Application Portability Profile (APP)

The Application Portability Profile (APP) is a 1990s framework for Open-System Environment designed by the NIST for use by the U.S. Government. It contains a selected suite of specifications that defines the interfaces, services, protocols, and data formats for a particular class or domain of applications.[1]

Application Portability Profile (APP) is a set of guidelines that define how an application (a piece of software) can be easily transferred from one device or platform to another. It's like a set of rules that help to make sure that an application works the same way on different devices or operating systems.

For example, let's say you have an application that you use on your phone. You might want to be able to use the same application on your laptop or on a tablet. If the application has an APP, it means that it has been designed to work on a variety of different devices and operating systems, so you can easily install and use it on any of these devices.

An APP can be very helpful because it allows you to use the same application on different devices without having to worry about compatibility issues. It also makes it easier for developers to create applications that can be used by a wide range of users, regardless of what type of device they are using.

So, an APP is a set of guidelines that helps to make sure that applications can be easily used on different devices and platforms.

See Also


  1. Defining Application Portability Profile (APP) Wikipedia