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What are desktop apps? Mobile app? How are they different?

What are desktop apps? Mobile app? How are they different?

  • Desktop apps are applications designed to be installed and used on desktop computers and other devices running the Microsoft Windows operating system. Examples include Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Skype, and iTunes.

  • Mobile apps are applications designed specifically to be used on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Examples include Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Uber.

  • Desktop apps typically require a more powerful hardware than mobile apps.

  • Desktop apps often have more features and functions than mobile apps.

  • Mobile apps are designed to be used in a mobile environment and are optimized to take advantage of the mobile device’s features.

  • Desktop apps are often used for more complex tasks such as photo editing, video editing, or gaming.

  • Mobile apps are usually simpler and more focused on specific tasks such as banking, messaging, or ordering food.

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