A mobile “app,” or application, is a software program you download on to your smartphone to increase the number of different ways you can use it. For example, you can download a Google mobile app that lets you use the search browser right on your phone. Or you could download a Facebook app that makes it easy for you to surf the popular social networking site.
There are thousands of apps available for the different smartphones out there, such as games, email, social networking apps, GPS apps, even nifty apps that will turn your smartphone into a virtual Star Wars light saber. Chances are very good that if you own a smartphone, you already have a number of mobile apps that you can’t live without.