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Dash Board Applications
Jon Lillie
CIS 207
December 17, 2012
James Bachelor

Dash Board Applications

There are many web and mobile applications to choose from. Since mobile applications can be any application design for many platforms From Apple’s iPods, iPhones, and iPads. To smart phones that run Android software. Web applications can be downloaded on many platforms as well. These include but are not limited to Tablets, Cell phones, Macs and P.C.’s, iPods, iPads, and iPhones. One such application that can be considered both a web application and mobile application is a dashboard application. Dashboard Applications are a user interface that, somewhat resembling an automobile's dashboard, organizes and presents information in a way that is easy to read. However, a computer dashboard is more likely to be interactive than an automobile dashboard (unless it is also computer-based). To some extent, most graphical user interfaces (GUIs) resemble a dashboard. Some products that aim to integrate information from multiple components into a unified display refer to themselves as dashboards. For example, a product might obtain information from the local operating system in a computer, from one or more applications that may be running, and from one or more remote sites on the Web and present it as though it all came from the same source. Hewlett Packard developed the first such product, which began as a tool for customizing Windows desktops. Called Dashboard, the HP product was subsequently acquired by Borland and then a company called Starfish. Microsoft's Digital Dashboard tool incorporates Web-based elements (such as news, stock quotes, and so on) and corporate elements (such as e-mail, applications, and so on) into Outlook. Dashboards may be customized in a number of ways and named accordingly. Depending on the end-users need, a dashboard could be the first page of say a Mac computer or the tool used on a business’s web site. Here is an example; Google’s...