What is the blue dot next to apps on my iOS 7 home screen?

iOS 7 is packed with new features and a completely redesigned appearance. You may have noticed that over time, some apps on the home screen or inside folders gain a blue dot to the left of the app name. What does this blue dot mean?

iOS 7 automatically updates apps when a new version is released. If a blue dot appears next to one of your apps, it means that app has recently been updated. Running the app for the first time after the update will remove the blue dot.

For instructions on how to enable or disable automatic app updates click here.