killer app


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killer app

a computer application that is so popular that it assures the success of the technology with which it is associated; a feature or component that in itself makes something worth having
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kill′er app′


n.
a computer application that surpasses its competitors.
[1985–90]
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As more advanced operating systems added layers of abstraction from the underlying hardware, later killer apps spurred sales in a segment, not necessarily those of an individual machine: examples include Mosaic (the first web browser), email, and, of course, the Google search engine.
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We believe Apptrify is the next killer app for mobile productivity.
Army leaders have touted the 3rd gen FLIR, which would replace current 2nd gen systems, as a killer app that will give commanders an unprecedented, sharper view of the battlefield.
"The case for solar will be boosted by the emergence of cost-competitive storage, which Deutsche describes as the 'next killer app' because it will overcome difficulties in either accessing the grid or net metering policies," reports Giles Parkinson for RenewEconomy.
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Collins says the insurance industry has not identified a 'killer app' that will dramatically increase customer adoption.
Washington, Apr 16 ( ANI ): In wake of the ongoing Indian general elections, some of the technology startups are developing a killer app for their products to help political leaders woo their voters.