Thesis Committee Member(s)
College for Professional Studies
MS Software Engineering and Database Technologies
School of Computer & Information Science
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
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
© Raphael LaPuma
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LaPuma, Raphael, "Development of an Api As a Solution to Data Insularity Amongst Dietary-Need Applications" (2013). Student Publications. 242.