CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2016
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

The Whirlpool Corporation is the number one manufacturer of major appliances in the world, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales in some 170 countries around the world.

Whirlpool markets their products under a number of well-known brands including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air and Indesit.

Whirlpool sells its products through a variety of retail outlets such as Best Buy, Home Depot and Lowes.

Our Mobile Product Catalog provides sales associates with a quick and easy way to obtain information for their customers about any Whirlpool product using their Apple or Android phones or tablets.

Our app shows appliance specifications, key features, images and other information for every Whirlpool product. As a result, sales associates spend less time searching for information and more time guiding their customers through the purchase of a home appliance that is right for their lifestyle.

Specific Whirlpool products are found either by searching by name or by browsing through categories of appliances. Filtering narrows the searches. Appliance features can be compared side by side. Sales associates can share search results with their customers via email and text messages.

Our Mobile Product Catalog is implemented in Swift and Java for Apple and Android devices, respectively. We use Google Analytics to provide Whirlpool with big data analytics on consumer interactions with the application.