Kwame’s Mobile Applications

19 Jul

Lotto – Lotto is a application where you can purchase and redeem state and national lottery tickets such as the washington state lottery and the national big game lotto.

  • Purpose: A mobile application would boost the sale of lottery tickets for the state and make it easier and more convenient for people desiring to buy lotto tickets.
  • Competing Apps: There are a number of competing applications that will display lottery results such as lottery and Big game (each .99) but none where you can actually purchase the tickets themselves.
  • Functionality: The functionality of the application would require you to login and create a profile using your driver license to verify age, address and bank account information. Upon purchasing the ticket a copy would be sent to the lottery ticket database timestamped and a copy emailed with an official barcode to you for print. The lotto application would also have the ability for you to scan you barcode to see if you ticket generated any winnings.
  • Organization Sponsor: The state government.

Rewards – A application that gives access to a mobile database of rewards for specific tasks such a lost animals, phones, wallets, and wanted people.

  • Purpose: A mobile application would assist in the awareness of lost and wanted items and increase the chance of the item being recovered.
  • Competing Apps: There are a number of competing applications such as FBI’s most wanted and Americas most wanted for criminals and Lost pet for lost animals but no application that combines all lost items in one application and also is a rewards database.
  • Functionality: The functionality of the application is you would be able to sort and scroll through your choice of lost item such as animals, personal items, or criminals. Once there desired category is selected you can narrow it down to geographic location and then sort by reward if your looking for a task to complete for some cash. In addition, if you have found a lost pet or item – snap a photo of it and write some detailed information about where you found it then upload to see if it potentially matches anything in the database.
  • Organization Sponsor: The state police department.

BestInTown:

  • Purpose: A mobile application that will search all review sites such as Zagat, Yelp, Urban Spoon, Blogs etc for the BestInTown for your favorite foods.
  • Competing Apps: There are a number of competing applications such as Zagat, Yelp, UrbanSpoon that give you reviews but none that will aggregate them and truly give you an idea of what the “BestInTown” is.
  • Functionality: The functionality of the application is you will be able to list either an item specifically such as pizza or list a set of ingredients and get an idea of foods that are made with your favorite set of ingredients. Search the database for the BestInTown and see a list of top candidates , what reviews were used, and price range.
  • Organization Sponsor: Could be a spinoff from Zagat, Urban Spoon or any review organization.
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One Response to “Kwame’s Mobile Applications”

  1. Kathy E. Gill 19 July 2010 at 11:57 am #

    Let’s talk a little about the controversy over state-funded lottery systems.

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