The words apps, apse sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do apps, apse sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: apps, apse are homophones of the English language.
Plural form of app.
Astronomy An apsis.
Architecture A usually semicircular or polygonal, often vaulted recess, especially the termination of the sanctuary end of a church.
Definitions from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License, from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.