A Gallery 3 module is a collection of models, views, controllers, helpers and libraries. Modules are installed and activated via the Admin > Modules web interface. Once activated, all components of the module are available for use. The module’s controllers become routeable URLs in the web interface and its helpers, libraries, models and views become available to any other module or the active theme.
For more details on how to design and build Gallery 3 modules, see the "Creating Gallery 3 Modules" section.
Notes about modules: