In 2014 government regulatory agencies began trying to regulate and curate apps, particularly medical apps.Some companies offer apps as an alternative method to deliver content with certain advantages over an official website.An analyst report estimates that the app economy creates revenues of more than €10 billion per year within the European Union, while over 529,000 jobs have been created in 28 EU states due to the growth of the app market.
The strategy is meant to off-set the security risk of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) work strategy.
When an employee brings a personal device into an enterprise setting, mobile application management enables the corporate IT staff to transfer required applications, control access to business data, and remove locally cached business data from the device if it is lost, or when its owner no longer works with the company.
This functionality is supported by a mix of middleware components including mobile app servers, Mobile Backend as a service (MBaa S), and SOA infrastructure.
Conversational interfaces display the computer interface and present interactions through text instead of graphic elements. Apple's App Store for i OS was not the first app distribution service, but it ignited the mobile revolution and was opened on July 10, 2008, and as of September 2016, reported over 140 billion downloads.
They began appearing in 2008 and are typically operated by the owner of the mobile operating system, such as the Apple App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone Store, and Black Berry App World.