Student mobile information application

Bourne, Robin (2008) Student mobile information application. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The objective of this project was to create a mobile tool that will be a benefit to students. This project is based on a mobile application that will help bridge the gap of communication between students and their university, by allowing the latest news posts to be obtained at any time, at any place on the student's mobile phone. This is especially useful for a student walking to university to a lecture that may have been cancelled before they arrive. With the mobile application the student can check the news posts half way through their journey, realise it has been cancelled and be home in half the time. This system will also help students organise themselves by allowing 'user set' deadlines to be available and colour coded to the user's requirements. A student who would use the device a few times a week would be constantly reminded of deadline dates or special occasions. This may even encourage early starting of a project. As the were multiple parts to the artefact, a modified spiral methodology was used allowing the development process to be shortened by passing the testing phase to external users who could report any bugs or problems. A data gatherer was used to obtain the Plasma Screen's news articles for use with this system. This followed by a web application to allow users to sign up to the artefact, personalise their settings and create unique deadlines for themselves. The final stage was a mobile application that can be installed onto the user's phone. This allowed referencing of the plasma screen's news articles anywhere the student went. In conclusion, this challenging artefact was interesting to complete and the author believes that this information tool could be put to practical use.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Computing
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/537

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