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.
Australia's ACCC consumer watchdog is taking Facebook to court over the Onavo Protect VPN service which Facebook was forced to shut down in 2019. The ACCC alleges it misled consumers into thinking their data was private.