@Dave I see what you're saying about uni-tasker apps. On the other hand, part of the beauty of smartphone apps is that they're small and tidy and quick. If a smartphone app was overloaded with capabilities it could be as sluggish as an enterprise application.
Totally awesome, Sara. I think there is a larger issue here from a technology point of view though. i really hate apps that only do one thing. I can't believe with the phones we have now, we can't combine our taxi apps with our bus an subway apps, not to mention our apps that tell us the weather and what not.
Thanks Sara, I completely agree with you, I don't think it is fair to assume everyone has a smartphone though it appears to be that way. No, some people are not crazy about the latest developments in technology and they should not be place at a disadvantage when it come to public services just because they don't have a smartphone or the app that is supposed to make life easier.
I am surprised that a company would even develop such an app and not do the research into the implications of it's actual use. I hope the City does not waver from it's position.
And I was wondering , the taxi was a nice touch. Was the meter running while you did the video ?
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