I’ve talked a lot about apps today, both for the Android and for the iPhone, but I had to pause for a moment and think about what exactly some people may think Apps are.
So what are Apps? The simple answer is that they are tiny little programs that make your smart phone do some pretty cool stuff besides making phone calls and sending a text. Apps can be as simple as tools to take photos all the way to Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Receivers to tell you where in the world you are.
It was in exploring the question of Apps when I stumbled across an App to help explain what Apps are. What I found was a App magazine called, intuitively enough, What Are Apps which is a one month free magazine that provides new App users a host of device insight and how to’s on the many “great possibilities of Apps.”
It’s new, and I imagine with time the device magazine will grow to have a vast collection of insights and opinion about the platform.
So, the next time you have a question about an App, look no further than the iPad Newsstand Apps, they have a What is an App for that.