I am aware that "apps" is commonly used as a plural form of "app" in this time and age, which in itself is an abbreviation of "application". But if I assume that "apps" is actually formed from "application software" in a given text, would that technically make it a concatenation? Would it not have to be "applicationsoftware" to qualify as a concatenation? If it's not a concatenation, then what is "apps" in this type of usage? Yet another abbreviation? Would it not have to be "app.s." to qualify as an abbreviation?
usage 1: singular: app (application) plural: apps (applications) usage 2: singular: apps (application software) plural: apps (application software)
In some languages "software" has a plural form of "softwares" (languages that loan this word from English). But this is not standard in English. I have therefore not used it above.