Term Paper Mobile
Computing and Social Networks
Due Week 10 and worth
There are thousands of
iPhone Apps, iPad Apps, and Android Apps that have been developed to perform a
myriad of tasks and processes. Initially, most of these applications were games
intended to be played on mobile devices. The popularity of these applications
led businesses to ponder whether some of their business process applications
that run on desktop platforms and the Web could be redesigned to run on mobile
devices. The answer was a resounding yes!
For example, Nationwide
developed the Nationwide® Mobile, a free iPhone App that allows its insurance
policyholders to file a claim on the spot when an accident occurs. The
application can snap pictures of the accident and attach them to the claim data
and upload the claim information to a server. This reduces the length of time
to process a claim filed this way. Nationwide competitors have followed suit
and developed iPhone, iPad, and Android applications of their own.
Policyholders can receive messages via Facebook or Twitter.
Other business processes
that have been reengineered as a result of mobile computing include Quick
Response (QR) codes which have replaced one-dimensional bar codes. They are
read using mobile devices, accepting credit card payments from an iPhone, iPad
or Android device, depositing checks using an iPhone without visiting a bank,
and many more.
Write a ten to fifteen
(10-15) page term paper in which you
- Assess the effectiveness and
efficiency mobile based applications provide to capture geolocation data
and customer data, and quickly upload to a processing server without users
having to use a desktop system.
- Evaluate benefits realized by
consumers because of the ability to gain access to their own data via
- Examine the challenges of
developing applications that run on mobile devices because of the small
- Describe the methods that can
be used to decide which platform to support, i.e., iPhone, iPad, Windows
Phone, or Android.
- Mobile applications require
high availability because end users need to have continuous access to IT
and IS systems. Discuss ways of providing high availability.
- Mobile devices are subjected to
hacking at a higher rate than nonmobile devices. Discuss methods of making
mobile devices more secure.
- Use at least three (3) quality
resources in this assignment. Note Wikipedia and similar
Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must
follow these formatting requirements
- Be typed, double spaced, using
Times New Roman font (size 12), with one inch margins on all sides;
citations and references must follow APA or school specific format. Check
with your professor for any additional instructions.
- Include a cover page containing
the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the
course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not
included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course
learning outcomes associated with this assignment are
- Explain how the components of
an information technology system interrelate in an organizational context.
- Describe the use of network
management, Web, wireless, and mobility technologies.
- Describe and identify the uses
of business process management and systems development.
- Use technology and information
resources to research issues in information systems and technology.
- Write clearly and concisely
about topics related to information systems for decision making using
proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.