Glossary of Terms

The following are key Appspace terms and vocabulary that are frequently used and referenced:


The acronym “Application Programming Interface” refers to the set of operations, protocols, and requirements that govern how applications communicate with the core system (Appspace server).

Application (App)

The term application is used interchangeably with the term app. An application is a collection of layouts and widgets that have been programmed to run at a specific time, duration and location. Each application is designed to cater to a specific media location and purpose (e.g. Main Entrance Information Display or Elevator Lobby Advertising Panel).

Appspace Credit

Appspace credits are units/blocks of time that can be purchased and redeemed by customers (or partner resellers) with the Appspace Professional Services team. These may include custom content development work, server installation and deployment, or also utilized as product training sessions.

Appspace ID

An Appspace ID is any user or device that connects/registers to an Appspace instance (Cloud or On-premise). Every user or device is considered a separate and unique Appspace ID.


The term “client” typically refers to the Appspace cross-platform media player stack that is optimized for various types of applications and content playback.


This term is typically used as a synonym for the Appspace Cloud services which host a set of online (Cloud-centric) extensions and resources.


Content is used interchangeably with the term media. Content typically represents media files or data that can be assigned to a widget.


When used in the context of the Appspace server software, this term refers to the primary system’s set of features and functionalities that come bundled/included with the main installation package. These essential workflows allow for the deployment and management of business applications.


“End User License Agreement” refers to the legal agreement that the end user has agreed to adhere and abide upon accepting with respect to the acceptable use policy of the product.


Similar to plugins, extensions are add-ons that provide specific features and capabilities that can include user workflows, APIs, and widgets. Extensions leverage the Appspace Graph API to utilize core platform engines and are accessible based on assigned/inherited user roles within the system. They are typically made available through the Appspace Marketplace.


Layouts can be scheduled to play in a linear sequence or on specific days and times (when scheduling mode is enabled). Layouts contain widgets that can be styled and reused across multiple layouts. Depending on the widget, you may be able to upload and schedule content for playback.


A license key is a 16-character code that will activate certain server features and functionalities for an Appspace server (usually on-premise deployments). License keys are obtained directly


Multi-tenant refers to an Appspace deployment that involves numerous isolated accounts running on a single server instance of Appspace. from Appspace sales and support teams.


A network is an administrator-defined partition of an Appspace account. Typically the network tree follows an organization’s management or geographical structure. Networks allow for the organization of users, devices and sub-networks.


This acronym stands for “Not For Resale” and is usually a label used to refer to a particular product/license that is deemed strictly for demonstration or evaluation purposes only.


On-premise software can be deployed by those customers that are subscribed to an Omni subscription level. This type of Appspace deployment involves a local (on-premise) server instance – physical or virtual – that is owned and operated by each organization.

Overage Fee

Overage fees refer to the extra/billable charges which become applicable when a Cloud user (or organization) has exceeded the maximum amount of bandwidth or resource utilization that they are allowed depending on their subscription plan.

Player (Device)

This term typically refers to a network enabled device that serves content (usually an application) to a digital display.

Public Cloud

The public cloud is the hosted instance of Appspace server and related services that is managed by Appspace and shared by numerous subscribers/users. For more information, refer to: Public Cloud FAQ

Private Cloud

A private cloud is more secure and privately hosted instance of Appspace server and related services that only an individual organization can access and utilize. For more information, refer to: Private Cloud FAQ

Renewal Date

The renewal date references the expiration date of the various time-dependent Appspace subscriptions (such as Omni) which are usually applicable to Cloud user accounts.

Resource Allocation ===

Resource allocation refers to various limitations as defined by your current Appspace subscription type. This may reference the number of CALs, Appspace IDs, or other Cloud service related services such as bandwidth or storage.


“Service Level Agreement” refers to the agreed upon legal service contract that defines the scope, quality, and responsibilities of both the customer and service provider.


Each registered user account in the Appspace Cloud is assigned a subscription level (default is Free) which dictate what features, services, and other various allocations that particular user is entitled to. Subscriptions can be upgraded through the purchase of various annual plans.

Terms of Service

The terms of service (sometimes known as terms of use/conditions) are the rules which one must agree to abide by in order to use a product (Appspace Server) or service (Appspace Cloud). These terms can also be referenced as a set of disclaimers and are subject to change.


Uptime refers to the overall active duration and status of a particular device, server, or system service.


Widget is a visual representation of content and data. Widgets are the building blocks of applications. The content and data they display may include videos, images, text, RSS and other media.