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Published Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:00 am / Updated at 5:08 pm
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Creighton students create apps to rate bathrooms, prevent drunk-dialing


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A campus bathroom rating system, a parking spot finder, a GPA calculator and a recipe generator based on the ingredients in your kitchen will be among the mobile apps on display at the second annual Argy Bargy showcase at Creighton University on Thursday afternoon.

The apps were created by Creighton business students who took a business application development course this semester.

“Students work in pairs for the contest, called an 'Argy-Bargy,' which is the English term for a 'spirited discussion,'” said Cynthia Corritore, professor of business intelligence and analytics. “The course is very much a hands-on class and the contest is a culmination of everything they have learned.”

All of the apps will be demonstrated on mobile Android phones and iPhones. The class used a cloud-based software system called ApplicationCraft to create the apps, which can run on any mobile platform.

The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harper Center Auditorium.

Other apps that will be on display:

>>An app similar to Craigslist for students on one campus. Students can list items in categories such as books and furniture and contact the seller via text message if they're interested in buying something

>>An app that helps you prevent making that drunk-dial or text. It requires the user to answer a series of questions in a short time frame before allowing them to use voice or text. It also has emergency, taxi and friend buttons if needed

>>Integration of a calendar and a to-do list in the same interface

>>A room-finder app for given Creighton buildings

>>A rating system for things of interest to students: faculty, courses, majors, dorms and dining halls

>>A drink recipe generator for bartenders

>>An app for Greek organizations to keep in touch with their members and remind them of meetings

>>Mobile version of the Creightonian, the campus newspaper

>>Map for students on campus.

Contact the writer: Paige Yowell

paige.yowell@owh.com    |   402-444-1414    |  

Paige covers commercial development news primarily for the Money section's news blog, Money Talks.

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