Stevens is capitalizing on the explosive growth of mobile phone use through the development of timely, entrepreneurial apps, including a novel iOS application for another surging industry – medical devices.
A Stevens-developed app feeds sales representatives for medical device companies instant pricing comparisons and options on the fly, an invaluable tool for sales reps in the field. The Strategic Pricing Aid (SPA) app took top honors in a recent
"Sales reps typically use lots and lots of Excel documents to keep track of internal product pricing, and this information updates frequently," says
The app also incorporated more sophisticated business tools, such as the ability to pull up relevant contacts on the fly and enter client-specific notes during sales calls.
The trio's pitch impressed the judges, securing a
"I was personally blown away by the application developed by the Stevens students, as well as their presentation to management," said Cordis Senior Analyst
While the app is not available to the public, Cordis may roll out an internal version based on the student team's idea in the very near future.
"What I really enjoyed about this process," concludes Nettleford, who originally considered studies in pediatrics before matriculating at Stevens to study programming, "was the opportunity to work on a project in the real world rather than just modeling a scenario. This is something that will actually be used by industry.
"Since my career goal is to make apps for the healthcare industry, this was an invaluable project experience.”
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