Software Part II - Application Software (Terms (User-friendliness (The way…
Software Part II - Application Software
An application that runs only on a desktop/laptop computer; has to be installed.
An application that runs on web browser; is usually accessed using an Internet connection
An application installed on a smart phonee or tablet which can run in a portable manner
Provides many features that the mass market might want
Can be easily bought from a computer store
Not much expensive, especially if software is being sold to mass market
A vast number of features that the user may never want
May not fit present hardware
Photo editors; word processors; spreadsheet software; web browsers; media players; web authoring; publisher
Provides functions needed specifically by user
Takes a lot of time to be completed; a lot of meetings need to take place between client and programmer
Very expensive to develop
Users decide which features are present in the software
Created according to the hardware being used presently
DVD Rental Software; Hotel Booking System; Internet Banking Applications; School Management Systems
The way a program is represented in a way that the user finds it easy to understand its functions.
A feature found in apps where image, audio, videos and text data are used together to provide information.
Integrated Software Package
A software package containing several apps in one media device.
Allows inputs to be done by sending voice commands
Guides the user by providing instructions via voice outputs
A set of keys which can be selected by a mouse. Ideal for users having typing difficulties due to hand disabilities.
Allows certain areas of the software to be zoomed and enlarged
Enables visually impaired people to obtain a readable hardcopy of output.
Software distributed freely for a number of days
Contract between software developer and user (End Use License Agreement); lists the permissions granted by the software developer to the user
Software distributed freely but with certain conditions applying
Software is available to be downloaded/installed/used for free. It is still copyrighted.
A new version of the software designed to replace an older verison
Software containing a small file or group of files, that when loaded will fix specific problems in an already installed application.
Allows the installation of an application on more than one computer. Mainly used by businesses.
Computer hardware companies selling computer systems with illegal copies of software
Sharing a copy of the software over a network
Occurs when someone attempts duplication and distribution of software to gain profit.
Trading copied software with friends without gaining profit
An act of going against copyright (right by law to be the entity which determines who may publish, copy and distribute software).
Why should one invest in genuine software?
Users are provided with updates and technical support
Abiding by the law
No risk of malware
Businesses risk reputation if using copied software
Reducing the risk of piracy
Users must purchase and install hardware key on their computer to use a particular software
A set of characters to uniquely identify a product
The user enters an activation key to verify that the product was purchased
The process where the user enters his personal details in order to receive updates and support.