Last updated on June 01, 2015

Glossary of Terms

The following are key terminology frequently used and referenced with Appspace:


API, an acronym for ‘Application Programming Interface’, refers to the set of operations, protocols, and requirements that govern how applications communicate with the Appspace Core system.

Application (App)

An application, used interchangeably with the term app, 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, such as the Main Entrance Information Display or Elevator Lobby Advertising Panel.

Appspace Credit

Appspace credits are units of time 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 product training sessions.

Appspace ID

Appspace ID is a unique ID assigned to a user, or a device registered to an Appspace instance either on cloud or on-premise.


Client is the the Appspace cross-platform media player stack, that is optimized for various types of applications and content playback.


Cloud is synonymous to Appspace Cloud services and platform, which hosts a set of cloud-centric extensions and resources online.


Content, used interchangeably with the term media, represents media files or data that can be assigned to a widget in an app.


Core is the basic Appspace software package that contains a primary set of extensions, features, and functionalities, which allow the deployment, configuration, and management of content, device, networks, users, and applications.


EULA, the acronym of ‘End User License Agreement’, refers to the legal agreement that the end user has agreed to adhere and abide to upon accepting the use policy of the product.


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


A layout is a canvas where content such as images and videos, text, and widgets are added to build a template or an app. Layouts contain widgets that can be styled and reused across multiple layouts. Layouts can be scheduled to play in a linear sequence or on specific days and times.

License Key

A license key is a 16-character code that activates certain server features and functionalities for an Appspace on-premise deployment. License keys are obtained directly from Appspace sales and support teams.


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


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.


NFR, the acronym of ‘Not For Resale’, is a label used to refer to a particular product or license that is deemed strictly for demonstration or evaluation purposes only.


An On-Premise deployment is a physical or virtual local server instance of Appspace, that is owned and operated by each organization. An on-premise software can be deployed by customers that are subscribed to an Omni subscription level.

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 based 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.

Private Cloud

A Private Cloud is a privately hosted instance of Appspace and its related services that only an individual organization can access and utilize. For more information, refer to the Private Cloud FAQ article.

Public Cloud

A Public Cloud is the hosted instance of an Appspace server and its related services managed by Appspace and shared by numerous subscribers or users. For more information, refer to the Public Cloud FAQ article.

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.


SLA, the acronym of ‘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 Appspace Cloud is assigned a subscription level (default is Free), which dictates 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 are rules which one must agree to abide by, in order to use a product or service on Appspace on-premise or 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.