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The difficulties in developing useful mobile applications: Guidelines for app developers in cross media platforms
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis investigates how we can develop useful mobile applications. It is based on a development project called ‘The Time Machine’. The work consisted of a literature study, an expert evaluation and a user test of the app the Time Machine. Based on these studies I conclude that the starting point for creating a useful mobile application is to find a problem, the basic concept and expressing the idea of the application in a good way for the user so he/she understands why the idea is valuable and why he/she needs it in their lives. This factor and a suitable design, according to the users needs and behaviour, are important pieces in the puzzle that answers the questions regarding a useful mobile application. The application also needs to run on a system that works well on different platforms. An appreciated application may create a domino effect with users recommending the application to friends and on websites.  

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2013. , 35 p.
Informatik Student Paper Master (INFSPM), 2013.11
National Category
Information Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-81174ISRN: SPM 2013.11OAI: diva2:653091
Educational program
Master's Programme in Cross Media Interaction Design
Available from: 2013-10-02 Created: 2013-10-02 Last updated: 2013-10-02Bibliographically approved

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