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What is an App?

Within the Blue Cedar online platform, the term “App” is a UI convention that describes an organizational feature. An App as it appears on the App List screen is a logical container, similar to a folder.

In places where it's unclear what is being referred to, the word "App" is capitalized or written as "App container" to better distinguish Apps as an organizing concept from mobile app binaries, which are individual executable files.

App binaries can come from an internal development team or a third party: for example, a commercial app from an app store like the Apple Store or Google Play, or a binary file taken from a development environment. If you’re an app developer, you can create your own apps and distribute them through a commercial app store, or share them with other developers through an open-source repository such as GitHub.

The challenges for mobile app after-market modification include obtaining the source code and hiring developers, or paying the app vendor to integrate your additional features or third-party SDKs into their product. It’ll take time, and every third-party SDK change could mean more development. Signing a modified app is also required. That’s where Blue Cedar’s no-code integration can accelerate your mobile app deployment. Even more than no-code integration alone, it's it is also the automation and orchestration of all the other deployment activities that speeds things along.

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