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Tuesday, April 24 • 10:40am - 11:00am
Why Wait?

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Sitting down at a restaurant to eat should be a relatively quick and easy process. However, that is not always the case. Inspired by excessive wait times and crowded entrances, the Android mobile application “Why Wait?” was designed to enable users to enter a restaurant's wait queue from any location. Working with local restaurants, “Why Wait?” estimates the current wait time based on the number of customers are already in the queue and the average wait time of the five most recent guests. Restaurants are able view their current wait times and de-queue people as they are seated. “Why Wait?” allows restaurants to expand their seating and reservation service, providing a more pleasurable experience for guests and thus increasing the chance of a repeat customer. In this presentation, we examine the issues of design, implementation, and testing of this application.

Tuesday April 24, 2018 10:40am - 11:00am PDT
125 Rhoades Robinson Hall