The term “app” or “application software” refers to software designed to meet specific needs of users. For example, Microsoft Word is an application software for editing documents. A number of other apps are available on PCs or smartphones.
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- Understanding the Mobile Wallet MarketShoppers with a mobile wallet app can start using their smartphones to make payments at any store that uses a near-field communication reader available at checkout. Lots of companies, from Google to startup Venmo have entered the mobile wallet market, and yet consumers are slow to adopt this new payment method. What’s behind the lack of popularity? Will mobile wallets ever become the norm? This Knowledge@Wharton article – with KWHS commentary from young Silicon Valley tech whiz Daniel Brusilovsky – explores these questions and more.
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