It looks pretty simple in a video posted on Youtube.
An agent with the Transportation Security Administration taps the screen of an iPad, and an arrow randomly points airline passengers to one line or another.
It’s meant to distribute passenger volume, allowing some to speed through the TSA-precheck lanes.
Fox 17 asks mid-state software professionals, how simple is it to make an app like this?
“True random is not trivial, actually,” Horton Group Technical Lead Christopher Schaub said.
“You can do it in about 10 or 15 minutes,” Cybercorp Software President Mark Perrigon said.
“Most likely, one person could get it done,” Nashville Software School Instructor Steve Brownlee said.
But each of these men say putting in the code and building this app is the easiest part.
There could be weeks and months of production and design going into making it beforehand.
“Just based on my limited knowledge of the features, that is somewhere around $8,000 to $12,000 dollars,” Perrington said.
Perrigon says the $47,000 that the government paid to IBM is (continue at Fox17)