Mobile apps

Format: Print Book 2014
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction QA76.59.M625 2014
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  QA76.59.M625 2014
 
 
Summary
The average smartphone user in the U.S. spends 5 hours a day on their smartphone, and 85 percent of that time is spent using apps. This anthology provides your readers with a complete overview of the issues raised by the growing use of mobile apps. It contains a diverse collection of writings by foremost authorities in the field, which express contrasting viewpoints on the topics discussed in each chapter. Each chapter presents an important question, such as "Should Controversial Mobile Apps Be Taken off the Market?" and the opinions that follow are grouped into "yes" and "no" categories. By evaluating contrasting opinions, readers can attain an objective knowledge of the subject. Fact boxes are included to summarize important information for researchers.
Contents
Lack of privacy in using mobile apps is a serious problem / Al Franken
Legislation to protect the privacy of app users should be enacted by Congress / Justin Brookman
Congress is considering legislation to ban cyberstalking apps / Richard Lardner
Some misuses of mobile apps can be dealt with by consumer protection laws / Jessica Rich
The Federal Trade Commission has found that apps invade the privacy of children and teens / Federal Trade Commission
Mobile app developers should observe privacy practices recommended by the government / Kamala Harris
The software industry, not Congress, should develop privacy guidelines for mobile apps / Mark MacCarthy
Government privacy restrictions on apps would lead to decline of the app economy / Jamie Tucker
Facebook users should be aware of how data they make public may be used by apps / John Brownlee
App stores : gatekeepers, or censors of the mobile web? / Doug Gross
Sellers have a right to decline to sell apps they find objectionable / Theodore Kruczek
Apps that are offensive to gays should be rejected by app stores / Truth Wins Out
Campaign apps should not be censored by stores on the basis of political bias / Mitch Wagner
Apps should not be censored by stores for politically-sensitive content / John Paul Titlow
Some retailers censor apps too inconsistently to retain public confidence / Sarah Weinman
Recent technology has made development of web-based mobile apps feasible / Ehsan
Mobile cloud apps and hybrid apps take advantage of web technology's capabilities / Bill Claybrook
Native mobile apps for publications available on the Web are a short-term fad / Yaron Galai
Mobile web apps will prevail despite the present superiority of native mobile apps / Ryan Matzner
It's not just Instagram. The "app economy" is taking off / Meredith Bennett-Smith
The app economy will improve the US employment rate if open jobs can be filled / Amrita Khalid
Independent app developers earn far less money than salaried ones / Joshua Wright
Developers use many tactics to increase the earning power of their apps / Priya Viswanathan
The app economy has transformed the strategy of software development / Mark Mulligan.

Additional Information
Series Current controversies.
Subjects Mobile computing.
Application software.
Mobile computing -- Social aspects.
Application software -- Social aspects.
Publisher Detroit :Greenhaven Press,2014
Contributors Engdahl, Sylvia, editor.
Language English
Description 157 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 144-150) and index.
ISBN 9780737768909 (hardback)
0737768908 (hardback)
9780737768916 (paperback)
0737768916 (paperback)
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