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A software component that is installed onto a program, giving it the authority to perform additional features. It makes other apps customizable (e.g., scanning for viruses, search, use a non-standard video player). Users can also personalize the look of an app.

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First released mid 1970s
Developed by Unisys

Interesting facts

The term was coined by Ed Bomke in 1988.


Development by Synergize.digital

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