Killer Application


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Killer Application

An informal term for a computer program so much better than its competitors that it drives them all out of business.
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For example spread sheet package was the killer application in 1980's that was run on apple computer only at that time and became a source of attraction for the people who were involved in financial matters.
Lack of a killer application is a prominent factor effecting RDF and Topic Maps wide spread use.
In this paper to give insight knowledge and understanding of the onhand RDF and Topic Maps applications they are evaluated against a set of criteria including availability as open source or commercial development platforms tools and APIs availability market value and the most important the availability of killer application in the market.
Killer Application: A killer application determines the wide spread use and availability of any technology in the main stream market.
Topic Maps is struggling to enter into the main stream market with a killer application but still there is no killer application developed yet for this technology [16].
It provides killer application - it's the only System that provides enough bandwidth to download uncompressed HD video straight into your consumer electronics.
As a society, we've embraced the many killer applications that have made this mobile work style possible.
These killer applications promise eternal business life by Web-enabling every customer contact and business process.
The fact that no killer applications have come to market in a meaningful or disruptive way indicates a missing ingredient is still needed to fully tip this industry into explosive growth.
What has been missing is a killer platform that enables these killer applications to become serious business drivers and empowers customers to seize opportunities at Internet speed.
From streaming audio and video to telepresence and collaborative work environments, from true video-on-demand to HDTV over wireline, the killer applications that will forever change the way we live, work and play are being developed today.
We view MDTV as one of the next killer applications for mobile devices," said Barry Evans, general manager of Intel's Applications Processor Business Unit.