Hitchhikers guide to transportation: an application built for backpackers to hitchhike

Applegate, Toby (2016) Hitchhikers guide to transportation: an application built for backpackers to hitchhike. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Over the past number of years backpacking has become ever more increasingly popular. This activity involves groups or individuals traveling round a larger geographical area for a longer amount of time compared to traditional holidays. Since they are traveling for such a long period of time without a significant means of income, any form of money saving techniques are used. Hitchhiking was once a viable option for these backpackers to have a means of transportation for relatively little cost. However, over the past number of years this has been in decline for a number of various reasons. Due to this, modern day backpackers may not feel comfortable trying to solicit a lift on the side of the road or even know how to. A solution to this is to create an application to allow them to hitchhike with other users who are driving in the direction/to the location of where they want to go. Throughout this project time was spent on creating an application on iOS for backpackers to use with the end result being nearly complete and working. Further work still needs to be done however, but many of the functional and non-functional requirements were met. Throughout this project a lot was learnt, not only technical skills such as programming and iOS, but soft skills as well such as report writing and researching.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Computing
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2016 14:56
    Last Modified: 12 Aug 2016 14:56
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21496

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