I thought this video was going to be very difficult, though we have been practicing it all semester. Once my partner and I got together to do this project I became more comfortable. I went over my weaknesses and my strengths on the previous group sessions and figured out what I need to work on and what I do well at.
My original idea was to make a mobile monitoring device that made inferences on a person’s physical behavior, and could give advice on how they could potential lead healthier and happier lives. At the start of my research I was interested in articles about mobile devices such as BeWell, which is a smartphone application to monitor and promote wellbeing. It kept track of people’s everyday social, physical, and mental behaviors and provided useful feedback to improve their lives.
1.) Based on your own knowledge of some of the application types discussed in class(lecture 1), explain, with examples, why different application types require specialized software engineering techniques to support their design and development.
In the case study “Pirates”, there is a debate of should copyrights been protected or not, or should illegal pirating been allowed? (Brusseau, 2012). One argument states that the copyright should be protected since it is an intellectual property. On the opposite, the argument argues that people who cloning the CDs may purchase the CDs themselves or given the original CDs by someone else, they own this property now, and they can do what they want with it.
The project is going I am working is almost in the finish stage it is going into the production phase means getting to the live so that the users can able to use the application. After the developing the total code it will go to the testing phase where the testers will check the code is working properly without any errors actually the testers task is to check the code and submit to the developers if they found any errors or mistakes or else they will send the code to the production phase to deploy in the server to check the application.
The BlackBerry’s current market share is 3%, followed by 50% earlier in 2009 which declined due to fierce competition from competitors like android of Google and I phone. The revenue of blackberry in 2013 is US$11.073 billion. As the market share of Black Berry was shrinking due to its outdated features, the CEO’s of the company resigned which led to the downfall of BlackBerry Company and led to restructuring if the company. An intend letter was signed by the Black berry on September 23,2013 for the purpose of getting itself acquired for US $ 4.7 billion by Fair fax financial which later invested US $1 billion in the company and became its largest shareholder, the remaining value of between US$ 2 billion and $ 3 billion lies in its patent portfolio.
The Blackberry is infamous for its QWERTY keyboard and the trackball/touch pad. It has a quality that cannot be compared with the iPhone. Everyone around the world is familiar with the Blackberry name and can immediately identify it. The Blackberry was once solely used for business but because of its success has become a known brand worldwide and used for personal use as well.
Recent attempts to regain foothold in the smartphone market include the unsuccessful launches of the PlayBook tablet in 2011 and Z10 and Q10 phones in 2013. These attempts to dismantle the iPhone and Android market power have resulted in BlackBerry trying to mimic its competitors rather than producing cutting edge products that create value for its customers.
In the United States, using a smartphone or tablet has been an unstoppable trend. According to the report from Pew Internet, in the United States, 56% of all adult population is smartphone user, 35% have cellphone, which is not a smartphone, and only 9% do not own any cell phone (Smith). At the same time, the tablet computer has been growing substantially since 2010, especially with the advent of Windows 8. Pew Internet shows that 34% of the United States adult population owns a tablet computer, representing a growth of more than 30% in three years (Zickuhr). Although these reports were based on the adult population, many children their own mobile devices. Such a device will provide them the accessibility to browse the Internet, listen to music, watch videos, play games both instantly and with unlimited quantity.
The world today is a result of centuries of evolution; one of the major adaptations is technology, specifically the invention of the smartphone. The smartphone is a cellular phone that has the capabilities of performing similar functions to that of a computer (Oxford Dictionaries’ online dictionary, n.d.). The smartphone is owned by youth for the most part; however, adults and seniors are also turning toward using this device. This in turn demonstrates the popularity of this marvelous device, and is the reason why it is constantly monitored by its users. The continuous evolving of the populations' wants and needs such as communication, searching of information, entertainment and recording, makes owning a smartphone essential, and beneficial as it is portable, reliable and efficient.