An application is a piece of software that is designed to perform a specific task. Examples include email programs, games, media players, word processors, accounting software, and messenger clients.
Applications are usually installed on a device, but can also be downloaded. Most people use a variety of applications at any given time. There are millions of apps available on the App Store.
Applications are a type of software program, and they can be divided into four categories: web, native, hybrid, and cross-platform. Each category serves a different purpose.
Native apps are built for a particular mobile platform, and are written in a programming language such as Java, C++, Objective-C, or React. They are much faster than web apps, and they have access to the device’s resources. The UI of a native app is built to closely mimic the design and look of the device.
Hybrid applications are combinations of native and web applications, and they are generally written in HTML or CSS. A hybrid app may have its own icon or home screen, and it may be able to function offline.
Cross-platform applications are applications that can be used on multiple platforms, such as Google Play. Popular apps include Facebook, WhatsApp, photo-editing apps, and games.