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APA – Citing Sources

Mobile applications (apps)

Write the rightsholder, which stands for either an individual or corporate author of the software, followed by the year, title of the software, version number, description of the form and from where you have got it.

Basic format:

Rightsholder. (year). Title of the app (Version number) [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from https://xxx


Skyscape. (2013). Skyscape Medical Resources (Version 1.17.42) [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from

Note: Android apps should have the similar address:

In-text citation:

  • (Skyscape, 2013)

Read more about this on the APA Style website: Mobile App Reference Work