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Title A Location Based Shopping List
Author Mc Donnell, Michael
Supervisor Larsen, Jakob Eg (Intelligent Signal Processing, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Institution Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Thesis level Diplom thesis
Year 2009
Abstract People have always needed reminders, from tying a knot around the finger to writing a to-do list. The types of reminders have changed with the addition of modern technology, but the need is still the same. Technologies that use temporal events can be seen in many places, such as electronic calendars that remind users to go to a meeting a few minutes in advance. With the recent release of Google's Android platform, developers now have the opportunity to create applications that use spatial events, such as location reminders. This thesis explores how location reminders can be used, by implementing a location based shopping list for the Android platform. The primary and secondary use cases for a location based shopping list were identified, and the primary use cases were thouroughly described by studying how a paper shopping list works. Several user interface designs were described, and the best design was chosen by comparing the different designs' strengths and weaknesses. A prototype that implemented the primary use cases was implemented and tested on an HTC G1 smart phone. The tests included an acceptance test, unit tests, a usability test, and a field test. The results of the usability tests suggested that the prototype was easy to use and user friendly, but inconclusive in whether the implemented prototype was as fast to use as a paper shopping list. Field testing showed that location reminders only worked well using GPS and not with Cell-ID positioning on the G1 smart phone. The smart phone, however, became unusable because the GPS used too much power. The work done demonstrated that it is possible to implement applications that use location reminders for the Android platform, but the G1 hardware is still not capable to support location based applications.
Imprint Technical University of Denmark (DTU) : Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Series IMM-B.Eng.-2009-04
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