platform module vs reference application module

Question: Hello, I am a newbie and I am learning about using openmrs sdk to create a module but confused about the different between a platform module and a reference application module. Hope someone could help clarify.

Thanks, Tim

Welcome @missilen.

Platform in OpenMRS terminology refers to OpenMRS Core (project containing the API), whereas the Reference Application is one of the distributions of OpenMRS.

As far as Reference Application as a distribution is concerned, it consists of several other modules (bundled modules) working together to serve as EMR platform consuming the API implementation of OpenMRS Core.

Note: You may find the details about Reference Application and various bundled modules here.