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For my thesis project I want to create an application for any Android phone that allows people to upload their personal electronic business cards. This is an easy way to showcase work or websites via a business card that you create within the app or with your own program. This website is mostly a print style type card, it will not incorporate flash (unless I can figure out how to do it!) This is a very useful tool for undergraduates that are looking for jobs to post their work and create a card they can use and email out for job opportunities. This is also a more “green” friendly way to get someone’s attention, instead of carrying your business card they will have them stored in their phone. In order to create this I will be using Google’s interface that helps with creating apps, it is a “button” interface that is fairly simple to use to create basic apps, but the use-ability and creation aspect of the app will have to be coded in and researched further. My inspiration for this project is truly from class, when we were discussing our portfolios and presenting a business card with a domain name when the course is finished. It got me thinking how the concept of a business card has not truly changed and is almost outdated when it comes to all of the technology we have today; portfolios become websites, phone calls become face time, all of these things have morphed, so why shouldn’t the business card? Since this will be on a phone my location does not truly matter, I can do screen shots and post them on the walls on the second floor in front of GTP, or I can try and make it compatible with the touch screen in the lobby or I can video tape someone using it and have that on the video wall. Right now I want to mainly focus on trying to get the app to work!
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