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This paper describes the further development of an email
application for children, called Mifrenz, in particular the
implementation of the ability to use the application from
more than one physical location. During evaluation of the
previous version of the software, it was discovered that
many children wish to access their email from multiple
physical locations. From this problem the following
objectives for this work were identified: 1) Provide access
to sent and received email from multiple locations, 2)
Provide access to persistent data (contacts and jokes) and
3) Keep the development time to a minimum. During the
design stage the use of the IMAP technology was
identified as the only practical solution for sharing
messages. The design stage also identified IMAP and
Google Docs as two methods for solving the storage of
persistent data problem. Although both of these designs
were shown to work during the development stage, IMAP
was eventually selected as the most appropriate
technology for storing persistent data. The Design
Science Research Process (Peffers, 2006) is used as a
framework in describing this work. The steps of this
process framework are: 1) Problem identification and
motivation, 2) Objectives of a solution, 3) Design and
development, 4) Demonstration, 5) Evaluation and 6)

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Conference held 4-7 July, 2008, in Auckland, New Zealand
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mifrenz, Email, Children, IMAP
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Information Technology
Depositing User: Tim Hunt
Date Deposited: 26 May 2009 22:41
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 02:16

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