A laptop is a portable version of a desktop computer. What does that mean for apps?
If you are still unsure of what an app is let us briefly break them down for you. Apps are software ran on your smartphone and computer. When ran on your phone software is called a mobile app (unless using a website via mobile) and when ran on a computer (phones are basically computers now) through a website, it is called a web app.
So can you download apps onto a laptop?
Yes! Web apps and other applications.
If you’ve ever been to Paypal.com you have used a web app. If you’ve ever been to amazon.com you’ve used a webapp. Facebook.com is another one.
A web app has a user interface that allows visitors to interact with software on a wesbite. A website is simply a collection of webpages under a single domain.
But aren’t I interacting with a website?
Yes. Yes, you are. There’s a lot of overlap when it comes to software.
It gets even more confusing when you bring up an application like Excel for example which doesn’t require a website to run on your laptop.
Are you following? So we have applications that run on your laptop (Web apps, and applications like excel) and then we have applications that run on your smartphone (mobile apps and any web apps that you access via your internet browser)
Phew. Did we explain that okay? Let us know in the comments!