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IPT: Starbucks (2)

posted Sep 28, 2009, 1:55 PM by Eddie Woo   [ updated Sep 29, 2009, 6:50 PM ]
Previously, on Woo Random Files...

Flowing on from your previous study on Starbucks, we now get to have a look at some of the really fancy stuff that the company is offering to their loyal customers. Please complete the following:
  1. "Apps" is short for 'applications'. Apps on the iPhone provide additional functions and services for end users. Read the following pages on the Apple website for more details and specific examples:
  2. Peruse the sections underneath "Apps for Everything", and then select an app that interests you. For this app:
    • Identify the purpose of this app.
    • Describe the data/information that this is relevant to this app.
    • Identify the three most important information processes that are relevant to this app, and explain how these achieve the purpose of the app.
  3. Read about the following apps designed and offered by Starbucks:
  4. Read the following articles that discuss these apps:
  5. Discuss emerging trends in information technology with reference to iPhone apps in general and those offered specifically by Starbucks. In your response you may include some of the following aspects:
    • Changing nature of work
    • e-commerce
    • Convergent technology
    • Identity theft
    • Data integrity