Need button array to count hits on LED.

Ok I bought my first Arduino UNO. I know it can accomplish what I need. I don't know where to begin other than buying the UNO. Please help.

Here's more detail. I am using about 10 bread boards with push buttons on them. I need those buttons to affect the digital counter that they need to be attached to via the breadboard I assume.

I'm also wanting to run an app that later on runs everything but I don't know if it can. Can it?

I don’t get it.

10 breadboards? What… what are you trying to do?

“I’m also wanting to run an app that later on runs everything but I don’t know if it can.” - Is it like one app to rule them all? I just… I am lost.