When using the Applications module to create touchscreen, it’s important to remember that touchscreen content will be built around your design work that is created outside of the software (i.e. Photoshop, PowerPoint).
Applications can be used to set up automated timeouts and transitions using the Layout Designer. This type of application is often referred to as a fancy version of Playlists.
One of the fun features about Applications is that it allows you to create an interactive experience even if you do not have a touchscreen enabled player. Applications can be used for Channel Control using your screens IR remote control.
Bring Your Own Device technology allows you to create interaction between the user and the screen. This application works for both touch and non touch enabled devices.