First Advisor

Sjodin, Rob

Thesis Committee Member(s)

Ina, Donald

Reader

Birkenheuer, Nancy

College

College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Software Engineering and Database Technologies

School

School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

95 pages

Abstract

When multiple competing applications in the same field use only their own sets of user-generated review data and do not collaborate with other applications, data is used in isolation. This factor, which the author will refer to as "data insularity," segregates each application's community of users from other applications' communities, thus creating a limited and fragmented set of data, which discourages the creation of new applications in the industry, and adversely affects the end user. This study will propose a prototype API for applications in the restaurant industry as a solution to the limited and insular use of data amongst dietary need applications. In order to better understand the problem of data insularity amongst dietary need finder-review applications, a brief observational study will be conducted on several of the most popular applications in this area. Characteristics of the application will be examined such as its data model, its policies on cross-application data collaboration, its policies on data caching, and the existence of some method of data collaboration, such as a public API.

Date of Award

Spring 2013

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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