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How Mobile Apps Help Businesses. Dr. Gita Phelps. Minority Youth in Business (June 2014). Introduction. Speaker: Dr. Phelps Associate Professor of Computer Science Information Systems and Computer Science Dept Hometown: Fort Valley, GA BS: Computer Science (Georgia College)

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How mobile apps help businesses

How Mobile Apps Help Businesses

Dr. Gita Phelps

Minority Youth in Business (June 2014)



  • Speaker: Dr. Phelps

    • Associate Professor of Computer Science

    • Information Systems and Computer Science Dept

    • Hometown: Fort Valley, GA

    • BS: Computer Science (Georgia College)

    • MS: Computer Science (UGA)

    • PhD: Computer Science (UGA)

    • 20 years teaching at GC

Types of mobile d evices

Types of Mobile Devices

Computing on the Go!

  • Mobile Computers :

    • Notebook/laptop

    • Tablet PC (digital pen)

  • Mobile Devices

    • Handheld, industry-specific

    • PDAs: organizers

    • smart phones –internet enabled phone with PDA capabilities

What is a mobile app

What is a Mobile App?

  • Applications that run on smartphones and other mobile devices.

  • Helps users

    • Stay Connected (Email, Instant Messaging, Twitter, Facebook, Skype)

    • Stay Informed (GPS, Weather, News)

    • Stay Productive (ToDo Lists, Calendars, Job Related Apps)

    • Stay Entertained (Games, Books)

Features of mobile phones

Features of Mobile Phones

  • Camera

  • GPS

  • Microphone

  • Tethering

  • Push messaging

  • Web Browsing

How can mobile apps help businesses

How Can Mobile Apps Help Businesses?

Enhance profit, reduce paper and printing costs, have greater staff efficiency and better customer service.

  • Connect with Customers and Employees

  • Stay Productive

    • There are apps available to meet nearly every business need, from word processing to remote access, so you can continue doing the job at hand.

App square

App: Square Accepts credit card payments

  • At Sightglass Coffee in San Francisco there are no cash registers!

  • The coffee shop does all its transactions through the iPad.

  • Card reader plugs in to audio port

App vagaro

App: Vagaro Appointment Book

  • The Beauty Room, a beauty salon in Minneapolis uses this app to schedule client appointments

  • Syncs with stylists iPhones and iPads

App pro prompter

App: Pro Prompter Accepts credit card payments

  • WXFL, a television station in Albany, Georgia has given its news anchors iPads to replace paper scripts.

  • The station states that it can save $2,000 a month on printing, paper, and repair costs.

App fedex

App: FedEx the status of your shipments

App zappit

App: Zappit Scan QR and bar codes

  • QR code (Quick Response code)

  • Popular two-dimensional barcode

  • The information encoded may be text, URL, or other data.

  • The QR code was created to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.

  • Common in Japan

App buzztable

App: BuzzTable Guest Management

Havertys follow the truck

Havertys: Follow The Truck

  • Driver’s

    • Picture

    • Current Status

    • Expected Time

  • Ability to make comments

Where can you get mobile apps

Where Can You Get Mobile Apps?

  • Apple -

  • Android -

  • Blackberry -

Find mobile apps that would be helpful to your business

Find Mobile Apps That Would Be Helpful To Your Business

  • Think of a Business

  • Visit app stores online and find apps that would enable you to:

    • Connect with Customers

    • Connect with Employees

    • Stay Productive

Design features

Design Features

  • Users interact with apps for a few seconds

  • Limited screen resolution (320X480)

  • Design for Touch (not keyboard, mouse)

  • Simple/Uncluttered, well organized interface

  • Address a specific need --Do one thing very well

Design your own mobile app

Design Your Own Mobile App

Why study computer science

Why Study Computer Science?

  • Computer Science is an exciting, growing, and challenging field that impacts most aspects of everyday life.

     Medicine Communications

     EntertainmentForensics

     Education

  • There is an application of computer technologyfor all areas of businesses.

  • There are still many new computer applications to be discovered.

  • Become involved and be a service to humanity.

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