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Micro App

What Does Micro App Mean?

A micro app is an application based on a philosophy of minimalism, which suggests limited functionality within an architecture context. Micro apps in consumer services such as smartphone communication services, web browser services and other services play a role in delivering efficient user results.


A micro app is also known as a micro application.

Techopedia Explains Micro App

A micro app can be many things, but one example is a plug-in or add-on for a web browser. When a relatively small or simple codebase offers specific plug-in or add-on features, it can be characterized as a micro app. The development of micro applications is linked to the idea of microservices, and the related concept of trimming down individual functionality helps to allow for modular results. Micro apps are commonly used in many different software environments across the IT industry.


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