Mobile application (app) [from Electronic source using APA 6th ed.]

Overview

Mobile applications or apps, run on devices such as smart phones and tablet computers, as well as web browsers.

The rightsholder may be an individual, a group or a company.  The date reflects the year the version you used was released, even though previous versions may have been released in different years. The date and version number can normally be found by going to the site you downloaded it from (e.g. iTunes, Google Play store) or by going into the app or device settings.

Standard Form

Mobile app:

Rightsholder, Initials. (year of release). Title of software or program (Version number if known) [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from web address

 

Mobile app description:

Rightsholder, Initials. (year of release). Title of software or program (Version number if known) [Mobile application software description]. Retrieved from web address

 

 

Examples

Mobile app description:

Twitter [Mobile application software description]. (n.d). Retrieved from Google Playstore: https://play.google.com/store

Mobile app:

NASA (2013). NASA App (Version 1.43) [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from https://play.google.com

TED Conferences. (2014). TED (Version 2.2.5) [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from http://itunes.apple.com

Citation in Text

... information on NASA missions (NASA, 2013) ...

... video lectures on a variety of subjects (TED Conferences, 2014) ...