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Impromp2: An Event Searching Application

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We created an Android application, Impromp2, which allows users to search for and save events of interest to them in the Phoenix area. The backend, built on the Parse platform,

We created an Android application, Impromp2, which allows users to search for and save events of interest to them in the Phoenix area. The backend, built on the Parse platform, gathers events daily using Web services and stores them in a database. Impromp2 was designed to improve upon similarly-purposed apps available for Android devices in several key ways, especially in user interface design and data interaction capability. This is a full-stack software project that explores databases and their performance considerations, Web services, user interface design, and the challenges of app development for a mobile platform.

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  • 2015-05

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REAL-TIME AND CROWD SOURCING BASEBALL STATISTICS IN A MOBILE APPLICATION

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The area of real-time baseball statistics presents several challenges that can be addressed using mobile devices. In order to accurately record real-time statistics, it is necessary to present the user

The area of real-time baseball statistics presents several challenges that can be addressed using mobile devices. In order to accurately record real-time statistics, it is necessary to present the user with a concise interface that can be used to quickly record the necessary data during in-game events. In this project, we use a mobile application to address this by separating out the required input into pre-game and in-game inputs. We also explore the use of a mobile application to leverage crowd sourcing techniques, which address the challenge of accuracy and precision in subjective real-time statistics.

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  • 2013-05

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Mobile User Interface for Palliative Care Patients

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Palliative care is a field that serves to benefit enormously from the introduction of mobile medical applications. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic intend to address a reoccurring dilemma, in

Palliative care is a field that serves to benefit enormously from the introduction of mobile medical applications. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic intend to address a reoccurring dilemma, in which palliative care patients visit the emergency room during situations that are not urgent or life-threatening. Doing so unnecessarily drains the hospital’s resources, and it prevents the patient’s physician from applying specialized care that would better suit the patient’s individual needs. This scenario is detrimental to all involved. A mobile medical application seeks to foster doctor-patient communication while simultaneously decreasing the frequency of these excessive E.R. visits. In order to provide a sufficient standard of usefulness and convenience, the design of such a mobile application must be tailored to accommodate the needs of palliative care patients. Palliative care is focused on establishing long-term comfort for people who are often terminally-ill, elderly, handicapped, or otherwise severely disadvantaged. Therefore, a UI intended for palliative care patients must be devoted to simplicity and ease of use. The application must also be robust enough that the user feels that they have been provided with enough capabilities. The majority of this paper is dedicated to overhauling an existing palliative care application, the product of a previous honors thesis project, and implementing a user interface that establishes a simple, positive, and advantageous environment. This is accomplished through techniques such as color-coding, optimizing page layout, increasing customization capabilities, and more. Above all else, this user interface is intended to make the patient’s experience satisfying and trouble-free. They should be able to log in, navigate the application’s features with a few taps of their finger, and log out — all without undergoing any frustration or difficulties.

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  • 2015-12

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NBA PlayerTrack: A Mobile Application Providing NBA Fans with Statistics, News, and Information about their Favorite Players

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Current popular NBA mobile applications do little to provide information about the NBA's players, usually providing limited statistical information or news and completely ignoring players' presence on social media. For

Current popular NBA mobile applications do little to provide information about the NBA's players, usually providing limited statistical information or news and completely ignoring players' presence on social media. For fans, especially fans who are unfamiliar with the NBA, finding this information by themselves can be a daunting task, one which requires extensive knowledge about how the NBA provides media related to its players. NBA PlayerTrack has been designed to centralize player information from a variety of media streams, making it easier for fans to learn about and stay up-to-date with players and enabling fan discussion about those players and the NBA in general. By providing a variety of references to the locations of player information, NBA PlayerTrack also serves as a tool for learning about how and where the NBA presents player-related media, allowing fans to more easily locate information they desire as they become more invested in the NBA.

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  • 2015-12

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Mobile Application for Student Productivity Awareness

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An application called "Productivity Heatmap" was created with this project with the goal of allowing users to track how productive they are over the course of a day and week,

An application called "Productivity Heatmap" was created with this project with the goal of allowing users to track how productive they are over the course of a day and week, input through scheduled prompts separated by 30 minutes to 4 hours, depending on preference. The result is a heat map colored according to a user's productivity at particular times of each day during the week. The aim is to allow a user to have a visualization on when he or she is best able to be productive, given that every individual has different habits and life patterns. This application was made completely in Google's Android Studio environment using Java and XML, with SQLite being used for database management. The application runs on any Android device, and was designed to be a balance of providing useful information to a user while maintaining an attractive and intuitive interface. This thesis explores the creation of a functional mobile application for mass distribution, with a particular set of end users in mind, namely college students. Many challenges in the form of learning a new development environment were encountered and overcome, as explained in the report. The application created is a core functionality proof-of-concept of a much larger personal project in creating a versatile and useful mobile application for student use. The principles covered are the creation of a mobile application, meeting requirements specified by others, and investigating the interest generated by such a concept. Beyond this thesis, testing will be done, and future enhancements will be made for mass-market consumption.

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  • 2016-05

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Fresh15

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Fresh15 is an iOS application geared towards helping college students eat healthier. This is based on a user's preferences of price range, food restrictions, and favorite ingredients. Our application also

Fresh15 is an iOS application geared towards helping college students eat healthier. This is based on a user's preferences of price range, food restrictions, and favorite ingredients. Our application also considers the fact that students may have to order their ingredients online since they don't have access to transportation.

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  • 2018-05

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Prototyping a Mobile Application for Undergraduate Computer Science Education

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In modern society, computer science (CS) professionals are necessary in the workforce. A growing number of fields and disciplines require the analytical and programming skills that come from a CS

In modern society, computer science (CS) professionals are necessary in the workforce. A growing number of fields and disciplines require the analytical and programming skills that come from a CS education. Despite the growing demand for programmers, the dropout rate within undergraduate CS programs remains high. In an effort to improve retention and make CS more accessible, I prototyped a mobile application that will help students through the principal deterrents that students face in their undergraduate years. Utilizing survey responses from 51 peers I determined the core courses and concepts within the CS curriculum that provoked the most concern to select the topics covered in the mobile application. The results show that the major barrier courses are CSE 310: Data Structures and Algorithms, CSE 340: Principles of Programming Languages, and CSE 355: Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science. Also using interviews and market research, I went through an iterative design process until I arrived at my final prototype that provides users a visual timeline of their program, examples for each individual topic, the ability to interact with other users, and create quizzes covering content they learned. This prototype is intended to lead to a fully developed application that will prepare and encourage students to further their professional careers in CS.

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  • 2018-05

Kickback: Starting a Start-Up

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What if unplanned free time could be spent with friends instead of trying to contact them? This app will do that by connecting you with friends who are ready to

What if unplanned free time could be spent with friends instead of trying to contact them? This app will do that by connecting you with friends who are ready to hang out. Kickback is a mobile app designed to connect individuals with their friends and businesses that offer opportunities to socialize in a group setting. The idea had been floating around in my head for a few years and this creative project gave me the opportunity to try my hand at making the idea into a reality. This thesis is a combination of technical efforts and business know-how that I had to learn in order to keep up along the way.

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  • 2018-05

Improving the User Experience (UX): Grubhub's Mobile Application

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Grubhub's user reviews from the Apple IOS store were analyzed to provide alternate user experience (UX) solutions through answering the following:
1. How is Grubhub's mobile app meeting user expectations?
2. How can Grubhub improve the mobile app experience?

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  • 2019-12-13