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BFS webinar: There’s an app for that

June 12, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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What, exactly, is an ‘app’? Everyone has an app these days. From TV shows and websites, to your brother-in-law’s taxi firm; everyone conducts business through an iPhone app – but what are they?

Well, apps are basically little, self-contained programs, used to enhance existing functionality, hopefully in a simple, more user-friendly way.

Today’s modern smartphones come with powerful web browsers, meaning you can do pretty much anything you would do on a desktop computer, in a phone’s browser.

But fiddling about with a URL bar and managing bookmarks on a mobile phone is still a pretty awkward, cumbersome experience. Which is why many online sites and services now go down the standalone app route, giving them better control of the user experience (and gathering data on you in the process) and, ideally, making everything simpler and quicker to open and use.

The number of apps available is almost – well, uncountable – and more become available every minute; so how do you choose which to use?

In this webinar, we discussed:

  • what apps are
  • where to get them
  • which ones are the most popular
  • how to work out which ones do what you need
  • how to find them
  • how to get rid of them.

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