This project seeks to explore and analyze the software development and distribution life cycle of a publicly available Mobile Web Application. This application displays entertainment information, along with specials, for a number of local venues. Users can search by text, date, and location type, as well as sort search results by a number of criteria. Furthermore, the application takes advantage of mobile device specific functionality, most notably device geolocation information and the ability to call or map venues. In the process, I have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of the mobile development platform and and its direct impact on development time, code complexity, and other factors. The target end user of the Application will be a mobile web browser, particularly targeted for Safari 4 on the iPhone OS.
Advisor: Susan Reiser