's Pulse, we meet a young German based Ghanaian actress touring the world addressing social issues facing Europe and Africa, a young student at Makerere University in Uganda is making a positive impact in his community using a mobile app and we take a look at youth unemployment in Liberia. All this, right here on Pulse. Take a listen.