(Last Updated On: December 11, 2017)


National App Day is observed annually on December 11.  The word “App” was listed as the word of the year in 2010 by the American Dialect Society.   

Short for Software Application, apps quickly appeared as our mobile cellular phones incorporated smart technologies including processing chips, internet connectivity and touchscreens.

Since that time apps have changed how we work, live and play.  They have created thousands of new companies, millions of new jobs and billions of dollars in revenue.


Post what your favorite app is on social media using #NationalAppDay, including why you couldn’t imagine life without it.


National App Day was submitted to and accepted by the Registrar at National Day Calendar in December 2017 by CJ Thompson, founder of Platinum Edge Media.

The purpose of National App Day is to celebrate the importance of apps as they change our collective culture by organically promoting creativity and innovation.

Apps accelerated in growth with the advent of Apple’s iPhone in 2007.  In 2008 Apple introduced OS 2.0, which included approximately 500 apps and allowed third-party app generation.  Today there are over 2 million apps on both the Apple and Android platforms and thousands more introduced daily.


Press Release from Platinum Edge Media

Platinum Edge Media Introduces National App Day on December 11

Platinum Edge Media & Imaging, a company that creates progressive mobile solutions that help businesses grow, has partnered with the National Day Calendar to establish National App Day on December 11.

“I am truly humbled and amazed that Platinum Edge Media & Imaging has registered an official National Day Calendar holiday,” said CJ Thompson, the Company’s Principal. “National App Day is a celebration of the ingenious people who develop this technology on a daily basis. From shopping to location-based promotions to artificial intelligence and so much more, apps are improving our lives every day. It is incredible to have this holiday acknowledged.”

Getting a holiday approved by the National Day Calendar is a rare occurrence. Out of the more than 20,000 applications the company receives for new holidays every year, only 30 are approved.

“We will celebrate this momentous occasion by putting out a new app today,” Thompson said. “National App Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the enormous role that apps are playing in making the world a better place.”

Based on Mandan, North Dakota, National Day Calendar is the authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique holidays. Currently, they track nearly 1,500 National Days, National Weeks and National Months. Please visit their website

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