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Thanks. So... tell me about "apps" and "mobile computing". Where do these fit in? Are most of these mobile "apps" just web applications written for mobile devices?

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Okay, "apps" in mobile devices normally refers to native applications. This means an actual program normally written in Objective-C for iOS (Apple) devices and in Java for Android devices.

 

Alternatively, you can create mobile Web sites. These can either be separate (from standard desktop sites) that are oriented for mobile devices or they can be one Web site that is "responsive": adjusting itself for mobile devices.

 

Mobile apps can do some things that Web sites cannot, such as use the device's camera. Mobile apps also have much better processing power (e.g., for games). But the push these days is towards creating mobile responsive sites, not apps.

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