Mobile phone application or mobile app is a software designed to work on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Many mobile applications are pre-installed on the device itself or can be downloaded to it from online application stores such as the App Store, BlackBerry App World, Google Play, 1mobile market, Windows Phone Store, Yandex store and others for free or paid version.
Initially, mobile applications were used to quickly check e-mail, but their high demand led to the expansion of their assignments in other areas, such as games for mobile phones and GPS, communication, video viewing and Internet use. The market for mobile applications is very advanced today and is growing steadily. The term "App" has become very popular since 2007, and in 2010 was added to the "Word of the Year" list of the American Dialectical Society.
SHAREit is a free application for transferring files between devices that support Wi-Fi protocol. Users can use it to transfer files of any type, including photos, videos, music, contacts, applications, etc. The application is developed by Lenovo and allows devices running Windows, Windows Phone, Android and iOS to transfer files directly through the wireless ad-hoc network. The program is available in 39 languages, including Russian, English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Chinese. The program was first introduced in China in June 2012 under the name Anyshare. SHAREit is leading the number of downloads among its competitors, such as Xender, Zapya, Share Apps, SuperBeam. The main advantage of the program is a much higher data transfer rate compared to Bluetooth protocol and even NFC. The transfer of data is absolutely safe, given the type of connection that is used to transfer files. Before the advent of SHAREit and similar applications, the only way to transfer files was Bluetooth, or a USB flash drive. In the case of Bluetooth, the data transfer rate was unsatisfactory, and the use of USB-drives had a negative experience, connected with infection of devices to which USB-drives containing malicious programs are connected. This was noted by various well-known universities and even such magazines as WIRED. In this regard, Lenovo decided to develop an application capable of transferring files using the Wi-Fi Direct protocol.
Skype is a communication program with P2P (peer to peer) technology. This program is a free application and is made with the aim of providing cheap internet-based high-quality voice communication for everyone in various parts of the world. Skype users can talk to other Skype users for free, call traditional phone charges (skypeOut), receive calls from traditional phones (SkypeIn), and receive voice messages. Skype technology was discovered by entrepreneur Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, the same people who discovered Kazaa and Joost (P2P for television). Skype competed with existing open VoIP protocols such as SIP, IAX, and H.323. The Skype Group, formed in September 2003, was purchased by the giant internet auction company e-Bay in America in September 2005 and is headquartered in Luxembourg, Germany with offices in London, England, Prague, Russia and San Jose, California, USA. Since launching Skype has experienced rapid growth both from its popular usage and software development, the services offered have become diverse ranging from free and paid usage. In just a few years in April 2006 Skype had 100 million users.
Google Translate is a service provided by Google Inc. to translate parts of text or web pages in one language to another. For some languages, users are asked to provide alternative translations, such as for technical terms, which will be included for updates in the next translation process. Unlike other translation services such as Babel Fish and AOL that use SYSTRAN, Google uses its own translation software. Google Translation, like other automatic translation tools, has several limitations. Although it can help readers to understand the general content of foreign language texts, it does not provide accurate translation. Google translates with an approach called statistical-based translation. Such translation was the result of research by Franz Josef Och who won the DARPA contest for the speed of the translation machine in 2003. Now Och is the head of the Google translator machine department. According to Och, to develop a system of machine translation based on statistics for the two languages required a collection of parallel text in two languages, which consists of more than one million words and two collections of other texts for each language consists of more than one billion words. The statistical model of this data is then used to translate between these languages.
Avast! is a program of anti-virus developed by Alwil Software based in Prague, Czech Republic. This program was first released in April 1988. Avast! is one of the first antivirus programs released for Windows x64. Avast! Antivirus is an antivirus program developed by AVAST Software AS (formerly ALWIL software A.S.), a company located in Czech Republic, Prague. It was first released in 1988. Avast! is based on central scanning engine which is recognized by the checkmark process of ICSA Labs and West Coast Lab. It also includes anti-spyware technology, this technique is also recognized by the West Coast Lab's checkmark process. At the same time there are also anti-rootkit and self-protection capabilities. Avast has often won the Virus Bulletin VB100 Award to find 100 percent of "In-the-Wild" viruses, and it has also been the pre-winner of the Secure Computing Readers Trust Award.
Firefox Focus is a web browser from the Mozilla project for users of Android and Apple's iOS mobile devices. While it is referred to as Firefox Klar in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, it is known internationally with the name Firefox Focus. Firefox Focus is originally developed as a pure ad blocker specifically for mobile iOS devices and released in 2015. The expansion to an independent web browser followed shortly thereafter. In June 2017, the first version was released for Android and downloaded over a million copies in the first month. It is available in 27 languages. Since July 2018, Firefox is clearly preinstalled on the Blackberry Key as part of the application Locker. In Firefox Focus Unlike desktop Firefox and Firefox Mobile, blocking trackers is enabled by default. Enabling blocking of advertising content results in faster load times when visiting web pages. At the same time, this reduces the consumption of mobile data volume.